daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Development News Forums > Highrises > Proposed Highrises



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old October 2nd, 2014, 11:18 PM   #1
munchymunch
Minneapolis==>Chicago
 
munchymunch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Hometown of FLW
Posts: 1,416
Likes (Received): 1166

CHICAGO | LSE Parcel O | 196m | 642ft | 60 fl | Pro

O-hoy, Yet Another Skyscraper Inbound for Lakeshore East



Quote:
The Lakeshore East neighborhood between the Loop and the lake probably isn't one of the most well-known of Chicago's many self-contained communities, but for skyscraper-watchers it's been one of the most exciting few blocks in town. Already home to Studio Gang's famous Aqua tower with another Gang tower likely to soon join it, the planned development conceived as a neighborhood of skyscrapers looks to be gaining yet another. According to bid-monitoring services and also reported by the Chicago Architecture Blog, Magellan Development and McHugh construction are taking bids for an unspecified 60-story mixed use tower "located at the southwest corner of Lakeshore East Park," a description that could only apply to Lakeshore East's infamous "Site O," the narrow strip of undeveloped dirt along Columbus between the Blue Cross Blue Shield building and Aqua tower.

Site O was once thought to be the location of the long-rumored Gang supertall tower, which now appears to be planned for the north end of Lakeshore East instead. Other rumors have flown around about the site for ages, with lots of speculation about whether it would even be possible to build something suitably tall in such a narrow space without the cooperation of the BCBS tower's owners and without disrupting the views of the hotshots who live in Aqua. The rumors began to solidify about a month ago, when we started hearing reports of ground surveying crews taking measurements of the site.

Now, with McHugh and Magellan actively shopping for subcontractors, it seems we can move the long-awaited Site O project from the "rumor" column to the "lookin' pretty good" column. Unfortunately, other than the building having 60 floors and being mixed-use, we don't have any specifics on the design or use. Hopefully Magellan will make an announcement pretty soon, as according to the request for bids they plan to start construction in May 2015.
http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2...shore-east.php

Last edited by desertpunk; October 26th, 2014 at 08:56 AM.
munchymunch no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old October 3rd, 2014, 10:25 PM   #2
desertpunk
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
 
desertpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ELP ~ ABQ
Posts: 55,643
Likes (Received): 53485

My hope is that Magellan hires Jeanne Gang to work out any kinks with Aqua's views.
__________________
We are floating in space...
desertpunk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 24th, 2014, 04:55 AM   #3
munchymunch
Minneapolis==>Chicago
 
munchymunch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Hometown of FLW
Posts: 1,416
Likes (Received): 1166

Renderings

http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2...shore-east.php




Please change to 642 ft
__________________

iamtheSTIG, desertpunk liked this post
munchymunch no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 24th, 2014, 09:50 PM   #4
Eric Offereins
The only way is up
 
Eric Offereins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Rotterdam
Posts: 69,181
Likes (Received): 29183

very uninspiring box design.
Eric Offereins no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 24th, 2014, 10:20 PM   #5
JuanPaulo
Guayaquil Vive Por Ti!
 
JuanPaulo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Honolulu, Hawai'i
Posts: 20,891
Likes (Received): 32168

blah. Nothing special here
JuanPaulo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 26th, 2014, 01:38 AM   #6
citybooster
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 943
Likes (Received): 509

Definitely NOT an inspiring design...hope that changes substantially if approved and developed.
citybooster no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 26th, 2014, 08:57 AM   #7
desertpunk
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
 
desertpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ELP ~ ABQ
Posts: 55,643
Likes (Received): 53485

Yep, bit of a disappointment all around but still a good sign for Chicago's recovery!
__________________
We are floating in space...
desertpunk no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
chicago, lakeshore east, lse parcel o, streeterville

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 05:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium