daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Development News Forums > General Urban Developments > DN Archives



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old May 1st, 2008, 04:25 AM   #481
i_am_hydrogen
muted
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 7,080
Likes (Received): 203

Taken today:
i_am_hydrogen no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old May 1st, 2008, 05:02 AM   #482
Second City
Loyola University
 
Second City's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Chicago
Posts: 907
Likes (Received): 3

I really wish all of those railroad tracks would be covered up.
__________________
“Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.” Frank Lloyd Wright
Second City no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 1st, 2008, 05:12 AM   #483
i_am_hydrogen
muted
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 7,080
Likes (Received): 203

No kidding--that and the section of Columbus Drive which runs through Grant Park.
i_am_hydrogen no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 1st, 2008, 05:42 AM   #484
Second City
Loyola University
 
Second City's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Chicago
Posts: 907
Likes (Received): 3

Had some free time but that looks soooo much better!

__________________
“Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.” Frank Lloyd Wright
Second City no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 1st, 2008, 05:46 AM   #485
i_am_hydrogen
muted
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 7,080
Likes (Received): 203

Haha. The trees are a nice touch.
i_am_hydrogen no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 1st, 2008, 05:49 AM   #486
Second City
Loyola University
 
Second City's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Chicago
Posts: 907
Likes (Received): 3

Quote:
Originally Posted by i_am_hydrogen View Post
Haha. The trees are a nice touch.
What can I say, sometimes I can't hold back my artistic abilities, hahaha.
__________________
“Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.” Frank Lloyd Wright
Second City no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 1st, 2008, 05:56 AM   #487
i_am_hydrogen
muted
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 7,080
Likes (Received): 203

I hope you don't mind, but I posted your version in the OMP thread at SSC. People over there were also complaining (rightfully) about the railroad tracks.

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...09#post3522109
i_am_hydrogen no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 1st, 2008, 06:05 AM   #488
Second City
Loyola University
 
Second City's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Chicago
Posts: 907
Likes (Received): 3

That's cool.
__________________
“Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.” Frank Lloyd Wright
Second City no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 1st, 2008, 06:07 PM   #489
BVictor1
Chicago's #1 Fan
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 2,185
Likes (Received): 881

Quote:
Originally Posted by i_am_hydrogen View Post
I hope you don't mind, but I posted your version in the OMP thread at SSC. People over there were also complaining (rightfully) about the railroad tracks.

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...09#post3522109
I'd rather see Columbus Drive removed rather than the tracks covered.
BVictor1 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 1st, 2008, 06:58 PM   #490
wrabbit
Registered User
 
wrabbit's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,162
Likes (Received): 5

^ !!! Just thinking the same - Columbus is the bigger intrusion, being at ground level rather than sunken as are the train tracks.
wrabbit no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 3rd, 2008, 11:40 PM   #491
Helmet Yawn
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 259
Likes (Received): 0

just drove back to the city from starved rock up i-55....could someone please take a picture from that angle and post it here strictly for purpose of discussion?
Helmet Yawn no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 3rd, 2008, 11:56 PM   #492
Second City
Loyola University
 
Second City's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Chicago
Posts: 907
Likes (Received): 3

Another thing about this tower is that I wish it was a little bit taller bc right now it looks "fat" if you know what i mean...
__________________
“Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.” Frank Lloyd Wright
Second City no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 5th, 2008, 05:04 PM   #493
Flubnut
4th Level of Hades
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Chicago
Posts: 709
Likes (Received): 5

The top dozen (or so) floors look wider than they actually are, when viewed from the North. Once the construction platforms come down, the top will be a good 15-20 feet thinner. I'm reserving final "fat" judgment until then.
Flubnut no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 5th, 2008, 10:28 PM   #494
robituss
Registered User
 
robituss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: chi
Posts: 272
Likes (Received): 1

To see this type of height south of congress, let alone roosevelt, is amazing. It also leads one to think of the potential possibilities for this area. Now if the south loop can get a real iconic gem (hmm lets say a mixed-use 90+ story one), maybe around 16th or 18th street, the transformation into mag mile/gold coast south will be well on its way
robituss no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 5th, 2008, 11:03 PM   #495
Helmet Yawn
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 259
Likes (Received): 0

the city made them go with 65 stories in an effort to create the park's 'south wall'.

density is good. however, given the rich tradition of high rises in the city of chicago, this tower would be more at home in omaha or cincinnati.

it isn't in the same league as anything in river east or even trump chicago, something i thought i'd never give "the donald" credit for. it definitely isn't in the same league as lake point tower- which given its location and prominence, it SHOULD be.
Helmet Yawn no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 5th, 2008, 11:04 PM   #496
BVictor1
Chicago's #1 Fan
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 2,185
Likes (Received): 881

05/03/08

BVictor1 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 6th, 2008, 12:01 AM   #497
robituss
Registered User
 
robituss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: chi
Posts: 272
Likes (Received): 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by Helmet Yawn View Post
it definitely isn't in the same league as lake point tower- which given its location and prominence, it SHOULD be.
Thats a good point. While the height is great for the area, its probably a bit of a missed opportunity design-wise. But me personally, Ill still take it.
robituss no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 6th, 2008, 02:13 AM   #498
ChicagoNight
Registered User
 
ChicagoNight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 283
Likes (Received): 4

Quote:
Originally Posted by Helmet Yawn View Post
the city made them go with 65 stories in an effort to create the park's 'south wall'.
Did the designer originally want to go shorter or taller?

and cincinatti? I can see that, but i was thinking Dubai
ChicagoNight no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 6th, 2008, 06:21 AM   #499
Helmet Yawn
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 259
Likes (Received): 0

an architectural firm that designs residential high rises builds to the accepted/negotiated FAR, or floor area ratio, that they can in an effort to maximize profitability. the higher and more salable square footage you can put on a site the better....at least that's how it used to work over the last 10 years.

p/h is one of the best at making good unit plans and projects that sell for their clients, but my problem is that it's also dumbed-down architecture that takes no chances. mc donald's makes cheeseburgers but so does gibson's...which one would you rather have?

......speaking of dubai, could someone post a plan or elevation rendering of burj dubai along side this tower's?
Helmet Yawn no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 7th, 2008, 12:02 AM   #500
PrintersRowChemist
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Chicago
Posts: 43
Likes (Received): 0

Quote:
Originally Posted by Helmet Yawn View Post
p/h is one of the best at making good unit plans and projects that sell for their clients, but my problem is that it's also dumbed-down architecture that takes no chances. mc donald's makes cheeseburgers but so does gibson's...which one would you rather have?
You're on fire. I have to agree. I live in the area and I see this building every day. It's weak sauce - this location deserved better.
PrintersRowChemist no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 01:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu