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Old February 8th, 2005, 05:27 AM   #21
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I was sorting through my thousands of pics and came across these I took last June. Guess we now know who had the highest bid.



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Old February 8th, 2005, 06:23 AM   #22
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They need a tad bit of help don't they???

Especially getting rid of that ugly ass glass block.

These facades will look better than new once everything is completed.
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Old February 10th, 2005, 03:13 AM   #23
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Just a note, the red brick building on the left (also shown in the giant photo in my previous post) isn't part of the plan. It is the earliest surviving example of Louis Sullivan in the Loop, The Jewelers Bldg, built in 1882. It is on the National Historic Register, so it will remain as it should.
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Old February 10th, 2005, 05:16 AM   #24
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I thought that's what building it was. They should restore that facade as well though, even though it's not apart of the development. Also it's good because it will leave some breathing for the talller structure to the north and not block its windows.
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Old February 10th, 2005, 07:17 AM   #25
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This all seems like such a win-win situation. I hope Bahlman sees the potential of all of this and reverts to being a nag about simply doing it right.
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Old February 10th, 2005, 08:18 AM   #26
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Umm... correct me if I'm wrong (which I know I'm not )... isn't 35 E. Wacker the Jewelers Building? How can we have two buildings with the same name?
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Old February 10th, 2005, 10:31 AM   #27
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Umm... correct me if I'm wrong (which I know I'm not )... isn't 35 E. Wacker the Jewelers Building? How can we have two buildings with the same name?
Yes, you are correct. But buildings change names all the time. The building on Wacker I believe is now known by its address 35 E. Wacker Drive. The building in Wabash by Louis Sullivan was also known as the Jewlers Building. Like there are 2 Sears Towers, the original one on the west side built in 1904 and the 110 story one on Wacker.

It's possible for two different buildings to have the same name. I guess unless the name is copywritten.
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Old February 10th, 2005, 04:48 PM   #28
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Figured it was possible... it just seems sort of foolish
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Old March 1st, 2005, 08:01 AM   #29
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21-39 South Wabash Project


I sent this email this past Friday to the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development


To Whom It May Concern,

My name is Butler Adams, and I am an architecture student. I was trying to find out information on 21-39 South Wabash Avenue and 52-64 East Monroe, which is a proposed condimunium tower of roughly 67-stories. I went to the City of Chicago website and in the January agenda for the
Chicago Plan Commission, it states that it was Tentatively scheduled to be heard at the February 24th meeting. The was no information about this development in this months adgenda minutes that i've just finished reading. I was wondering if you could possibly tell me the outcome of this proposal?

Butler V. Adams
Architecture Student

THE RESPONSE

Butler:

Thank you for your email.

I am an Assistant Commissioner with the Department of Planning &
Development and oversee all projects in the loop.

Right now, we are still discussing internally and reviewing the
proposal. The project has not been heard before the Chicago Plan
Commission, and will not be heard, until our review is complete.

You may obtain a copy of the Planned Development application in Room 1003 of City Hall. This is the document that was filed with the City Council and outlines the proposed project at Wabash/Monroe.

Please call me with any questions.

Nori Greenstein
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Department of Planning & Development
City Hall, 121 N. La Salle, Room 1107
Chicago, IL 60602



I will try to get downtown this Friday and obtain a packet, and i'll let you all know what it says...
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Old March 5th, 2005, 03:28 AM   #30
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21-39 South Wabash A.K.A. MINI-TRUMP (you'll see why I say that when I get the documents I have scanned in.

Well I went to the department of Planning & Development today at city hall to obtain a copy of the application for this project. I swear, I wish that I had known about being able to do this before.

As you know that this is a proposed development, so the numbers that I ab about to post are subject to change. Hopefully though, they won't.

-This building will have roughly 360 residential units.

-This building will have roughly 485 parking spaces.

-Residential floors are 15-67

-Floors 68-69 will be the mechanical penthouse

-The building will rise to the roof, a height of 776' 5"

-The buildings heighest point will rise to 796' 5"

As I said, these figures are subject to change because nothings approved. And if they do change in a direction not to your liking, don't come looking for me.

Also, I'll get those diagrams posted as soon as I can.
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Old March 5th, 2005, 03:52 AM   #31
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Bravo BVic! Nice work. Another landmark tower for the Grant Park skyline.
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Old March 5th, 2005, 04:28 AM   #32
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^ What's on the 21-39 S. Wabash site now?
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Old March 5th, 2005, 04:40 AM   #33
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A row of smaller historical buildings osh. At any rate, great info bvic... too bad about the rediculous abundance of parking though

At any rate... hurry up with those scans... the suspense is eating me alive!!!
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Old March 5th, 2005, 04:53 AM   #34
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^ What's on the 21-39 S. Wabash site now?

Just scroll down the page, and you'll find out.
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Old March 5th, 2005, 07:30 AM   #35
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almost 800ft?? That is larger then i thought it would be. I really hope this will go through, but being that big, I am a little skeptical if it will go through without getting scaled down. I really hope that it won't though.
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Old March 5th, 2005, 05:52 PM   #36
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I can't wait to see your scan, BV.

This building sound exciting--plus they plan to maintain the fronts of historic buildings at the base. I find no fault in it (except for 14 levels of parking--yuck! I wonder how those will look)
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Old March 5th, 2005, 06:40 PM   #37
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"Just scroll down the page, and you'll find out."

^--- FALSE ADVERTISING!!!!! STRING HIM UP!!!!
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Old March 5th, 2005, 07:17 PM   #38
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I find no fault in it (except for 14 levels of parking--yuck! I wonder how those will look)
How do you think that they look when it comes to the Heritage? The Heritage has 600 parking spaces, if you didn't know that. I personally believe that they're trying to evevate the lower residential units above the University Club building on Michigan Avenue. I don't care about the the number of parking spaces, I care about the aaesthetics of the garage. I think that SCB can pull it off.
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Old March 6th, 2005, 03:44 AM   #39
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Remember, no part of this project has been approved, so anything is subject to change.
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Old March 6th, 2005, 03:53 AM   #40
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trump tower, anyone? awesome scans, vic!
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