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Old September 22nd, 2007, 02:16 AM   #301
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http://www.pioneerlocal.com/skylinen...107-s1.article

Neighbors hear amended plan for Columbus site

September 21, 2007
By FELICIA DECHTER


Twenty-six additional feet of height--approximately 14,000 square feet--is the main bone of contention with neighbors shown a developer's proposal to amend the planned development for the former Columbus Hospital property, 2520 N. Lakeview Ave.
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The proposed amendment calls for two additional floors added onto the project's center tower, as well as 10 additional townhomes.
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Old September 22nd, 2007, 02:47 AM   #302
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Anybody know what is going in the space that was the leather factory next to Webster Place? (Webster and Ashland)
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Old September 22nd, 2007, 01:37 PM   #303
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Neighbors hear amended plan for Columbus site

September 21, 2007
By FELICIA DECHTER


Twenty-six additional feet of height--approximately 14,000 square feet--is the main bone of contention with neighbors shown a developer's proposal to amend the planned development for the former Columbus Hospital property, 2520 N. Lakeview Ave.
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The proposed amendment calls for two additional floors added onto the project's center tower, as well as 10 additional townhomes.
This is why i hate links, cuz some people wont click on it,
but anyways, they are going to tear down a 12story building and only put
up four townhomes? that is economically feasible?
doesnt sound good to me, you could make more money using is as an apt building, people are so quick to throw away buildings,
ofcourse i dont know much about this cabrini hall, but
that is a huge downsize
Must destroy Nimbies in Lincoln Park.....
whats a measly 26 feet?
well market forces will take care of that when the near north side is saturated
with highrises
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Old September 30th, 2007, 05:53 AM   #304
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A shot of Columbus Hospital taken today from my friend's apt. The old building is entirely gone, except for the chapel-like structure with the green roof which will be saved and incorporated into the new project. Cabrini Hall is visible in the lower left area of the photo.
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Old September 30th, 2007, 04:18 PM   #305
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Cabrini Hall will be demo'd? That's too bad
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Old October 1st, 2007, 05:48 PM   #306
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Cabrini Hall will be demo'd? That's too bad
Yep, it is. I wonder what Preservation Chicago's stance is on this one.
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 12:09 AM   #307
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A large rendering of Lincoln Park 2520:
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 04:14 AM   #308
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^ I'll get shot for saying this, but it actually looks quite nice.
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 07:50 PM   #309
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it's okay, TUP, i agree with you. i think it looks pretty good
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 10:39 PM   #310
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meh, better than nothing....or is it??

The thing that confounds me about Lucien Lagrange architects is that they don't really have a unified design philosophy from which their designs spring forth but rather they produce one of two types of buildings: 1.) like XO or the other contemporary ones near the old Montgomery Wards building along the river (the names escape me) or 2.) Incredibly over-scaled and antiquated-"Art-Nouveau-ish"/turn-of-the-century French mansard-wannabe luxe monstrosities like this project or Park Hyatt or the Elysian; there are either two design principals in the firm with VASTLY different design modivations or the firm as a whole suffers from a split personality trauma. It's very odd.

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Old October 3rd, 2007, 10:54 PM   #311
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The building would look infinitely better if Lagrange dropped the damn mansard roof and made a larger, more elaborate cornice spanning the top 3 floors. It would be far more Chicago and far less of this:

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The thing that confounds me about Lucien Lagrange architects is that they don't really have a unified design philosophy from which their designs spring forth but rather they produce one of two types of buildings: 1.) like XO or the other contemporary ones near the old Montgomery Wards building along the river (the names escape me) or 2.) Incredibly over-scaled and antiquated-"Art-Nouveau-ish"/turn-of-the-century French mansard-wannabe luxe monstrosities like this project or Park Hyatt or the Elysian; there are either two design principals in the firm with VASTLY different design modivations or the firm as a whole suffers from a split personality trauma. It's very odd.
So true. Elysian and X/O couldn't be more diametrically opposed.
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Old October 6th, 2007, 04:04 PM   #313
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^ I wonder how much of this recent developer penchant for tacky Second Empire bric-a-brac can be traced back to Daley's millennial visit to Paris, and his oft-stated desire that Chicago be more like that city - that, in the play-it-safe, prosaic mind of the conservative developer, mansard = Paris = happy Daley = project approval.

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Old October 9th, 2007, 04:45 AM   #314
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Old October 10th, 2007, 11:08 PM   #315
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This Loft-Right situation is interesting and I am wondering what will happen if it fails? Does DePaul have an option to buy it and take it under its wing as a regular dorm? Would the investors just sell it outright? I would assume that a conversion into condos would be difficult and would cost a pretty penny as well. What are the options for this building?

If you ask me, the most ideal situation is if DePaul buys it outright, as students can then use their financial aid towards the rent and also, a direct ownership by the university will cut out some bureaucracy and take less attention away from paying all the “investors” as they do not need to see any profit.
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Old October 11th, 2007, 12:32 AM   #316
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Old October 11th, 2007, 08:05 PM   #317
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new gateway to LP
North Avenue Bridge reconstruction with new cable stay span - Web cam

http://www.astekcams.com/webcam_live.asp?camid=6
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Old October 11th, 2007, 09:26 PM   #318
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North Avenue Bridge reconstruction with new cable stay span - Web cam

http://www.astekcams.com/webcam_live.asp?camid=6
Steel,
Great find. Thank you for finding that one.
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Old October 14th, 2007, 09:39 PM   #319
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Saw some things regarding New City the other day. If those documents are still accurate then the retail part of the project will be pretty good. Mostly higher end kinds of shops with the Roundy's and some restaurants. The placement of two rival stores right next to each other will be interesting to watch.
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Old October 15th, 2007, 04:17 PM   #320
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I was at Circuit City yesterday, I saw some advertisements across the street (on Old Navy) for SoNo. They said SoNo is "Now Under Construction" anyone have any news on this?
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