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Old September 18th, 2008, 05:10 AM   #141
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I like the park, but is it really needed there? I live at 600 N Fairbanks and I can walk three blocks and be on the beach or the park next to Ohio St. beach. Why do we need this green space in such a great, dense area? I'd rather fill it up with a couple nice buildings or some retail, there is plenty of access to green space in this neighborhood already.
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Old September 18th, 2008, 05:33 PM   #142
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I like the park, but is it really needed there? I live at 600 N Fairbanks and I can walk three blocks and be on the beach or the park next to Ohio St. beach. Why do we need this green space in such a great, dense area? I'd rather fill it up with a couple nice buildings or some retail, there is plenty of access to green space in this neighborhood already.
IMHO, I think that with all the buildings going up in the neighborhood at about 50 stories (like Streeter and Streeter Place), the open space will be definitely appreciated. I also think it's too bad that that it did not include the parking lot at Peshtigo as well.
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Old September 19th, 2008, 05:22 PM   #143
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Green roofs are taking root in American cities
Other cities push to take Chicago's crown

By Lisa Anderson | Chicago Tribune correspondent
September 19, 2008

Photos of Parkview West (now known as ParkView Condominiums) by Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune:






NEW YORK — When asphalt-weary American city dwellers yearn for a bit of greenery these days, more and more of them head for the roof.

The concept of planted green roofs, which gained early popularity in Chicago, is beginning to take root in New York and other cities.

Construction of green roofs grew 30 percent in North America last year, according to the third annual Green Roof Market Industry Survey by the Toronto-based non-profit group Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. For the third time, Chicago topped the list of U.S. and Canadian cities in terms of square footage installed in one year. Although it polls only members of its group, the Green Roofs survey estimates it reflects about 60 percent of all green roof industry activity in the U.S. and Canada.

Due to cost, green roofs appear primarily on public and commercial buildings, such as the new Bank of America tower in Manhattan or the Apple Store on Chicago's Michigan Avenue. But they also are beginning to sprout on single family homes and other private dwellings.

Among Chicago's other high-profile buildings with green roofs are City Hall, Millennium Park, the Chicago Center for Green Technology, and the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/featur...9,0,8529.story
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Old January 13th, 2009, 07:52 AM   #144
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NewHomeNotebook has posted a number of videos of ParkView:

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_lis...8DA45277E97317
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Old January 16th, 2009, 04:11 AM   #145
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Old January 16th, 2009, 05:13 PM   #146
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If only those balconies could have been aluminum rather than "caution" yellow
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Old March 15th, 2009, 06:47 AM   #147
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Old June 21st, 2009, 05:30 PM   #148
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Old June 22nd, 2009, 11:14 PM   #149
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If only those balconies could have been aluminum rather than "caution" yellow
Are you kidding me? I *love* the yellow colors. Adds a great highlight to the building.
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I've noticed this from the express bus a few times, and honestly I really like this tower. I love the yellow. It makes it stand apart and have a more bold statement than some of the other blah buildings nearby.
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