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Old September 13th, 2005, 06:36 AM   #81
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That's a relief (I think). I was getting nervous about this one.
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Old September 13th, 2005, 08:01 AM   #82
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Now THAT's what I call a Chicago-style building.

Big shoulders, bold, and masculine
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Old September 14th, 2005, 05:29 AM   #83
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I don't know from shoulders... but, it's definately big. Too big I think. But, hopefully it's just an unflattering angle.
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Old September 14th, 2005, 05:31 AM   #84
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I love this final design. Can't wait for this one!
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for the Pelasgians, too, were a Greek nation originally from the Peloponnesus
The Roman Antiquities of Dionysius of Halicarnassus
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...assus/1B*.html

Macedonia, of course, is a part of Greece". Strabo, VII, Frg. 9
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...ragments*.html

But north of the gulf, the first inhabitants are Greeks called Epirotes....
Procopius
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Old September 14th, 2005, 10:12 AM   #85
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Our more "refined" architecture-buff counterparts at SSP are much more critical of it. My gosh, as if Waterview Tower and Fordham Spire aren't sleek and feminine enough

But for me it's big, glassy, powerful, and really begins the process of framing in Grant Park, and I can't wait for it to get built.

I'm sick of being able to see stuff south of Roosevelt.

And the sky? Overrated--shroud us in massive towers!
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Old September 14th, 2005, 05:35 PM   #86
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Our more "refined" architecture-buff counterparts at SSP are much more critical of it. My gosh, as if Waterview Tower and Fordham Spire aren't sleek and feminine enough

But for me it's big, glassy, powerful, and really begins the process of framing in Grant Park, and I can't wait for it to get built.

I'm sick of being able to see stuff south of Roosevelt.

And the sky? Overrated--shroud us in massive towers!
on the other hand , being to hasty in building buildings just for the sake of building and expanding the skyline and filling in holes isent good either. in the end were left looking at Mediocre buildings and a half assed skyline for the next 100 years(or at least a section of it will look like that)
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Old September 14th, 2005, 05:52 PM   #87
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Just stating the obvious....

Chicago is the greatest city in the world.

I can't wait for the rest of Grant Park to be redeveloped...

Children in Chicago will grow up not knowing how good they have it...
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Old September 15th, 2005, 12:36 AM   #88
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It's prow shape reminds of the great ore boats that ply Lake Michigan. So far we have seen only it's north face; what does it look like from behind?
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Old September 15th, 2005, 05:10 AM   #89
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Children in Chicago will grow up not knowing how good they have it...
^Children will grow up in Chicago?
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Old September 15th, 2005, 06:39 AM   #90
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It's prow shape reminds of the great ore boats that ply Lake Michigan. So far we have seen only it's north face; what does it look like from behind?
are you shure you wanna see that buildings big ass?????
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Old September 15th, 2005, 05:57 PM   #91
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are you shure you wanna see that buildings big ass?????
My apprehensiveness precisely wickedestcity.
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Old October 12th, 2005, 09:07 AM   #92
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Well, I confirmed the height of the building yesterday afternoon. I got a quick glance of the blueprints for the building, and it will be exactly 720' to the top of the crown.
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 03:56 AM   #93
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Great News.....

A CASE drilling crane was just delivered to the site this afternoon. The site has been potholed too, so after some assembelly, and the delivery of a few more parts this one is a go. The mack daddy of Central Station could be under construction by this weekend! Oh yes, what a great day it is.
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 05:07 AM   #94
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YESSSSS! I LOVE THIS BUILDING! This is really the one I have been waiting for. Does anyone know the percentage sold on 1MP?
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 06:34 PM   #95
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A CASE drilling crane was just delivered to the site this afternoon. The site has been potholed too, so after some assembelly, and the delivery of a few more parts this one is a go. The mack daddy of Central Station could be under construction by this weekend! Oh yes, what a great day it is.
^ I shall now begin dancing:
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 08:15 PM   #96
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Does anyone else think this could spur some more super tall development that far south if it is shown to be a success? Or do you think this building will prove to be an anomoly for near south development?
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 09:42 PM   #97
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IC - METRA tracks to be covered with a park?

Any idea if they are going to cover the tracks to the east of the building? The models photographed on the first page of this thread showed the tracks covered.
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 09:51 PM   #98
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i think this could be a great ancore for the south frame of the park and could very well attract more projects to the surrounding areas. the south end needed a sexy tall building like this one to help that area grow and help extend the skyline south
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 10:03 PM   #99
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There should be at least 3 more 50+ story buildings closed to 1MP. The architect is the same one who did 1MP: PappaGeorge.
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 11:26 PM   #100
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Any idea if they are going to cover the tracks to the east of the building? The models photographed on the first page of this thread showed the tracks covered.
As I recall they are supposed to cover the tracks and effectively extend the park to 14th street.
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