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Old December 20th, 2006, 07:33 PM   #81
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^ Wow, seems like residential levels extend pretty far down (around 2/3 of) the garage base. That's great news. Are those recessed balconies I'm seeing down there?

It's good that this isn't turning into the giant blank podium of parking that it was originally intended to be, at least on one side.
The "loft" style condos in the base start on the 4th floor. Those are recessed balconies. They are pretty spacious, but unfortunately the "railings" are high, so views from inside the units are pretty limited (they have a model open on the 4th floor).
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Old December 24th, 2006, 12:42 AM   #82
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The upshot with those balconies is that they're going to get plenty of sun all day long thanks to their southern exposure.

So, is it safe to assume that they're not going to hit their August 2006 delivery date that was so prominently displayed on the side of the building?
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Old December 24th, 2006, 09:16 AM   #83
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The upshot with those balconies is that they're going to get plenty of sun all day long thanks to their southern exposure.

So, is it safe to assume that they're not going to hit their August 2006 delivery date that was so prominently displayed on the side of the building?
Actually there are about 6 loft units already occupied. Not sure when the first closing was, but it was probably not all that much after August.
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Old December 24th, 2006, 09:16 AM   #84
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I dunno, Geoff, they still might be able to pull it out
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Old December 24th, 2006, 08:34 PM   #85
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Read closer Ardi ). August 2006.
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Old December 26th, 2006, 09:48 AM   #86
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I know.. sarcasm is such a tricky blend of showing ignorance and revealing truth. The web just makes it more difficult...
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Old December 28th, 2006, 05:42 AM   #87
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*phew*
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Old January 7th, 2007, 08:15 PM   #88
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Posted by SamInTheLoop on SSP:

The St. Clair

http://www.cityfrontcenter.com/
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Old January 7th, 2007, 08:45 PM   #89
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Interesting.
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Old January 7th, 2007, 10:20 PM   #90
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Yes, much better than what they were showing before. Hard to tell from the small rendering, but it looks like they were trying to mimic the Tribune's flying buttresses, which is kind of cool.
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Old January 8th, 2007, 08:30 AM   #91
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Yeah, it's certainly an upgrade!
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Old January 9th, 2007, 06:18 AM   #92
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Wait, so does this go in place of Tower II (40 stories)?

Or is in a seperate development altogether?
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Old January 9th, 2007, 07:52 AM   #93
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The Saint Clair is Tower II.
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Old January 9th, 2007, 08:48 PM   #94
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Tower II appears to have changed locations. Or is that an illusion created by the new rendering?

The original rendering:


And the new one:
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Old January 9th, 2007, 09:52 PM   #95
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No..the photograph is just shot from a different angle..still the same location.
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Old January 9th, 2007, 10:24 PM   #96
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difference

I also see a difference between the renderings. The latest shows a solid all-glass "stripe" up the middle of the south side of the building, which extends a little from the east and west sides. That isn't obvious in the previous rendering. I do like the newer design, so that's a good thing.
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Old January 13th, 2007, 09:04 AM   #97
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Old January 14th, 2007, 07:14 AM   #98
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I've got to say, the Fairbanks has turned out to be quite the nice little surprise. I like this tower more and more every time I catch a glimpse of it. Thanks for the close-ups retro!
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Old January 18th, 2007, 06:52 AM   #99
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I am quite pleased with claddings on former parking structure and tower on the top. Whoever did the terrific job on claddings should be hired to do the work on LSE's Lancaster and Shoreham.
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Old January 18th, 2007, 07:56 AM   #100
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Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure both of those towers were completed a long time ago. So, I don't really see how that's feasible?
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