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Old January 24th, 2008, 02:32 AM   #401
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It's a head-turner alright. When I was in Chicago this past fall, the ride from Lakeview to McCormick Place was great and I remember thinking how bad ass a design and location this building had.
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Old January 28th, 2008, 04:43 AM   #402
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Old January 28th, 2008, 05:08 AM   #403
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This is some great architecture; not Architecture.
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Old February 6th, 2008, 05:11 PM   #404
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I thought this was interesting.
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I feel as though, given the massing of this building, it stops about 200-300 feet too soon.
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Old February 7th, 2008, 06:05 PM   #406
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I feel as though, given the massing of this building, it stops about 200-300 feet too soon.

For me, it depends on the vantage point. Some vantage points make it look extremely tall and thin while others, a little too short.
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Old February 10th, 2008, 06:19 AM   #407
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Old February 10th, 2008, 06:43 PM   #408
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I feel as though, given the massing of this building, it stops about 200-300 feet too soon.
It's definitely still got that "chubby" quality to it from certain angles. That was always my biggest concern with this tower. Luckily, from the primary view (looking at it from the north) seems to have been spared as the tower looks pencil-thin and perfectly proportioned.
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Old February 10th, 2008, 07:40 PM   #409
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Old February 11th, 2008, 07:45 AM   #410
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^ Great photo wrabbit!
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Old February 11th, 2008, 07:17 PM   #411
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Thks - finally had some sun yesterday.

I'm liking the crown unfinished, with just a skinless steel frame. The choice of skin here will make or break the tower's visual impact. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Anyone have word on the material to be used to clad the concrete core?
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Old February 14th, 2008, 11:57 PM   #412
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Old February 15th, 2008, 02:08 AM   #413
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that's fantastic!
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Old February 15th, 2008, 03:34 AM   #414
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may i just ask, respectfully, what do you all see in this building? is it a freudian height thing? is it a 'different is good' thing? i'm just curious.

but given that it's built in the city that is the birthplace of highrises, it's relatively ordinary. i suppose what i'm suggesting is that a site this prominent deserved a building with at least the quality of execution that trump chicago has.

the "feel" of central station is that of a vertical suburb, not an urban city and all the height or pasteurized architectural moves in the world can't disguise that. however it's a failure in city planning, not architecture or even development.

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Old February 15th, 2008, 04:04 AM   #415
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.....IT'S A GOOD BUILDING.

but given that it's built in the city that is the birthplace of highrises, it's relatively ordinary. i suppose what i'm suggesting is that a site this prominent deserved a building with at least the quality of execution that trump chicago has.....
I agree with you. It is a good building. It is better than I had feared, though not as good as I'd have liked. But a cut above much of P/H's recent buildings. The fit & finish strike me as first rate. It excites because it is a very tall thing in a place without very tall things. It excites because it extends the cliff wall to the Southern edge of Grant Park. It excites because it isn't Grand Plaza. Lots of reasons for people to like this building, even though it isn't in the same league as 860-880 LSD.

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Old February 15th, 2008, 09:27 PM   #416
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Old February 16th, 2008, 01:29 AM   #417
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architecture is obviously very personal to everyone and that's what's so wonderful about it. as such, every person isn't necessarily supposed to agree with every other person. that's just life.

if i try to occasionally steer a discussion, i assure you it's never been about me. i am genuinely interested in what people in all walks of life think about urban design and especially residential high rises because of my own professional interests.

however, architectural discussion and/or criticism should be a little more than just saying "dude, this tower's awesome." occasionally, it's ok to have someone say 'why is it awesome?' or even ask 'is it awesome?'
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Old February 16th, 2008, 03:02 AM   #418
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15 Feb, looking SW:




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Old February 16th, 2008, 07:00 AM   #419
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Old February 21st, 2008, 01:35 AM   #420
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