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Old April 23rd, 2010, 12:38 AM   #201
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Old April 23rd, 2010, 08:34 PM   #202
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^Great perspective. The park looks like it will be an asset for the area but I wish the infirmary building was still there.

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Old April 28th, 2010, 05:54 PM   #203
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Old April 29th, 2010, 05:50 AM   #204
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I like the 519 S Clinton, the base of it is the best part of it though.
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Old April 29th, 2010, 05:21 PM   #205
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^ Hey, spyguy, who's the architect for that project?
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Old April 30th, 2010, 07:48 PM   #206
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^Hartshorne Plunkard.

1260 W Madison
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Old April 30th, 2010, 08:28 PM   #207
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^ No strip centers please!
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 12:08 AM   #208
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I like the 519 S Clinton, the base of it is the best part of it though.
What? The fact that an entire city block will be one giant monolith without any street presence?
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Old May 6th, 2010, 07:07 PM   #209
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What? The fact that an entire city block will be one giant monolith without any street presence?
Meh, what difference does it make in this part of the city? I'm just wondering how many parking spots it will have since it's right next to the blue line.

http://www.chicagojournal.com/News/0...eyes_West_Loop

Threadless eyes West Loop
By MICAH MAIDENBERG


The T-shirt retailer Threadless plans to shift its headquarters from Ravenswood to the West Loop, taking over a vacant, 45,000-square-foot property at 1260 W. Madison last used by FedEx.
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Old May 8th, 2010, 11:28 PM   #210
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Meh, what difference does it make in this part of the city?
Things will never improve if no one tries... and honestly, how hard is it to just make an effort?
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Old May 12th, 2010, 10:55 PM   #211
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i love that 519 s clinton building but that park is stupid to me. I would prefer another highrise right there considering the location. can't wait for the building to start/finish (or whatever)
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Old May 13th, 2010, 06:38 PM   #212
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http://www.suntimes.com/business/226...rget13.article

Robert Redford out, Target in: Alderman has new W. Loop plan
BY DAVID ROEDER


A Near West Side tract has come down in the real estate world. Gone is its developers' promise of swanky residential towers over an arthouse cineplex affiliated with actor Robert Redford.

It was called the West Loop Promenade, but the recession made its ambition impossible. In its place is something simple but more commonplace.

It's a Target store.
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Old May 15th, 2010, 08:12 AM   #213
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NOOOO I would prefer for atleast 1 tower...
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Old May 20th, 2010, 07:44 PM   #214
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http://www.chicagojournal.com/News/0...10/Price_point

Price point
Hotelier would offer $100 per night no-frills rooms, a concept that worries some neighbors

05/19/2010 10:00 PM
By IAN FULLERTON


... Others at the meeting said they expected the hotel to be occupied instead by transient guests, pan-handlers and commuters who miss the last trains at nearby Union Station.

“We think that [the residents] have a legitimate concern … that this could become a transient location,” said Larry Gage, president of the Fulton River District Association...
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Old May 20th, 2010, 08:13 PM   #215
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A hundred bucks isn't much cheaper than currently available downtown options. Here's the minimum prices that Orbitz just returned, for a random Thursday evening a few weeks out:

The Loop, Grant Park, Millennium Park - $109
River North - $87
Museum Campus, McCormick Place - $109
Wrigleyville, Lincoln Park - $96

Anyways, is the average panhandler going to be spending this kind of cash? I doubt it.
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Old May 20th, 2010, 11:47 PM   #216
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...356,full.story

A vision blocked by high-rises
By Paul LaTour


Many residents in the West Loop share a vision of their neighborhood that was crystallized in the Near West Side Plan nearly a decade ago — and it does not include high-rise towers stretching 100 feet or more.

But a proposal for the southeast corner of Madison and Green streets — a mixed-use property called the Gateway that includes a 314-foot residential tower — has sparked a familiar debate: How tall is too tall?
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Old May 21st, 2010, 09:30 PM   #217
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^ I like the Alderman's tone in that article
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 08:36 AM   #218
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"314-foot residential tower" sounds nice but lets go higher.... who cares if they think its too tall
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Old May 30th, 2010, 06:11 AM   #219
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Target great

Great to know 'Target' is coming to that block.
I don't have to drive all the way to clark/roosevelt any more.

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Old June 25th, 2010, 03:57 PM   #220
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More info on the Gateway

http://www.chicagojournal.com/Blogs/...t_for_Gateway_

Area bounded by Halsted, Monroe, Green, and Madison
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