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Old February 22nd, 2006, 01:04 AM   #701
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Re: CHA redevelopment. I'm not crazy about the fences surrounding the townhouses. Other than that it looks OK, but nothing special.
^ Fences around townhouses aren't new--you can see them pretty much everywhere in the city. Lets not make the horrendous mistake of confusing a gate in front of a townhouse with a "gated community"
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Old February 26th, 2006, 03:13 PM   #702
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From the real estate section in today's Tribune website:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/classi...realestate-hed This refers to Lexington Park which will span on Cermak Road from Michigan to Indiana Avenues.

An Ireland-based developer will tap into Chicago's condo market, building a 333-unit project in the city's Near South neighborhood.

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/classi...realestate-hed This reference to Huron Loft and Flair Tower.

A 27-story condo tower planned for the River North neighborhood, at 212 E. Erie St., is being designed to complement historic architecture in buildings surrounding it.

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Old February 26th, 2006, 06:37 PM   #703
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Old February 26th, 2006, 06:44 PM   #704
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mabey someone here knows.
iv noticed this crane as im driving on the 90/94 right around Fulton street and halsted (if i were to have to guess on the location.) the crane is erected on the west side of the highway. its only been up for a few months now so im curiouse what the constructin is for?what development is going up there? thanks for your info
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Old February 26th, 2006, 07:53 PM   #705
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mabey someone here knows.
iv noticed this crane as im driving on the 90/94 right around Fulton street and halsted (if i were to have to guess on the location.) the crane is erected on the west side of the highway. its only been up for a few months now so im curiouse what the constructin is for?what development is going up there? thanks for your info
It's 740 Fulton. http://www.thrushrealestate.com/html/740fulton.htm
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Old February 26th, 2006, 07:57 PM   #706
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I don't think these were ever posted.

757 Orleans - 22 stories


The Emerald- 12 stories
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Old February 26th, 2006, 09:31 PM   #707
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^ Yeah, that's a development that Victor took snapshots of at a Plan Commission meeting a few months ago. There are better photos somewhere, but it would take some effort to find them..
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Old February 28th, 2006, 10:37 PM   #708
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Also, there is a new 40 story condo tower proposed for 664 North Michigan Avenue. This is the location where the Terra Museum used to be. I don't have a rendering yet, but here is the website.

http://www.theresidenceschicago.com/
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Old March 1st, 2006, 02:57 AM   #709
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^will the street level be reserved for the high-end retailers? I hope they do.
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Old March 1st, 2006, 03:05 AM   #710
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Does anyone know what, if any, buildings exist on the site of the proposed Lexington Park condo? From Google maps, I see a large vacant lot on the corner of Michigan and Cermak and what looks to be an old 3 or 4-flat on the Indiana corner. From maps.a9.com, it looks like the old 3-flat is pretty rundown and is being torn down, which means it was torn down(?)

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Old March 1st, 2006, 03:56 AM   #711
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For some reason, whenever I see balconies on a building, I feel it 'cheapens' the design. (Marina City is the obvious exception to this.)
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Old March 1st, 2006, 04:16 AM   #712
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So then you guys don't like the Intercontinental tower proposal, as I think that has balconies too.
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Old March 1st, 2006, 04:34 AM   #713
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Doesn't the Fordham Spire have them also?
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Old March 1st, 2006, 04:45 AM   #714
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I believe so. I think it was Shawn who went to one of those community meetings and mentioned of them. I'm sure they'll be much more hidden than any normal balcony though.
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Old March 1st, 2006, 06:07 AM   #715
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So then you guys don't like the Intercontinental tower proposal, as I think that has balconies too.
Well, I actually really love that tower.

I dunno... I guess I don't like when the balconies draw attention to themselves?
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Old March 1st, 2006, 06:29 AM   #716
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Does anyone know what, if any, buildings exist on the site of the proposed Lexington Park condo? From Google maps, I see a large vacant lot on the corner of Michigan and Cermak and what looks to be an old 3 or 4-flat on the Indiana corner. From maps.a9.com, it looks like the old 3-flat is pretty rundown and is being torn down, which means it was torn down(?)
The Cermak-Indiana Flats were torn down last year. The rest of the empty lot used to be the Lexington Hotel (hence the name of the new development), site of Geraldo Rivera's infamous opening of the empty Al Capone vault. The only remaining buildings on the site are a couple of very small buildings (former site of the Velvet Lounge and a fast food restaurant), which have closed/moved on. The site is basically a clean slate waiting to be built on at this point.
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 12:51 AM   #717
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Here's the larger image


And the weird base
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 03:41 AM   #718
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nice! i like the top!
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Old March 3rd, 2006, 07:35 AM   #719
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Why is that base weird? It's just not modern. I like the ornamentation.
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Old March 3rd, 2006, 07:52 AM   #720
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Isn't that the base of the current building next door ? Is that building going to be incorporated into the new development ?
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