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Old June 11th, 2005, 03:21 AM   #61
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This is great news. I'm really geeked about this project - I've hated that parking structure for years!
Is this the parking lot on the North Side of the Chicago river that is visible from a Brown Line train on the East Side of the tracks going north?
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Old June 11th, 2005, 03:53 AM   #62
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Is this the parking lot on the North Side of the Chicago river that is visible from a Brown Line train on the East Side of the tracks going north?
Yep.
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Old June 11th, 2005, 04:02 AM   #63
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I'd really rather see that site redeveloped when there is surplus demand, rather than this musical chairs business.
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Old June 11th, 2005, 06:20 AM   #64
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I'd really rather see that site redeveloped when there is surplus demand, rather than this musical chairs business.
Here's to hoping that many of the older, "abandoned" office spaces convert to residential condos!
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Old June 11th, 2005, 07:39 AM   #65
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Is this the parking lot on the North Side of the Chicago river that is visible from a Brown Line train on the East Side of the tracks going north?
Can somebody be more specific? Is this a "lot" or a garage? And is it one of those cheap 1970's garages that look like my mom's ass, or is it one of those "garages in cognito" or whatever?
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Old June 11th, 2005, 08:26 AM   #66
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^ as much as i might like to think i am, i'm just not terribly familiar with your mother's ass, but i can tell you that it is a nasty 60s multilevel parking garage right on the main branch of the river. this site has been begging for redevelopment for far too long.
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Old June 11th, 2005, 05:24 PM   #67
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but i can tell you that it is a nasty 60s multilevel parking garage .
Wouldn't that be: a "nasty ass" 60s multilevel parking garage? Just wonderin...
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Old June 11th, 2005, 10:37 PM   #68
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The parking garage is unbelievably hideous. As much as I would like redevelopment to wait for office demand to catch up with supply, I will savor the destruction of that garage.
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Old July 27th, 2005, 02:54 AM   #69
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300 north lasalle

i googled 300 north lasalle and a website came up with 4 interesting renderings, however its titled 1997 and 70 stories. looks to me to be dead but skyscrapers.com has a 55 floor building proposed @ 300 n lasalle. btw project 2000 was planned here or vision watever it is was supposed to be around 1900 ft, just an interesting observation during a time of 2000ft towers.300 n lasalle wondering if there was any info floating around
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Old July 27th, 2005, 03:17 AM   #70
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There's already a thread about this project.

Please visit http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=167200 for more information.
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Old July 27th, 2005, 07:58 AM   #71
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woops i didnt realize they were the same
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Old July 29th, 2005, 03:11 PM   #72
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60-story plan for Loop flies under radar

July 29, 2005

BY DAVID ROEDER Business Reporter



Chicago is getting a new skyscraper by a noted architect. Only this project doesn't aspire to any height records.

It's a 60-story office building planned for 300 N. La Salle, on the north bank of the Chicago River. Houston-based developer Hines Interests LP has applied for a zoning change on the property and submitted to city officials a design by architect Jon Pickard.

As an associate of Cesar Pelli, Pickard collaborated on such projects as the Petronas Towers in Malaysia, once the world's tallest, and Chicago's 181 W. Madison tower, which opened in 1990. Pickard's New Haven, Conn.-based firm, Pickard Chilton, opened in 1997.

His Chicago project will attract less attention and public comment than the proposal disclosed this week for a "nation's tallest building'' on the city's lakefront. Architect Santiago Calatrava's design tops out at about 2,000 feet tall, but faces significant regulatory, financial and political obstacles.

Hines Senior Vice President Greg Van Schaack had that deal in mind when he said this about his Pickard building: "I'll tell you this much. It's real. It's going to be built.''

The law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP has signed a 20-year lease for 600,000 square feet in the 1.3-million-square-foot building. Van Schaack said Kirkland will take lower floors while he hopes to sign a corporate headquarters for the upper floors.

Hines has a contract to acquire the site for about $35 million. The selling interests are led by developer Michael Reschke, who once toyed with a design for a "world's tallest building'' on the site.

Van Schaack said that assuming zoning approval is granted, he hopes to begin construction in spring of 2006 and finish it in November of 2008. A parking garage sits on the property.

It's a roughly $400 million project that probably will get an equity investment from a Hines development fund, Van Schaack said.

Pickard's design of glass and stainless steel includes Art Deco elements. The building will include underground parking for 225 cars and a 40-foot setback from the river, Van Schaack said.
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Old July 29th, 2005, 04:44 PM   #73
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Sounds like a great "little" project. Unlike the Fordham or others in the 90 story range, a 60 story project is barely a blip in the Chicago media. No big deal nowadays. I will tell you this, I'll bet my left toe that this project will be completed in a couple of years time. How many people would say that about the Fordham Spire?
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Old July 29th, 2005, 07:08 PM   #74
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wow! now piano, calatrava, and pelli all have buildings planned in chicago
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Old July 29th, 2005, 08:06 PM   #75
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wow! now piano, calatrava, and pelli all have buildings planned in chicago

It's not Pelli. The architect is Jon Pickard and at one time he worked with Cesar Pelli. He now has his own firm.
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Old July 29th, 2005, 08:19 PM   #76
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o i see but 2 is still pretty good
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Old July 30th, 2005, 03:56 AM   #77
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Here be what she be looking like:
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Old July 30th, 2005, 04:00 AM   #78
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Looks quite big. Thanks for the scan (or repost). Cheap suntimes.com
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Old July 30th, 2005, 04:02 AM   #79
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So it will be more of a retro look a la NBC Tower? (Not saying I don't like NBC Tower -- I like it quite a bit.) But I expected something modern rather than post-modern, judging from the architecture firm's website.
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Old July 30th, 2005, 04:06 AM   #80
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I was thinking NBC Tower too...
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