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Old January 18th, 2009, 05:08 AM   #61
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Old January 18th, 2009, 04:49 PM   #62
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These towers create their own individual skyline for the Southern part of our city. This is just great! This development and new skyline will transform Chicago into the skyscraper mecca! This city will now have a southern skyline that will grow and hopefully had a supertall one day..

This city is heading in the direction of becoming one of the best cities on earth!!
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Old January 18th, 2009, 06:13 PM   #63
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I stayed at the Hyatt at McCormick a few years ago. Where is that in perspective to this photo?
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Old January 18th, 2009, 07:39 PM   #64
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I stayed at the Hyatt at McCormick a few years ago. Where is that in perspective to this photo?
Looks like it would be the tall square building in the left corner. By tall I mean relative to the buildings surrounding it.
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Old January 20th, 2009, 07:03 AM   #65
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These towers create their own individual skyline for the Southern part of our city. This is just great! This development and new skyline will transform Chicago into the skyscraper mecca! This city will now have a southern skyline that will grow and hopefully had a supertall one day..

This city is heading in the direction of becoming one of the best cities on earth!!
I think someone just got a building boner!
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 09:17 AM   #66
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Edit: wrong thread.

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Old February 10th, 2009, 07:07 PM   #67
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Top of the core is visible from the west, which means its barely taller than 1212 South Michigan... so it has to be at least 100m/330ft.
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Old March 6th, 2009, 12:57 AM   #68
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They put up 2 levels of glass now.
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Old March 28th, 2009, 06:17 AM   #69
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Old March 28th, 2009, 07:42 AM   #70
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thanks for the update hydro
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Old March 29th, 2009, 12:13 AM   #71
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Very nice!
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At CAF Wednesday, the architect talking about OMPE was asked why OMPW was shorter. He explained that they didn't want the buildings to be similar height, but also . . . . wait for it . . . . . they couldn't squeeze in any more parking to allow OMPW to go taller.
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Old March 30th, 2009, 06:34 PM   #73
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I hardly find that shocking, considering the target market for these condos.
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Old March 30th, 2009, 07:09 PM   #74
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At CAF Wednesday, the architect talking about OMPE was asked why OMPW was shorter. He explained that they didn't want the buildings to be similar height, but also . . . . wait for it . . . . . they couldn't squeeze in any more parking to allow OMPW to go taller.
I wonder how many spots per unit were required. And whether they thought of decreasing parking by including partnerships with Zipcar for the residents of the building.
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Old March 30th, 2009, 08:44 PM   #75
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None were required.

As Flubnut points out, at this price point, developers find that they will sell about 0.8 spaces per unit, and they need most of that to make the units saleable. Many of the residents will be retired, using the unit as a pied à terre, or have weekend homes in the country.
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Old March 31st, 2009, 04:34 AM   #76
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parking is required per the city of chicago zoning code for residential buildings. it used to be in the past that it wasn't for apartments, but even in that case it is now.

the minimum required parking ratio for a residential condominium building is 1 parking space per dwelling unit, however in recent years, the city has sometimes asked for more.
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parking is required per the city of chicago zoning code for residential buildings. it used to be in the past that it wasn't for apartments, but even in that case it is now.

the minimum required parking ratio for a residential condominium building is 1 parking space per dwelling unit, however in recent years, the city has sometimes asked for more.
Didn't know that. Depressing.
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 07:50 PM   #78
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Taken on 5/2 (One Museum Park West at left, One Museum Park at right):
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^ I take it that a wicked sorcerer lives on top of this thing?
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Old May 4th, 2009, 06:08 PM   #80
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The wicked sorcerer certainly isn't in a huge hurry to finish the cladding. Didn't they start work on the final section last fall?
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