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Old July 16th, 2007, 10:29 PM   #801
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Old July 16th, 2007, 10:58 PM   #802
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Nice pictures!!

Quality materials.
But kind of a dated design if you ask me.
SOM's own Quaker Oats building is a better example of an evolved Miesian curtainwall, unless they weren't trying to evolve this one. just mimic.

Plus, this is a residential tower. People are meant to live here. This building gives the impression of an office building that will one day be rehabbed into a residential building.

I do find it sort of ironic that upon its completion, this building is probably going to affect the greatest urban space in all the midwest much like the Tribune Tower did in 1929 when it won over Saarinen's second-place entry and Gropius' entry. Over time it has become iconic and grandfatherly in it's majesty- most things do over time-but it was the wrong choice as I think this design was....but it's just my opinion.
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Old July 18th, 2007, 02:33 AM   #803
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I do find it sort of ironic that upon its completion, this building is probably going to affect the greatest urban space in all the midwest much like the Tribune Tower did in 1929 when it won over Saarinen's second-place entry and Gropius' entry. Over time it has become iconic and grandfatherly in it's majesty- most things do over time-but it was the wrong choice as I think this design was....but it's just my opinion.



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Old July 21st, 2007, 06:32 PM   #804
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Old July 21st, 2007, 07:38 PM   #805
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^ The Clare at Water Tower is under construction on the left
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Old July 21st, 2007, 09:16 PM   #806
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A couple I got of the park next to Trump and a shot of the River Plaza reflection.







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Old July 22nd, 2007, 03:37 AM   #807
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^ The Clare at Water Tower is under construction on the left
now how in the hell did it take so long for somebody to come up with this classic shot? It ain't Broadway, but Rush can sure do its part to make you do a double take when you realize this isn't Manhattan.
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 03:52 AM   #808
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now how in the hell did it take so long for somebody to come up with this classic shot? It ain't Broadway, but Rush can sure do its part to make you do a double take when you realize this isn't Manhattan.
Here's another shot.

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Old July 22nd, 2007, 06:59 PM   #809
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that's an awesome perspective! is that from your apt? just imagine when trump and the clare are done how much more impressive it will be. trump will just keep rising past the edge of the frame and clare will be in your face with that nice curve. yahoo.
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 10:52 PM   #810
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Here's another shot.




What is the name of the resturant on the ground flood of the red brick building? Is this area a couple of blocks north of where the Elysians is being constructed across from Walgreens.
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Old July 23rd, 2007, 05:37 AM   #811
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that's an awesome perspective! is that from your apt? just imagine when trump and the clare are done how much more impressive it will be. trump will just keep rising past the edge of the frame and clare will be in your face with that nice curve. yahoo.
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What is the name of the resturant on the ground flood of the red brick building? Is this area a couple of blocks north of where the Elysians is being constructed across from Walgreens.
The picture was taken from the upper floor of the 900 North Michigan parking garage. The view is looking south along Wabash on an exceptionally clear day. Too bad the picture is backlit; some of the detail is lost.

Iím not sure of the restaurant's name. The Elysian is due west and across the street from where I took the picture.
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Old July 23rd, 2007, 06:17 AM   #813
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Old July 23rd, 2007, 06:40 AM   #814
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This was an attempt at a panoramic picture of Trump Tower. I couldnít quite merge the two photos together, but itís interesting nevertheless and I thought Iíd post it anyway.
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Old July 23rd, 2007, 05:31 PM   #816
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What is the name of the resturant on the ground flood of the red brick building?
I believe it's McCormick and Schmick's, a seafood restaurant.
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Old July 23rd, 2007, 05:33 PM   #817
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I believe it's McCormick and Schmick's, a seafood restaurant.
that is correct. 41 East Chestnut Street, great seafood spot.
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Retrograde, those pics are downright beautiful. Thanks!
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Old July 24th, 2007, 09:12 PM   #819
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Whoa, that second pano is major. Those cumulus clouds sure can be fun to play around with composition-wise.
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Old July 25th, 2007, 03:13 AM   #820
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that is correct. 41 East Chestnut Street, great seafood spot.

Thanks everyone for your help. For some reason I was thinking that was the Triangle park(with a coffee shop), further north on Rush street, south of Division.


You would think I would know that, since I lived at 121 W. Chestnut(ChestnutTower) for the past couple of summers.

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