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Old February 21st, 2009, 06:22 PM   #321
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Any questions for the developer?

Joe Askins, my YoChicago editor, has scheduled a video interview with the developer at the building this coming week. We'll be going up to some high floors and shooting video and stills.

If you have any questions for the developer, post them or message me and I'll do my best to get answers.
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Old February 24th, 2009, 02:32 AM   #322
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This is going to look way better than i was expecting.
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 03:37 AM   #323
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Taken on 2/28:
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Old March 13th, 2009, 04:54 AM   #324
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Any questions for the developer?

Our photo / video tour at the top of Legacy with the developer has been rescheduled several times due to weather. We're all hoping for a clear, sunny day and are currently scheduled for a week from tomorrow.

If you have any questions for the developer, we'll pose and report the answers.
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Old March 16th, 2009, 07:33 AM   #325
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A video view of the Michigan Ave streetscape

... with a focus on Legacy. Watch the video at YoChicago.
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Old March 17th, 2009, 04:36 PM   #326
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Very nice tower.
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 08:41 PM   #327
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Waterview crane in the foreground, Park Monroe to the right:

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Old April 3rd, 2009, 08:52 PM   #328
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how much left on this badboy?
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 10:10 PM   #329
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Just the mechanical penthouse, which they've already started. You can kind of see it growing in the pics above. I'll post another tonight, taken from 15 floors higher.
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Old April 4th, 2009, 01:57 AM   #330
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i work down the street from this building. i see it every day. it is clean. it is sleek. it is thoroughly modern....but IN MY OPINION, it is totally soulless, right down to the completely arbitrary slightly curved facade on wabash.

as much as i hated hearing clients tell me my own stuff "didn't look like a residential building", i gotta admit it about this one: it doesn't look like a residential building. this feels like an extremely well-detailed suburban office building with a few balconies cut in.

i respect scb a lot, but isn't this really just a tall background building? it makes the p/h towers at roosevelt and LSD look overly baroque in their design which is saying a lot because scb's drawing weigh about 25 pounds more than p/h's.

i'm curious, what do you all think?

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Old April 4th, 2009, 02:54 AM   #331
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what defines what "looks like a residential building"? balconies? truth be told, in terms of most international-style design, i don't see any differentiation between purposes (which I suppose is kind of the point). I don't see anything in the JHC that makes part of it inherently residential anymore than anything in the Sears Tower that makes it inherently office. The only thing I can definitely state about what makes a building look "residential" is the presence of balconies everywhere, but the absence thereof does not automatically make me assume it's an office building.
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Old April 4th, 2009, 06:09 AM   #332
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but IN MY OPINION, it is totally soulless, right down to the completely arbitrary slightly curved facade on wabash.
I happen to like it, if only for it's height and glassy-ness. Helps to balance out the stone streetwall along MI Ave. But it doesn't have a truly distinctive character that's memorable, I suppose.

Assuming you could change/add/delete anything, to 'give it soul', what would you do?
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Old April 4th, 2009, 07:38 AM   #333
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i personally think there's too much consistency in the glass. i like a little more expression of materiality. maybe some metal panels or spandrels? maybe a little more transparency in the glass like 600 fairbanks and 860-880 LSD?
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Old April 6th, 2009, 05:28 PM   #334
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I like that it's all glass, because it's clean and simple. But you're right, 600 Fairbanks is all glass, but seems to have more character.

One more, from higher up, with the lake in the background. (Excuse the glare.)
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Old April 6th, 2009, 05:48 PM   #335
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I thought this was going to be higher.
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Old April 7th, 2009, 07:28 AM   #336
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I am assuming this picture was taken from 300 N LaSalle. Waterview Tower would totally block this view! Maybe it's blessing in disguise for 300 N LaSalle.

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I like that it's all glass, because it's clean and simple. But you're right, 600 Fairbanks is all glass, but seems to have more character.

One more, from higher up, with the lake in the background. (Excuse the glare.)
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Old April 8th, 2009, 12:07 AM   #337
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For some reason this really stands out to me. the building is just kinda BAM! right there behind the Michigan Ave streetwall with not much around it. Compared to Trump it really shows itself and draws your attention. Not sure if in a good way though...
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Old April 18th, 2009, 02:23 AM   #338
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Views from the 71st floor of Legacy

We rode the construction elevator to the 72nd floor of Legacy this afternoon, found that the views were obstructed by screening, and retreated to the wide-open 71st floor. Here are some teaser shots taken by me - we'll have lots more early next week, including panoramas from our staff photographer Michael Kardas. And, we'll have some panoramic videos to give you a 360 view from the project.


The view to the north


View to the southeast

Larger versinso: north view / southeast view.

In my take, these are some of the very best views to be had in Chicago. The 71st floor will be a single unit 10,000 square-foot penthouse with floor-to-ceiling windows.

Our thanks to Jim Hanson of Mesa Development for hosting us on this tour. According to Jim, the top of the building will be lit, and the lighting will be powered by photovoltaic cells. You can hear his description of that when we post videos next week.
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Old April 18th, 2009, 06:52 AM   #339
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A 71st floor north-facing panorama



Shot by Joe Askins, our editor, this afternoon. The unit we shot from has 13-foot ceilings and will have floor-to-ceiling windows, except for a foot-high knee-wall.

Much larger versions of this image are available at Flickr. Pardon the distortion, but we're amateur photographers. I'm betting the panos from our staff photographer will be dazzling.
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Old April 19th, 2009, 10:00 PM   #340
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staff photographer? need another? where do I sign up?
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