daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Development News Forums > General Urban Developments > DN Archives



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old February 27th, 2007, 08:32 PM   #1
i_am_hydrogen
muted
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 7,080
Likes (Received): 203

X/O Condominiums - N. Tower: 450'/44 fl, S. Tower: 380'/33 fl (Canceled)

Height: North tower - 450 ft; South tower - 380 ft
Floor count: North tower - 44; South tower - 33
Location: East 18th and South Prairie
Construction end:
Architect: Lucien Lagrange Architects
Developer: Frankel & Giles


Website

North Tower (at right)







South Tower (at left)



Last edited by i_am_hydrogen; September 28th, 2007 at 06:55 PM. Reason: Added project info.
i_am_hydrogen no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old February 27th, 2007, 09:05 PM   #2
trvlr70
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 258
Likes (Received): 0

This building is a contrast....between fabulous modern style and a hideous base which is an architectural abomination.
trvlr70 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 28th, 2007, 01:02 AM   #3
Northsider
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Chicago
Posts: 4,522
Likes (Received): 121

Definitely unique, and not in the good way I dont think. These kinds of designs dont fit well with existing Chicago architecture.
Northsider no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 28th, 2007, 01:06 AM   #4
Chitowner245
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Paradise
Posts: 278
Likes (Received): 0

Are they serious about the base of this structure, or is that some sort of sick joke?
Chitowner245 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 28th, 2007, 01:09 AM   #5
Northsider
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Chicago
Posts: 4,522
Likes (Received): 121

lol, I guess they are serious.
Northsider no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 28th, 2007, 01:28 AM   #6
BVictor1
Chicago's #1 Fan
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 2,186
Likes (Received): 882

Quote:
Originally Posted by northsider1983 View Post
Definitely unique, and not in the good way I dont think. These kinds of designs dont fit well with existing Chicago architecture.

You've got to be kidding?

Did IBM or Inland Steel fit in when they were constructed?

Did the Reliance or Carson Pirie Scott Building fit in?

Come on man... Open your eyes and broaden your horizions. Chicago is what it is because of unique and inspiring designs. This is just the next generation.

People need to start thinking out the box.

I think that Louis Sullivan was correct when he said that the Columbian Exposition set architecture back 50 years, because people seem to lack vision when it comes to unique designs. Europe is way ahead in the game bacause American developers are pussies and just plain cheap.
BVictor1 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 28th, 2007, 01:36 AM   #7
wrabbit
Registered User
 
wrabbit's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,162
Likes (Received): 5

Quote:
Originally Posted by BVictor1 View Post
.....American developers are pussies and just plain cheap.
LOL - couldn't have said it any better!
wrabbit no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 28th, 2007, 02:00 AM   #8
Sir Isaac Newton
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 346
Likes (Received): 0

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chitowner245 View Post
Are they serious about the base of this structure, or is that some sort of sick joke?
If you go to the sales office, you will see that the base/townhomes look MUCH better in their 3-D model than they do in the 2-D renderings.
Sir Isaac Newton no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 28th, 2007, 02:07 AM   #9
ChivDevil
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Chicago
Posts: 148
Likes (Received): 0

I am excitied for this development but the base has got to go!
ChivDevil no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 28th, 2007, 03:07 AM   #10
BorisMolotov
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 376
Likes (Received): 9

Although I agree with you all on the base, the angles of the towers and this symbolization of new radical designs being brought to Chicago, I just don't really care about the base. I just think we need to integrate more of these designs into Chicago somehow.
BorisMolotov no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 28th, 2007, 03:08 AM   #11
spyguy
Expert
 
spyguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 6,916
Likes (Received): 97

How about another one of these instead?

http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=430670

The base of XO may suck (probably to appease neighbors) but the towers are certainly not forgettable.
spyguy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 28th, 2007, 06:41 AM   #12
The Urban Politician
The City
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 5,935
Likes (Received): 21

Quote:
Originally Posted by BVictor1 View Post
You've got to be kidding?

Did IBM or Inland Steel fit in when they were constructed?

Did the Reliance or Carson Pirie Scott Building fit in?

Come on man... Open your eyes and broaden your horizions. Chicago is what it is because of unique and inspiring designs. This is just the next generation.

People need to start thinking out the box.

I think that Louis Sullivan was correct when he said that the Columbian Exposition set architecture back 50 years, because people seem to lack vision when it comes to unique designs. Europe is way ahead in the game bacause American developers are pussies and just plain cheap.
^ 100% with this guy
The Urban Politician no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 28th, 2007, 06:26 PM   #13
Chi649
Registered User
 
Chi649's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 1,156
Likes (Received): 12

Me too TUP. The shape of these buildings is very intriguing and I really hope these get built.
Chi649 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 28th, 2007, 10:34 PM   #14
High Life on LSD
BANNED
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 64
Likes (Received): 2

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chi649 View Post
Me too TUP. The shape of these buildings is very intriguing and I really hope these get built.
I think it will.......

An artlicle in Globest, said they sold over 65% of the North tower in it's first three weeks. I would love to see this while driving on LSD.
High Life on LSD no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 1st, 2007, 01:56 AM   #15
Chitowner245
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Paradise
Posts: 278
Likes (Received): 0

Quote:
How about another one of these instead?
No thank you.
Chitowner245 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 1st, 2007, 02:01 AM   #16
megatower
BANNED
 
megatower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: chicago
Posts: 1,214
Likes (Received): 34

cool designs
megatower no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 1st, 2007, 04:13 AM   #17
Chi649
Registered User
 
Chi649's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 1,156
Likes (Received): 12

Quote:
Originally Posted by High Life on LSD View Post
I think it will.......

An artlicle in Globest, said they sold over 65% of the North tower in it's first three weeks. I would love to see this while driving on LSD.
Thanks for the info
Chi649 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 3rd, 2007, 02:00 AM   #18
southloopscotty
Registered User
 
southloopscotty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Chicago
Posts: 79
Likes (Received): 0

I'm totally in favor of this project! It will be a nice addition to the southside!
southloopscotty no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 3rd, 2007, 02:31 AM   #19
Chitowner245
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Paradise
Posts: 278
Likes (Received): 0

The towers are certainly brilliant, but please make some slight changes to the base I say. However, sir isaac it looks better in the model, so it probably won't be a big deal due to the incredible tower design. I'm just being too picky I guess.
Chitowner245 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 4th, 2007, 08:10 PM   #20
globill
Registered User
 
globill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: I'm going to Washington to serve the people of this country.
Posts: 1,739
Likes (Received): 8

This is by far my favorite project in the old hometown....well, aqua's pretty neat too.
__________________
"in my little opinion it does matter what fairy tales some small time senator says to get elected, how fast he drops his associates that may harm him, and what is really behind it." nygirl

"I told you what I thought about that when I said I do not trust Obama and I probably never will. He hasnn't proven anything to me or you yet but he has flapped his lips plenty. And that I guess, is enough for some of you smarties in here." nygirl
globill no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 07:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu