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Old June 20th, 2008, 09:07 PM   #361
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Can anyone else see the Sears Tower embedded in 1MP?

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Indeed!

The darker parts do resemble Sears Tower!!!
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Old June 21st, 2008, 12:15 PM   #362
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Old June 21st, 2008, 12:31 PM   #363
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Grant Park Tower 3 Wins Approval For Height Increase


June 20, 2008 - Even with declining Chicago condo sales in many neighborhoods, one section seems to be holding its own and maybe even gaining ground. Central Station is still attracting buyers and Chicago real estate developer Gerald Fogelson of Fogelson Companies is confident enough to move forward with the first of two new towers. Fogelson, along with Forest City Enterprises, recently received approval from the Chicago Plan Commission to increase the height of Grant Park Tower 3 to 73 stories, which is about 170 feet taller than previously allowed there. Tower 4 was also approved at a height increase of 83 stories.

Both towers will cost an estimated $800 million to construct, according to the Sun Times. Fogelson was quoted as saying his company is on track to break over $400 million in condo sales this year. And while that number is lower than previous years, he is still very optimistic. “Since Jan. 1, we’ve had 1,400 people visit our sales center, which is within 5 percent of last year and the year before that,” Fogelson pointed out.

Grant Park Tower 3 will contain 369 units, parking and over 9,000 square feet of lower level retail space. Both towers were designed by Pappageorge Haymes and will resemble a sail and have a bit of a wave to the structures. The increased height didn’t permit any additional units to be added, but follows the current trend of promoting taller, thinner high-rises over sprawling, wider buildings.

Marketing on Grant Park Tower 3 will begin early next year and the developers hope to break ground on the project in late 2009. The success of Central Station helps to cement the theory that potential buyers are always drawn to well-planned and designed Chicago Neighborhoods.

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Old July 5th, 2008, 07:14 AM   #364
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Taken today: One Museum Park West's core (sorry, I didn't have my wide angle lens w/me)
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Old July 5th, 2008, 08:13 AM   #365
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Both towers will cost an estimated $800 million to construct, according to the Sun Times.
Incredible that with 800 million $Chicago can build these skyscrapers, that is the same amount of money used to build the Burj Dubai. If only the city had that cheap workforce semi-slaves, with all the money that there is in Chicago there would be an even greater skyline. Oh well, I guess this is the price to live in an industrialized and civilized country...
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Old July 5th, 2008, 03:20 PM   #366
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Burj Dubai will cost 1,8 Billion
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Old July 5th, 2008, 03:23 PM   #367
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Incredible that with 800 million $Chicago can build these skyscrapers, that is the same amount of money used to build the Burj Dubai. If only the city had that cheap workforce semi-slaves, with all the money that there is in Chicago there would be an even greater skyline. Oh well, I guess this is the price to live in an industrialized and civilized country...
Everything has their pitfalls I suppose. If Chicago went by the same cost and margins every other Harry and Jane in the metro if not the Midwest would have a condo downtown.
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Old July 5th, 2008, 07:50 PM   #368
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[QUOTE=i_am_hydrogen;22228336]Taken today: One Museum Park West's core (sorry, I didn't have my wide angle lens w/me)

Good job made!. Chicago's skyline will a couple of skycrapers richer.
Geep updating, great fun.
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Old July 5th, 2008, 07:54 PM   #369
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Incredible that with 800 million $Chicago can build these skyscrapers, that is the same amount of money used to build the Burj Dubai. If only the city had that cheap workforce semi-slaves, with all the money that there is in Chicago there would be an even greater skyline. Oh well, I guess this is the price to live in an industrialized and civilized country...
I have much respect for workers! Respect for the hard work that they deliver. They deserve a good compensation.
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Old July 6th, 2008, 09:23 PM   #370
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Old July 7th, 2008, 06:09 PM   #371
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I have much respect for workers! Respect for the hard work that they deliver. They deserve a good compensation.
Oh sure, never wanted to put that in doubt. They are part of that infrastructure that is vital for our civilization. Mine was just a consideration that had no other meaning.
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Old July 7th, 2008, 06:20 PM   #372
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Simply stunning!
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Old July 8th, 2008, 06:40 AM   #373
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Here's some pics I took on the Sears Tower on 7/06/08. Enjoy!

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Notice the core rising to One Museum Park West.
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Old July 8th, 2008, 06:27 PM   #374
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Chicago should stop building alot condos. ok let me tell you why , because when miami's real estate market was #! in the world 100 condos started to rise in the city then in 2007
8,000 units was built but 3,0000 were occupied developers fear of being bankruptcy then the housing market crashed. but now it getting better as 5,ooo units are occupid as 2,000 more left as 4 condos topped out this month.
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Old July 8th, 2008, 06:37 PM   #375
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what is planned on the old airfield behind the tower? more chigaco spires :-D ;-)
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Old July 9th, 2008, 01:28 AM   #376
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what is planned on the old airfield behind the tower? more chigaco spires :-D ;-)
I don't think that they will ever build towers there. But if we get the Olympics then it will become one of the venue sites. But after all of that it will most likely become a park of some sort.
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Old July 9th, 2008, 11:58 AM   #377
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What for tower is goiing up there?
First i was thinking that is was this tower http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=434492.
but its not.


But i think its http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hlight=chicago.
according to this pic:

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Old July 9th, 2008, 04:39 PM   #378
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isn't park michigan still proposed? though the location would fit almost perfect....
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Old July 9th, 2008, 04:47 PM   #379
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What for tower is goiing up there?
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isn't park michigan still proposed? though the location would fit almost perfect....
Park Michigan is likely dead.
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Old July 9th, 2008, 07:27 PM   #380
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Wow this tower really looks great, nice pics! It keeps looking better and better to me as it is being finished off.
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