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Old November 29th, 2006, 09:32 AM   #101
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Old January 21st, 2007, 05:53 AM   #102
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A shot I took from the Sears Tower a couple weeks ago.

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Old January 21st, 2007, 06:06 AM   #103
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I like what you did with page 1 of this thread, Hydrogen.

Very thorough, and great pics
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Old January 21st, 2007, 06:11 AM   #104
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I like what you did with page 1 of this thread, Hydrogen.

Very thorough, and great pics
Thanks, TUP, but all the credit goes to spyguy for creating such an amazingly comprehensive post of Central Station info.
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Old March 8th, 2007, 10:28 PM   #105
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Old March 12th, 2007, 08:09 AM   #106
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Old March 26th, 2007, 05:25 PM   #107
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Museum Park Place II starts in summer

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By Jeanette Almada
Special to the Tribune

March 25, 2007

Construction of the 30-story, 302-unit, $125 million Museum Park Place II will begin this summer, after construction delays have driven up the cost.

In 2003, when the city approved a 260-unit, 27-story project, the developer expected the cost to be $80 million. By 2006, the city had approved increases for the project, allowing 28 stories and 272 units.

In efforts to make economic sense of the project as construction costs escalate, the developer has won city approval to increase the project's size to 30 stories with 302 units.

"It is not interest costs that are too high, and there is plenty of money available from lenders. It is the lack of suppliers and bidders that is driving the cost of these projects higher," Ron Shipka Sr., a principal at The Enterprise Cos., said last week.

Enterprise is a partner with Fogelson Properties and Cleveland-based Forest City Enterprises in developing Museum Park Place I and II as part of the nearly 8,000-unit Central Station townhouse, apartment and condominium project, still under way on 80 acres that were once the site of the Illinois Central Depot.

The second phase of Museum Park Place will go up at 1801-1935 S. Calumet Ave., but will bear the address 1901 S. Calumet Ave. when completed, Shipka said.

The developer will build 264 of the units as condos, with eight townhouses at the base of the tower, Shipka said. The developer will build 725-square-foot 1-bedroom units to 1,600-square-foot 2-bedroom units, and is pricing them from $225,000 to $570,000, according to Shipka.

"We are nearly finished with Museum Park Place I," Shipka said. Of 198 units built in that 22-story building at 1841 S. Calumet, the developer has closed on 185 units. Those 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom units, with a range of 1,050 to 1,700 square feet of space, have sold for prices from $250,000 to $500,000 according to Shipka.

Museum Park Place I and II have identical amenities that include rooftop sun deck, community room and a fitness center.

"We hope to start building Phase II this summer, and expect to finish the project in about 20 months [fall 2008]," Shipka said.
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Old March 26th, 2007, 09:06 PM   #108
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Yeah,
I saw this in the real estate section of the CT this weekend. When this one break ground Enterprise will have 5 projects under construction at one time:OMP,OMPW,1400MP,1600MP and Museum Pointe 2. Can you imagine the drain on $$ waiting for these to started closing.
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From a few days ago







I also think this is in Central Station, maybe looking southwest?
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Old May 5th, 2007, 06:12 AM   #110
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Old May 5th, 2007, 07:15 AM   #111
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Wow, you actually got out of your car this time!

Great shots. Thanks.
lol, actually they were taken by my friend. I would not only get out of my car but I would practically climb these buildings if it meant I could take pictures from them. Unfortunately, I have no access
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Old May 5th, 2007, 11:57 AM   #112
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Good grief! There really is a skyline growing south of Roosevelt Road!
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Old May 6th, 2007, 11:49 PM   #113
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I also think this is in Central Station, maybe looking southwest?
Actullaly this is a shot between Vetro at Wells and Harrison more not Central Station
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Old May 7th, 2007, 06:05 AM   #115
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I saw this in the real estate section of the CT this weekend. When this one break ground Enterprise will have 5 projects under construction at one time:OMP,OMPW,1400MP,1600MP and Museum Pointe 2. Can you imagine the drain on $$ waiting for these to started closing.
They really need to do something about the fugly red stripes of the building and the townhome exposed concrete exterior. If you walk by, the finish of the exposed concrete on the Townhomes looks hideous and poorly done. They should put a cap around it, matching the finish material of the building or stainless trim. Also, why are many of the windows already showing different tints, that ruin the look?
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Old May 7th, 2007, 09:34 PM   #116
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They really need to do something about the fugly red stripes of the building and the townhome exposed concrete exterior. If you walk by, the finish of the exposed concrete on the Townhomes looks hideous and poorly done. They should put a cap around it, matching the finish material of the building or stainless trim. Also, why are many of the windows already showing different tints, that ruin the look?

I noticed the purple tent on some of the east facing windows.

The red stripes are the best feature of the tower. Bold statement instead of some dumb turrets.
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Old May 8th, 2007, 12:38 AM   #117
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The red stripes are the best feature of the tower. Bold statement instead of some dumb turrets.
Yeah, if you thought 70s supergraphics were a "bold statement." Mere decoration is not the Chicago way, and painted decoration is the last refuge of a lazy architect. And they're not dark enough. They'll look pink within three years.
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I hated the red stripes at first, but I have to admit, they are starting to grow on me....
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Yeah, if you thought 70s supergraphics were a "bold statement." Mere decoration is not the Chicago way, and painted decoration is the last refuge of a lazy architect. And they're not dark enough. They'll look pink within three years.
Then please explain Sullivan's decoration on the Carson's building on State, or Wright's decorative glass windows or Howell and Hood's decoration on the Tribune Tower. That's a lazy statement if you believe that decorative elaborations on buildings, either chiseled, drilled, welded or painted are not important, or that such decoration just as whimsy, where it doesn't enhance the function of the building isn't important to the history of Chicago architecture.
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Old May 8th, 2007, 05:12 AM   #120
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Those red stripes look great. So what if painted decoration is the main decorative element of the building? Visually it is very appealing and frankly this city needs more color. We don't need to go crazy with the color but a little more would be nice. Oh well, everybody's got their opinion I guess.
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