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Old March 10th, 2006, 03:40 AM   #541
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Well I say this: the people who are pillorying the design of Aqua are basing their judgments on a cardboard model, and that is what I think is premature.

But I should retract my "the accuracy of which is in dispute" clause, as you guys are in the know, and that statement in the newspaper about internet-circulated plans being inaccurate is probably just your standard denial.
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Old March 10th, 2006, 04:34 AM   #542
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Whatever happened to Anna22 and Kinofdurians? Hopefully, they were not sacked.
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Old March 10th, 2006, 06:27 AM   #543
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...the people who are pillorying the design of Aqua are basing their judgments on a cardboard model...
Not just a cardboard model, but a fuzzy cell-phone pic of a cardboard model.

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Old March 10th, 2006, 09:45 AM   #544
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i cetainly hope so , i think this concept has alot of potential
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Old March 10th, 2006, 10:58 AM   #545
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Well, I just checked www.340owners.com and guess what? They have 2 of the same preliminary pictures of Aqua on their website that we had posted earlier. Follow that link and click on Other Buildings in the right menu. Aqua should be listed.
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Old March 10th, 2006, 08:44 PM   #546
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REGATTA topped off

Regatta topping-off part is friday,
McHugh expect at least 9 months before building is complete and ready for occupancy.
Hopefully once the curtan wall in installed it'll look less bland
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Old March 10th, 2006, 08:49 PM   #547
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Tides

Tides
perhaps you guys might've seen these pics before,
expect it to be between 4-8 floors taller than the Shoreham



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Old March 10th, 2006, 11:31 PM   #548
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If it looks more like the 2nd rendering (the better of the two) it will be mediocre at best.
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Old March 11th, 2006, 01:29 AM   #549
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Its unfortunately looking like, even with the inclusion of Aqua, that LakeshoreEast will be at best mediocre. A great opportunity thats gone to waste but of course in these occasions I'd love to be proven wrong. Although, wasnt each building in this project, or is it Central Station, supposed to be designed by different architects to prevent a sense of monotonity? All the blue glass has become quite boring to look at in my opinion and my eyes glaze over especially when the architecture is as unremarkable as it has been so far. This used to be my favorite of the two mega projects downtown up until they released the Chandler, in which Im disappointed with from the rendering and I just gave up with it completely when they released The Tides. It just looks like theyre cutting corners and being cheap with this now but as I as said I'd LOVE to be proven wrong especially since this project is visible from the boats of the architecture river tours. Oh well...
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Old March 11th, 2006, 01:38 AM   #550
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340 is also very good, the park came out pretty nicely.
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Old March 11th, 2006, 01:49 AM   #551
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If this is the side of Tides that will front the Upper Wacker Drive, the quality of Lakeshore East is at risk of being bland and boring. Hopefully, Aqua would pick up the slack.
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Old March 11th, 2006, 01:49 AM   #552
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ChgoLvr83 -- It is Central Station that all the buildings are supposed to be designed by different architects.

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Old March 11th, 2006, 02:31 AM   #553
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ChgoLvr83 -- It is Central Station that all the buildings are supposed to be designed by different architects.

SSDD
Ah, thanks. That needs to be implemented here quick, fast, and in a hurry because the lead architect with this project should just stop and split the remaining between multiple architect firms. I dont how it works but something should be done. Im just surprised at how everything seems so bland save the Lancaster, which I really like.

spyguy -- I used to be really confident about how 340 On The Park would turn out until recently. I think its the color of the glass and I cant remember if there will be a sense of transparency in it or if it'll be reflective. Either way, its the color of glass and the stark white thats gotten me nervous. Although, I really like the design of the tower itself, Im just not sure about the treatment.
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Old March 11th, 2006, 03:41 AM   #554
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...I used to be really confident about how 340 On The Park would turn out until recently...(I)ts the color of glass and the stark white thats gotten me nervous. Although, I really like the design of the tower itself, Im just not sure about the treatment.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed here, too - SCB does some really beautiful work, but then there's Sky55, which has the kinda cheapo-looking stark/dark contrast you mention above. Also, their penchant for horizontal banding is getting old fast as it replicates itself from project to project (does anyone know if these horizontal bands are functional in any way, apart from visually breaking up scale?)

We'll know shortly enough!
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Old March 11th, 2006, 09:01 PM   #555
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I don't think it has changed


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Old March 12th, 2006, 05:57 AM   #556
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Yeah, it hasn't changed except Loewenberg lied.
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Old March 12th, 2006, 07:03 AM   #557
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Here's a nice piece from the "Daily Dose of Architecture" site:
http://archidose.blogspot.com/
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Old March 12th, 2006, 07:36 PM   #558
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I'm actually a bit concerned about Aqua after reading these articles. I expected a shimmering metal facade, but, now I know that the balconies will be concrete. I've got nothing against concrete (it's probably my favorite design material), but, I'm not sure that I'm going to get the light-play and animation from this exterior that I expected. Nonetheless, it will be a solid addition to LE no matter what, so, I'm still pulling for it.
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Old March 13th, 2006, 01:22 AM   #559
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Balconies

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I expected a shimmering metal facade, but, now I know that the balconies will be concrete. I've got nothing against concrete (it's probably my favorite design material), but, I'm not sure that I'm going to get the light-play and animation from this exterior that I expected. Nonetheless, it will be a solid addition to LE no matter what, so, I'm still pulling for it.

Are there drawings posted that show what material will be used for the balcony handrails? If they're composed of metal and glass, that could add some shimmer. I'm looking forward to seeing how this one turns out!
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Old March 13th, 2006, 02:49 AM   #560
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looks like a rotted out 2X4 or one thats seen a realy bad case of termites. untill i see a proper rendering with the proper coloring etc. this one is on my ugly as shit list
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