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Old November 12th, 2006, 02:13 AM   #1
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CHICAGO | 560 North Fairbanks | 787 | 58 fl | App

Height: 787 ft
Floor count: 58
Location: East Ohio and North Fairbanks
Construction end:
Architect: Solomon, Cordwell, Buenz and Associates
Developer: Draper and Kramer, Inc.





It will feature 220 Luxury guest rooms, a fine dining restaurant, a full service spa and 300 condo units.

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Old November 12th, 2006, 02:33 AM   #2
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Is the official name 560 N. Fairbanks, or Graves Chicago?
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Old November 12th, 2006, 08:27 AM   #3
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I really like it.
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Old November 12th, 2006, 10:08 AM   #4
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nice
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Old November 13th, 2006, 08:49 PM   #5
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Uhh... looks a bit familiar no? Mandarin anyone?
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Old November 13th, 2006, 11:51 PM   #6
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nice project
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Old January 19th, 2007, 03:20 AM   #7
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All of the highrises presented at the plan commission were approved today.

I took a photo of the rendering for the hotel/condo tower to be built at 560 North Fairbanks. As we already know it looks a lot like Mandarin, and it also looks like a glassier and less painted concrete version of the Heritage.



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Old January 19th, 2007, 06:14 AM   #8
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Thanks for the info, BVictor. Which other buildings gained approval?
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Old January 19th, 2007, 06:19 AM   #9
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nice tapered effect,

what is currently at the site?
just curious,

i like this one.
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Old January 19th, 2007, 06:24 AM   #10
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Good Height (787') for a 50 storey.
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Old January 19th, 2007, 06:31 AM   #11
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nice tapered effect,

what is currently at the site?
just curious,

i like this one.

It's a parking lot,
With a hot-dog stand,
In the northwest corner,
The site is betwixt,
The Fairbanks at Cityfront Plaza,
And 600 North Fairbanks.
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Old January 19th, 2007, 03:53 PM   #12
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Now that I've seen the larger version, I can't believe how much it looks like a rehash of the Heritage! Has SCB no shame!?
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Old January 19th, 2007, 04:52 PM   #13
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It's a parking lot,
With a hot-dog stand,
In the northwest corner,
The site is betwixt,
The Fairbanks at Cityfront Plaza,
And 600 North Fairbanks.
now i know where it is!
thanks, forgive for so many questions,
im exiled in wausau, wi for the time being, but in 6 weeks,
should be back in town for good!
i took a picture of the lot, cuz i know its days were numbered, which is fine,
will miss the cruddy hot dog stand, but even i wont stand in the way of progress for a hot dog stand
though it is an interesting reminder from when the area was the pitts!
nice pitts mind you,
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Old January 19th, 2007, 05:17 PM   #14
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Good Height (787') for a 50 storey.
Actually, it's 58 stories. I had incorrect information from Emporis.
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Old January 19th, 2007, 06:36 PM   #15
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Now that I've seen the larger version, I can't believe how much it looks like a rehash of the Heritage! Has SCB no shame!?
I see the simularity but this design is far sleeker .this design has a glass curtain wall with far less detail on the facade. its a female version of the masculine heritage.
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Old January 20th, 2007, 07:27 AM   #16
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Is that a spire I see?
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Old January 21st, 2007, 09:07 PM   #17
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Is that a spire I see?

yes it is. let's see if it remains though, because initially 340 OtP has a spire proposed for it as well.

Yes, it looks like a sleeker glassier version of the Heritage, but I think it more closely resembles Mandarin Oriental.
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Old January 21st, 2007, 09:51 PM   #18
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I REALLY hope this project is successful. Watching parking lots north of the river fall like dominoes is an absolutely ecstatic experience.

Here's one: It may be over a year before I get to come to Chicago again. While that blows, it will be so fun to see all the positive changes.
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 01:25 AM   #19
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I don't like the spire in its current form.. It needs to be taller and/or more prominent to balance out the building.
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Old March 13th, 2007, 01:10 AM   #20
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Same as BVictor's, just a bit clearer


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