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Old March 24th, 2006, 04:30 PM   #601
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I have to plead ignorance on the nature of Aqua's balconies, but is it just possible that the real differential between balcony size from unit to unit (going up and down) is far less than it may appear to be?
Nope. I forget the article but it said some balconies extend out 12ft.

Another forumer implied the balcony may not be as long on the floor above however I also disagree with this. To achieve the "wave effect" it has to be suddel so if your balcony is 12ft then the one above would probally still be at least 10ft. The majority of the units will be fine but I still believe quite a few (20-40?) will have that cave effect.

Have they revealed the architectual materials on this yet? Im curious to see what specific color the exposed balconies concrete will be and the color of the floor to ceiling glass.

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Old March 25th, 2006, 04:29 AM   #602
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Pricing Updates...

You know what would be nice to get some regularly scheduled updates on is pricing information per building and some comparisons.

For example, what is the going rate per square foot for a condo at the Chandler? I guess the Regatta and Lancaster are sold-out so it would be hard to say there... What about the Aqua? Does anyone have advance info on that building?

Another thing is, what is the trend in terms of pricing? Up 5%... down 5%... etc. What is the general trend in the Chicago condo market?

And then what about some comparisons to buildings/developments outside of Lakeshore East. Museum Park?

If this is not the appropriate forum for this topic, can someone please suggest one?
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Old March 25th, 2006, 07:15 PM   #603
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I don't have my scanner hooked up so I can't show you. There is a nice 1 page ad for Aqua in the Tribune real estate section to today. Show the building really nice. Also looks like it says the residence begin on the 53rd floor and go up to 80.

Go buy the paper and check it out.
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Old March 26th, 2006, 10:40 PM   #604
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I found this color rendering on some random web site a few minutes ago. I'm not sure if it's the same one that was in the Trib yesterday since I forgot to grab one, but, here it is nonetheless

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Old March 30th, 2006, 09:47 PM   #605
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The LSE Trailer is full of water activity! (Aqua Models Started)

I was shooting photos of 340 this morning and saw all the activity at the LSE trailer. Looks like models are being installed for the Aqua sales effort which begins next month.



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Old March 30th, 2006, 10:01 PM   #606
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Patrick, what is the general reaction in LSE community regarding Aqua, if you know?
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Old March 30th, 2006, 10:06 PM   #607
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I'm still curious as to the base and why it's looks so huge but only two floors? What kind of retail are they expecting?
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Old March 30th, 2006, 11:29 PM   #608
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^might not be retail but an expansion of hotel facilities.
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Old March 31st, 2006, 12:47 AM   #609
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I just called and the sales office - said that the models for aqua would be availble for viewing in a week.
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Old March 31st, 2006, 11:02 PM   #610
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With that image next to Aon
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Old April 1st, 2006, 01:48 AM   #611
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it looks tall....AOn is what 1136 or so Aqua looks almost as tall in that render
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Old April 4th, 2006, 09:22 PM   #612
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I went to the LSE sales center last weekend with Dan, and I snapped a few shots of the temperary model. This will give everyone a better idea of the reasons for the massive base. It also gives you a sense of scale for this building. They had to cut off about a foot of the legs on the main model so that the tower model will fit. Hell, if they decide to build anything bigger than Aqua this bitch will be sitting on the floor, or within a pit



Massive amounts of landscaping and activities on top of the podium. Think Lake Point Tower.


Aqua towers over all the other models.



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Old April 4th, 2006, 09:37 PM   #613
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Cool Vic......from these model is the estimate of ~~930ft seemingly accurate of does it appear taller.....or can you tell from these models??
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Old April 4th, 2006, 10:28 PM   #614
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Living in a city...that is the majority of us. A few windows letting in a lot of light...but often times our windows may be only a few feet away from the adjacent side of another building or may peer into a light court (love those!!!). There will be plenty of light. And where do most city spend their time? At work and at play.
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Old April 4th, 2006, 11:10 PM   #615
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Cool Vic......from these model is the estimate of ~~930ft seemingly accurate of does it appear taller.....or can you tell from these models??
823' is the approximate height of Aqua.
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Old April 5th, 2006, 12:34 AM   #616
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AQUA DISCOUNTS! Please don't post anywhere else.

Please don't post anywhere else, thanks!

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823' is the approximate height of Aqua.
Vic, there's long been a bland and blockish utility structure just to the south of where the Aqua is to be situated. Do you know if that large podium will hide it from the pedestrian view on Columbus Drive? Any news on the tower planned for the site between BCBS and Aqua?
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Vic, there's long been a bland and blockish utility structure just to the south of where the Aqua is to be situated. Do you know if that large podium will hide it from the pedestrian view on Columbus Drive? Any news on the tower planned for the site between BCBS and Aqua?
That structure is the Comed substation/vault. It won't be demolished and Aqua will be built over it. It will still be visible from mid-level and lower Columbus but not from upper Columbus or from the LSE park.
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Old April 5th, 2006, 06:39 PM   #619
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Vic, there's long been a bland and blockish utility structure just to the south of where the Aqua is to be situated. Do you know if that large podium will hide it from the pedestrian view on Columbus Drive? Any news on the tower planned for the site between BCBS and Aqua?
I'm glad that you mentioned this. I had totally forgotten about that substation. That's probably why the base on Aqua is so massive. Thankx... No, I don't know anything about that project.
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Old May 2nd, 2006, 11:54 PM   #620
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Shawn, was this what you were talking about (somewhere) about that escalator thing?



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