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Old June 5th, 2007, 08:41 AM   #141
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This has been my wallpaper for the last couple of weeks. Beautiful shot there, H.
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Old July 10th, 2007, 04:55 AM   #142
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Shots by Alex and posted by Kngkyle2. This is Grant park Tower 1 (corner of Indiana and Roosevelt). Remember, this can change.

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Old July 10th, 2007, 05:23 AM   #143
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^ Wonderful.

My only problem is that it appears that Grant Park's entire southern wall will be blue.
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Old July 10th, 2007, 06:21 AM   #144
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^ Wonderful.

My only problem is that it appears that Grant Park's entire southern wall will be blue.
One Museum Park West will have green glass, and remember, this is very preliminary.
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Old July 10th, 2007, 07:10 AM   #145
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My god... I hope it doesn't change too much. That form is pretty damn seductive!!!
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Old July 10th, 2007, 07:18 AM   #146
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Old July 10th, 2007, 05:23 PM   #147
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What catches my eye almost more than the model is the sketch behind it (in the first photo). I like what appears to be a layering of variously oriented forms similar to OMP, though thinner. Looks promising.
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Old July 10th, 2007, 10:27 PM   #148
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Clearly there are two other buildings being represented here. I wonder if this is the Norhtern face? That would make the one to the left OMPW and the massing to the Right is the final building at Michigan and Roosevelt

IMO that sweeping bow/sail should face north and be the front profile of the building.
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Old July 10th, 2007, 11:04 PM   #149
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^ Wonderful.

My only problem is that it appears that Grant Park's entire southern wall will be blue.
Yes. It would be nice to see something other than "Blue Glass" during this construction boom.
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Old July 11th, 2007, 08:23 AM   #150
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IMO that sweeping bow/sail should face north and be the front profile of the building.
I don't think so. By making the building asymmetrical, they introduce an unusual element to the streetwall. Nobody will appreciate the curve if it was on the northern face... it wouldn't be as noticable.
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Old July 11th, 2007, 05:41 PM   #151
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I'm a little confused as to the location of this building. At the SE corner of Roosevelt and Indiana is OMP2 right? so this building would be in the SW corner of Roosevelt and Indiana. But isn't that site already occupied?
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Old July 11th, 2007, 06:10 PM   #152
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Nope. The entire north half of the lot bordering Roosevelt, from Indiana to Michigan, is just a parking lot and some construction trailers. Plenty of room for 2 high-rises.
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Old July 23rd, 2007, 06:37 AM   #153
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Old July 23rd, 2007, 06:27 PM   #154
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What catches my eye almost more than the model is the sketch behind it (in the first photo). I like what appears to be a layering of variously oriented forms similar to OMP, though thinner. Looks promising.
that looks like what the tower may look like from the other direction
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Old July 24th, 2007, 02:48 AM   #155
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That sketch-outline of a tower in the drawings that you guys are talking about is OMP west.
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Old August 17th, 2007, 09:32 AM   #156
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The next phase of the Museum Parg/Grant Park Towers

Currently the top of Grant Park Tower 3 is coming in at 790'. There's an architectural finish that appears to surpass that number by 10'-15'. Hopefully they will grow some balls and push this baby higher.

Grant Park Tower 4 will be about 900'. Again, hopefully this will change. I know for a fact that these towers have been reduced somewhat. One of the people from the development/architectural team showed me preliminary stuff that had both these towers about 200' taller.

Sorry for the quality, but they are scans of copies, so there isn't much improvement that can be made.





















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Old August 17th, 2007, 03:46 PM   #157
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Well Done Bvic, Well Done. 790 is good 900 is better. I love it. Looks like you grabbed rest of the Muse Park Plan.

Grant Park Tower 3 & 4
A few things that I didn't notice in the original rendering that we had a month ago:
1. The Northern face has a distinctive wave (look at the west elevation).
2. The Bow is defiantly facing East.
3. Looks like a townhouses in the first pic. Where are these? - Bvic
4. Tower 4 looks significantly taller and thinner than the massing rendering but not much more to go on. Any idea on the glass color on both buildings?
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Old August 17th, 2007, 04:45 PM   #158
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Is it just me, or is OMP West U/C? I've been walking by it all week, and caissons have definitely begun to be drilled- saw it happen. Can someone with credibility on this site confirm this, cause I'm no authority.
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Old August 17th, 2007, 05:18 PM   #159
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I like tower 3, but at the moment I can't remember what it reminds me of. P/H is not really known for its originality. Someone help me out here.

There isn't enough of tower 4 to comment on.

Again, it makes me question the whole planning of the '4 sites' along the south wall of Grant Park. Why was it deemed to be 4 parcels? Obviously because the economics of the deal suggested it. I mean why not 1 bigger parcel and a park space? Why not a proper "streetwall" like the one that occurs on Michigan Ave. or even the newly constructed streetwall adjacent to 840 Lakeshore Dr.?

I just have a bad feeling that it's going to all feel a little monotonous.....except one with blueish glass, one with greenish glass, one with grayish glass....etc.

.......but tower 3 is sexy....whoever came up with it originally.
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Again, it makes me question the whole planning of the '4 sites' along the south wall of Grant Park. Why was it deemed to be 4 parcels? Obviously because the economics of the deal suggested it. I mean why not 1 bigger parcel and a park space? Why not a proper "streetwall" like the one that occurs on Michigan Ave. or even the newly constructed streetwall adjacent to 840 Lakeshore Dr.?

I just have a bad feeling that it's going to all feel a little monotonous.....except one with blueish glass, one with greenish glass, one with grayish glass....etc.
There's no 'street wall' along Randolph, so I don't think one is urgently needed along Roosevelt to balance things out. And while I like park space as well, isn't there enough right across the street?

I see your point about having the same firm designing the entire south wall of Grant Park, but I'm not sure you would get huge amounts of diversity with multiple firms either. All 4 buildings will be high-end, and these days that (almost) always means glass. The north wall has the advantage of being built over the last 60+ years, hence the diversity of the buildings. The south end will look nice when it's complete, but it certainly will look "new".
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