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Old October 2nd, 2005, 08:26 PM   #81
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Because I'm cool like that BVictor.

I enjoy getting the news in "advance" or they screw up my deliveries all the time or I enjoy buying two of them.
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Old October 4th, 2005, 12:45 AM   #82
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Someone made a big mistake (non-local goverment) and I think this is an attempt to smear and destroy the project before the lawsuit occurs. My lips are sealed...but it is the reason there has been a hold up. Keep your eyes open and don't let the politics blind you.

(Ask yourself...when in the hell did it matter if financing is coming from the mob?) Now it is a big deal?
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Old October 4th, 2005, 01:10 AM   #83
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ok was it our friend carley or trump ?? lol
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Old October 5th, 2005, 06:22 PM   #84
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ok was it our friend carley or trump ?? lol
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Old November 16th, 2005, 04:08 AM   #85
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Just wanna know, so they will ue thi design finally??



http://www.mandarinoriental.com/hotel/520000016.asp#chi
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Old November 16th, 2005, 04:16 AM   #86
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Wow. Never noticed this:

"Water enthusiasts will find a world class site for scuba diving and snorkelling, with a natural barrier reef, shallow reefs and a famed coral wall on the resort’s doorstep."

Really now? Aren't they landlocked

Chad, that was the design for an older tower for around the same height that was proposed on the same site before Mandarin Oriental. Whether they use it or not we don't currently know (except that SCB is designing it).



I actually emailed them several weeks back, but no [automated] response even. They probably won't release any new info until they've resolved whatever problems they had (address/mob).
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Old November 17th, 2005, 02:26 AM   #87
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ah...so while they finallizing things up. They just showing this old version on their website instead?, thats cool, Thanks
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Old November 17th, 2005, 07:26 AM   #88
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I think so. I mean, they could still use that design, but we just don't know yet. Speaking of their website, I just checked it out again. Looks like they got my email - no more scuba diving in Lake Michigan
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Old November 27th, 2005, 08:02 AM   #89
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There was another piece on hotel/condo development in the business section. I wouldn't take this as the ultimate source, but they said 2009 occupancy for Mandarin. They also mentioned a Palladium Development, which I have never heard of, but found an UC website for.
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Old December 6th, 2005, 04:59 AM   #90
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Well I saw the drawings for this one today. All I can really say is that height wise its in the same league as waterview and trump if you know what I mean.
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Old December 6th, 2005, 05:20 AM   #91
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Well I saw the drawings for this one today. All I can really say is that height wise its in the same league as waterview and trump if you know what I mean.
holy crap! they raized the height!?!?!?! its a 1000+ footer!?!?!? **** yeh!
i sure hope thats what your insinuation at least
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Old December 6th, 2005, 05:33 AM   #92
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Seriously, you're one of my favorite users

I'm a very happy man now, even if I have a pile of work left to do. Anything else you can tell us that won't get you in trouble? Any personal remarks like "it's really cool" or something?

I knew they would try and compete with the big boys...
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Old December 6th, 2005, 05:34 AM   #93
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Do you know when they'll release renderings?
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Old December 6th, 2005, 06:19 AM   #94
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Dang! I should've get you a spy camera so you can secretly photograph any rendering!
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Old December 6th, 2005, 06:23 AM   #95
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So if this new info is true, I think that old rendering is garbage (hopefully). I mean, it's not the worse building ever, but it's really tame and doesn't say anything about Mandarin Oriental, especially if they want to compete with the other big towers. Imagine four 1000-footers going up in a row almost. Only in Chicago. And maybe Dubai.

Edit: And I'm forgetting the other towers too. Start off on the tour seeing Fordham Spire, then make your way down the river and see all of Lakeshore East and the huge Studio Gang tower (plus the other large one across), then keep going and see Aon, 2Pru, and Mandarin. Then keep going and see the Intercontinental Hotel and then Trump. And wrap it up with Waterview and 300 North LaSalle.

I'll be a tourist in 2010 and take a boat ride again

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Old December 6th, 2005, 06:36 AM   #96
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The old rendering is garbage. And maybe I just haven't seen the actual address shown on this site before but it looks like 225 N Michigan.
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Old December 6th, 2005, 06:53 AM   #97
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Haven't we already been told that the old rendering is for an old project and was only shown as a place-holder and some sort of possible indication of scale?
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Old December 6th, 2005, 09:37 AM   #98
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The old rendering is garbage. And maybe I just haven't seen the actual address shown on this site before but it looks like 225 N Michigan.
Yeah that has been talked about on here before. They are using the Pedway to give it "a Michigan Avenue Entrance", pretty pathetic but whatever sells the units better, go for it.
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Well I saw the drawings for this one today. All I can really say is that height wise its in the same league as waterview and trump if you know what I mean.
Sweet!
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Old December 7th, 2005, 05:13 PM   #100
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The old rendering is garbage. And maybe I just haven't seen the actual address shown on this site before but it looks like 225 N Michigan.
So is the new rendering in the same class as Trump and Waterview as well??
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