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Old April 14th, 2007, 06:24 PM   #101
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What I love about this building is the unexpected impact it has from Michigan Avenue. I was able to clearly see/enjoy it last weekend when I was on the Mile.
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Old April 14th, 2007, 07:29 PM   #102
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What I love about this building is the unexpected impact it has from Michigan Avenue. I was able to clearly see/enjoy it last weekend when I was on the Mile.
I experienced the same thing. I take the bus to and from work down Michigan Ave, and a few days ago it just sort of caught me in the corner of my eye. And I turned and looked and was surprised how much of it is visible from Michigan Ave.
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Old April 24th, 2007, 07:07 PM   #103
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What I love about this building is the unexpected impact it has from Michigan Avenue. I was able to clearly see/enjoy it last weekend when I was on the Mile.
and the lakefront...

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Old April 29th, 2007, 02:41 AM   #104
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Old April 29th, 2007, 05:02 AM   #105
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wow, it's very slider
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Old April 29th, 2007, 10:04 PM   #106
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^ yeah, and its slender too.
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Old May 27th, 2007, 09:50 PM   #107
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Will they be painting this tower?
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Old May 28th, 2007, 10:27 AM   #108
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wow, it's very slider
What the Whitecastle are you talking about?
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Old May 29th, 2007, 04:54 AM   #109
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Yes, it will be painted a beige color.
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Old May 29th, 2007, 07:56 AM   #110
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paint?., I thought they cladded it with marble.
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Old May 29th, 2007, 09:46 AM   #111
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No, limestone. And the limestone is only at the base, where it can be noticed. Above the 5th floor, it uses pre-cast concrete, which looks similar when painted properly.
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Old May 29th, 2007, 09:53 PM   #112
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quite nice tower, see it for the first time
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Old June 1st, 2007, 05:59 AM   #113
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It is not pre cast concrete. It is (crummy, out of plumb, in and out) poured in place concrete.
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Old June 1st, 2007, 08:36 AM   #114
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It is not pre cast concrete. It is (crummy, out of plumb, in and out) poured in place concrete.
My apologies. Either way, it pales in comparison to real limestone and looks cheap.
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 02:20 AM   #115
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The wealthy don't need taste.
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Old June 13th, 2007, 02:45 AM   #116
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Old June 15th, 2007, 05:15 AM   #117
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I must say, I do think there's something seductive about the stick-skinny profile of this tower from the east and west.
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Old June 16th, 2007, 02:43 AM   #118
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Yes. I wish Chicago could master "sliver" buildings like NY instead of demolishing whole blocks for new development.
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Old June 16th, 2007, 03:37 AM   #119
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Yes. I wish Chicago could master "sliver" buildings like NY instead of demolishing whole blocks for new development.
If real estate were as precious a commodity here in Chicago as it is in NYC, "sliver" buildings would be the order of the day.
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Old June 16th, 2007, 06:44 AM   #120
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^-- You nailed it. Another problem is that it's much more difficult to recoup financed cost via just residential in Chicago - you need the financial boon of the retail space that comes with a tower-on-a-podium.
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