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Old January 23rd, 2006, 07:05 PM   #101
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I just took a day trip to Chicago last weekend and stumbled across the site for the Elysian. Holy crap, that's going to be a beautifully dense area when it's complete.
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Old January 31st, 2006, 08:57 PM   #102
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I got a new highresolution rendering yesterday. Now I have the original of what they sent me, and one that was edited just a little in photoshop for the contrast. I will post them both, then you guys choose which you prefer. The one you pick is the one I will upload to Emporis.

This is the original.


This is the manipulated one.
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Old January 31st, 2006, 09:33 PM   #103
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the second seems to have more contrast
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Old January 31st, 2006, 10:35 PM   #104
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Agreed - the second image makes the building easier to understand at a glance.
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Old January 31st, 2006, 11:39 PM   #105
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Second one really helps it pop out, so to speak. Also (I think I asked this before) but is the roof now gray/silver? I really hope it's still green.
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Old February 1st, 2006, 03:21 AM   #106
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Old February 1st, 2006, 04:36 AM   #107
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This tower is absolutely beautiful. I can't wait until this is finished.
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 12:41 AM   #108
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Well everyone asked for the 2nd image so here it is.

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Old February 5th, 2006, 08:22 PM   #109
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elysian hotel

the skyscraperpage still lists this building at 205 meters and emporis at 213 meters and i read that the height was increased so why is it still listed at 205 m.on skysraperpage?
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Old February 24th, 2006, 08:01 PM   #110
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there not that bad anymore

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OMG.....its the attack of the giant ionic breezes that ate miami.......

....hurry call your friends they won't have a chance after smelling all that freshly ionized air.......


seriously is there any word when Elysian might start......wondering why there is this delay?
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Old March 20th, 2006, 09:15 PM   #111
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I contacted Elysian sales center yesterday and they are saying within 6-12 weeks groundbreaking will take place or as soon as all permits are cleared. They say sales are also very good but no percentage was specified. Good news as I was worried financing fell through or some other obstacles may have arisen.
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Old March 20th, 2006, 11:23 PM   #112
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^ Great. Now we can look forward to having the western view of 900 North Mich. blocked out by Park Tower #2, I mean Elysian .

I don't think this building fits in with JH cluster. We don't need another Park Tower look alike in the same cluster.

For the sake of the Chicago skyline, this building cannot be built.
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Old March 20th, 2006, 11:43 PM   #113
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^ Great. Now we can look forward to having the western view of 900 North Mich. blocked out by Park Tower #2, I mean Elysian .

I don't think this building fits in with JH cluster. We don't need another Park Tower look alike in the same cluster.

For the sake of the Chicago skyline, this building cannot be built.
As far as the "sake of the skyline"...there are ton far worse proposed highrises out there to gripe at. When first proposed I had the same thoughts about it but now I really think it will just blend in, not stand out... which at 700' tall is all you really want from a building like this one that is not setting any benchmarks in architectual creativity.

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Old March 22nd, 2006, 06:14 AM   #114
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Quote:
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^ Great. Now we can look forward to having the western view of 900 North Mich. blocked out by Park Tower #2, I mean Elysian .

I don't think this building fits in with JH cluster. We don't need another Park Tower look alike in the same cluster.

For the sake of the Chicago skyline, this building cannot be built.

personally park tower #2 sounds like a great thing to me... park tower is the sweetest tower in chicago. Slender classy tours are where it's at.
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Old March 22nd, 2006, 07:24 AM   #115
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^ Great. Now we can look forward to having the western view of 900 North Mich. blocked out by Park Tower #2, I mean Elysian .

I don't think this building fits in with JH cluster. We don't need another Park Tower look alike in the same cluster.

For the sake of the Chicago skyline, this building cannot be built.
I thought I was the only one to speak of such heresy. But seriously, I agree. While I think the overall beaux-arts design is quite nice, especially the courtyard (nice touch Lucien), the scale is much too large for the area. 60 stories on Walton and Rush?!? That's a tiny corner.

But I'm curious anyway, which side of Walton will the courtyard be on? From most images, if you're looking south on it, it seems the courtyard will be on Delaware, but on the Elysian website (on the live at Elysian page), the standard image is reversed. Personally, I think if it had to be built, that the courtyard would look better on Rush and Walton, as opposed to Delaware. Let the east side of block "air out"....
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 03:15 AM   #116
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That's a tiny corner.
All the more reason to bust the banality with a huge tower. **** scale.
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Old March 24th, 2006, 12:37 AM   #117
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All the more reason to bust the banality with a huge tower. **** scale.
^ word
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Old April 30th, 2006, 03:47 AM   #118
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Any word on how sales are going with the Elysian? I want this beauty built damn it!
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for the Pelasgians, too, were a Greek nation originally from the Peloponnesus
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 April 30th, 2006, 04:05 AM   #119
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I think sales are fine and not what is keeping this building behind. But I expect it'll be under construction by summer's end for sure.
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Old April 30th, 2006, 06:23 PM   #120
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Thanks Spyguy, I hope so.
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for the Pelasgians, too, were a Greek nation originally from the Peloponnesus
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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