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Old December 19th, 2008, 09:25 PM   #241
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it's the best project they've ever done. period.
i think these 2 buildings are ugly and out of place.
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Old December 19th, 2008, 10:08 PM   #242
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funny, that's what they said about 860-880 lakeshore drive.
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Old December 19th, 2008, 10:22 PM   #243
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I dont see anything particularly attractive about those 2 either. or am I supposed to automatically love them because they are mies?
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Old December 20th, 2008, 09:28 AM   #244
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I actually like 600 Lakeshore. Nice, clean, elegant design. As for 860-880, can anyone explain (to a non-architect) why they are so revered? I get the basic history behind them, and can appreciate that. But leaving out the historical aspects, what's so special about these buildings? (i.e. I want to appreciate them, but perhaps I just don't get it...)
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Old December 20th, 2008, 05:07 PM   #245
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Old December 20th, 2008, 08:16 PM   #246
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i think these 2 buildings are ugly and out of place.
"Ugly" is in the eye of the beholder, but "Out of place"???

When you look at the lakefront skyline from Navy Pier to the LSD East curve I think these are just about perfect for the location and the neighboring buildings. The modern style is certainly appropriate and a nice homage to 860-880 and 900-910.

Besides, they draw the eye away from some of the banality (474 N LSD, the W Hotel, and others).

Too bad the market has tanked. I think the Peshtigo would be a nice addition at 500 N Lake Shore. It's the right height (55+ stories -- ??) and a design that I've come to appreciate -- modern enough to fit in. Hope it eventually gets built.
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Old December 21st, 2008, 02:18 AM   #247
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eh ok, maybe im being a little harsh. these buildings arent so bad and the height is good for the area. they look nice in pictures but when I walk, drive, bike, run past it, I just really dont like em.
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Old January 13th, 2009, 07:58 AM   #248
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A little while back YoChicago did a video interview with David Pappageorge and George Haymes on the subject of 600 LSD, with the project in the background. The weather was rough, which accounts for the choppy sound:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0AxCWDMKSk
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Old January 13th, 2009, 03:45 PM   #249
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i doubt they mentioned the guy who really designed the project. he left 3 years ago.
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Old January 14th, 2009, 08:46 PM   #250
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"Ugly" is in the eye of the beholder, but "Out of place"???

When you look at the lakefront skyline from Navy Pier to the LSD East curve I think these are just about perfect for the location and the neighboring buildings. The modern style is certainly appropriate and a nice homage to 860-880 and 900-910.

Besides, they draw the eye away from some of the banality (474 N LSD, the W Hotel, and others).
I live next store to the 600 buildings. Although I agree that they are an asset to skyline I also think that they overwhelm the nearby buildings (530 , 540 & "W" Hotel) and the space they were built upon. The south building is too large, should have been built farther back. The west side of garage is a giant neighborhood barricade cliff. The open space "sliver" between the buildings is inadequate for any meaningful views of the lake. In retrospect, I wish the developer had just built one building with underground parking.
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Old January 14th, 2009, 09:14 PM   #251
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i actually like the way they step up in height from the W hotel and terminate that angled stretch of Lakeshore Drive upon which the site sits. the west wall is a zero lotline wall that in all likelyhood will see another building built up against it some day.

as far as lower level parking, digging below grade on a site this close to the lake is cost prohibitive. it would add an enormous financial burden on the project ultimately making it not feasible. the units in this building, although big, were not technically 'luxury' priced.

as far as what i found on the spacing of the towers, according to the PD documents on file with the city, the space between the 2 buildings is 60 feet. this is only 6 feet less than a standard city R.O.W.

i think an important thing this project did that others neglected to do was to try to create an open space at the ground level. the fact that a plaza on the east even exists, and isn't merely a standard government issue parking plinth with a tower sitting on top of it, should be applauded.

by chance, do you live in 401 e. ontario? if memory serves, at the time of conversion from apartment to condos, the residents of that building were told by the realty company that the 600 LSD property was a dog park and not a piece of private property.
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Old January 14th, 2009, 10:57 PM   #252
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by chance, do you live in 401 e. ontario? if memory serves, at the time of conversion from apartment to condos, the residents of that building were told by the realty company that the 600 LSD property was a dog park and not a piece of private property.
It was actually a pigeon park!
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Old January 15th, 2009, 01:31 AM   #253
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i'm sure there's a "Friends of the Pigeon" lobbying group out there somewhere. =)
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Old June 16th, 2009, 04:25 PM   #254
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mr./ms. i am hydrogen, could you take a pic of these with space between the towers from the filtration plant....you know....if you get the chance....? thanks.
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Old June 16th, 2009, 04:29 PM   #255
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I was recently walking around 600. Why has not the developer replaced the dead trees that front the building on the east side? Also, when will they finish the "green" landscape on the south and east side walls of the buildings?
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Old June 16th, 2009, 05:58 PM   #256
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Don't know what the definition of complete is, but this must be close. There is just some detail work to clean up.

Too bad about the trees dying -- I suppose they will be replaced soon, but they have stone work to do on the front plaza, so that may be the hold-up.

No sign of vines on the east and south walls -- it actually doesn't look bad the way it is.

Here's a shot from the recently opend south tower common area looking over the north tower.

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Old June 16th, 2009, 08:48 PM   #257
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man, what a killer view
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Old June 20th, 2009, 07:11 AM   #258
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my favorite thing is that the shadow on the beach is being caused by the buildings to the north of 600 LSD.
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Old June 29th, 2009, 09:08 PM   #260
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I was recently walking around 600. Why has not the developer replaced the dead trees that front the building on the east side? Also, when will they finish the "green" landscape on the south and east side walls of the buildings?
DEAD TREES are gone!
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