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Old March 19th, 2007, 05:54 AM   #81
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Ah, this building is ok. The top isn't bad. IMO, the skyline is better with this tower.

Yes, I agree and the brick is great.

Come on the location needs a building like this.

Just wait for Park Michigan.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 07:54 PM   #82
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While there is certainly nothing spectacular about this building, I think that it is a solid building...and will provide a little variety once tall, glassy buildings such as OMP, OMPW, and Park Michigan (and possibly the two more tall Museum Park buildings on Roosevelt) go up nearby.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 08:23 PM   #83
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Old March 20th, 2007, 01:20 AM   #84
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^Don't forget Park 1000 which is supposed to break ground in early May according to the sales office.

http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=102143
Park 1000 has a real lower Manhattan feel to it with its solid massing. Hopefully it will look as substantial after its execution.
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Old April 16th, 2007, 08:17 AM   #85
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Old April 17th, 2007, 06:22 PM   #86
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Saw last night that the tower crane is comming down.
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Old April 17th, 2007, 08:35 PM   #87
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^ You think that tower crane could possibly go to OMP west next?
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Old April 17th, 2007, 08:58 PM   #88
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No unfortunately there along way away from putting up another crane. I had an extended conversation with one of the Bovis supervisors. Their at least a month away before they begin drilling real caissons. I'll post the rest in OMPW thread.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 05:25 AM   #89
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Old June 10th, 2007, 11:50 PM   #90
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I think this building is a nice addition to the area. The color of it is refreshing where everything else in the area is basically white/beige or glass. The top is a nice design element as well as I am glad it is not just a flat roof. The red bricks look really nice as the sun is setting. Nothing too special, but a nice filler building IMO. I like it.

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Old June 11th, 2007, 04:18 PM   #91
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I agree Chi649 here are some morning sun shots.



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Old June 11th, 2007, 08:51 PM   #92
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BUILDING TRANSFORMATION

Looking at these pictures one can see that 1130 S. Micihigan is under-going a transformation. The new windows are changing the architectural character of the original building. I think it looks much better with the new "tinted" windows.


Another case in-point is the Elm Street Plaza 1130 N. Dearborn St. It was recently fitted with new windows too, and looks a lot better than the original building.

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Old June 13th, 2007, 04:12 PM   #93
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I was at Michigan and Balbo the other night looking south and I thought something looked awry with 1130 - something looked... improved. I wasn't aware that this was happening to the tower, but, it is a huge upgrade! Good catch MWR.
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Old June 14th, 2007, 05:41 AM   #94
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I have to admit. They look great!. So it's even more competition in the South Loop for 1250 S Michigan (my unit is on the 12th floor).
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I was at Michigan and Balbo the other night looking south and I thought something looked awry with 1130 - something looked... improved. I wasn't aware that this was happening to the tower, but, it is a huge upgrade! Good catch MWR.
They need to do the same thing to River Plaza by TTC and also a few places in the Gold Coast.
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They need to do the same thing to River Plaza by TTC and also a few places in the Gold Coast.

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Old June 16th, 2007, 01:43 AM   #97
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Columbian - what is better?

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While there is certainly nothing spectacular about this building, I think that it is a solid building...and will provide a little variety once tall, glassy buildings such as OMP, OMPW, and Park Michigan (and possibly the two more tall Museum Park buildings on Roosevelt) go up nearby.
Help me here, this appears to be a fine building, material, etc. But I am not sure why folks seem disappointed; so what completed buildings or under construction in the South Loop will even match the whole package from size, location, architecture, quality of material, etc.? For discussion sakes, let's exclude One Museum Tower. The new rental tower to the south looks nice, but it does not stand out for some reason. The Columbian blows doors on anything thus far on Michigan ave, especially the cheapened Vue stuff.
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Old June 16th, 2007, 06:41 AM   #98
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Well, 1720 springs to mind... but, that might be further south than you have in mind. It doesn't matter if we're not gettinga anything "better" than the Columbian, we still shouldn't have to settle for neo-classical garbage.
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Would you have been happier without the pyramid roof?

Very little about this building is neo-classical per se. Its facades are organized traditionally, but that could encompass gothic, classical, prairie, deco, or several other styles. Columbian lacks defining ornamentation, which is a trait associated with modernism. The building is kind of boring, but it IS competent and makes no "what the hell were they thinking?" decisions like other buildings on Mich Ave (1130 South, Jet/Ebony).

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Old June 18th, 2007, 03:47 PM   #100
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I didn't necessarily mean classical in the defined stylistic sense - but rather in the "come live in ye olde town square" sense.

But, to go ahead and defend a point that I wasn't really making anyway, I will point out that the tower employs a very classical approach in terms of ordering - a well defined base, middle and crown. And yes, the hipped roof is the biggest offender.

It's just not forward thinking architecture. It's not even laterally-thinking, for that matter.
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