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Old February 16th, 2007, 08:04 AM   #101
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Old February 17th, 2007, 12:43 AM   #102
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Launch of the Phenomenal St. Clair

The second of CityFront Plaza's elegant trio of residences, The St. Clair, will be open for sales in early 2007. Its bold, stately exterior, enviable location, and abundance of resort–like amenities offer phenomenal living in one of Chicago's very best neighborhoods.

The St. Clair will offer its own unique amenities, including an indoor lap-swimming pool, business center, and the exclusive St. Clair Club — a classy, urban retreat, featuring a grand fireplace surrounded by plush furnishings. It is the perfect spot to brunch after an invigorating morning workout or to relax with friends over a glass of wine and tempting appetizers.

The coming months promise unmatched excitement as The St. Clair rises to join The Fairbanks in setting a new standard for sophisticated city living!

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Old February 17th, 2007, 02:30 AM   #103
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Launch of the Phenomenal St. Clair
Spyguy, your ability to keep us current on all of these projects is amazing.

I'm loving the glass. Have we finally turned the corner - have we exorcized those ginormous beige concrete boxes once and for all (Allure excepted)?
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Old February 17th, 2007, 06:22 AM   #104
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Spyguy, your ability to keep us current on all of these projects is amazing.

I'm loving the glass. Have we finally turned the corner - have we exorcized those ginormous beige concrete boxes once and for all (Allure excepted)?
We can only hope. Like I said in another thread: The first half or so of the latest Chicago boom was marred--I mean marked--by the construction of a lot of non-descript, tan highrises in River North developed by Loewenberg, to wit: Grand Plaza. Yes, there were some highlights: Hyatt, UBS, The Heritage, 1 S Dearborn, Sofitel, and a few others. But this more recent portion of the boom is particularly amazing, considering that we have a number of truly transformative buildings afoot. Trump, Waterview, Legacy, One Museum Park, 600 N Fairbanks, Elysian, 300 N Lasalle, 600 N LSD, MoMo, 550 N St. Clair, as well as some other projects soon to be under construction: One Museum Park West, Aqua, 353 N Clark, and Staybridge Suites. Let the good times roll...
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Old February 17th, 2007, 06:45 AM   #105
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Im hoping that the rest of this city front development does happen (st clair & #3), but damn thats a lot of glass. Too much of anything is , well, too much. I hope that it turns out good though.

All three of these buildings is going to be one hell of a presence there, Fairbanks is only 32 stories but can already be seen clearly from LSD and upper wacker across the river. I can only imagine what the whole set will look like. I just hope they can sell the condos with all the slowdown we supposedly are experiencing.
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Old February 19th, 2007, 07:06 AM   #106
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Spyguy, your ability to keep us current on all of these projects is amazing.

I'm loving the glass. Have we finally turned the corner - have we exorcized those ginormous beige concrete boxes once and for all (Allure excepted)?
I love new development, especially here in Chicago. But I honestly hope this project doesn't go through. The Tribune Tower, possibly my favorite Chicago scraper, is already plenty obscured by the surrounding buildings, and is virtually impossible to view from the lake. Having that glass-box clone built right next to it will only further ruin its viewing potential, all without adding much architectural value to the skyline, let alone height.
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Old February 19th, 2007, 08:55 PM   #107
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Having that glass-box clone built right next to it will only further ruin its viewing potential, all without adding much architectural value to the skyline, let alone height.
I think you might be confused by the rendering. The St. Clair will actually be quite a ways back from Tribune on E. Illinois and St. Clair.

Here is a better look at where it will be (obviously, the design has since changed)
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Old February 19th, 2007, 09:10 PM   #108
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Yeah, these two are seperated by several blocks. Just a funky perspective in some of the renderings (obviously an attempt to sucker people into believing they're closer to Michigan Ave. than they really are).
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Old February 21st, 2007, 09:13 PM   #109
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So is tower III mixed use? Office, hotel and condo? Im just wondering because i dont know how likely it is that they build this thing and the st clair if they cant sell the condos.
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Does anyone know if the Volare restaurant will be displaced because of the new tower?

Unfortunately it looks as though it will be
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Old February 22nd, 2007, 07:33 AM   #111
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So Tower II is going to be pretty much closer to Avenue East than it is to Towers I or III?
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Old February 22nd, 2007, 07:19 PM   #112
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Does anyone know if the Volare restaurant will be displaced because of the new tower?

Unfortunately it looks as though it will be
No. At the sales center they said it is staying.
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Old February 22nd, 2007, 07:20 PM   #113
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So Tower II is going to be pretty much closer to Avenue East than it is to Towers I or III?
All three towers are connected by the base. Tower II is across the street (St. Clair, of course) from Avenue East.
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Old February 22nd, 2007, 09:36 PM   #114
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No. At the sales center they said it is staying.
Really? Thats good news. I was wondering because the website does not list Volare as a restauraunt near by.
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Old February 24th, 2007, 03:02 AM   #115
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Old February 24th, 2007, 03:45 AM   #116
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Will the other two towers be steel-framed liked the Fairbanks?
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Old February 24th, 2007, 08:51 PM   #117
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Depends on what's underneath them. As far as I know, they used steel because of loading issues on top of the existing parking garage.
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Old March 14th, 2007, 07:56 AM   #118
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Old March 18th, 2007, 02:47 AM   #119
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Old March 20th, 2007, 05:28 PM   #120
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