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Old January 24th, 2005, 11:12 PM   #1
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CHICAGO | One South Dearborn | 571ft | 39 fl | Com

I figured I'd start a new thread for construction progress on 1SD. So, here's everything I've taken so far (including some early renderings) and some new shots (taken today) at the very end. Please please please feel free to add to this *cough* Devyn *cough* !!!

rendering of the east facade


rendering of the base (looking southeast)


rendering of the entire structure (looking northeast)


construction status: 8/2004


construction status: 8/2004


construction status: 10/2004


construction status: 10/2004


construction status: 10/2004


window detail: 10/2004


construction status: 12/2004


construction status: 12/2004


construction status: 1/2005


construction status: 1/2005


construction status: 1/2005


construction status: 1/2005


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Old January 25th, 2005, 12:58 AM   #2
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Wow! This building appears to be much better than I'd dared hope, especially after seeing the heavy black (granite?) facade on the Dearborn side of the site. It is very light - I especially admire the design's deft handling of different opacities of glass on the curtain wall.
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Old January 25th, 2005, 01:39 AM   #3
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I'm curious to know how parking ever got to be included in the design of the buliding. I thought no parking structures were allowed within at least block from the elevated loop structure. Am i wrong or did the developer just pull a few strings?
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Old January 25th, 2005, 01:56 AM   #4
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I wasn't aware of that rule ThirdCoast... is it part of the new code? Couple of things though: 1) the building isn't within a block of any elevated lines (the closest would be on Wabash - a block and half away). 2) The approval and construction of 1SD started before the new code took effect anyway, so, it would have been grandfathered in.
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Old January 25th, 2005, 02:29 AM   #5
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well... you have the Dearborn Street Subway right there... im sure that still counts

If 1SD has no parking, then all the better. People should take Metra/CTA to work in the Loop.
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Old January 25th, 2005, 03:09 AM   #6
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this has been a code around along time, that's why you don't see parking structures in the center of the loop elevated structure, except for underground garage at the federal center. to clarify what i meant is that no parking is allowed within the loop elevated structure, except garages are allowed within one block of the inner loop structure, haven't you guys ever wondered why parking garages seem to cluster in certain areas around wells and around lake street, well now you know, because that's the closest parking garages can get to the inner loop. But perhaps that zoning code doesn't exist any longer or as i said the developers could of pulled a few strings like creating a plaza (an unneeded one at that, there's one across the street) in exchange for a parking within the building.
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Old January 25th, 2005, 06:24 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by geoff_diamond
I figured I'd start a new thread for construction progress on 1SD. So, here's everything I've taken so far (including some early renderings) and some new shots (taken today) at the very end. Please please please feel free to add to this *cough* Devyn *cough* !!!

construction status: 10/2004
Geoff, Thanks for the update and pics!

This building is turning out OK, save for a large amount of black granite. As for the parking thing, I have to agree that they probably got some kind of exception in order to get approval for the parking, and the plaza may have been the deal maker. While I would agree we don't really need another plaza, this one isn't very big, and it is directly on the corner, so I think it will be nice. I also like the fact that they had enough sense to set the building back from Dearborn St, so as not to obliterate the view of the Inland Steel building (which is one of my favorites in the Loop).

I am guessing you took this pic (of my apartment ) from your balcony. (only the arrow is pointing at 1SD.) If only you had let me know, I could have left a light on or something.
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Old January 25th, 2005, 06:52 AM   #8
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Ahh... sorry for the misunderstanding ThirdCoast. Now what you said makes lots of sense

Anyway Dev - next time I'm gonna take a shot I'll give u a holla so you can hang ur bald head out ur window ... oh... btw... I lost ur card somewhere along the line... u should shoot me an email or sumthin.
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Old January 27th, 2005, 08:11 AM   #9
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Thank you for the pictures of One South Dearborn. It is going to be another nice building in the loop.
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Old February 22nd, 2005, 05:24 AM   #10
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Two pictures from the east taken on 2-21-05. First one is from Randolph. Second is from Millennium Park.



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Old February 22nd, 2005, 12:27 PM   #11
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thanks for the update!

yep its visible from the park, although, I wonder how much further up it has to go?
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Old February 22nd, 2005, 04:07 PM   #12
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thanks for the update!

yep its visible from the park, although, I wonder how much further up it has to go?
I don't think it will be going up much higher. The concrete core hasn't changed height for months. I imagine any additional height would come from some mechanical enclosures on the roof.
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Old February 22nd, 2005, 07:30 PM   #13
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Yeah, she's pretty much topped out.
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Old February 22nd, 2005, 08:16 PM   #14
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Yeah, she's pretty much topped out.
I think that it will be considered topped out once the last steel beam is in place, but you all are correct. It's not going any higher.
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Old February 22nd, 2005, 08:52 PM   #15
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AJphx... just a visual referance for you. The Bank One Center (131 S Dearborn) at the left of the top pic is 39 floors and 580 feet tall. One South Dearborn is 39 floors and 571 feet. Pretty much exactly the same height.
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Old February 23rd, 2005, 05:26 AM   #16
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I know Butler... that's why I said "pretty much"
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Old February 25th, 2005, 04:17 AM   #17
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can't wait to see how the top of the building will turn out. it should be quite interesting to see...
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Old February 25th, 2005, 08:26 PM   #18
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Just a quickie shot I grabbed on my way by this afternoon.

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Old March 4th, 2005, 11:22 PM   #19
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I present one of the weakest photos ever posted to the forum. I took it from a friend's apartment near North and Wells. Snapfish's automatic reduction in resolution adds to the pathos.


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Old March 5th, 2005, 04:38 AM   #20
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There's absolutely nothing wrong with that picture

But, I'll a crappy one of my own that I grabbed today on my way by. The steel columns that will frame the white curtain-like feature at the top have begun to appear (although, you really can't see them in this shot).

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