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Old July 26th, 2005, 01:01 AM   #41
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Rush street has a lowrise streetscape? Do you mean north of Oak, until Division? South of Delaware is pretty damn dense.
pretty much from where it goes from north/south and starts diagioning....particularly in the restaurant stretch around Carmine's, Gibsons, etc.
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Old July 26th, 2005, 03:33 AM   #42
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^What are the materials being used for the exterior of the building, and will there be any stone/terra cotta etc detailing? Also, what retailers have they obtained for the base (how many sf of retail)? I guess a little more detail about the "European driveway" would be nice, ie what will the layout be, what kind of materials (brick? concrete?) will be used.
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Old July 26th, 2005, 03:42 AM   #43
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Very nice design!
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Old July 26th, 2005, 03:52 AM   #44
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I have a meeting with the project manager of the Elysian this wednesday, so if anyone has any questions that they'd like me to ask post them here.
You have got a busy Webnesday my friend. But it will be an awesome busy Wednesday. Looking foward to your posts BVictor1.
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Old July 30th, 2005, 05:22 AM   #45
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So was it this past Wednesday or the coming Wednesday (8/03)?
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Old July 30th, 2005, 07:02 AM   #46
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Okay, sorry about the delay in posting this information, but I've been busy with work and other things.

Well, I did get a chance to talk with the project manager of the building, and this is what I found out...

-The base of the building up to about the 4th floor will be a limestone veneer, while the rest of the building will be clad in precast concrete panels: This is basically the baby sister of Park Tower.

-They want to begin construction sometime in the forth quarter. They have just finished the asbestos removal within the buildings that will be demolished.

-The building currently rises to a height of 661' 2 1/8"

-This building will also have a damper system like Park Tower which will help with the sway. Remember, this building is quite narrow.

That's all that I have for now...
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Old July 30th, 2005, 08:05 AM   #47
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Hopefully better done than Park Tower. Thanks for this + Fordham info.
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Old July 30th, 2005, 07:03 PM   #48
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I happen to like Park Tower. It's not earth-shattering design, but, I think it works quite well for its site.
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Old July 30th, 2005, 09:16 PM   #49
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^Me too, Park Tower is kind of nice.

I think the Elysian will probably be an attractive building. However, looking at the River North skyline, I hope it is the last of an excessively large collection of light-brown concrete buildings. I look forward to a few brushstrokes of some different colors entering into the River North scene in the next 2 decades
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Old July 31st, 2005, 02:10 AM   #50
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I think 55 East Erie was a nice departure as far as color goes... I'm always a fan of stark white on a huge structure... unfortunately, the architecture itself leaves a whole helluva lot to be desired.
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Old August 17th, 2005, 04:52 PM   #51
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The 7 eleven and surrounding buildings are being demolished right now for this new tower.
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Old August 17th, 2005, 06:24 PM   #52
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^Thanks. Can't wait for this one. Definitely one of my top 5 favorites.
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Old August 23rd, 2005, 04:17 PM   #53
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I just saw the latest drawing for this building yesterday. It seems the height of the building that I saw is different once again. Drawing showed to the top of the spires 735'. I'll try looking again and see if I can see what they show the height at street level being so I can tell if the 735' is correct.
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Old August 23rd, 2005, 05:53 PM   #54
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That's very good news. I didn't want such a beautiful building to stay in the 600's.
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Old August 23rd, 2005, 07:32 PM   #55
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I just saw the latest drawing for this building yesterday. It seems the height of the building that I saw is different once again. Drawing showed to the top of the spires 735'. I'll try looking again and see if I can see what they show the height at street level being so I can tell if the 735' is correct.
I don't see them tacking on 75' to the building suddenly. When I went to the project managers office last month and saw the tower elevations the height stood at 661' 2 1/8", and he told me that the height was lower because of cost savings. We might just have to wait until construction begins, when the final construction documents are completed. But i just can't picture the sudden re-increase in height.
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Old August 23rd, 2005, 09:41 PM   #56
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I just saw the latest drawing for this building yesterday. It seems the height of the building that I saw is different once again. Drawing showed to the top of the spires 735'. I'll try looking again and see if I can see what they show the height at street level being so I can tell if the 735' is correct.
My guess is what you saw was the 707' old height figure plus some additional height added to the building by measuring from CCD (Chicago City Datum, the mean elevation for the city located below the surface of the street). But hey, I could be and hope I am wrong. The true way to find out for sure is to visit the construction trailor once work is underway.
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Old August 24th, 2005, 06:34 AM   #57
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By the Skyscraperpage, status of this skyscraper is construction, not proposed
Where exacly this building will be located?
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Old August 25th, 2005, 01:22 AM   #58
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It's not under construction yet, the site is still being cleared. The last building on the Elysian site is on it's way down...
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Old August 25th, 2005, 02:21 AM   #59
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By the Skyscraperpage, status of this skyscraper is construction, not proposed
don't pay any attention to the skyscraperpage diagrams when it comes to chicago skyscraper construction status. go to either emporis or the chicago boom rundown thread linked to in my signature below to get current and accurate info on the status of the dozens of skyscraper proposals currently on the table for chicago.
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Old August 30th, 2005, 03:53 AM   #60
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hey from philly. i love the design of elysian. it looks old world-ish, but i think it fits in with chicago, an old city with a lot of history. i think too much of these modern buildings makes cities look the same, and a lot of them don't look architecturally significant. philly is having a number of big stuff go up. a modern looking building that i think is architectually well done (comcast tower) and a more traditional high-rise that is not nearly as tall but i think comparable in design is the new rittenhouse tower by robert a m stern architects (something like that). i don't know if i had a point to this post, i tend to ramble on, but hope i sparked some conversation. i'll be talking to u chicago-ites soon. peace.
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