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Old July 17th, 2005, 10:34 PM   #1
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CHICAGO | Avenue East | 291ft | 26 fl | Com

Height: 276
Floor count: 26
Location: North St. Clair and East Illinois
Construction end: 2007
Architect: OWP&P Architects
Developer: Residential Homes of America, Inc


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the rooftop deck that rings the east, north and south sides of the building


the 26th floor party-room... I was told the lobby would look similar to this


the lcd-televisions in the gym are a nice touch


here's a map I put together, with the help of Google Eart, showing the project's site - the map is oriented with northwest facing up


I stopped by the Avenue East sales center today on my way down Michigan and thought it might be time to start a thread for this project. The sales consultant I spoke with was VERY helpful and very nice - he informed that the project would be breaking ground by the end of this month (that means within the next two weeks); he explained that they are over 80% sold. I've enclosed some renderings and some pictures - sorry for the bands in some of them (they spanned the page of the brochure).

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Old July 17th, 2005, 11:34 PM   #2
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Is the glass on the building really multi-colored? ?
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Old July 18th, 2005, 12:00 AM   #3
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It didn't look like it on the model that they have in the sales center - I think it's just a case of very omptimistic reflections in the pen-and-ink rendering

Actually, I just grabbed the pictures that I took off my phone and some of them turned out half-way decently. Here's what I got -

another shot of the rendering


a full-on shot of the model in the sales-center


the residential entrance on upper-Illinois


the retail entrance on St. Clair

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Old July 19th, 2005, 05:56 AM   #4
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I'm going to have to stop in to this place. It's right behind my building, I'm just a little lazy I guess.
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Old January 11th, 2006, 01:27 AM   #5
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It looks like construction on this building is about to begin again. I saw a crane on site today. They've driven sone steel piles. The caissons for the building were finished several months ago.
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Old January 11th, 2006, 01:51 AM   #6
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^ Good to hear
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Old January 11th, 2006, 03:25 AM   #7
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Anyone hazard a guess as to what was the cause of the hold? Sales figures low?
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Old January 11th, 2006, 04:24 AM   #8
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What a gorgeous view that will make!!
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Old January 11th, 2006, 04:45 AM   #9
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Looks like a nice tower. It will be a great addition.

Thanks for the info!
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for the Pelasgians, too, were a Greek nation originally from the Peloponnesus
The Roman Antiquities of Dionysius of Halicarnassus
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Macedonia, of course, is a part of Greece". Strabo, VII, Frg. 9
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Old May 7th, 2006, 03:42 AM   #10
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Old July 27th, 2006, 07:55 PM   #11
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Old December 19th, 2006, 11:42 PM   #13
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Old January 13th, 2007, 09:12 AM   #14
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Old January 14th, 2007, 07:16 AM   #15
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I'm telling ya... one of these days I'm actually going to build a building that's blue
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Old February 17th, 2007, 02:41 AM   #17
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Quote:
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I'm telling ya... one of these days I'm actually going to build a building that's blue
LOL You can call it the Blue Diamond!
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Old February 17th, 2007, 03:34 PM   #18
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Im really gonna miss the Whales
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Old February 19th, 2007, 03:42 AM   #19
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