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Old February 24th, 2007, 11:24 PM   #81
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Very grainy though.
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Old February 25th, 2007, 01:39 AM   #82
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^is it for 411 S Mich Ave? Looks nice.
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Old February 25th, 2007, 03:07 AM   #83
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Old February 26th, 2007, 03:32 AM   #84
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Wow, that looks frickin amazing.

BTW, how is Burnham Pointe gonna address Folio Square? Is there gonna be an alley between the two buildings, or not?
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Old February 26th, 2007, 07:01 AM   #85
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Is there gonna be an alley between the two buildings
The existing 14-foot alley remains. That's really inadequate, and causes problems for the Dwight Building as well as this one. Unfortunately, the Polk Street Canyon group's antics made it hard to have serious discussions with Terrapin over an as-of-right project.
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Old February 26th, 2007, 08:26 AM   #86
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Old February 26th, 2007, 05:36 PM   #87
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The existing 14-foot alley remains. That's really inadequate, and causes problems for the Dwight Building as well as this one. Unfortunately, the Polk Street Canyon group's antics made it hard to have serious discussions with Terrapin over an as-of-right project.
Well, it's not quite as bad as it could be, compared to some of the other buildings going up in the area (Vetro and Printers Corner) that both have parking podiums going straight up from the alley along their entire length.

As far as I can tell, the tower section of Burnham Pointe is set back another 20-30 feet from the property line, and at Polk there's only a 2-story passage back to the parking podium coming up to the alley. Further north, by Com Ed, it becomes a 7-story podium. I assume service areas for the retail, trash and so forth are back along the 7-story portion, but I haven't seen actual plans. Mr. Downtown, have you ever seen more than a rendering of the final version of what they're putting up?
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Old February 26th, 2007, 08:41 PM   #88
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have you ever seen more than a rendering of the final version of what they're putting up?
Nothing for a couple of years. I think we talked with the architects about trying to widen the alley and how that worked in conjunction with their parking entrance/exit, but I've forgotten the details.

My concern about a 14-foot alley is not the views from alley windows--though I would think that would concern Terrapin. It's that the entire alley is blocked by a single vehicle. When the moving truck blocks the parking exit and starts blowing the air horn because the wholesale grocer's truck has the alley blocked, that quickly becomes a quality-of-life issue for the neighborhood. The Dwight Building has to have a loading dock across the Clark Street sidewalk because the alley is so narrow. That's a pedestrian safety and streetscape issue for the whole neighborhood.

And Loopy, I'm not sure how calling anyone a NIMBY contributes to the discussion.
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Old February 26th, 2007, 09:49 PM   #89
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Old February 27th, 2007, 05:24 AM   #90
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Crain's reports today that Terrapin has construction financing for Burnham Pointe, and that a joint venture of Equity Residential and Lincoln Property has construction financing for 1401 S. State St., which will be called City Lofts.

City lofts, of course, were what they tore down on that site . . .
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Old February 27th, 2007, 06:06 AM   #91
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Crain's reports today that Terrapin has construction financing for Burnham Pointe, and that a joint venture of Equity Residential and Lincoln Property has construction financing for 1401 S. State St., which will be called City Lofts.

City lofts, of course, were what they tore down on that site . . .
I thought that 1401 South State will be called Reebie Lofts?
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Old February 27th, 2007, 06:41 AM   #92
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I thought that 1401 South State will be called Reebie Lofts?
If that name was ever used, I suspect it was an informal working name. I doubt that Reebie Moving and Storage Co. wants to lend its name to a project it has no connection with. Reebie only bought (or leased) the building formerly on that site about 15 years ago, so it's not a well-known association like the landmark Egyptial Revival building on North Clark.
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Old February 27th, 2007, 07:03 PM   #93
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Old February 27th, 2007, 08:37 PM   #94
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X/O Condominiums

As a heads-up, I opened a separate thread for X/O Condominiums. Any additional discussion of that project can be directed there. Thanks.
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That's interesting indeed, loopy. We'll have to watch out for that possibility.
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Old March 3rd, 2007, 02:02 AM   #97
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Very grainy though.
That will look real nice on that corner!
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Old March 6th, 2007, 07:27 AM   #98
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Looking south on State St is a beautiful site. I counted four (or five?) crane booms looming over State St the other day.
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Old March 7th, 2007, 04:45 AM   #99
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Looking south on State St is a beautiful site. I counted four (or five?) crane booms looming over State St the other day.
I agree, however I'm really looking forward to seeing the finished buildings even more! (esp. One Place, since our new place will be there )
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I thought that 1401 South State will be called Reebie Lofts?
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