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Old November 6th, 2005, 09:30 PM   #41
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Development is development is development. I'll take 'em - grinning all the way.
spoken like a true developer.
Aesthetics are important, true not every building will be a landmark, but this is pretty damn samey as alot of stuff being thrown up. Not super duper exciting. A little more nonboring features or an element of design wouldnt hurt.

looks like a good building to jump off of though, imagine how many spectators in the square would be there to watch you go splat!
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Old November 7th, 2005, 11:48 PM   #42
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Sweet! Just exactly what Chicago needed!
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Old November 29th, 2005, 09:23 PM   #43
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Well, we've all seen the crane from Michigan Avenue; time we see it from a different angle. Looking south down Columbus. It's hard to make out in this picture, but, there are actually a few new columns beginning to rise from the parking garage. On a related note, Dominick's looks like it might actually be considering opening at some point.

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Old May 7th, 2006, 03:46 AM   #44
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Old May 7th, 2006, 04:08 AM   #45
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Damn, you must've been busy these last couple of days huh. Thanks for all the photos!
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Old May 7th, 2006, 04:11 AM   #46
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Agreed.
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Old May 7th, 2006, 04:12 AM   #47
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I'm doing a little project for work of the buildings we are involved in. I will be posting somemore tomorrow.
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Old May 7th, 2006, 08:21 PM   #48
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Just out of curiousity, would it be possible for the developers of Cityfront Plaza to clad that ugly concrete monstrosity of a garage with some steel-glass facade work? Sadly, building towers over that ugly thing essentially makes it a permanent fixture in the streetscape, so why not do something to make it more palatable to the eye?
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Old May 9th, 2006, 12:26 AM   #49
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^If you look at the original renderings and on their website the south base area (the former parking garage area) are now being transformed into lofts from floors 4-8...but I agree it still is ugly and takes all the sleekness away from the design when its sitting on an obese base like that.
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Old May 10th, 2006, 07:27 PM   #50
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Sadly, above ground parking is a fact of life in Streeterville. I think they did a decent job sprucing this one up until they removed all the perforated panels to commence construction on the tower above. There's nothing we can do about the fact that these garages must exist for those people who are too ignorant/lazy to ride mass transit so, there's no point in bitching about it. At least it's not another surface lot, right?
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Old July 27th, 2006, 07:50 PM   #51
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Taken yesterday by Pherek on SSP

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Old July 28th, 2006, 08:52 AM   #52
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*points at faux-facade cladding*

Could be worse. I actually like the podium effect, since it defines the streetwall better.

On a side note, I encourage owners of parking garages to put up perforated panels, at least until they begin looking dated (like that PoS behind IBM). It's not a bad effect.
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Old July 29th, 2006, 07:22 PM   #53
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I think the problem with the one behind IBM has more to do with the horrendous color and lousy style. Not to mention, it's sort of a huge monolithic box with nothing breaking it up.
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Old July 29th, 2006, 07:45 PM   #54
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i really like the parking garage north of IBM. in fact, it's probably the best looking parking garage in the entire city. i can't think of any better ones off the top of my head.
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Old July 30th, 2006, 01:31 AM   #55
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Plus it's got some lovely cor-ten steel which I got to feel up the other night with Shawn and Victor.
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Old July 30th, 2006, 09:24 AM   #56
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I never expected to see such love for that thing!

Cor-ten steel isn't a bad material in and of itself, but when you use it to design a COMPLETELY blank, opaque, monolithic wall, with nothing at street level, IMO, you've failed at designing a parking garage.

I'm sure for the time, it was very modern. But modern stuff tends to get old fast, and now it just looks dated.

BTW, Latoso - it's not natural to think about cor-ten that way... LOL.
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Old July 30th, 2006, 05:40 PM   #57
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Cor-ten steel isn't a bad material in and of itself, but when you use it to design a COMPLETELY blank, opaque, monolithic wall, with nothing at street level, IMO, you've failed at designing a parking garage.
Agreed. From day one it looked like a rusted hulk; I'm puzzled why they didn't use the same materials Mies used to design his IBM bldg.
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Old July 30th, 2006, 06:51 PM   #58
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What ever building the St. Clair is of the 3 DeStefano is just now starting to get prints for it. So it seems like it will be the next one to go up. I'll be able to tell better Monday when I see the plans.
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I think it was the shorter of the two remaining richardson. Don't hold me to that though - just relying on my incredibly shotty memory.

Anyway - the IBM parking garage is such a piece of shit I won't even give it the dignity of arguing my point! It's hideousness (<-- word?) should speak for itself.
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Old July 31st, 2006, 09:37 AM   #60
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BTW, Latoso - it's not natural to think about cor-ten that way... LOL.
As far as I'm concerned cor-ten steel can have my babies!
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