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Old March 8th, 2009, 03:47 PM   #21
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That Web site has an opening line saying 'urban development should be beautiful and environmental'. I agree. Unfortunately I cannot see that in the projects flashing by. Just another collection of bland buildings seasoned with marketing yadda.
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Old March 10th, 2009, 03:47 AM   #22
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^Indeed. However, I would never expect to see anything exciting that far west of the loop, and as long as we would get 26 stories of occupied, activated space that would kill another lifeless surface parking lot I am unquestionably on board.
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Old March 10th, 2009, 04:36 AM   #23
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^I don't know. I'm tired of all this prime space in the West Loop near Union and Ogilvie being wasted. Fifield especially has been developing all of these little ~18 story buildings along Clinton. I'd also like to see more mixed use towers with office and retail on the bottom floors and residential (or even hotel rooms) on top, sort of like that proposed project on Jefferson. The West Loop feels dead at night and more boutique office buildings aren't going to help.
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Old February 16th, 2013, 11:31 AM   #24
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Fifield Plans Taller Building In The West Loop



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Faced with a crowded field of developers looking to launch downtown's next office towers, developer Steve Fifield has decided to go up.

Mr. Fifield now plans to build as high as 75 stories, with up to 1.4 million square feet, on adjacent West Loop sites. Previously he pitched pitching a pair of 20-story, 490,000-square-foot structures at 601 and 625 W. Monroe St.

“Several tenants we've talked to are more interested in the larger building,” Mr. Fifield said. “If you can't fight them, join them. The idea is to go from doing medium-sized buildings with no architectural significance to a landmark-type building.”

t is a departure from Mr. Fifield's past. Although he has been on a run of apartment towers in Chicago and Los Angeles in recent years, he has put up dozens of office buildings in the West Loop and in the suburbs, most between 300,000 and 500,000 square feet. His largest was a 30-story, 645,170-square-foot tower at 200 N. LaSalle St. completed in 1984.

Mr. Fifield's thinking has evolved because of input from potential office tenants and intense competition from other developers. A recent Crain's Chicago Business case study identified more than 8.1 million square feet of proposed new office buildings downtown, far more than current demand. Proposed towers range from 350,000 to 1.2 million square feet.

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Old February 16th, 2013, 12:09 PM   #25
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An new possible supertall for Chicago? That would be awesome
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Old February 16th, 2013, 04:26 PM   #26
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oh wow nice hopefully chicago can get another supertall good news
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Old February 16th, 2013, 04:33 PM   #27
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Great news! Hopefully this will get a comlete design transformation, as the previous proposal is another bland, tasteless tower.
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Old February 16th, 2013, 04:57 PM   #28
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An new possible supertall for Chicago? That would be awesome
Absolutely.

Looking forward to the new design.
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Old February 16th, 2013, 07:44 PM   #29
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It says that there's significantly more new office space proposed for construction than the current demand for space. Why would they both with the construction then, unless they anticipate a big upswing during the next few years?
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Old February 16th, 2013, 08:04 PM   #30
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I hope this one is a real one. And better design.
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Old February 17th, 2013, 02:04 AM   #31
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It says that there's significantly more new office space proposed for construction than the current demand for space. Why would they both with the construction then, unless they anticipate a big upswing during the next few years?
They made the change after hearing from tennants that more space will be wanted. It's classic Chicago where any surge in demand is met by an even bigger surge in proposals. Then you get the supertall proposals and then of course, you get the guys who put up cheapo 35 story, 1.5 million sq. ft. buildings and leg sweeps them all.

We'll see how this one pans out. It may have come early enough in the cycle to actually get built. It stands a far better chance than anything at the Old Post Office...
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If they change it, I hope it's a taller version of this!
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Old February 17th, 2013, 02:29 AM   #33
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Nice! It looks like Chicago's 122 Leadenhall.
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Old February 18th, 2013, 11:16 AM   #34
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Well hopefully it will be developed along with the Old Post office twin towers proposal . Would be awesome to see 2 supertalls be built in Chicago.
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Old February 18th, 2013, 01:56 PM   #35
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Well hopefully it will be developed along with the Old Post office twin towers proposal . Would be awesome to see 2 supertalls be built in Chicago.
Yes, since the spire is dead and waterview will become only 192m tall. Chicago needs new supertalls
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Old February 18th, 2013, 02:27 PM   #36
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Good looking design.
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Old February 18th, 2013, 03:01 PM   #37
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would be great to see another supertall rise in Chicagoland. I love Leadenhall tho i hope we will see something a bit more creative when we get a new taller design
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Good looking design.
This will probably not be the design.
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Old February 18th, 2013, 10:02 PM   #39
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This will probably not be the design.
, indeed...the shown design is not really a supertall.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 10:33 AM   #40
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This will probably not be the design.
That's just the most recent rendering for the original 40 story tower proposal. Depending on how high the developer wants to go, I'd expect only minor changes to the design iself. But as a full 75 story supertall, there could be more radical revisions.
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