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Old May 26th, 2005, 12:05 AM   #61
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Well, its 4:00 again and still no boom up on the tower crane. Huh?
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Old May 26th, 2005, 03:58 PM   #62
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Okay, looks like we're in business. 7:45 AM and the boom is hoisted and being secured as I type this. Woo-hoo!
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Old May 26th, 2005, 09:42 PM   #63
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Well, the tower crane for 340 On the Park is now up. I took this pic around noon today.

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Old May 27th, 2005, 08:00 PM   #64
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Yay!!! I was kind of hoping that i would somehow be able to see this sneaking around one of the sides of Aon, but, I can't
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Old June 7th, 2005, 08:51 PM   #65
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340 OTP Accolades

Saw this article in the June 2005 Issue of New Homes. Only further substantiates the value of this building.

340 on the Park
Chicago’s best new highrise

Inspired by a location on the new Millennium Park, LR Development decided its latest highrise had to be a visionary building. The result, designed by architects Solomon Cordwell Buenz & Associates, promises to be just that. In addition to being a “green” building and potentially Chicago’s first LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) residential highrise, the 62-story tower was conceived to anticipate and eliminate the need for endless upgrades. Instead, it offers a “singular, cohesive aesthetic” that closely coordinates interior and exterior design, according to Laura Molk, of LR Realty, sales agent for 340 on the Park.

LR is using environmentally friendly building materials and renewable resources, such as bamboo flooring, and it designed 340 on the Park with highly efficient mechanical systems, a construction waste-recycling program, an irrigation system that uses rainwater and other green features.

There’s no shortage of literal green either since the tower overlooks Millennium and Grant Parks on one side and perches across from the new park in Lakeshore East on the other. To the east, lest we forget, is the lake and to the west, Michigan Avenue’s wall of historic architecture.

The building offers a nearly unbroken span of glass facing south and angling gently east to maximize views. In an unusual approach, LR has coordinated a single unified interior with the exterior in an effort to meet buyers’ tastes, maintain the building’s integrity and deliver a truly complete product.

At press time, remaining condos ranged from $315,000 for a one-bedroom with 1.5 baths to nearly $4 million for a four-bedroom penthouse with 5,500 square feet and 5.5 baths. The building will include retail space, a fitness center, a 25-yard lap pool, a winter garden and a 25th floor clubroom.
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Old June 7th, 2005, 09:32 PM   #66
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^Yeah. . . this along with Trump are the best new buildings in Chicago. . .
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Old June 8th, 2005, 06:35 PM   #67
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Here are a few pix from 6/6/05:













Great posts about the new building on Columbus behind Blue Cross!
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Old June 8th, 2005, 07:17 PM   #68
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My god... moving along so quickly! I can't believe the core is already starting to show!
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Old July 8th, 2005, 03:33 PM   #69
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This building is progressing along very quickly - and from what I have heard, they are not having any trouble selling the units. Shows the importance of location, location, location. In my opinion, this will be one of the best residential bldgs in Chicago - both in terms of external and internal design and aesthetics. Beyond Trump, it will be the bldg that captures a lot of attention.
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Old July 8th, 2005, 04:24 PM   #70
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This building is progressing along very quickly - and from what I have heard, they are not having any trouble selling the units. Shows the importance of location, location, location. In my opinion, this will be one of the best residential bldgs in Chicago - both in terms of external and internal design and aesthetics. Beyond Trump, it will be the bldg that captures a lot of attention.
It is indeed moving quickly. The basement slab is poured as well as the floor above it. I walked by yesterday and they were pouring the slab for the second floor. The core hasn't moved up for a couple weeks though. I imagine it will move up soon now that they have some floors complete.
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Old July 28th, 2005, 03:33 AM   #71
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I was out and about today checking on some projects. I decided to snap a few quick shots of 340 on the Park with my cell phone cam. Sorry for the shitty quality; the light was about gone by the time I took these.







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Old July 30th, 2005, 07:44 PM   #72
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I was fortunate enough to swing by the 340 site today while they were doing some concrete pours. Managed to snap a few pictures of the overall progress.

pouring concrete into a column form


looking east-northeast across the entirety of the site


more work around one of the column forms


my personal favorite - no caption necessary
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Old August 3rd, 2005, 07:02 PM   #73
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All,

Thanks for posting the update pictures. Seems like the building is progressing at great speed - should see a significant structure by the end of 2005. As said before, I think this will be one of the best (and most unique) residential buildings in Chicago. All about location, location, location!
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Old August 3rd, 2005, 07:04 PM   #74
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All,

Thanks for posting the updated pictures. Seems like the building is progressing at great speed - should see a significant structure by the end of 2005. As said before, I think this will be one of the best (and most unique) residential buildings in Chicago. All about location, location, location!
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Old August 3rd, 2005, 07:19 PM   #75
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Yeah, the building is progressing rather nicely. I passed by there yesterday.
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Old August 12th, 2005, 01:53 AM   #76
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Here are some shots that I took yesterday. Wednesday August 10, 2005

Looking northwest across the construction site


Viewing the construction site from middle level Randolph Street


Looking south from the upper level of Wacker Drive

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Old August 26th, 2005, 11:40 PM   #77
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Walked by today at she is still chugging along. Concrete was being poured for the floor above directly above the top one in BVictor's last photo post. Floor is now poured up to the level of Upper Randolph.
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Old August 27th, 2005, 05:59 PM   #78
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I'm so sick of watching reinforced concrete construction!!! Give me something made of steel damnit!!!!!
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blame it on the chinese
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blame it on the chinese
No. Blame it on the Bush administration's slapping of high tariffs on all imported steels.
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