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Old November 3rd, 2005, 12:57 AM   #101
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Danm shawn, you beat me to this by an entire day. The tracks will be covered eventually down to about 14th St. I believe.
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Old November 3rd, 2005, 04:43 AM   #102
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BVictor, Shawn, do you mean the tracks will be covered *all* the way from the Art Institute down to 14th or simply for a short distance in front of 1MP?
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Old November 3rd, 2005, 05:07 PM   #103
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Unfortunately just from Roosevelt to 14th or 15th.

Hopefully someday it will be covered most of the way.
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Old November 3rd, 2005, 06:10 PM   #104
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Does anyone have any indication whether they are going to actually construct the covering of the tracks (Roosevelt south to 14th/15th) concurrently with contruction of OneMuseumPark?

Or is it still just a plan for the indefinate future?
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Old November 3rd, 2005, 07:17 PM   #105
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I would like to see the park covering the tracks. Hopefully, a wealthy Chicago family would be patriotic enough to underwrite the construction costs in exchange for the name to be used in "Museum Campus Park presented by __________ Family."
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Old November 3rd, 2005, 11:26 PM   #106
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I don't want all of the tracks in Grant park to be covered. I want some reminder if the industrial past of Chicago to remain, especially downtown. Those tracks helped Chicago become what it is today. As far as I know, from Roosevelt Roar south to about 14thor 15th the tracks will eventually be covered. I don't know if anything will happen to the tracks between Roosevelt and the Art Institute.
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Old November 4th, 2005, 06:40 PM   #107
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I don't want all of the tracks in Grant park to be covered. I want some reminder if the industrial past of Chicago to remain, especially downtown. Those tracks helped Chicago become what it is today. As far as I know, from Roosevelt Roar south to about 14thor 15th the tracks will eventually be covered. I don't know if anything will happen to the tracks between Roosevelt and the Art Institute.
^Actually, it would be better if it were the other way around. The tracks running through Grant Park should be covered, while the ones between Roosevelt and 15th can stay open.

Grant Park should really be a complete park, if you ask me
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Old November 4th, 2005, 07:37 PM   #108
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It is not like they have to build any more Mill Parks along the rest of it to make it worthwhile. Just make them some nice green landscapes areas or just some freaking lawns for all I care.
They are doing that in Brooklyn with a huge rail yard with one of the buildings being the new Nets stadium. They have the right idea (though I don't suggest building on the covering)
Did anyone else see the J.Lehrer hour last night on PBS on the 28 acre development plan in Brooklyn? It was a great piece.
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Old November 4th, 2005, 10:26 PM   #109
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It's still going to be a couple of days until they start drilling caissons. I went by the construction site yesterday to take a closer look, and they still hve some potholing to do. There were wooden piles still roped off that needed to be removed. Also, the only crane on site at this time is a service crane. There are no other materials or drilling attachments on site yet.

Also, I got a chance to go to the sales center, and look what I found. Look closely..... Do you see anything strange or different???





It's tower 2 and there will be more information in January
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Old November 4th, 2005, 10:30 PM   #110
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Yike! The 2nd tower! It looks like it will have 670' tall.
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Old November 4th, 2005, 10:31 PM   #111
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Whoa. What just happened?
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Old November 4th, 2005, 10:36 PM   #112
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The giant ***** building next to less dominating hole, how symbolic....
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Old November 4th, 2005, 10:42 PM   #113
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Sales must be good. And they do make a cute couple.
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Old November 7th, 2005, 01:38 PM   #114
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I got an email today that construction would begin in October. Here's an updated rendering.

Man, from the render setting with da background of that empty skyline of chicago(South loop), This thing looks bulky and scary,lol! Reminded of evil empire that has it huge castle on da south side! But nice looking design tho!
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Old November 7th, 2005, 01:43 PM   #115
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It's still going to be a couple of days until they start drilling caissons. I went by the construction site yesterday to take a closer look, and they still hve some potholing to do. There were wooden piles still roped off that needed to be removed. Also, the only crane on site at this time is a service crane. There are no other materials or drilling attachments on site yet.

Also, I got a chance to go to the sales center, and look what I found. Look closely..... Do you see anything strange or different???





It's tower 2 and there will be more information in January
Wow, thanks for da great shots, your trip is well worth awhile,lol! Dang, 2nd tower right next to that bulky big fellow! Man, da south loop all of sudden going to be another big shoulder that chicago skyline has been missing! Looks like this one museum park project is the start of supertall boom for south side!
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Old November 7th, 2005, 05:32 PM   #116
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its like haveing a pregnant wife and you think its going to be just one kid and the next thing you know its twins . mazal tov!
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Old November 11th, 2005, 02:17 AM   #117
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According to Tom, the new tower is called One Museum Park West (original, right?) and will start sales in the beginning/early 2006.
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Old November 11th, 2005, 03:14 AM   #118
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One Museum Park West, eh? Sound like "Central Park West".

What's next? One Museum Park South?
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Old November 12th, 2005, 06:12 AM   #119
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If that one building looked more like the model (more solid and featureless and then paint the top red), they would probably call it the LIPSTICK building!

Hey urbie, I like this project
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Old November 12th, 2005, 06:40 PM   #120
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ugh....the forums are dull today
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