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Old June 13th, 2007, 07:27 PM   #61
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I don't think that's any kind of underlayment. It looks like finish face to me. And a particularly craptastic one at that.
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Old June 13th, 2007, 09:17 PM   #62
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Why? Give a reason before you knock it (personally, I don't see anything wrong with it; it adds some surface texture to the building facade).
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Old June 14th, 2007, 01:06 AM   #63
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But shouldn't copper be copper-colored? This looks too light. Any chance there's some protective film that will be pulled off to reveal shiny copper panels?
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Old June 14th, 2007, 01:21 AM   #64
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Here's an enlargement (sorry about the grain). By the way, are those balcony railings waiting to be painted yellow, or just safety barricades?

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Old June 14th, 2007, 07:38 PM   #65
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I did not have a camera with me, but this morning I noticed that another material was starting to be placed over the yellow panels. It's a brown (maybe you call it copper) color with a "brick" design.


It's looks just as bad; if not awful.
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Old June 16th, 2007, 05:33 AM   #66
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Why? Give a reason before you knock it (personally, I don't see anything wrong with it; it adds some surface texture to the building facade).
I didn't think it was necessary to explain why - silly me... I assumed everyone on the forum had a fully functional set of eyes. Allow me to describe to you what I see: bloated-ass enlarged yellow 'bricks,' for lack of a better word. It's just some sort of horrible stone or faux-stone or whatever. It's a piece of shit and this is why I always had reservations about this tower.
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Old June 16th, 2007, 06:32 PM   #67
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Here are some new shots showing the copper cladding. (That beige stuff must be some sort of backing.) I had hoped it would look more metallic. It is supposedly real copper that is coated so it won't develop a green patina. To me it looks like really big bricks or some sort of tile.

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Old June 17th, 2007, 09:09 AM   #68
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Hmmm.... it'll be interesting to see how the sun catches the copper. If it's as dull as it looks in those photos, then I'm not too happy about it.

Of course, I can always just go a couple blocks west and thank the gods that LR decided not to use painted concrete.
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Old June 17th, 2007, 04:46 PM   #69
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Hmmm.... it'll be interesting to see how the sun catches the copper. If it's as dull as it looks in those photos, then I'm not too happy about it.

Of course, I can always just go a couple blocks west and thank the gods that LR decided not to use painted concrete.
I recall when the Time-Life building using Cor-ten steel and copper-sheen glass resulted in rapid rusting and blinding glare. The virtue of Cor-ten, first used in the Picasso and later in the Civic Center, was its first acquiring a pleasant reddish-brown patina before the corrosion quickly stopped thus requiring little to no maintenance. For some reason it failed at the Time-Life building (a powerful building in its own right) where traces of its failure still stain the surrounding concrete. Successive chemical applications seem to have arrested further corrosion, and the glass has been toned down as well. Sometimes you had to use your visors when driving East toward the building.
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Old June 18th, 2007, 02:28 AM   #70
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Here are some new shots showing the copper cladding. (That beige stuff must be some sort of backing.) I had hoped it would look more metallic. It is supposedly real copper that is coated so it won't develop a green patina. To me it looks like really big bricks or some sort of tile.

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Atually, I think the green patina would be an improvement. The developer had a sample of this material on the outside near Peshtigo Street for several months. I never thought it would be used as siding for the building. I thought it was meant for the park.
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Old June 18th, 2007, 03:00 AM   #71
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And the densification of Streeterville continues. Parkview West is located between Grand and Illinois at McClurg.





Early renderings from i_am_hydrogen show a shiny copper color that would have been nice. But maybe this dark color will look OK when they paint the porches yellow. It's hard to envision the whole effect -- there's a lot going on here.
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Old June 18th, 2007, 03:10 AM   #72
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I kind of like it.
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Old June 18th, 2007, 02:51 PM   #73
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They're so full of shit! There's no way that's real copper!!! Even dull copper would have a sheen to it and some reflective quality - no matter how diffuse. Also, copper is an incredibly expensive material to skin a building in - I just don't see it happening in a very run-of-the-mill tower.
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Old June 18th, 2007, 05:16 PM   #74
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^Yeah, that definitely isn't copper.
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Old June 18th, 2007, 10:15 PM   #75
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I think they can design the park a little better. seems kinda boring
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Old June 21st, 2007, 03:58 AM   #76
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Old June 21st, 2007, 06:28 AM   #77
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geoff: I didn't think it was necessary to explain why - silly me... I assumed everyone on the forum had a fully functional set of eyes. Allow me to describe to you what I see: bloated-ass enlarged yellow 'bricks,' for lack of a better word. It's just some sort of horrible stone or faux-stone or whatever. It's a piece of shit and this is why I always had reservations about this tower.
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Relax......
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Old June 21st, 2007, 10:50 PM   #78
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What was McLean thinking????

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Old June 22nd, 2007, 01:29 AM   #79
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Relax!? Really? How worked up can I be sitting in front of a monitor tapping away on a keyboard. You do realize that I wasn't actually yelling those things as I was typing them, no?
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Old June 26th, 2007, 08:50 PM   #80
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Been thinking about this building -- it's going to have a facade that's all glass and copper (or something) and not a bit of exposed concrete (painted or otherwise), even though it's poured-in-place concrete construction.

Interesting how they constructed the walls behind the psuedo-copper with cement blocks -- don't see why it won't work, and it must be cheaper or faster to build than using poured-in-place walls. Just seems unusual on a 40+ story tower.

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