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Old February 8th, 2006, 04:23 AM   #141
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Damn. This is turning out better than I though

And I agree with Adam; we're becoming the Dubai of the US, except replace 2000 footers with 700-1000.
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Old February 8th, 2006, 05:17 AM   #142
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The building looks the same. Not to sure what you mean by the spire?
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Old February 8th, 2006, 05:30 AM   #143
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well, the original height is 775'. When you mentioned it as 809', I wondered whether the building height has increased.
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Old February 8th, 2006, 06:06 AM   #144
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oh. Well the design looks the same. But it is for sure saying height to top of building 809'
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Old February 9th, 2006, 11:43 PM   #145
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oh. Well the design looks the same. But it is for sure saying height to top of building 809'
Okay people here's the skinny... The height of 809' 9" is correct, BUT UNFORTUNATELY, 809' 9" is the height taken from CCD (Chicago City Datum). Remember, heights that are used on Emporis, this forum and the record books are taken from the main entrance. The main entrance for this building is on LaSalle Street, and the street is +25' 9" CCD. So here's what we do... 809' 9" - 25' 9" + 784' 0". That's the height of this building.

My source is from Hines Development, and I can say no more.

Oh, demolition of the parking structure should begin sometimes in March if all goes as planned.
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Old February 9th, 2006, 11:58 PM   #146
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Thank you, BVictor, for following-up. I always appreciate your sleuthings.

Thanks God, the parking structure wil disappear from Chicago River by March.
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Old February 10th, 2006, 01:26 AM   #147
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Awesome! This is one of the most important projects in the City right now IMO. It will serve to cap the northern end of the already-famous LaSalle canyon. Great work on straightening out the height questions butler, I was assuming it was some discrepancy with the parapet before you cleared it up.
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Old February 10th, 2006, 04:17 AM   #148
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Oh, demolition of the parking structure should begin sometimes in March if all goes as planned.
Damn, March? That's awesome!
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Old February 11th, 2006, 02:06 AM   #149
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Just wondering, what is the Chicago City Datum?
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Old February 21st, 2006, 04:51 PM   #150
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I walked by the garage today and noticed a sign stating that it will close as of February 28th. This appears to confirm BVictor's estimate that demolition could start as early as March. Even if the building isn't ever built (and I'm 99% confident it will be), chalk this one up as an aesthetic win
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Old February 21st, 2006, 09:13 PM   #151
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Its fair that we're all excited about the aesthetic improvement a ~800 footer will grant to this presently blighted spot, but as a resident of the area, I voice a far more important excitement about the benefits this building will yield to the feeling of security, safety, and community.

At present, the west side of LaSalle between the river and Kinzie is a dark, dirty, and remote location. I don't feel comfortable with my fiancee walking through the area at night. The plaza and security presence accompanying this building will rectify that.
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Old February 22nd, 2006, 02:14 AM   #152
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Wow I wonder where did you grow up
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Old February 22nd, 2006, 02:33 AM   #153
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Just wondering, what is the Chicago City Datum?
I hope that this answers your question...

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that's not exactly what it means. it doesn't really have anything to do with dirt or roads. what CCD (chicago city datum) refers to is the datum point for the entire city. think of it as a plane at 0'-0" that stretches across the entire city.

from the city clerk's office:
The city datum is hereby established as a plane 17.640 feet below the bench mark cut on top of the bottom stone of granite base at the southeast corner of the Northern Trust Company Bank Building at the northwest corner of S. LaSalle Street and W. Monroe Street.
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Old February 22nd, 2006, 03:52 AM   #154
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I grew up in Calumet City.
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 08:29 AM   #155
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I hope that this answers your question...
Thanks BVictor! It makes sense to me now, I never knew such a thing existed before I saw it on here.
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 01:33 AM   #156
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The Garage at 300 North LaSalle...A TRIBUTE....

Hey why not, even ugly things deserve a decent funeral. Pics taken about 3 hours ago...










Okay, now that this is out of the way, LETS RIP THE FUGLY BITCH DOWN....

OH YEAH, ITS ALREADY UNDERWAY!!!!!



Steely please move this one to Site Prep/ Demo.
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 02:44 AM   #157
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Excellent!!!
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 03:18 AM   #158
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My feeling right now about the parking garage:

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Old March 2nd, 2006, 03:33 AM   #159
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my centiments exactly

this project is wayup there on my list of favs.
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 04:57 AM   #160
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Good news. This tower pwns.
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