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Old January 8th, 2008, 12:32 AM   #41
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indeed. the scale of the project is bigger than I expected, even given all the stats and renderings. Still will be interesting to see the final result. Overall I expect good things
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Old January 8th, 2008, 05:59 PM   #43
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Old January 8th, 2008, 06:15 PM   #44
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Now that it's going up, I can kinda see why the neighbors fought this for so long. I mean, this thing is going to be huge. It's already towering over the neighboring apartment blocks and there are many more stories left to be built. I wouldn't want to live across the street from this thing.
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Old January 8th, 2008, 06:50 PM   #45
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Now that it's going up, I can kinda see why the neighbors fought this for so long. I mean, this thing is going to be huge. It's already towering over the neighboring apartment blocks and there are many more stories left to be built. I wouldn't want to live across the street from this thing.
NIMBY!

No I somewhat agree. The scale is huge compared to everything around it but we were all aware of this when we were rooting for its approval. If anything we can all agree this will add population and density to the neighborhood and hopefully act with other projects going on in the area to bring in more infill with entertainment and restaurants/retail, etc. along with adding to a slowly transforming skyline. While I wouldn't want to live across the street from this either, I certainly won't start bitching, because I don't. I'm more like 4 blocks from this project, which is perfect for me because I can watch it go up without hearing the construction crews at the wee hours of the morning.
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Old January 8th, 2008, 07:38 PM   #46
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Now that it's going up, I can kinda see why the neighbors fought this for so long. I mean, this thing is going to be huge. It's already towering over the neighboring apartment blocks and there are many more stories left to be built. I wouldn't want to live across the street from this thing.
Well, there's only one solution to this problem. Tear down the neighboring apartment blocks and replace them with more highrises!
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Old January 8th, 2008, 08:10 PM   #47
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Old January 9th, 2008, 06:03 PM   #48
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Now that it's going up, I can kinda see why the neighbors fought this for so long. I mean, this thing is going to be huge. It's already towering over the neighboring apartment blocks and there are many more stories left to be built. I wouldn't want to live across the street from this thing.
Wouldn't be the first time.

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Old January 9th, 2008, 06:28 PM   #49
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Now that it's going up, I can kinda see why the neighbors fought this for so long. I mean, this thing is going to be huge. It's already towering over the neighboring apartment blocks and there are many more stories left to be built. I wouldn't want to live across the street from this thing.
NIMBY alert. What do you suggest would be a better use of that eternally-vacant site? It's excellently located with panoramic views of Lake Michigan, not exactly the type of parcel that's becoming of a 1-3 story building. Moreover, there are many neighborhoods in other cities--Upper East and West Sides in New York, River North in Chicago--that mix together buildings of varying heights to create a charming environment. I'd like to see the East Side assume more of that type of character, especially in areas other than just Prospect and Farwell.
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Wouldn't be the first time.

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You had to go and show this shot and get me all riled up again -- over the insanity of jamming our best recent additions to the skyline RIGHT ON TOP OF EACH OTHER!!!!
These two buildings should've had space to breathe...and better help punctuate the skyline. Instead, I wonder how many people think the UCT and KT are one building? And to think of the lake view some people (in those wonderful brick apartments) had just a couple of years ago. And, now their view is a wall of cement -- sort of like KT's residents' southerly view...of UCT!
Ahhhh, progress. You gotta take the good with the bad.
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NIMBY alert.
I don't know what I would have done if had I lived across the street from this site. Would I have actively fought the development? Probably not, since my desire to see the lot developed would have outweighed my desire to not live across the street from it. It's a balancing act. All I'm saying is that I understand the neighbors' concerns. Do their concerns outweigh the need to see that lot fully developed? Not in my mind, but that doesn't mean that the neighbors concerns aren't legitimate.
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^ Agreed! I'm really digging that new rendering...
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Old March 31st, 2008, 04:10 AM   #57
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Old March 31st, 2008, 05:21 AM   #58
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Looks like it is also now 21 floors? And a mighty tall floor added on top at that.
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I wonder with those new renderings if Histroybuffer still thinks this looks like a 1960's Chicago housing project?
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