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Old November 15th, 2005, 11:27 PM   #81
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Old November 16th, 2005, 12:09 AM   #82
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Old November 19th, 2005, 07:57 AM   #83
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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.
I'm not anti-beige or pro glass. Its just that when you have so much of anything in one area, it makes it look dull and boring. This building will just be viewed as another beige building and blend in with the rest of them. It's elegant details will be lost in a sea of beige. Lets get some color over there.
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Old November 19th, 2005, 12:11 PM   #84
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I'm not anti-beige or pro glass. Its just that when you have so much of anything in one area, it makes it look dull and boring. This building will just be viewed as another beige building and blend in with the rest of them. It's elegant details will be lost in a sea of beige. Lets get some color over there.
I don't think that'll be a problem with this building.
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Old November 19th, 2005, 04:28 PM   #85
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whoa that is one sweet design,for some of you guys that don't like it miami's always up for a trade.. anyways i love the amount of detail it really looks stunning,another great one for chicago!
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Old November 19th, 2005, 05:13 PM   #86
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miami's always up for a trade..
Really? Wanna trade your Empire Towers (that's the name for proposed 1200ft tall all-residential twin towers?) for Elysian Hotel?
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Old November 19th, 2005, 05:22 PM   #87
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nope not really i was thinking more of an exchange of this ugly one,there about the same height and it has that black glass you guys like--so how about it,where do i go to pick it up.
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Old November 20th, 2005, 02:26 AM   #88
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nope not really i was thinking more of an exchange of this ugly one,there about the same height and it has that black glass you guys like--so how about it,where do i go to pick it up.
Who designed that thing, Montezuma?
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Old November 20th, 2005, 03:26 AM   #89
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Really? Wanna trade your Empire Towers (that's the name for proposed 1200ft tall all-residential twin towers?) for Elysian Hotel?

Are those the twin black towers? No offense to Miami (because I like many of the other projects) but I wouldn't want those ANYWHERE near Chicago. Those are FUGLY!!!!!!(at least in the renderings). Give me the Elysian or just about any other tall projects in Miami or Chicago over those.
I hope they turn out better then they do in the renderings. Even many on the Miami page seemed a underwhelmed by the design.
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Old November 20th, 2005, 04:00 AM   #90
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I like them now that they aren't so 80's ish (from the original renderings). They look rather sleek but I'd need better renderings to make a real judgement.
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Old November 20th, 2005, 04:07 PM   #91
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I strongly dislike that one, but if the building comes with free palm trees, I will take it.
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Old November 23rd, 2005, 03:42 AM   #92
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Are those the twin black towers? No offense to Miami (because I like many of the other projects) but I wouldn't want those ANYWHERE near Chicago. Those are FUGLY!!!!!!(at least in the renderings). Give me the Elysian or just about any other tall projects in Miami or Chicago over those.
I hope they turn out better then they do in the renderings. Even many on the Miami page seemed a underwhelmed by the design.
there not that bad anymore

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Old November 23rd, 2005, 03:46 AM   #93
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They sure aren't! Wow, enjoy!
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Old January 19th, 2006, 01:09 AM   #94
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I have a brand new height for The Elysian. I called the project manager yesterday, and he returned my call this morning. As of this moment, The Elysian is 700'-5" to the top of the spires. Once construction begins we will be able to visually confirm this by looking at the blueprints opurselves, but I believe that this figure comes form the most reliable source I have, the frickin' project manager.
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Old January 19th, 2006, 01:10 AM   #95
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Great news!
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Old January 19th, 2006, 04:46 AM   #96
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^ BVictor... what is going on now with the Elysian? Are they waiting for further sales before getting started on construction, or are they moving full speed ahead?
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Old January 19th, 2006, 04:56 AM   #97
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That it the last height I saw on the blueprints also.
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Old January 19th, 2006, 05:23 AM   #98
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I don't think it is sales, because the latest figure I remember was 70% sold.
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Old January 19th, 2006, 05:40 AM   #99
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I have a brand new height for The Elysian. As of this moment, The Elysian is 700'-5" to the top of the spires.

WOW!
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Old January 19th, 2006, 10:59 PM   #100
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^ BVictor... what is going on now with the Elysian? Are they waiting for further sales before getting started on construction, or are they moving full speed ahead?
As far as I know they are waiting on permits. But I don't know the innerworkings of the development, so there might be other issues as well. I was told that they want to begin to pothole the site beginning in April I believe.
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