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Old November 13th, 2005, 04:52 PM   #121
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The second tower

http://www.onemuseumparkvip.com/home.html
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Old November 13th, 2005, 05:33 PM   #122
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I wonder if it'll turn out green or blue. It looks like both in that.
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Old November 13th, 2005, 05:42 PM   #123
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A better rendering in full-page can be found in page 5 in today's Tribune's Real Estate section.

It is green.
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Old November 13th, 2005, 08:55 PM   #124
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I counted 53 floors that have balconies, then there are several additional mechanical floors plus that curvy crown.
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Old November 14th, 2005, 12:19 AM   #125
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~600 ft would you guess?
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Old November 14th, 2005, 02:57 AM   #126
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^This view of One Museum Park is just incredible.

I especially love the dramatic "stepping down" of the southern facade--it will really be impressive on a grand scale
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Old November 14th, 2005, 08:07 AM   #127
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Bah... looks like something off the Vegas strip to me :\
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Old November 14th, 2005, 10:47 PM   #128
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^ Geoff, you're kidding!!
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Old November 15th, 2005, 07:23 PM   #129
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Well... the base in particular. Just look at the damn thing. Looks like some resort hotel in Miami or Vegas rather than a true urban highrise in Chicago. Hopefully it looks better in reality than it does in model form.
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Old November 15th, 2005, 09:38 PM   #130
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Well it does seem as though these tower may be rather isolated from the city a la Lake Point Tower.. and that, of course, I don't like. Maybe 'isolated' is too strong a word, but not well integrated.
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Old November 16th, 2005, 08:33 AM   #131
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It's not so much the isolation that concerns me as it is the over-expression of the base. I mean, it looks like a friggin' luxury hotel and casino at the base instead of an urban residence.
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Old November 16th, 2005, 08:43 AM   #132
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Quote:
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It's not so much the isolation that concerns me as it is the over-expression of the base. I mean, it looks like a friggin' luxury hotel and casino at the base instead of an urban residence.
I really dislike the base, too.
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Old November 16th, 2005, 07:50 PM   #133
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It's not so much the isolation that concerns me as it is the over-expression of the base. I mean, it looks like a friggin' luxury hotel and casino at the base instead of an urban residence.
^I think the base gives off that impression from that particular southwestern view, especially with the car-port, etc. But keep in mind that another building will eventually be built directly south of One MP West, thus it won't be as visible. That will mitigate the Las Vegas effect pretty well
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Old November 17th, 2005, 05:52 AM   #134
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*holding my breath in anticipation*
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Old November 17th, 2005, 07:53 PM   #135
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^ With regard to the base, I can't tell, as the model leaves much to the imagination. But I am absolutely enamored with this project. Its my absolute favorite skyscraper being contructed in Chicago right now for a number of reasons: (1) the design of 1 MP kicks ass -- is there anyone who disagrees? (2) the design kicks ass in large part because the city planners pressured the developer and architect for over a year to keep improving it, which demonstrates that, even without a starchitect, a city can achieve great design with the right city planners pulling the right levers, and finally (3) as a former South Sider, I am always routing first for the south lakefront. With this tower, the South Loop will have risen again! (or, er, for the first time?)
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Old November 17th, 2005, 11:22 PM   #136
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^So it is underconstruction right now? Site prep is done?
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Old November 18th, 2005, 01:05 AM   #137
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i passed by today in my car from work and from my car i can see some cranes ,there was a fence up so i couldent see much
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Old November 19th, 2005, 06:08 AM   #138
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Well ChicagoLover... you wanted to know if anyone disagreed about the design of OMP. Well, I do. I've voiced my displeasure with it from the very start. I think it is entirely too large. I love the height, but, I thought we were entering a period of slender skyscrapers that OMP is clearly defying. It's like the 80's hulking giant all over again.
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Old November 20th, 2005, 04:14 AM   #139
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I agree, in general, slender towers are better. But not in this location. The south "wall" of Grant Park needs to be a wall. Not a picket fence of slim skyscrapers.
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Old November 20th, 2005, 04:53 AM   #140
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welcome skokieswift
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