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Old July 12th, 2007, 05:21 PM   #221
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It seems like they are trying to keep the "newer" part of the hospital up for a while so they can sell the view.
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Old July 12th, 2007, 05:53 PM   #222
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Demo is proceeding nicely at the old Columbus hospital site. The older building is coming down first. The parking lot behind it literally looks like something out of Dresden.
What is going up, in it's place?
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Old July 12th, 2007, 06:03 PM   #223
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Anyone know anything about the "SoNo" development going up in the Cylborn corridor? I know they have been advertising it, for what seams like 3 years now, but I haven't heard anything about it.
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Old July 12th, 2007, 07:00 PM   #224
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^ It's selling, and there's already a sales center with models. I don't know how sales are going, though.

I really like that project
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Old July 12th, 2007, 11:42 PM   #225
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I hate the name SoNo. Trying so hard to be like New York.
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Old July 12th, 2007, 11:45 PM   #226
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What is going up, in it's place?
Huge development ... I think if you search this thread you'll see a few posts about it. I think there is one high rise, and a bunch of townhomes ...
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Old July 13th, 2007, 12:05 AM   #227
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What is going up, in it's place?
Lagrange's "2520 Lincoln Park"

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Old July 13th, 2007, 03:50 PM   #228
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I hate the name SoNo. Trying so hard to be like New York.
No they are trying to be like South Norwalk (norwalks downtown), CT
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Old July 13th, 2007, 06:42 PM   #229
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I hate the name SoNo. Trying so hard to be like New York.
I actually kind of like the name SoNo. It's better than DUMBO. Who says Chicago developers cant be creative with neighborhood names?
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Old July 14th, 2007, 08:59 AM   #230
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I actually kind of like the name SoNo. It's better than DUMBO. Who says Chicago developers cant be creative with neighborhood names?
Isn't originality part of creativity?
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Old July 15th, 2007, 12:12 AM   #231
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Of course New York probably stole it from London's Soho. Wikipedia offers one possible origin as "South of Holborn".
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Old July 15th, 2007, 07:51 AM   #232
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On a tangent: does anybody else hate when corporations shorten their names like that, e.g. "Nabisco" for "National Biscuit Company"? The name has no meaning unless you know what it stands for, (most people don't) and therefore has lost its purpose as a name.
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Old July 18th, 2007, 05:44 AM   #233
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I actually kind of like the name SoNo. It's better than DUMBO. Who says Chicago developers cant be creative with neighborhood names?
there already is a sono though.
Dumbo is better,
stupid but better.
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Old July 18th, 2007, 05:24 PM   #234
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^Eh, alright, eitherway, I think it's leaps better than "Cabrini Green East"...it's hard to sell that

On a side note, what's up with all the block-busters closing in LP? I know it's been talked about before, but the closest blockbuster now for me is by the Dominick's on Clyborn and Division. They've closed the Sheffield Blockbuster, the Clyborn Corridor BB, and the Clark BB. WTF, are they just totally going out of business or what?
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All of those locations likely were operated by one franchise, which for whatever reason has gone out of business.

I wonder if this will make more LPers turn to Netflix?
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Old July 19th, 2007, 05:28 PM   #236
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On a side note, what's up with all the block-busters closing in LP? I know it's been talked about before, but the closest blockbuster now for me is by the Dominick's on Clyborn and Division. They've closed the Sheffield Blockbuster, the Clyborn Corridor BB, and the Clark BB. WTF, are they just totally going out of business or what?
I was wondering about that myself. First, the one close to my apartment on Clark and Wrightwood closed about a month ago. Then, this past weekend I noticed the one on Fullerton had closed. Now I find out about the one on Clybourn. It's strange. You'd think if any neighborhood could support Blockbuster it would be Lincoln Park.
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Old July 19th, 2007, 06:27 PM   #237
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I was wondering about that myself. First, the one close to my apartment on Clark and Wrightwood closed about a month ago. Then, this past weekend I noticed the one on Fullerton had closed. Now I find out about the one on Clybourn. It's strange. You'd think if any neighborhood could support Blockbuster it would be Lincoln Park.
Yeah it's freaking annoying, both the Sheffield BB, and the Clybourn BB were walking distance from my house, (I live on the corner of Armitage and Sheffield) now I have to get into the car and drive, or take the red-line to Clark and Division. Net-flix is OK, but if I'm bored, I want to be able to take my daughter to Block Buster, have her pick out a cheesy kid's movie, and browse for a new-release for me. I'm not that organized or work on that kind of planning to rent from netflix. If I want to watch a DVD, I want to watch it now dammit, not in two days .

I don't know, anyone want to buy a Hollywood Video franchise with me??
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Old July 20th, 2007, 03:11 AM   #238
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I wonder if this will make more LPers turn to Netflix?
In fact, it has. I just signed up for NetFlix. Not terribly impressed, though. Just as well, it's summer. I should be at the Zoo or on the Lake somewhere.

Or if I had any sense, buying a camera so I could shoot Columbus Hospital going down. Does anyone know if the old copper roofed chapel bit in the interior is to remain or is that destined for the rubbish heap as well?
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Old July 20th, 2007, 07:44 AM   #239
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Nothing is to remain.

This is why I get disgusted when I hear Lucien Lagrange on WBBM discussing the "pinnacle of Chicago luxury". :vomit:
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Old July 20th, 2007, 05:09 PM   #240
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Does anyone know if the old copper roofed chapel bit in the interior is to remain or is that destined for the rubbish heap as well?
I don't necessarily think it's an either/or proposition. To the best of my knowledge, none of the materials from the old hospital will be incorporated into the new building, but that doesn't mean they might not be saved and used elsewhere, thereby avoiding the rubbish heap.
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