daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Development News Forums > General Urban Developments > DN Archives



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old February 9th, 2006, 07:24 AM   #21
Lower Wacker
Registered User
 
Lower Wacker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: wheaton
Posts: 63
Likes (Received): 0

woa thats pretty tight, hopefully it will turn out well tho
Lower Wacker no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old February 9th, 2006, 07:23 PM   #22
bobablob
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 111
Likes (Received): 0

Wow, thats much better than I could have hoped for, given the spot. Anything that doesn't look like a concrete obelisk next to the already shadowy el-tracks is fine by me.
bobablob no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 9th, 2006, 07:47 PM   #23
Chi_Coruscant
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 879
Likes (Received): 0

It looks okay except the ground level. It doesn't look attractive. It would be better if they take the cue from Heritage and Legacy in keeping the original State/Lake facade.
Chi_Coruscant no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 10th, 2006, 01:18 AM   #24
geoff_diamond
Live from the Loop
 
geoff_diamond's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,578
Likes (Received): 2

^-- might be a little late for that seeing as how the building that occupied the site has been gone for well over a month now. Not to mention, it was hardly worth saving - just a hulking brick giant with no articulation.
geoff_diamond no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 10th, 2006, 09:40 AM   #25
bobablob
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 111
Likes (Received): 0

Yeah, and to be honest, neighboring the Unitrin building and the El Tracks, its not like there's a lot of consistency on that stretch of state street anyway.

One nice thing about the tear - down: the bums that used to make that corner smell like a latrine have shuffled off someplace else.
bobablob no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 11th, 2006, 05:28 AM   #26
Chicago Shawn
Registered User
 
Chicago Shawn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Chicago IL
Posts: 361
Likes (Received): 0

Quote:
Originally Posted by bobablob
Yeah, and to be honest, neighboring the Unitrin building and the El Tracks, its not like there's a lot of consistency on that stretch of state street anyway.

One nice thing about the tear - down: the bums that used to make that corner smell like a latrine have shuffled off someplace else.

Your right, the stench on that corner was awful. Would anyone happen to know if the old ComEd substation (the adjacent yellow brick low-rise) is planned to come down as well?
Chicago Shawn no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 11th, 2006, 05:39 AM   #27
danthediscoman
Registered User
 
danthediscoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 384
Likes (Received): 1

On topic with the "State and Lake Construction" Has anyone heard of any plans to revamp the CTA train stop right above state and lake...talk about eyesores, Im surprised Marriott isn't going to pay to have that shack(literally) upgraded. I never noticed it before until my #29 Bus was stopped right below it and I looked up this morning. It seems this would definetly degrade from Marriotts image, any word?
danthediscoman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 12th, 2006, 06:57 AM   #28
geoff_diamond
Live from the Loop
 
geoff_diamond's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,578
Likes (Received): 2

I had never really given this all that much thought danthedisco; but, you're absolutely right. All of the large above-ground stations in the loop (at least those that contain some sort of enclosure) could really stand to be upgraded as they're typically smack dab in the middle of an important view corridor (i.e. the afforementioned State/Lake platform, or the Wabash/Adams Wabash/Randolph platforms). Something could be done, quite easily actually, to really lighten these up visually and allow the eye to pass through them instead of stopping on them.
geoff_diamond no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 13th, 2006, 01:18 AM   #29
bobablob
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 111
Likes (Received): 0

I don't know anything about the structural integrity of the el-stop. But a serious paintjob would do wonders. Still, like so many of the loop stops, its a heap of a building that looks like a homer simpson built doghouse.
bobablob no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 13th, 2006, 06:57 AM   #30
geoff_diamond
Live from the Loop
 
geoff_diamond's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,578
Likes (Received): 2

I don't think there's enough Glidden in all the world to fix any of those messes. They simply need to be rethought, not repainted
geoff_diamond no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 16th, 2006, 12:18 AM   #31
spyguy
Expert
 
spyguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 6,916
Likes (Received): 97

A different rendering. This could be nice if the redesigned the back and side, and maybe the ground portion.

spyguy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 16th, 2006, 02:23 AM   #32
danthediscoman
Registered User
 
danthediscoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 384
Likes (Received): 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by spyguy
A different rendering. This could be nice if the redesigned the back and side, and maybe the ground portion.

