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Old December 20th, 2005, 06:39 PM   #61
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arent we starting to get a bit too many all glass type buildings?,
to me this isnt very interesting, and very samey with other buildings going up,
and that top thing is that a ****** or something? its kindof of stupid looking,

i wouldnt want to live in it, some glass buildings, is okay, but are we trying to be dallas or something, lets get some different styles going up, this is just building a building just for the sake of building a building,
I prefer a variety as well wong, but this one is a keeper. It has a wonderful design, and a great height fot it's location.
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Old December 20th, 2005, 06:42 PM   #62
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I agree. This is a really well-designed tower and will certainly be unique among Chicago's many right angles.
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Old December 21st, 2005, 04:02 AM   #63
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arent we starting to get a bit too many all glass type buildings?,
to me this isnt very interesting, and very samey with other buildings going up,
and that top thing is that a ****** or something? its kindof of stupid looking,

i wouldnt want to live in it, some glass buildings, is okay, but are we trying to be dallas or something, lets get some different styles going up, this is just building a building just for the sake of building a building,
^Have your choice: glass and steel or pre-cast concrete.

The second choice is pretty much what has been built in River North almost exclusively for the past 5 years
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Old December 21st, 2005, 04:16 AM   #64
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arent we starting to get a bit too many all glass type buildings?,
to me this isnt very interesting, and very samey with other buildings going up,
and that top thing is that a ****** or something? its kindof of stupid looking,

i wouldnt want to live in it, some glass buildings, is okay, but are we trying to be dallas or something, lets get some different styles going up, this is just building a building just for the sake of building a building,
Isn't this the only glass/steel building, existing or currently planned, that is a circle/oval? That makes it pretty unique.

Yes, that's a ****** near the top. And according to my calculations, the "crown" of One Museum Park fits it perfectly.
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Old December 21st, 2005, 04:53 AM   #65
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We are moving away from Loewenberg-style pre-cast buildings to glassy buildings. If you look at the River North as whole, there are plenty of generic pre-cast concrete buildings. Now there are growing number of glassy buildings.

That is a good thing.
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Old December 21st, 2005, 09:07 AM   #66
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I love this building. It will certainly freshen up River North. I only wish the void would have been present in the final design. But, I'll take it anyways.
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Old December 23rd, 2005, 08:15 PM   #67
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Condo Developers Fill Void in $250M Tower Design
By Mark Ruda
Last updated: December 23, 2005 09:28am
http://www.globest.com/news/440_440/.../141416-1.html

CHICAGO-Now that LR Development has closed a five-story “sky window” in its 65-story condominium tower proposed for Huron and Rush streets, the company is hoping to begin construction by early 2007. Also added into the $250-million building’s design, criticized by city officials when it came to the plan commission in late 2003, is a 65,000-sf Canyon Ranch fitness center.

In addition to 330 condominiums and 120 hotel condominiums, the elliptical glass and aluminum building at the southwest corner of Huron and Rush streets will have 38,000 sf of office space for the Chicago diocese of the Episcopal Church, which is providing a ground lease to LR Development. Canyon Ranch will be spread over the 13th through 16th floors in the building at 65 E. Huron St., as well as have a restaurant on the second floor.

The hotel condos are planned for the 18th through 23rd floors, with the residential condos filling the 25th through 65th floors. Gone, however, is a five-story open void below the penthouse units. Filling in the hole at the top of the tower results in a 15% increase in the building’s square footage to nearly 800,000 sf, requiring Thursday’s recommendation by the plan commission.

LR Development president Tom Meeks tells GlobeSt.com units are likely to be priced in the neighborhood of $650 sf. Construction is expected to take about three years, he says, indicating there is no shortage of lenders. “We have a tremendous amont of interest in financing,” Meeks tells GlobeSt.com.

However, opposition remains from the Streeterville Organization of Active Residents, which notes 13 projects are underway or in the works that would add 5,000 units to the neighborhood. In addition, Canyon Ranch is expected to increase traffic, even though the building will include a 450-space valet parking garage.

“We’ve already down-zoned 75% of River North,” says 42nd Ward Alderman Burton Natarus. “We can’t down-zone everything because we’ll get another zoning lawsuit.”
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Old December 23rd, 2005, 08:58 PM   #68
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“We’ve already down-zoned 75% of River North,” says 42nd Ward Alderman Burton Natarus. “We can’t down-zone everything because we’ll get another zoning lawsuit.”
As many of us have said...."you gotta love Natarus!"
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Old December 30th, 2005, 09:18 AM   #69
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Natarus came and spoke in my Land Use class back in law school. I just wish I knew then what I know now about Chicago projects, SOAR, etc. I would've grilled that son of a bitch with questions.

Down-zoning SEVENTY-FIVE PERCENT of River North? You know why they're being sued? Because zoning changes are not supposed to be enacted for the benefit of small groups like these ******* NIMBYs who, for some reason, can't grasp the concept that living within blocks of downtown CHICAGO will entail high-rise construction. If you want your views and your sunlight, don't decide to live in some of the densest residential areas in the city. Take your ass out to the suburbs. You won't be missed.


Sorry for that rant. Had to get it out.
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Old December 30th, 2005, 11:42 PM   #70
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I so agree with you Hydrogen. Who the hell do these NIMBYs think they are anyway? They need to move to the burbs and leave the city to grow.
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Old December 31st, 2005, 06:56 AM   #71
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Not sure if this is new but on my way to work this morning I saw what I thin is a new sign saying coming soon. Also the address is not 65 E Huron anymore they have it as 71 E Huron.
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Old December 31st, 2005, 10:05 PM   #72
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Not sure if this is new but on my way to work this morning I saw what I thin is a new sign saying coming soon. Also the address is not 65 E Huron anymore they have it as 71 E Huron.
It has to be new. The priject was just approved a few weeks ago at the plan commission meeting and it was on the agenda as 65 East Huron. I sent an email to LR asking them the reason for the name change.

It was exciting to see that sign though. I wonder how members of SOAR felt when they saw it?
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 01:29 AM   #73
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 01:55 AM   #74
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It`s great skyscraper, when the construction can start? It`s possible in this year?
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 02:01 AM   #75
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It`s great skyscraper, when the construction can start? It`s possible in this year?
Construction won't begin until sometime in 2007. There's still much work to be done. Marketing of units has yet to begin. They still have to demolish the current structure. We have about a year and a half probably.
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 02:28 AM   #76
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 02:40 AM   #77
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I thought the location was currently a parking lot..?
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 04:45 AM   #78
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Wow, what a beauty. I’d love to have a balcony on +50 floor.
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 05:23 AM   #79
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^ My understanding is that the site contains offices for the Episcopalian Church.
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 05:27 AM   #80
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The rendering in the add looks much more defined.
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