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Old August 30th, 2005, 06:34 AM   #61
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Yup. I agree with you. I love a lot of the stainless steel, glassy Modernist buildings going up of late, but I really do like the Elysians and Park Hyatts. There is something very cool about the way Inner Lake Shore Drive looks. A touch of the old, at the detailing is always nice.
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Old September 7th, 2005, 09:20 PM   #62
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The site is ready to start construction taken on this monday:
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Old September 7th, 2005, 11:49 PM   #63
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Yay. They even have "fancy" lighting for the advertisement.
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Old October 6th, 2005, 06:09 AM   #64
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So now, is there any news on this tower as of late?
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Old October 6th, 2005, 06:17 AM   #65
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I think there is still some demolition going on.
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Old October 6th, 2005, 06:33 AM   #66
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Ah, I see.
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Old October 14th, 2005, 04:28 AM   #67
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Just saw the new in progress drawings today. The height is indeed 735'.
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Old October 14th, 2005, 05:07 AM   #68
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Really now? That's great news, as you may know that this is my favorite building going up.
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Old October 14th, 2005, 05:24 AM   #69
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I would have to say its one of my favorites. I think maybe because I like the Park tower so much and this one just has that same feel to it.
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Old October 14th, 2005, 05:31 AM   #70
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Just saw the new in progress drawings today. The height is indeed 735'.
Interesting...

When I saw the drawings in July the height was 662'.

Not that I am complaining about the additional 70', but I find it odd. The project manager told me that the floor-ceiling heights had been lowered because it was less expensive. I will have to call him tomorrow.

Hmmm...very, very interesting.
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Old October 14th, 2005, 05:53 AM   #71
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The taller the better.
Hey guys, I'm looking to invest in a 2 bed 2 bath condo in either the Waterview, or the Elysian. What's your take? Which one of these will be more rentable/saleable? Also, which one will appreciate faster?
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for the Pelasgians, too, were a Greek nation originally from the Peloponnesus
The Roman Antiquities of Dionysius of Halicarnassus
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Macedonia, of course, is a part of Greece". Strabo, VII, Frg. 9
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Old October 14th, 2005, 06:16 AM   #72
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Do we really need more beige condos? At least make it a different color or something. How about all glass? Sorry but I get annoyed with all of the beige. I think it detracts from Chicago's architectural landscape.
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Old October 14th, 2005, 06:24 AM   #73
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I have to disagree. This is no ordinary beige condo tower if we can hope that the details in the rendering go into the final product. The height, the classy details, the European driveway will all add a sense of style that you just can't get with a regular glass building. And then add in all the hotel amenities they provide for you and all those "salons" and you get an impressive flagship building.

And anyway, there are enough blue glass towers for your heart's content, so don't worry about this one.
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Old October 14th, 2005, 06:25 AM   #74
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chicagogeorge id say the waterveiw will be a better investment becouse of its location ,its height,and the veiws, and location , and location ,and location...... so yeh id say waterveiw , but there both a nice buy. so good luc k on that and let us know how that works out for you
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Old October 14th, 2005, 06:32 AM   #75
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Well Elysian is pretty damn close to N. Michigan, so it's not that bad either. But I agree, if you're looking mainly at profit, I'd also say Waterview because of the Shangri-la name anf river. But you never know how good this Elysian hotel might be.
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Old October 14th, 2005, 05:18 PM   #76
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The taller the better.
Hey guys, I'm looking to invest in a 2 bed 2 bath condo in either the Waterview, or the Elysian. What's your take? Which one of these will be more rentable/saleable? Also, which one will appreciate faster?
You lucky dog - would that I were facing a similarly pleasant dilemma. Waterview will benefit greatly from a perpetually obstruction-free North face to the river, as well as the diagonal front to the Southeast. In addition, my gut tells me that the riverfront will be an increasingly hot commodity in the coming years (especially so w/the developing river walks).

Floor-to-ceiling windows rock.

But then, I'm sitting in the peanut gallery.
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Old October 15th, 2005, 11:55 PM   #77
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^
Thanks for your advice guys. I think either way both buildings are going to be great investments. I'm going to do a bit more research.

I wish I could actually afford to live in either one, and not just flip them for a profit.
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The Roman Antiquities of Dionysius of Halicarnassus
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...assus/1B*.html

Macedonia, of course, is a part of Greece". Strabo, VII, Frg. 9
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...ragments*.html

But north of the gulf, the first inhabitants are Greeks called Epirotes....
Procopius
http://books.google.com/books?id=9m6...page&q&f=false

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Old October 16th, 2005, 05:27 AM   #78
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Do we really need more beige condos? At least make it a different color or something. How about all glass? Sorry but I get annoyed with all of the beige. I think it detracts from Chicago's architectural landscape.
^I couldn't agree more.

River North needs to hurry up and start building in a different color to offset the beige-ness of its skyline, or else it will be condemned for eternity
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Old November 15th, 2005, 06:41 PM   #79
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Does anybody know when contruction is supposed to start?
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Old November 15th, 2005, 11:23 PM   #80
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I just called the sales center for the Elysian, and they said that construction won't begin until early 2006. Sometime in January or February They are still waiting on some construction permits.
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