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Old November 20th, 2005, 05:30 AM   #141
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I drove by the site today. I think this tower is just going to be great and the base really won't be very visible, I don't think. Can't wait till its built!
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Old November 20th, 2005, 04:05 PM   #142
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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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I agree... There should be the last wall of Grant Park... 3/4 of the park by skyscrapers, the last 1/4 would be the forever open Lake Michigan!

Anyways, I like the design of the building too....
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Old November 22nd, 2005, 04:58 AM   #143
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Yup. Another beautiful set of big shoulders for The City of Big Shoulders.
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Old November 22nd, 2005, 05:18 AM   #144
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Well, the only thing that has kept me from throwing my hands up in disgust over this building entirely is that Pappageorge/Haymes is the design architect on the project. I have the utmost faith in them and I'm sure it will turn out just fine. It's just not entirely my style.
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Old December 12th, 2005, 10:34 PM   #145
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I've just come from the site, and construction will begin really soon. Workers were in the process of setting up caisson cranes, there will be 2 of them. There is rebar and other construction materials being delivered to the site. I believe by the end of the week or early next week this baby will be under construction.




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Old December 12th, 2005, 10:54 PM   #146
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WOW! This is fantastic!

Thank you, BVictor!
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Old December 12th, 2005, 11:56 PM   #147
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^ Ohhhh yeah. I know "God is in the details" as Mies said, but I'm predicting this building will be more beautiful than Angelina Jolie, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Charlize Theron combined. (I don't mean Conan O'Brien combination either.) OK, maybe I"m exaggerating a little..
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Old December 13th, 2005, 12:41 AM   #148
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^ Ohhhh yeah. I know "God is in the details" as Mies said, but I'm predicting this building will be more beautiful than Angelina Jolie, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Charlize Theron combined. (I don't mean Conan O'Brien combination either.) OK, maybe I"m exaggerating a little..
More beautiful than Charlize Theron? Not sure if that's even possible....

Anyway, thanks Victor--we've all been waiting especially for this one, as well as Waterview Tower
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Old December 13th, 2005, 01:31 AM   #149
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^It's possible.



And thanks for the update, Victor!
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Old December 13th, 2005, 05:11 AM   #150
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It's about damn time. Doesn't it seem that they start most major construction projects in the winter??
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Old December 15th, 2005, 01:26 AM   #151
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I am pleased to report that One Museum Park is now officially under-constructin. I just came from the site and noticed that several caisson holes have been drilled.
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Old December 15th, 2005, 01:33 AM   #152
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Finally! Once these kinds of projects are finished the southern edge of the skyline is going to finally have some representation.
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Old December 16th, 2005, 09:39 AM   #153
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I am pleased to report that One Museum Park is now officially under-constructin. I just came from the site and noticed that several caisson holes have been drilled.
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That is ABSOLUTELY SPLENDID!
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Old December 27th, 2005, 04:43 AM   #154
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Not sure where this should go, but there's already OMP West renderings here, so here's another.



Plus there are floor plans available online.
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Old December 27th, 2005, 07:21 AM   #155
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Sorry if i've missed this info, but is the only entrance on the southwest area? Seems a bit isolating; i was hoping for direct park frontage.
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Old December 27th, 2005, 10:42 PM   #156
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It's funny how they leave One Museum Park Tower 1 out of the rendering. Isn't that like false advertising?
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Old December 27th, 2005, 10:47 PM   #157
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Probably not false advertising, but deceptive. I'm sure they don't want to scare their potential customers with OMP's scale.
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 08:46 PM   #158
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It's funny how they leave One Museum Park Tower 1 out of the rendering. Isn't that like false advertising?
I think they overheard you. Another one is up now:


Bad news is that it says "Coming February 2006."
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 12:12 AM   #159
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I think they overheard you. Another one is up now:


Bad news is that it says "Coming February 2006."

That's not really bad news. There are always delays. I'm going back to the sales center in about 3 weeks to see if there is any new information on the tower.

And the other building that you mentiones was 1600 Museum Park. I just called the sales center and was told that there should be more information in a few weeks. The building will be at 16th and Michigan.

http://www.1600museumpark.com/
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 09:03 AM   #160
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^ If all of these Michigan Avenue proposals become reality, the stretch from Roosevelt to Cermak is going to become one of Chicago's prime residential stretches. Where else will will you have a row of towers on both sides of the street for 10+ blocks?
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