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Old May 9th, 2012, 05:45 AM   #141
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Will any towers on the Wolf Point site end up being narrow?
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Old May 9th, 2012, 06:01 AM   #142
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great, great news. I've been waiting so long to see a new Skyscraper rising in Chicago.

And knowing who the architect is, the expectations are high!

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Old May 9th, 2012, 06:08 AM   #143
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great, great news. I've been waiting so long to see a new Skyscraper rising in Chicago.

And knowing who the architect is, the expectations are high!
There are now 5 200m + buildings proposed in Chicago, and dozens of buildings in the 100-200m range. You probably didn't hear about them though, because for some reason people haven't been talking about them here. They have been talking about them on SSP though. Here is the SSP chicago map that shows all the Chicago buildings that are proposed(blue), and UC(green) - http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/maps/?cityID=4. But even that map misses a lot of the current proposals. Chicago is definitely starting to build again though.

Here are some of Chicago's current 200m proposals

River Point - 650 feet - http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=131220
Clark and Wacker - 65 floors - http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=185023
400 West Randolph - 213 meters http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=920178
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Old May 9th, 2012, 06:08 AM   #144
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Will any towers on the Wolf Point site end up being narrow?
I would be fairly shocked if the three towers (especially the taller mixed use ones) ended up being true boxes given the peculiarities of the site. It isn't that large of a site to try to fit three buildings on and I'm guessing that it will it attempt to provide all three with as much river vista as possible.

Just as important as the height or the style of the buildings will be the podium and interface with the river. I hope it at least matches Trump in accessing and beautifying the river corridor given it will be so conspicuous.
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The NIMBY opposition: http://friendsofwolfpoint.com/

"Too much traffic"? Move to Peoria!






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There are now 5 200m + buildings proposed in Chicago, and dozens of buildings in the 100-200m range. You probably didn't hear about them though, because for some reason people haven't been talking about them here. They have been talking about them on SSP though. Here is the SSP chicago map that shows all the Chicago buildings that are proposed(blue), and UC(green) - http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/maps/?cityID=4. But even that map misses a lot of the current proposals. Chicago is definitely starting to build again though.
Yeah, from what I've been hearing on this site, I thought that real estate market in Chicago was still in the dumps. This is good news.
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Old May 9th, 2012, 06:18 AM   #147
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I would be fairly shocked if the three towers (especially the taller mixed use ones) ended up being true boxes given the peculiarities of the site. It isn't that large of a site to try to fit three buildings on and I'm guessing that it will it attempt to provide all three with as much river vista as possible.

Just as important as the height or the style of the buildings will be the podium and interface with the river. I hope it at least matches Trump in accessing and beautifying the river corridor given it will be so conspicuous.
Cesar Pelli is designing it
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Old May 9th, 2012, 06:25 AM   #148
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Check out these:

Here are some of Chicago's current proposed buildings that are close to 200m or above 200m

River Point - 650 feet - http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=131220
Clark and Wacker - 65 floors - http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=185023
400 West Randolph - 213 meters http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=920178
435 N Park - 635 feet - http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=198244
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Old May 9th, 2012, 07:09 AM   #149
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This is about to get big!


http://www.suntimes.com/12408740-417...rman-says.html

Wolf Point plan could include 80-story building, alderman says
BY DAVID ROEDER Business Reporter [email protected] May 8, 2012 9:16PM



thanks to Chi Coruscant from SSP for finding this.
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Old May 9th, 2012, 08:37 AM   #150
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Here we go, this is about get real.

From Ald. Reilly



That is right, a 900 footer, a 750 footer, and 525 footer, and a meeting on the 29th of May, and the Kennedy's are behind this, time to get excited!
Amazing find! Great news, I feel this seems more likely to happen.
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Old May 9th, 2012, 10:27 AM   #151
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Good shot of the site from the Chicago Tribune for those who aren't familiar.



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Developers to present plans for controversial River North site

By Blair Kamin

Tribune architecture critic

11:06 p.m. CDT, May 8, 2012

.......In the 1830s, Wolf Point was a focal point of pioneer Chicago, home to taverns, trading posts and a hotel. Currently, however, the site consists of a surface parking lot with a narrow riverwalk.

"Everyone was anticipating that that would be the center of the city," said Tim Samuelson, Chicago's cultural historian. But "it turned out that not much happened on that site when you consider its prominence.''.........
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Old May 9th, 2012, 10:43 AM   #152
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Good shot of the site from the Chicago Tribune for those who aren't familiar.

Can't wait till the 29th. Hopefully we will hear about the building, and get to see a design.
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Old May 9th, 2012, 10:45 AM   #153
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This is about to get big!


http://www.suntimes.com/12408740-417...rman-says.html

Wolf Point plan could include 80-story building, alderman says
BY DAVID ROEDER Business Reporter [email protected] May 8, 2012 9:16PM



thanks to Chi Coruscant from SSP for finding this.
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Old May 10th, 2012, 11:57 PM   #154
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Wolf Point plan deserves scrutiny; Kennedy family and architect Pelli plan complex that includes 900-foot skyscraper

May 10, 2012
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.......As the story is playing out in the press, it is all about height measurements and the usual NIMBY concerns: blocked views, predictions of nightmarish traffic tie-ups and so forth. What is little-discussed are the essential matters of urban character and architectural quality. How these towers meet the ground — and the riverfront — will be as important as how they shape the skyline. Will the public spaces around them memorably evoke the site’s past and craft a future that weaves the now-isolated site into the fabric of downtown life?.......

There are broader urban design concerns: Has Pelli fulfilled the Central Area Plan’s aim of emphasizing the river’s natural character, creating a soft-edged counterpoint to the hard-edged properties nearby? How do the developers propose to route vehicles through their tightly constricted site without aggravating rush-hour traffic jams? How will the rest of the site be treated in the potentially years-long interval between the building of the first tower and the construction of the other high-rises?

Then there are design issues that only drawings can answer: Has Pelli realized the goal of a signature skyline statement? Will his three towers work together? Can his firm skirt the danger inherent in the planned apartment high-rise. Such buildings, typically low-budget, rarely offer the chance for the sort of top-drawer architecture required by this site...........
More in story
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Old May 11th, 2012, 12:10 AM   #155
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"Why couldn't they just build quaint little 2-3 story fake carriage houses with nice little shops and a restaurants. No parking and planters galore?"
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Old May 11th, 2012, 12:14 AM   #156
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"Why couldn't they just build quaint little 2-3 story fake carriage houses with nice little shops and a restaurants. No parking and planters galore?"
I am guessing this is a joke right ?
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We should get the designs May 29th. Also, this is the Kennedy family we are talking about. Unless they lose all their money, these buildings are going up. So, these will be built, lets just hope Cesar Pelli does a good job. Anyways May 29th will be exciting.
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Looking forward to it. Should be a nice trio on a great location.
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Old May 12th, 2012, 11:16 AM   #159
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Here is a quick image I made of the future site. Nothing great, just something I made real quick to get an idea of what it could look like. Since they haven't released any renders I just designed it. The building in the back left is called river point and is currently proposed

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Old May 13th, 2012, 02:34 AM   #160
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I'm pretty sure the Wolf Point site can fit only one tower. Or possibly two.
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