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Old April 25th, 2007, 09:29 PM   #1101
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Im not sure if money has been set aside yet for the bridge. Someone else can tell you more but the bridge would swing out to let boats pass through. Of course, as opposed to lifting up.
Thanks, thats what I was figuring, but I didnt see a "swing joint" in the rendering that would allow for that...dont these people know we want as much detail as possible...geez
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Old April 25th, 2007, 09:32 PM   #1102
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This will be a monumental building. It is the perfect building for the location, IMHO.
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Old April 25th, 2007, 10:25 PM   #1103
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Does anyone know more info about the bridge. In the renderings the bridge looks problematic in a few areas. First, it looks to low to allow ships to pass under it. Second, it also looks immoveable. I understand some detail may be left out, but If this is the case, and there arent any missing deails I dont think this is the bridge that will actually get built.
The bridge pivots. You can see it in the video I posted a couple pages back.
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Old April 26th, 2007, 01:09 AM   #1104
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Don't they go to McCormick place through Lake Shore???
Sort of. The only place they are technically allowed all the time is between I-55 and 31st Street. From there they either exit west and into the truck marshaling yard which will be below the Olympic Village, or they can go east and enter the lakeside center through Fort Dearborn Drive. They might temporarily allow some south of that for construction vehicles to enter the Museum Campus, but then again they can also access it via Roosevelt Road.
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Old April 26th, 2007, 01:43 AM   #1105
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Old April 26th, 2007, 03:30 AM   #1106
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Wow after viewing the close up of the base, I just creamed myself. That is the most awesome base I have ever seen in a supertall!!!
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Old April 26th, 2007, 01:43 PM   #1107
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Here is an insane animation showing what the Chicago skyline will look like in 5 years. Not all the projects are shown, just the big ones. Most of them are under construction or will be starting soon. It was made by Alliance on SSP.
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Old April 26th, 2007, 03:02 PM   #1108
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[QUOTE=Kngkyle;12848639]Here is an insane animation showing what the Chicago skyline will look like in 5 years. Not all the projects are shown, just the big ones. Most of them are under construction or will be starting soon. It was made by Alliance on SSP.
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That truly is terrific. I realize this is a very greedy request but any chance of a South Loop view?
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Old April 26th, 2007, 03:41 PM   #1109
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Here is an insane animation showing what the Chicago skyline will look like in 5 years. Not all the projects are shown, just the big ones. Most of them are under construction or will be starting soon. It was made by Alliance on SSP.
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Old April 26th, 2007, 04:25 PM   #1110
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wow, chicago will look impressive!
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Old April 26th, 2007, 05:46 PM   #1111
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Alliance did an amazing job, but it's worth mentioning that one of the buildings he included in Lakeshore East is speculative design-wise--the official design hasn't yet been released. But the rest of the buildings shown, except for CS, are either under construction or in site prep. Now, if I could only stop looking at his rendering, I might get some work done.

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Old April 26th, 2007, 05:50 PM   #1112
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what tower is that close to the john hancock, and it's tall
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Old April 26th, 2007, 06:03 PM   #1113
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what tower is that close to the john hancock, and it's tall
Assuming that it is that very tall one just to the left of the Hancock, isn't that one of the reaaaally tall buildings planned/UC in that former IC railroad yard (it's early for me and I forget offhand that project's name)?

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Old April 26th, 2007, 06:08 PM   #1114
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Assuming that it is that very tall one just to the left of the Hancock, isn't that one of the reaaaally tall buildings planned/UC in that former IC railroad yard (it's early for me and I forget offhand that project's name)?

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The entire mega-project is called Lakeshore East. The building to the left of JHC is the speculative project mentioned above. The design you see in this image was imagined by Alliance, who made this .gif. The real design is by Arquitectonica and will likely not be as thin.

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Old April 26th, 2007, 08:00 PM   #1115
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They are cutting down trees along the Ogden Slip edge and chipping them up as I type this.



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They are cutting down trees along the Ogden Slip edge and chipping them up as I type this.



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Old April 26th, 2007, 08:14 PM   #1117
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well that should be a good sign
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Old April 26th, 2007, 08:28 PM   #1118
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Sort of. The only place they are technically allowed all the time is between I-55 and 31st Street. From there they either exit west and into the truck marshaling yard which will be below the Olympic Village, or they can go east and enter the lakeside center through Fort Dearborn Drive. They might temporarily allow some south of that for construction vehicles to enter the Museum Campus, but then again they can also access it via Roosevelt Road.
What about people that live at Chicago Spire that own pick-up trucks? I own a truck and have talked to others who have gotten $130 (I think) tickets for driving on LSD. Will CS have a secondary access other than LSD or are the rules going to change? I personally think the rule is stupid - someone can drive a big SUV and not a Ford Ranger. Someone told me the cop who gave him a ticket explained off the record that pickups arent allowed on LSD or boulevards because they are considered an eyesore.
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Old April 26th, 2007, 09:10 PM   #1119
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Christ, from that photo you'd think it was the middle of January.
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Old April 26th, 2007, 10:20 PM   #1120
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City's zoning panel OKs site increase for Chicago Spire tower

By Susan Diesenhouse and Gary Washburn
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Published April 26, 2007, 12:48 PM CDT

As expected, the developer of the 2,000-foot tall Chicago Spire condominium tower received unanimous approval Thursday morning from the City Council Zoning Committee to increase the amount of space it can build on its 2.2-acre lakefront site from 10 times the lot size to 25 times.

"We're delighted," said Shelbourne General Counsel John Murphy. "It's another step toward completion of the Chicago Spire."

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As Dublin-based Shelbourne Development Ltd. won its request to construct a 2.4 million square foot tower, aldermen heaped praise on the project designed by famed Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.

"This building will be a landmark, I predict," said Ald. Burton Natarus (42nd) who represents the downtown ward where the skyscraper is planned.

"I just hope that it comes to pass; that it doesn't hit any pitfalls along the way," added Ald. Bernard Stone. (50th).

Indeed, questions swirl around the financing of the project that could cost $2.4 billion, according to industry experts. Shelbourne Chief Executive Garrett Kelleher declined to tell reporters' the estimated cost of the building or its condominium units. John George, his attorney, said he could not comment on financial issues but added that caisson work on the site will begin in May or June.

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