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Old January 18th, 2007, 06:28 PM   #1
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One Museum Park West - 595'/54 fl (Com)

Height: 595 ft
Floor count: 54
Location: East Roosevelt and South Indiana
Construction end: 2009
Architect: Pappageorge/Haymes, Ltd.
Developer: Forest City Enterprises



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Old January 18th, 2007, 07:48 PM   #2
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Seems really odd for the rendering to not show, you know, that little building that will be to the east of it. Or the ones to the south, either.
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Old January 18th, 2007, 07:57 PM   #3
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Seems really odd for the rendering to not show, you know, that little building that will be to the east of it. Or the ones to the south, either.
Actually, that's fairly common. Renderings are obviously marketing tools designed to sell units by casting the building in the most favorable light possible, even if that means eliminating neighboring buildings.
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Old January 18th, 2007, 08:17 PM   #4
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simply design, but great...i love it
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Old January 18th, 2007, 08:22 PM   #5
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Yeah - it's really a cheat to edit your photographs like that, but it's common enough. Especially in this case, where a taller building is going east of it. If they had included 1MP in their plans, people would be very worried about view issues.

The problem I have with it here is that they are both done by the same developer, same architects, and designed to complement each other, yet we have no renderings that show them together (although there is a model).

One more issue: Why don't they call it Two Museum Park? It would make more sense. Is that some psychological strategy so it doesn't sound inferior?
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Old January 18th, 2007, 08:27 PM   #6
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this is exciting,
it looks like this area is becoming more like a neigborhood,
its reminds me a little of what fullerton looks like near clark
and east towards the zoo, we need better retail and action by there,
but this is cool,

one museum park west is a good name,
separating itself from the other building,
and its not a sequel, its just a different building, similar style,
hopefully of equal stature and quality.
thats how the name comes off to me.
one museum park part II doesnt sound good.

no major setback either,
the audacity!
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Old January 18th, 2007, 09:50 PM   #7
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If they had included 1MP in their plans, people would be very worried about view issues.
But Central Station makes a big deal about your deed guaranteeing your view forever. And anyone interested will visit the sales center where the big model shows all the buildings east, west, and south of it.

Seems like Central Station is trying to build Museum Park as a brand, which seems a little silly to me, especially when you can't keep them all straight. I don't know what would be wrong with 201 East Roosevelt Road. But this is the guy who wanted to change the name of "Indiana Avenue" because he thought it would discourage sales.
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Old January 18th, 2007, 10:04 PM   #8
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Who says they don't show them together?

Post #206 on the OMP thread


Even if you go to the MP or OMP website, you'll see this rendering.

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Old January 19th, 2007, 12:46 AM   #9
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I love this pairing of buildings. The compliment each other while still being pretty different from one another. Currently this area doesn't have heavy foot traffic, does it? I was wondering if pedestrians will have a hard time getting around since the buildings will have busy boulevard-style roads on each side.
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Old January 19th, 2007, 01:27 AM   #10
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Indiana doesn't have nearly the traffic that Roosevelt does, and since most of the retail/restaurants are south of Roosevelt, it shouldn't be a huge issue for residents to walk. Crossing Roosevelt to get to Grant Park is somewhat of a pain unless you do it at Michigan.
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Old January 19th, 2007, 05:51 AM   #11
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I hadn't seen the two paired together in a rendering until just now. They look GREAT together!
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Old January 19th, 2007, 06:02 AM   #12
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Old January 19th, 2007, 06:05 AM   #13
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I hadn't seen the two paired together in a rendering until just now. They look GREAT together!
It's a match made in heaven.
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Old January 19th, 2007, 06:39 AM   #14
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that's for sure, can't wait to see them rise
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Old January 19th, 2007, 08:52 AM   #15
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Love this pair. SImple yet elegant. IMO, they could use some height though. While 730/620 is plenty, I wouldnt mind 1000/750
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Old January 19th, 2007, 11:23 AM   #16
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The foot traffic at central station is minimal to nothing except the occassional dog walkers and joggers. I can't believe how quiet and low key it is here for being so close to the central area of the city. OMP is going up fairly quickly, and after they built it and OMPWest they'll still have two more huge structures to go between indiana and michigan on roosevelt. It's unbelievable how little goes on here considering the boom, but retail and entertainment is on the way- new jimmy john's opened this week in the 1250 s mich complex.
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Old January 19th, 2007, 03:07 PM   #17
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Love this pair. SImple yet elegant. IMO, they could use some height though. While 730/620 is plenty, I wouldnt mind 1000/750
Yeah, we all say that.

Remember, we have the other 2 planned towers west of Indiana. I've heard rumors that the tower at the corner of Michigan and Roosevelt could be the tallest.

Most of the retail/eateries will be on Michigan Avenue more than likely. Hp[efully within the next decade, Michigan Avenue south of Congress will be a destination just as north Michigan Avenue is.
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Old January 19th, 2007, 05:31 PM   #18
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The foot traffic at central station is minimal to nothing except the occassional dog walkers and joggers. I can't believe how quiet and low key it is here for being so close to the central area of the city. OMP is going up fairly quickly, and after they built it and OMPWest they'll still have two more huge structures to go between indiana and michigan on roosevelt. It's unbelievable how little goes on here considering the boom, but retail and entertainment is on the way- new jimmy john's opened this week in the 1250 s mich complex.
^ Here's to hoping it's not all crappy chain retail
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Old January 19th, 2007, 05:33 PM   #19
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Who says they don't show them together?

Post #206 on the OMP thread
^ Ahh, that's a match made in heaven.

It really gets me wondering what they've got planned for that green plot south of OMPW. I really hope they don't keep it as another boring park--that would be a silly waste of space
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Old January 19th, 2007, 05:41 PM   #20
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I really hope they don't keep it as another boring park--that would be a silly waste of space
And somewhat superfluous, considering the proximity to Grant Park and the fact that there's already a park/playground in the low-rise portion of the development. You can see it right of center, partially obscured, in this photo by KCgridlock at SSP:

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