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Old December 6th, 2006, 05:50 AM   #121
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OMPW:


, Nice. is there a forum about this tower and it's construction status ?
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Old December 6th, 2006, 07:50 AM   #122
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Old December 15th, 2006, 10:29 AM   #123
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Central Station aerial update:
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Old January 5th, 2007, 05:23 AM   #124
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About a week old, from Dat Phan



You can also see some of the other South Loop projects to the left.

The building in the red rectangle will be replaced by the two towers in the rendering
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Old January 5th, 2007, 07:57 AM   #125
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, Nice. is there a forum about this tower and it's construction status ?

No...

It's not under construction yet. I believe the area is being used for staging for OMP at this time. I need to go to the sales center and see when construction on this one will start.

Also as of Wednesday, 1600 Museum Park is now officially under construction.
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Old January 5th, 2007, 08:10 AM   #126
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Thanks for the heads up. If you do go, see if they say anything new about the future towers on Roosevelt.
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Old January 5th, 2007, 09:41 AM   #127
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thanks for the info BVictor1
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Old January 9th, 2007, 09:59 AM   #128
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One Musuem Park, 01-02-2007...







For those of you concerened the north face on Grant Park will be too bulky, just look^. Seems pretty slender to me.






Check out the massive transfer beams, I now know why this building took so long to rise out of the base.


Notice behind the windscreen, cladding material has arrived.


Assembeling rebar cages for the concrete sheer walls
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Old January 9th, 2007, 10:55 AM   #129
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Old January 18th, 2007, 05:44 PM   #130
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OMPW Site Prep

I noticed this morning that they were placing cement barriers at the corner of Roosevelt and Indiana and a back hoe was excavating the remain slope of soil at the corner. They had just started so I looking forward to getting home tonight and seeing whats what.

OMPW has much less garage structure to build so I think that we will see this one go up much faster than OMP1. It never ceases to amazing me how long buildings take to get out of the ground and past the garage phase. 2007 is going to be a great year for the skyline!!!
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Old January 18th, 2007, 06:22 PM   #131
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Fantastic news!! I love OMPW. It's the crown jewel of all Central Station development. I'm going to open a thread for it in the Chicago development forum.

Here's the URL:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...5#post11358665

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Old January 18th, 2007, 09:03 PM   #132
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If they can start marketing the last two Roosevelt towers soon, we could potentially see the entire south wall of Grant Park under construction at the same time.
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Old January 20th, 2007, 12:05 AM   #133
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I think it's possible that construction on one of the remaining 2 towers could begin before OMP1 completely wrapped up. OMP1 is due to top out in 2008 and OMPW 2010. I haven't heard any news on the direction that Central Station is going with the final projects. It's not a guarantee that Enterprise will land the them.

I am still hoping for a 900+ at the corner of Michigan and Roosevelt. I would like to see what Jean Gang would design for that site. We need someone other than Pappa/George designing them.
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Old January 20th, 2007, 04:53 PM   #134
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Old January 21st, 2007, 12:36 AM   #135
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More Central Station Updates

Went into the MP sales center today and talked to my sales guy and heres what he told me.

1. The 34 story building that was to sit south of OMPW is being scraped. The city would only approve a 10 story building so enterprise is looking to build all townhomes where the existing sales center is. Look for large 3000 sqft units starting at 1.3 million range. Very High End. The townhomes are likely to be the next thing on the market in 08.

2. They are going to propose an 80 story building at the corner of Indiana and Roosevelt that Enterprise is going to develop. No time on this one being release anytime soon.

3. He didn't have anything on the 2nd tower at Michigan and Roosevelt except that it was going to be much taller than is now proposed.

4. Central Station did the engineering study looking at building towers over the tracks south of 15th street and the cost is prohibative and they are not moving forward with Phase 3.
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Old January 21st, 2007, 02:35 AM   #136
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^So good and "bad" news I suppose. But thanks for finding all that out. I look forward to the 80 story building. I hope the architects aren't P/H (even though I'm sure it will be) or SCB or Lucien Lagrange.
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Old January 21st, 2007, 03:12 AM   #137
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I hope the architects aren't P/H (even though I'm sure it will be) or SCB or Lucien Lagrange.
You and me both. Im especially tired of SCB though. Even though they bring solid designs, I find them to be incredibly repetitive.

Who would you like to see design that building? Thats a very visible lot.

I'd be curious to see what Studio Gang can muster up just to see if they can bring something completely different to the table. I find them to be the most passionate and potentially the most creative firm Chicago has seen in a long, long time.

If not them, then someone outside of the city. Architectonica, perhaps? Im afraid whatever they may do for LakeshoreEast, Low-end-burg will greatly dumb it down. Ugh. This will give them a better opportunity as I feel the architecture in Central Station kills everything (save Aqua) in LakeshoreEast.
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Old January 21st, 2007, 05:54 AM   #138
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A shot I took from the Sears Tower a couple weeks ago.

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Old January 22nd, 2007, 05:01 AM   #139
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Who would you like to see design that building? Thats a very visible lot.
It's a good question. There are only two spots available on Roosevelt now, and both of those towers are likely to be very tall and prominent and also likely to be around for a very long time.

With that in mind, I'm a little scared to give these projects to inexperienced, but talented, firms. I'm talking about Garofalo architects, David Woodhouse, John Ronan, Dirk Denison, etc. and even Studio Gang. Only the last one has some highrise experience, the rest have just come up with visionary projects. And with whatever concepts they do come up with, they are usually very "funky" and out there, and I'm not sure if that's necessarily what we want facing Grant Park for 50-100 years. However, I think other developers should give these firms a chance, and there are a number of 20-40 story buildings they could easily handle.

For Chicago firms, I could see SOM or Adrian Smith if there's a supertall involved. Maybe Destefano and Partners or Krueck and Sexton, although I'm not sure if they've done a highrise yet. Booth Hansen could probably come up with something good, same with Goettsch.

For outside firms, I've always wanted Foster to design something here. Pelli might do something conservative, but it would surely be elegant. And there are certainly some other British firms that could do great designs for this site.
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If they can start marketing the last two Roosevelt towers soon, we could potentially see the entire south wall of Grant Park under construction at the same time.
I don't see this happening at all.
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