The only thing different is that their are surrounding buildings right? It definetely needs some major revisions, visually. Im not liking the "two different buildings in one facade look". If it was all glass it would look much more cleaner and visually attractive. Right now their's too much happening on the facade of the building.

Last edited by danthediscoman; February 16th, 2006 at 02:28 AM.
danthediscoman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 16th, 2006, 06:18 PM   #33
dvidler
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 116
Likes (Received): 0

ABC Studio

* Moderator Edit *

article posted in the wrong thread.

Last edited by Steely Dan; February 16th, 2006 at 11:07 PM.
dvidler no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 26th, 2006, 10:49 PM   #34
spyguy
Expert
 
spyguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 6,916
Likes (Received): 97

http://chicagobusiness.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?id=22975

Step forward for Wit Hotel at State and Lake

By Alby Gallun
Nov. 24, 2006


Lincolnshire developer ECD is close to securing a loan for a 298-room hotel at the northeast corner of State and Lake and expects to begin construction next year.

The 26-story hotel, named the Wit, will be part of the Doubletree chain, says ECD President Scott Greenberg.

Capmark plans to lend ECD about $80 million for the $100-million project, sources say, though Mr. Greenberg says he’s still working out terms.

---------------------
theWit at State and Lake

Chicago’s historic corner of State and Lake is the site of ECD’s newest hotel project, theWit. The Hotel will include a high-end restaurant and rooftop lounge, a spa for hotel guests and a luxurious private screening room to be rented to hotel guests or the public for private movie screenings or sporting events. Floors 6-20 will include 238 beautifully appointed “standard” hotel rooms. On floors 21-26, ECD plans to sell 48 hotel-condo units with studio, one and two bedroom floor plans available.

The site is located just steps from the Chicago River, two blocks from Millennium Park, and is part of the ongoing reconstruction of State Street. The "State St. renaissance" is highlighted by two major retail developments by Joseph Freed and Associates: 108 North State Street and the renovation of Carson’s into several high end retail boutiques. theWit is just a block and a half away from these exciting developments.

Scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2009, theWit will offer guests a hotel experience unlike any other in Chicago.


spyguy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 27th, 2006, 07:45 AM   #35
ardecila
Jack-Of-All-Trades
 
ardecila's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: New Orleans/Chicago
Posts: 1,391
Likes (Received): 2

Ewww, it's black now.

I liked it better in exposed concrete. Still, it's better than an empty lot. Also, no mention of Fritzel's.
ardecila no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 28th, 2006, 03:26 AM   #36
danthediscoman
Registered User
 
danthediscoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 384
Likes (Received): 1

Does anybody know what WIT is? Im assuming its a Hilton branded "W" version...hopefully!
danthediscoman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 28th, 2006, 11:01 AM   #37
ZZ-II
I love Skyscrapers
 
ZZ-II's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Near Ingolstadt in Bavaria
Posts: 33,502
Likes (Received): 6522

looks good
ZZ-II no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 30th, 2006, 06:53 PM   #38
wickedestcity
BANNED
 
wickedestcity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,566
Likes (Received): 26

im still undecided on this one . its hard to say what itll end up looking like. it might be awsome and it might be ugly as shit
wickedestcity no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 2nd, 2006, 06:42 PM   #39
geoff_diamond
Live from the Loop
 
geoff_diamond's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,578
Likes (Received): 2

Wont' be as ugly as a hole in the ground.
__________________
Straight from Michigan and Monroe in downtown Chicago!
geoff_diamond no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 2nd, 2006, 10:14 PM   #40
jpIllInoIs
Registered User
 
jpIllInoIs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 649
Likes (Received): 48

I say get on with it. This buiding is fine for that location. it butts up to a Com ed sub station and the El on and then is next to Unitrin. Not a premire-high glamour spot. This building will liven up and gussie up that corner.
jpIllInoIs no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 04:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu