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Old September 1st, 2007, 01:30 PM   #61
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I do wonder how much open land will be kept to keep the incredible sight lines of Wolf Point open. Obviously the point itself will be parkland/terrace.

This location needs a spectacular interplay between land and water...perhaps something unusual for the Chicago River...a step down type of set up that would actually take a pedestrian to water level.
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Old September 1st, 2007, 08:05 PM   #62
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if they were to give an award out for the "worst place in the nation to have a parking lot", I think we have a winner.

You gotta feel that having a parking lot in that location is basically a crime.
Yes and no. Having a parking lot on the property for this amount of time preserved the land for this future development
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 12:05 PM   #63
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Yes and no. Having a parking lot on the property for this amount of time preserved the land for this future development
very good point!!!
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 12:10 PM   #64
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I do wonder how much open land will be kept to keep the incredible sight lines of Wolf Point open. Obviously the point itself will be parkland/terrace.

This location needs a spectacular interplay between land and water...perhaps something unusual for the Chicago River...a step down type of set up that would actually take a pedestrian to water level.
Maybe they should build a Ganges-like staircase right into the river and Chicagoans could baptise themselves with the holy water of the mighty Chicago River....
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Old September 6th, 2007, 04:40 PM   #65
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if you don't want to discuss the wolf point proposal, please don't post in this thread.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 04:57 PM   #66
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Old September 7th, 2007, 02:20 PM   #67
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When do we find get to see some pictures of these buildings?
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Old September 7th, 2007, 05:09 PM   #68
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When do we find get to see some pictures of these buildings?
whenever they are released to the public, could be 3 weeks, 3 months, 3 years, no one really knows except those on the project development team.
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Old September 7th, 2007, 05:23 PM   #69
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northsider posted this in his own thread. perfect view of wolfs point

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not very big for 3 tall ass buildings
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it's do-able; the towers could potentially be thin but I guess we'll just have to wait and see until the renderings come out.
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Old September 7th, 2007, 08:59 PM   #72
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Sun-times

Everytime the SUN-Times find a home they get booted.
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Old September 10th, 2007, 06:49 PM   #73
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Everytime the SUN-Times find a home they get booted.
Dude, I don't think they're thinking about tearing the Holiday Inn.
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^ correct. the apparel center (holiday inn/sun-times building) is not slated to be demolished as a part of this proposal. the new buildings in this project would merely help to block the apparel center, not replace it.
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Old September 10th, 2007, 08:52 PM   #75
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^ correct. the apparel center (holiday inn/sun-times building) is not slated to be demolished as a part of this proposal. the new buildings in this project would merely help to block the apparel center, not replace it.
has there been any mention of possibly retrofitting the exterior of the Apparel Mart? Such medicority doesn't seem to belong with what will no doubt be high class architecture.
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Old September 10th, 2007, 11:56 PM   #76
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Any proposal with 2 or 3 towers will block the vantage of the Apparel Center simply because of the site geometry. You'll only be able to see a sliver of it from Wacker, between the new buildings and the Mart.

Way I see it, the Apparel Center is fine, so long as nobody sees it.
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Old September 11th, 2007, 01:16 AM   #77
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Any proposal with 2 or 3 towers will block the vantage of the Apparel Center simply because of the site geometry. You'll only be able to see a sliver of it from Wacker, between the new buildings and the Mart.

Way I see it, the Apparel Center is fine, so long as nobody sees it.
please provide the giant size blanket to drape over it. it is a monstrosity. if you ever take the architectural boat tour, they go to great lengths to differentiate the age of looking out at the Chicago River as a sewer in your back yard and the age of making the riverfront a showcase for architecutre. Apparel/Holiday Inn is clearly a part of the earlier era.
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Old September 11th, 2007, 01:24 AM   #78
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Apparel/Holiday Inn is clearly a part of the earlier era.
along with the atrocious east bank club which is an even bigger crime against architecture in my opinion.
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Old September 11th, 2007, 02:20 AM   #79
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along with the atrocious east bank club which is an even bigger crime against architecture in my opinion.
you need to resurrect ronnie reagan so he can tell da mayor: "Mr. Daley, tear down this wall!"
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Old September 11th, 2007, 02:34 AM   #80
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I've blocked east bank club from my mind. Thanks for making me remember it again.
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