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Old December 11th, 2006, 07:13 AM   #681
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I think making them all glass would have done the trick
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Old December 27th, 2006, 02:00 AM   #682
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Parkhomes

Another Parkhomes "rendering" from the LSE website. Hopefully the facades will vary as depicted here, as opposed to the banal wide-angle rendering spyguy posted...

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Old December 27th, 2006, 02:06 AM   #683
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very attractive.
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Old December 27th, 2006, 02:59 AM   #684
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I like the diversity of the facades if that is indeed how they come up. Much better looking then the one fits all concept designs going on too much in master plans these days.
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Old December 27th, 2006, 06:27 AM   #685
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I keep forgetting that LSE will have a low-rise residential component. Hopefully, that and Aqua will add some much needed character to an area dominated by banal architectural monoculture.
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Old December 27th, 2006, 07:41 PM   #686
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I keep forgetting that LSE will have a low-rise residential component.
They're just liner townhouses, that give a graceful way to hide the parking garages built up to the old Upper Randolph and Upper Wacker levels. I think it's a graceful way to make the transition between those towers and the ground-level park. But I doubt there's more than 30 of them all told.

It's a technique also used rather successfully at Central Station.

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Old December 28th, 2006, 05:48 AM   #687
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Sadly, you know we're in deep shit when architects resort to old pen-and-ink rendering techniques to show off a building. It's usually pretty indicative of the architecture it portrays. When, oh when, will we let go of the past and take some goddamn risks!?!?! If you can't have some very contemporary townhomes at the base of towers like 340, the Lancaster and Aqua, then where can you have them?
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Old December 28th, 2006, 06:53 AM   #688
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If you can't have some very contemporary townhomes at the base of towers like 340, the Lancaster and Aqua, then where can you have them?
Hear, hear! Though these seem to be pretty nicely designed, your average Bucktown side street has more verve and snap. It seems unfair to Ernie Wong's beautiful contemporary park design to line it with pretend Edwardian townhouses.
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Old December 28th, 2006, 07:22 AM   #689
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If you can't have some very contemporary townhomes at the base of towers like 340, the Lancaster and Aqua, then where can you have them?
BVictor got this image a while ago, I'm assuming it's still a part of the plan:

http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=456686
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February 22, 2007 - The Tides






^ The Tides on the left, Trump Tower in the middle.
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Damn Retro, you're like a paparazzi that takes pics of buildings!! Fantastic work.
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Damn Retro, you're like a paparazzi that takes pics of buildings!! Fantastic work.
Thanks Chi649. New camera. I bought it last month and I'm putting it to good use.
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May I ask what camera you are using?
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Nikon D80.
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and they all look just the same!

Little boxes on the hill side, little boxes made of ticky-tacky.
Little boxes, little boxes, little boxes all the same.
There’s a green one and a pink one and a blue one and a yellow one,
And they’re all made out of ticky-tacky, .

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Old March 9th, 2007, 12:03 AM   #698
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The Tides. 3/8/07

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Old March 9th, 2007, 12:04 AM   #699
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The Regatta. 3/8/07. I hate her so.

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