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Old July 21st, 2011, 11:46 PM   #1
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CHICAGO | Post Office Redevelopment | 610m | 2000ft | 170 fl | 305m | 1001ft | 92 fl | 305m | 1001ft | App

Height: 610/2000ft, 305m/1000 ft
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Location: West Congress and South Canal
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Big new plans for Chicago’s old main post office
By DAVID ROEDER
Chicago Sun-Times, April 10, 2013

Bill Davies, the secretive British investor who wants to redevelop the old Chicago Main Post Office, is making a new bid for credibility with revised plans for the massive building that straddles Congress Parkway.

His latest proposal, which got its first airing at a community meeting Tuesday night, calls for making the federally landmarked building a mostly residential and parking complex and the centerpiece for surrounding hotel rooms, stores and offices.

Davies has hired Chicago architect Joseph Antunovich of Antunovich Associates to craft the plans for a first phase of 5.2 million square feet, more than what’s in Willis Tower. It would include a 1,000-foot-tall building east of the post office, and a later phase envisions a tower that would top Willis in height...

Read more: http://www.chicagogrid.com/news/dave...-office-plans/


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Old July 21st, 2011, 11:49 PM   #2
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what the hell? this would be phenominal but it isnt going to happen...
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Old July 21st, 2011, 11:49 PM   #3
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interesting project. but this title needs to be changed. also you shouldnt just post a link. i nearly not clicked because i was afraid it was one of those spam things. oh and also this seems to be only a conceptual thing kinda

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Old July 21st, 2011, 11:51 PM   #4
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@KillerZavatar what do you suggest?
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Old July 21st, 2011, 11:57 PM   #5
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@KillerZavatar what do you suggest?
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CHICAGO | no name | ~600m | 120fl | Pro

if the status will stay pro or change to concept or something should be up to the mods then who can judge this article.
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 12:00 AM   #6
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i always hated the chicago spire and was happy it never came reality, because it would have destroyed the boxy chicago feel for me, but this one suits my taste AND its damn boxy and cool
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 12:01 AM   #7
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Check out the little twins in front of the big one.. Cute..
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 12:02 AM   #8
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I love it too.
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 12:03 AM   #9
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It might be just a proposal that can be dumped with ease any day any time, but the thought of a 600m+ building in America is simply incredible. Oh, how I wish this would be true, please, let it be true!
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 12:05 AM   #10
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man even those "little" residential buildings are 60-80 stories. wow.
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slithly bigger picture


from http://www.chicagorealestatedaily.co...st-office-plan

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very nice twin structure, perfectly suits chicago in my opinion
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 12:10 AM   #12
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I only wish it'll have a roof of at least 633m. Then it would be the second tallest in the world

Also, a good thing is that it would give fans of the old NY twins their belowed twins back, after all, it's a kinda twin tower
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 12:11 AM   #13
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Chicago desperately needs a project like this one
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i dont know if it is desperately needed, but it is deffinately desperately wanted. at least by me anyways.
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Guys this could be real. Even Bloomberg is reporting it lol

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-0...n-chicago.html

International Property Developers announced plans to build a $3.5 billion office, residential, hotel and retail project in downtown Chicago, including a 120- story tower that would be the tallest in the U.S.
The closely held company, led by Monaco-based investor Bill Davies, filed a proposal for the development with city planners today. The tower, at about 2,000 feet (610 meters), would be taller than both the 1,729-foot Willis Tower, formerly known as Sears Tower, near the site of the planned development, and the 1,776-foot 1 World Trade Center being built in New York.
“It’s an incredible site,” said Martin Mulryan, the project manager on the development for International Property. “There’s no other opportunity like this in the U.S.”
Commercial real estate construction declined in Chicago during the U.S. recession. International Property’s proposed project would be the biggest in a part of downtown with little new development.
The project, planned for 20 acres (8 hectares) on the banks of the Chicago River in the southwest area of downtown, would be built in phases over 10 years. The first phase would include transforming the former Chicago Main Post Office Building into a retail and entertainment center. International Property bought the postal facility, once the biggest of its kind in the world, for about $25 million in 2009.
The first phase also includes a 40-story hotel. A second phase would include the 120-story tower, which would have offices, a hotel and residential units, Mulryan said. A third phase would include two 60-story residential buildings.
Mulryan said the first phase of the project may cost up to $450 million. Davies has options on adjacent properties for the development, Mulryan said. Financing for the total project will be from investors, and International Property isn’t planning to take on “major debt” for the project, he said.
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I've got a small question, how can this cost 3.5 billion if 1WTC, which is far smaller, costs 3,1 billion?
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 12:21 AM   #17
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New York real estate?
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I've got a small question, how can this cost 3.5 billion if 1WTC, which is far smaller, costs 3,1 billion?
location, safety features, delays, integration, administrative conflicts, etc. besides, im practically certain this will end up costing more than the original proposed price. that always seems to happen with mega projects in the US...
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location, safety features, delays, integration, administrative conflicts, etc. besides, im practically certain this will end up costing more than the original proposed price. that always seems to happen with mega projects in the US...
Well, I just hope these buildings will have at least as much safety features as the new WTC does.
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Well, I just hope these buildings will have at least as much safety features as the new WTC does.
not sure if they will be as bunker-eqsue as 1 wtc, but im sure they will be safe.
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