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Old February 26th, 2011, 11:31 PM   #1
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500 North Lake Shore Drive | 465 ft | 45 fl | U/C

Height: 465 ft
Floor count: 45
Location: 500 North Lake Shore Drive
Neighborhood: Steeterville
Construction end: 2013
Architect: Solomon Cordwell Buenz
Developer: Related Midwest


Current design:


Previous design:








This replaces Related's previous project on this site, a condominium tower designed by Perkins + Will called The Peshtigo.

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Old February 27th, 2011, 02:38 AM   #2
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Looks good to me.

Lets build it!
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Old February 27th, 2011, 04:12 AM   #3
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The parking garage is horrible.
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Old February 27th, 2011, 03:01 PM   #4
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The parking garage is horrible.
I totally agree. The entire area feels cold and sanitized due to those large parking podiums.
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Old February 27th, 2011, 09:36 PM   #5
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The building itself is not horrible -- not terribly exciting -- but not horrible. I like that the balconies are "hidden" within the building's profile, and do not jut out of the exterior.

That being said, agree with all of you that the parking garage is a bit offensive as it lies directly along LSD. Ideally, the building's lobby (which also isn't that bad) would face LSD, but at that point, LSD already becomes a bridge and I can see how they would rather have the lobby face Grand St. as opposed to the base of LSD. Nonetheless, would hope that they could find a way to do something about the garage -- if they can't point it away from LSD, perhaps they could at least put in building-quality glass, like Trump? Either way, at least it looks more appealing than the base at North Pier Apts, I think.
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Old February 27th, 2011, 09:41 PM   #6
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A great filler for an empty lot which is part of the Chicago Central Area Plan. I say have it approved and start construction soon...unless a design change is imminent.
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Old February 27th, 2011, 10:00 PM   #7
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I dont get it... are they designing a apartment complex or a parking garage?
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Old February 27th, 2011, 10:42 PM   #8
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mmm tower is pretty good. That parking garage is doubtfull.... Like a big wall screeming for advertisement of some sort...
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Old May 19th, 2011, 05:29 PM   #9
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From today's Chicago Architecture Blog:

Streeterville Skyscraper Stalled by Green Screen

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42nd Ward alderman Brendan Reilly had the 45-story project called 500 Lake Shore Drive (actually at 516 North Lake Shore Drive) pulled from the agenda of today’s Chicago Plan Commission meeting because of concerns over how the building’s lower facade looks.
Linky: http://blog.chicagoarchitecture.info...-green-screen/

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Old May 22nd, 2011, 03:33 AM   #10
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I'm happy somebody is attempting to make the LSD side look more attractive.. Just 2 more sides to go!!
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Old July 15th, 2011, 03:35 AM   #11
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The green wall is the only good part... so at least Reilly's hold is to make sure its green all year.

But honestly, could we please just have the old design back? The Peshtigo was so much better, not to mention 600 feet. Perkins and Will know what they are doing.... SCB, not so much. (or they do, in a cynical way)
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 03:56 AM   #12
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It appears they started doing something on this site, they put a fence around it and started tearing up the parking lot that was there. Anyone have any news?
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 10:42 PM   #13
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I'm happy somebody is attempting to make the LSD side look more attractive.. Just 2 more sides to go!!
Huh? What is so attractive about a half vegetation covered parking garage?
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Old August 24th, 2011, 12:47 AM   #14
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Right. You can't put lipstick on a pig.
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Old September 1st, 2011, 10:26 PM   #15
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Here's a picture update of the site:

Edit: can't figure out how you resize an image in vbulletin (apparently width=X and height=X doesn't actually do anything), so here's a direct link to the image:

http://i.imgur.com/JL5LB.jpg

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Old September 5th, 2011, 11:00 AM   #16
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Ugh... Related Midwest can go **** themselves. So can the Chicago Plan Commission for not requiring underground parking and still having a parking ratio minimum instead of simply a maximum.
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Old September 26th, 2011, 10:40 PM   #17
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Ugh... Related Midwest can go **** themselves. So can the Chicago Plan Commission for not requiring underground parking and still having a parking ratio minimum instead of simply a maximum.
Aggressive.

But I do agree. The footprint of the garage could be put to much, much better use... Even with the nifty green wall that I'm sure will back up traffic on LSD all the way to Belmont.
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Old October 1st, 2011, 12:33 AM   #18
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Nice building!
I like the architecture!
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 08:33 AM   #19
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Aggressive.
Im tired of seeing this great city get screwed over by a dim witted planning board a endless parade of money hungry developers and their crony "architects". Streeterville was a wasted opportunity, River North has been ravaged, the South Loop caught a break with the recession, the West Loop/Fulton Market is still intact, Bronzeville was razed, Maxwell Street neutered..... it goes on and on in this city.

Its high time for the dog to start wagging the tail again.




btw ...thanks for agreeing
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Old October 12th, 2011, 12:23 AM   #20
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Aggressive
That's how that was supposed to go. However, I still agree with the other bits. Even if the city moronically mandates a parking minimum, Related should have the foresight to design a somewhat intriguing parking structure. Like I said earlier, the green wall helps....but not very much.
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