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Old December 5th, 2007, 03:42 PM   #181
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By 2016, the railroad tracks will be covered, there will be atleast a 900' built at the south end of Grant Park and Queens Landing will be built

Agreed, as covering the RR's with park space will help sell the "south wall" condo units for the developers and thus generate tax $'s for da city...this project will be completed sooner rather than later, imo. Those newly planted trees will be well-grown by 2016.
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I'm not going to start a new thread for this project. It is just a proposal that hasn't been approved. It's just the dream of the developers of Central Station. It would basically be the southern extension of Central Station.

Here are some massing renderings of what could be...

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Old May 9th, 2008, 06:09 AM   #183
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Wow! Look at all that parkland over the railroad tracks!

If only...
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Old May 9th, 2008, 07:14 AM   #184
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It looks like plans for an Olympic park...
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Wow!! I love it...
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Old May 9th, 2008, 11:51 PM   #186
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Where did those renderings come from???

And does anyone remember the very first rendering for Central Station???
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Old May 12th, 2008, 04:10 PM   #187
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thx victor, the render looks pretty amazing
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Old June 20th, 2008, 06:08 PM   #188
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According to BVictor1, Grant Park 3 & 4 have been approved by the Planning Commission.


Condo confidence
Despite housing slowdown, developer says buyers still interested in Roosevelt Road high-rises

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BY DAVID ROEDER [email protected]

Reports of the death of the housing market in Chicago have been greatly exaggerated, the developer of the Near South Side's largest new neighborhood said Thursday.

Gerald Fogelson said he's still selling condominiums in his Central Station development and he has enough confidence to lay the groundwork for two new high-rises worth about $800 million.

By the end of the year, Fogelson said, he expects to sell more than $400 million in condos for 2008, a pace he said is down slightly from prior years.

.........The commission agreed that a building Fogelson plans for the southwest corner of Roosevelt and Indiana can be 790 feet, or 73 stories vs. the current allowance of 620 feet. He said he will start marketing the units next year and hopes to break ground in late 2009.............

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Old June 20th, 2008, 07:19 PM   #189
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....and the Titanic was unsinkable.
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Old June 21st, 2008, 07:57 AM   #190
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Is it just me, or are the renderings a lot lower then what they look like they would be in reality, considering the floor count? I just think they look very low comparing to the skyscrapers in the background. The tallest one looks about 80 floors in the first render, which, in that case, probably would be much taller in the second one.
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