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Old July 25th, 2008, 12:48 AM   #221
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i_am_hydrogen, what a beautiful shot. The shot has a fishbowl feel with the buildings curving back in both directions. Is this an effect or real? Either way, it's a fine picture and a fine tribute to these buildings.
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Old July 26th, 2008, 06:13 AM   #222
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Thanks a lot, gentlemen. The apparent curvature is a product of distortion.
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Old August 1st, 2008, 05:26 PM   #223
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This project looks even better in person....the concrete looks more alive.
Very true. I couldn't quite figure out why these buildings generated such excitement from you guys until I rode down to Ohio St beach myself. They look fantastic in person.
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Old August 9th, 2008, 09:15 PM   #224
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the same guy who did these did this building too. he left p and h 3 years ago.
http://uniquechicago.blogspot.com/20...inest-and.html
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Old August 12th, 2008, 05:44 PM   #225
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the same guy who did these did this building too. he left p and h 3 years ago.
http://uniquechicago.blogspot.com/20...inest-and.html
432 Grant Place is a shocking departure from it's LP setting -- and unfortunately surounded by butt-ugly red brick townhouses with fortress-like brick walls protecting them from the evils of Lincoln Park (probably built when the neighborhood was still transitioning.)

Anyway, too bad the guy left P/H -- although it's safe to say he must have been swimming against the tide considering the look of most of P/H's work.
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Old August 19th, 2008, 07:52 PM   #226
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someone said they're starting to put up the green walls. could someone snap a pic??
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Old September 4th, 2008, 04:07 PM   #227
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A Shot from the top of Trump

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Old September 5th, 2008, 12:20 AM   #228
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It didn't show up for me.
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Old September 5th, 2008, 04:36 AM   #229
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^ 3 sets of twins in that photo.
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Old September 16th, 2008, 08:25 PM   #230
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any pics of the green wall going up??
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Old October 10th, 2008, 08:32 PM   #231
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any pics of the green wall going up....now......?? someone told me it looked good.
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Old October 19th, 2008, 06:34 AM   #232
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The wall is up, but there isn't any green on it. Too late in the season?
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Old October 20th, 2008, 04:25 AM   #233
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Here's a picture of the support system that's been up for several weeks. I'm pretty sure there will be something mounted to this that will actually support the greenery.

Meanwhile, they are working on the front plaza -- 4 huge sycamore trees went in last week and they're pouring cement for the reflecting pool and other planters and a foundation for the sculpture.

Lot's of money still going into this -- very nice quality -- also the art collection for the interior and finishes to the two roof-top community rooms and decks.

The so-called "sculpture garden" on the roof of the parking podium is unimpressive, but at least it's "green".
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 01:49 AM   #234
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looks good so far.

is the south green wall any further along?

they started growing the trees 2 years ago.
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Old November 5th, 2008, 03:33 AM   #235
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Old November 7th, 2008, 05:07 AM   #236
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Old November 7th, 2008, 03:33 PM   #237
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nice.

i like the optical illusion that the north tower is further west than it really is because of the height difference in the two towers.
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Old November 17th, 2008, 01:51 AM   #238
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By chi_man, shot with DMC-FX07 at 2008-11-16
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Old December 18th, 2008, 05:16 PM   #239
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Here's a blurb about 600 North Lake Shore written by Blair Kamin in an article in the Chicago Tribune a couple of weeks ago. It talks about Museum Park East, Echelon at K Station, and 600 N LSD. You can see the whole article at the Trib or on Belgravia's website
http://www.belgraviagroup.com/viewHe...icle.php?id=18.


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That influence [the city's design standards] can be discerned at 600 North Lake Shore Drive, a condo project developed by the Belgravia Group and Sandz Development. There, Pappageorge/Haymes put a fresh spin on the Chicago tradition of paired residential towers. The exemplar of that tradition is just up the Drive, Mies van der Rohe’s structurally expressive 860-880 Lake Shore Drive high-rises. They are the steel-and-glass boxes that changed the face of skylines around the world.

With a smaller site to play with than at 860-880, the architects designed un-identical high-rises—the south one 47 stories, the north one 41 stories—and slipped a 10-story parking structure between them. The towers have an appealing directness, their trapezoidal contours shaped by the city street grid and the diagonal slash of Lake Shore Drive. Their varying heights create a more dynamic presence than identical twin buildings would have produced.
“Siblings,” Haymes calls them.

They are most attractive, almost swanlike, made so by a combination of moves big and small. The big one daringly extends the towers’ inward-facing concrete walls to the top of the buildings, where they fold at a right angle into roofs that overhang community rooms and mechanical equipment. Here, concrete seems as light as paper—a welcome change from the massive concrete parking garages that mar the base of so many new residential towers. A variety of details, such as stacked inset balconies, lend 600’s high-rises appealing visual rhythms and refinement.

Many Streeterville residents fought the towers because of the shadows they would cast on Ohio Street Beach, yet their urban design is are not oppressive.

Stiltlike columns open surrounding sidewalks to views of the lakefront. There is an inviting entrance along Lake Shore Drive. All this makes the towers far more pedestrian-friendly than One Museum Park East, elevating them to a level that good skyscrapers are supposed to attain: attractive on the street and the skyline. They are easily the best of the Pappageorge/Haymes trio.
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Old December 19th, 2008, 07:02 AM   #240
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it's the best project they've ever done. period.
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