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Old May 8th, 2007, 05:10 PM   #121
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Is there anything in ErmDiego's life that he likes. It sure hasn't come accross from his posts. I wait daily for the downer critique on the South Loop.

As for the Red Stripes - Oh wait that's the beer. I don't mind them.
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Old May 9th, 2007, 03:14 AM   #122
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Is there anything in ErmDiego's life that he likes. It sure hasn't come accross from his posts. I wait daily for the downer critique on the South Loop.

As for the Red Stripes - Oh wait that's the beer. I don't mind them.
There are a lot of great details and highrises I like. I look at the finished project, especially in the South Loop while others get their excitement from just seeing the inannimate renderings and buildings in contruction. Your pictures are terriffic. While that is fun to watch, at the end of the day, people live in the buildings. You would think with the advances in technology, youd think we would be building better, but it seems developers are just building cheaper and pocketing the money.

Why do you have a problem with pointing out problems with the construction? On you next route of photo session, grab a photo of the first floor at Museum Park Place on Calumet and post it and we can discuss what I mean. I was merely pointing out obvious concrete quality flaws (some sort of perosity). If you can see this after 6 months, come back in three years when it looks really bad.

As to the stripes, they look ok to the Lake Shore drive side, from far away, but from the west side, with the western and southern light, the consensious of people who walk the neighborhood, is that the stripes are too stark. Central Station even admitted as such, claiming they had painted several test colors and were hoping this one was going to fade some.
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Old May 9th, 2007, 07:55 AM   #123
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I like the building, but in defense I think Ermdiego is right (not about the stripes). The townhomes and the exposed concrete slabs look sloppy, in finish and even appear a little uneven in places. They should have covered them, helped make it look more continuous with the rest of the building IMO.

Anyway, I have to get back to putting my Target furniture in visible sight, and using blankets for curtains so I can get back on his bad side.
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Old May 10th, 2007, 06:57 AM   #124
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It absolutely blows my mind that, as I look at these pictures, I stop to think that upon moving to Chicago five years ago only two of those towers (1130 and 1212) were standing. I loitered in front of Target for twenty minutes the other night and just marveled at that fact.
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Old May 10th, 2007, 08:40 PM   #125
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Old May 15th, 2007, 05:32 AM   #126
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Old May 15th, 2007, 05:37 AM   #127
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Great shots. Are there any plans to build up around 900 S Clark. A lottta unused land.
And by the L tracks?
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Old May 15th, 2007, 03:36 PM   #128
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Of course. But not this week.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 03:48 PM   #129
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It would sure be great if we could build up this part of the skyline to stretch to Central Station.
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Old May 18th, 2007, 06:55 PM   #130
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I never thought I would say this, but... Soldier Field looks ******* amazing when you can't see the colonnade. At the risk of starting a huge debate - I honestly think that at this point, it's been so defiled that we'd be better off just dumping the colonnade and letting the new bowl shine in all its glory. Each piece of it really is beautiful in and of itself, but, together... ugh... not so much.
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Old May 19th, 2007, 01:53 AM   #131
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^Exactly. An old shot I took last fall:
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Old May 19th, 2007, 03:57 PM   #132
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Great shots. Are there any plans to build up around 900 S Clark. A lottta unused land.
And by the L tracks?
Directly to the North of 900 Clark Lennar had plans to build 3 condo towers in the 35-40 story range and directly to the south the Curve was supposed to go up. Unfortunately, it seems like both proposals have at least been tabled, if not fully scrapped.

Also, just west/southwest of 900 Clark (you can only see a tiny snippet of this area) is where Roosevelt Collection will go up - and construction/prep has just recently started on this.
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Old May 19th, 2007, 05:05 PM   #133
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Oh I never realized that
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Old May 20th, 2007, 11:00 PM   #134
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I just wanted to post this image from the Central Station website to see if anyone had any comments about it.
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Old May 21st, 2007, 01:59 AM   #135
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Design and site quibbles aside, Central Station at the south end of the park complex bookended by Lakeshore East to its north are two projects, when first proposed, I thought to be too ambitious to come to fruition. Together they are advancing the urbanization of the lake front. I remain excited by both.
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Old May 21st, 2007, 03:20 AM   #136
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I just wanted to post this image from the Central Station website to see if anyone had any comments about it.
Looks like there's still a highrise planned for where the sales center trailers are currently.

The townhomes are too cookie-cutter, no variety at all.

They still have the area over the tracks decked and landscaped. I also don't see the highrises that were supposed to cover the tracks further south.

What are your thoughts Spyguy?
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Old May 21st, 2007, 08:23 AM   #137
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Well, we have some basic footprints for the towers between Michigan/Indiana. Those probably bear no relationship to the actual designs, but they are interesting.
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Old May 21st, 2007, 09:38 AM   #138
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Old May 21st, 2007, 11:01 PM   #139
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I like this project, it is a good addition to Chicago. I like One Museum Park East, but do any of you gentlemen think that from a aesthetic point of view One Museum Park East need a Spire?
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