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Old October 10th, 2007, 02:29 AM   #1101
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I never understand why architects try to integrate weird arches and curved balconies into styles that are almost 100% rectilinear. The architects don't even use proper semi-circular Roman arches, which might be interesting.

So many buildings in traditional styles have perfect execution until you get to the curved elements, where the style is totally betrayed.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 05:24 AM   #1102
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Old October 10th, 2007, 08:34 AM   #1103
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Terrazio looking very suburban for my liking. I haven't been fond of the recent brick exterior structures in the S Loop. Granted, every new construction cannot be glass/steel, but these tacky orange colored brick exteriors don't complement their often darker red/maroon, historical peers.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 09:49 AM   #1104
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Using cheaper materials, and less detailing in the facades of POMO buildings is a joke. Either make it the way it's supposed to be made or make something else or don't make anything at all. You can put a beautiful dress on a jackass and take it to prom with you, but it's still a jackass.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 05:01 PM   #1105
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CEO of Rezko Project in South Loop Resigns

From Crain's Chicago Business...

"Michael Rumman has quietly resigned as CEO of a mixed-use project proposed for a sprawling site on the Near South Side co-owned by an Iraqi-born billionaire and controversial former Democratic power broker Antoin Rezko."
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Old October 10th, 2007, 06:27 PM   #1106
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Old October 11th, 2007, 11:37 PM   #1107
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Old October 12th, 2007, 05:06 AM   #1108
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Ground floor retail in South Loop new construction buildings

I was curious if people know of various shops/restaurants/etc that have agreed to become tenants at any of the various new construction buildings in the South Loop. As of now, all I have heard of is that XSport is going in at 1 East 8th and there will be a Starbucks at Burnham Pointe. Has anyone heard of other stores going in at other developments? Has Roosevelt Collection announced any of their tenants yet?
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Old October 17th, 2007, 05:47 AM   #1109
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Tower crane is going up at the Astoria today.
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Old October 17th, 2007, 09:48 PM   #1110
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I was curious if people know of various shops/restaurants/etc that have agreed to become tenants at any of the various new construction buildings in the South Loop. As of now, all I have heard of is that XSport is going in at 1 East 8th and there will be a Starbucks at Burnham Pointe. Has anyone heard of other stores going in at other developments? Has Roosevelt Collection announced any of their tenants yet?
Still no retail news yet.

Unofficially, the XSports marketing materials had an image showing a Starbucks at 1 E 8th's corner (8th/Wabash).
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Old October 18th, 2007, 02:51 AM   #1111
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http://www.chicagorealestatedaily.co...age.pl?id=2166

Chicago — Kerasotes Movie Theater, Roosevelt Road and Clark Street, 4,200-seat theater, March 2008, $18 million.
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Old October 18th, 2007, 06:03 AM   #1112
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Tower crane is going up at the Astoria today.
Good! I was hoping they would start building before we move in to One Place next spring!
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Old October 18th, 2007, 08:30 AM   #1113
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Old October 18th, 2007, 09:47 AM   #1114
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Old October 18th, 2007, 05:21 PM   #1115
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Chicago — Kerasotes Movie Theater, Roosevelt Road and Clark Street, 4,200-seat theater, March 2008, $18 million.
What does the date mean? Start of construction?
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Old October 18th, 2007, 05:27 PM   #1116
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Does anybody know how old this [Farr Associates study] is?
About four years ago, Doug Farr told me they were doing some conceptual work for D2 regarding this site and asked me if I could come in and offer my thoughts, but I never heard anything further.
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Old October 18th, 2007, 05:57 PM   #1117
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About four years ago, Doug Farr told me they were doing some conceptual work for D2 regarding this site and asked me if I could come in and offer my thoughts, but I never heard anything further.
Then I guess I'll ask you, what are your thoughts? What would you like to see happen with the site?
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Old October 19th, 2007, 03:09 AM   #1118
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Old October 19th, 2007, 03:21 AM   #1119
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^Nice find. Didn't see that article yesterday, but here it is anyway:

http://www.chicagojournal.com/main.a...tionID=120&S=1

Upscale rental units in South Loop
As market saturates with condos, one rental developer sees an opportunity

By Duncan H. Brown


Currently, there's a surface parking lot on 824 S. Clark Avenue at 139 W. Polk Street. But with a planned groundbreaking in late fall of 2008, and completion of the first tower slated to take 24 to 25 months after that, things will be developing quickly. 20 months after the first tower is started, AvalonBay plans to begin construction of the second tower, which will also take about 24 to 25 months to complete.


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Old October 19th, 2007, 03:39 AM   #1120
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The Franklin Point plan is about as optimistic as we can get. It's certainly buildable and feasible, but I honestly haven't seen Chicago developers EVER build something like that. Bring it on! (please?)

I'm not too happy about the Avalon Bay proposal. Can't they just flip the thing east-west so the park doesn't open to Clark? I want a uniform streetwall, and not a streetwall like the one on the opposite side of Clark.

Other than that, the height is awesome for that area.
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