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Old September 9th, 2007, 01:01 AM   #161
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The front entry is under construction, but not too grand yet (an understatement to be sure -- see picture). The main entry will be the porte cochere between Ontario and Ohio on the west side (inside the building).

Meanwhile, the painting of the north tower continues and looks good to me.


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Old September 17th, 2007, 01:39 AM   #162
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Old September 22nd, 2007, 09:34 PM   #163
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Old September 22nd, 2007, 10:06 PM   #164
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Nice pic. I like it that you can kind of see 600 Fairbanks off in the distance.

I think this project and 600 Fairbanks are the 'best of the best ' from the recent high rise boom. While as drastically different stylistically as apples-to-oranges, they both succeed.
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 06:24 AM   #165
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Hmm... you don't think that 340 and the Contemporaine deserve to be in the same class?
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 09:53 AM   #166
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Sorry, I forgot Contemporaine.

I don't really like 340 to be honest with you. I think it looks like an office building. Plus the curved north facade is completely out of place conceptually.
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 08:23 PM   #167
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I agree about Contemporaine, I like it more every time I see it and the garage is the gold-standard, in my opinion. I don’t think much of 340 – the design is too cluttered for my taste.

Meanwhile, regarding 600 LSD, I hear that north tower occupancy is suppose to start this month, but still looks like weeks away to me.

They’re making progress on the west side entryway. Couldn’t get close enough to get a decent picture, but the two lane roadway that provides entrance/egress from Ohio and Ontario is paved with brick or stone, the east wall which contains the porte cochere entry to the lobby is being clad in what looks like honed stone of some kind, and the west wall pedestrian cut-through has a floor to ceiling curtain-wall of semi-opaque glass with lighting from recessed cans.

I hope it isn’t just coincidental that the curtain-wall looks a lot like the glass on the ground floors of 860-880 and 900-910. (see below)

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Old October 4th, 2007, 03:08 AM   #168
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Old October 12th, 2007, 01:13 AM   #169
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Rare photo from the lake side. Recently added to 600 Lake Shore's webpage.

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Old October 12th, 2007, 06:12 AM   #170
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I like it....even though it looks a bit retro, hmm, anyone else think so?
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Old October 13th, 2007, 09:13 PM   #171
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If by "retro," you mean modern... then, yes, I agree. But, isn't that the point?
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Old October 13th, 2007, 09:46 PM   #172
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By retro I mean like 70's design.....
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Old October 14th, 2007, 08:59 PM   #173
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By retro I mean like 70's design.....
More like the 50's.

The architect and developer of 600 North Lake Shore claim they drew inspiration from Mies. 860-880 was designed in the late 1940's, completed in 1951, -- and still looks amazing!

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Old October 14th, 2007, 10:18 PM   #174
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Nice. I like it, I'm just saying....
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Old October 15th, 2007, 01:53 PM   #175
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I Dont No Why But for some reason the north tower reminds off 340 E. Randolph

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Old October 17th, 2007, 06:56 AM   #176
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I Dont No Why But for some reason the north tower reminds off 340 E. Randolph
It's the horizontal white stripes every few floors, the vertical white edges, and the "not-90-degrees" angled corner.
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Old October 21st, 2007, 12:55 AM   #177
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They're taking down the tower crane on the south tower -- time to call this on topped-out??

Also, the first tennants have moved in to the north tower. The lobby is staffed and partially completed and they're adding the details to the drive-through and pedestrian passageway.

Here are some shots from today:





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Old October 21st, 2007, 01:02 AM   #178
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My first attempt at stitching some photo's --

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Old October 25th, 2007, 02:55 PM   #179
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From Belgravia's website:

600 North Lake Shore Drive Occupancy Permits Approved by City. First condominium closings are underway.

Developers Belgravia Group, Ltd., and Sandz Development Co., Inc. received occupancy permits for 600 North Lake Shore Drive, a two-phase condominium development featuring 400 residences in two high-rise buildings at the Ohio Street Beach. Closings have started in the north tower, and south tower closings are expected mid-2008. Alan D. Lev, President and COO of Belgravia Group, Ltd. states regarding the approval process, “We are pleased that we navigated through the occupancy process with relative ease”.

The north and south towers represent the third towers developed by Belgravia Group and Sandz Development in the past seven years, totaling 520 units valued in excess of $500MM. Richard Zisook, Sandz Development Vice President states, “Construction of the buildings has been running smoothly, and we look forward to timely deliveries of the balance of north and south tower units”.

Over 90% of the north tower and over 50% of the south tower are sold. David W. (Buzz) Ruttenberg, Chairman and CEO states, “the success of the buildings continues to defy what the national press would have you believe that no one is buying a home anymore”.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 03:52 AM   #180
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