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Old February 24th, 2007, 05:17 AM   #1
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CHICAGO | dana Hotel and Spa | 273ft | 26 fl | Com

Height: 273 ft
Floor count: 26
Location: North State and West Erie
Construction end: 2008
Architect: Eckenhoff Saunders Architects, Inc.
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The Dana hotel is pretty cool looking building though, so it's kinda a shame. Don't know the status of this project though, or much anything else about it really.


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Old February 24th, 2007, 08:51 PM   #2
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The dana hotel is pretty cool looking building though, so its kinda a shame. Dont know the status of this project though, or much anything else about it really.
The Dana Hotel was a pretty cool looking building - that is, until it was knocked down last year.

It's about damn time they started doing something with this site. As much of an eyesore as that thing was, it was better than an empty lot!
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Old March 5th, 2007, 07:05 PM   #3
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Dana Hotel

Ton of activity on the site today

Looks like they even recieved a rebar shipment this morning.
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Old March 5th, 2007, 08:11 PM   #4
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What's the name of this project?
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Old March 6th, 2007, 12:07 AM   #5
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What's the name of this project?
umm ..Im just callin' it Dana Hotel until they declare the name of the hotel that will be occupying.

By the way a second crane just arrived while I was walking home. So it looks like foundation work will start this week.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 12:33 AM   #6
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Thats 660 N State, I think its a 22 story building proposal. The dana hotel is pretty cool looking building though, so its kinda a shame. Dont know the status of this project though, or much anything else about it really.

how could they knock that down?
thats sad. really sad.
i guess there are people who really have no souls.
or taste.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 01:58 AM   #7
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umm ..Im just callin' it Dana Hotel until they declare the name of the hotel that will be occupying.

By the way a second crane just arrived while I was walking home. So it looks like foundation work will start this week.
chicubs111 over at SSP said it might be listed as 660 N. State, in which case, emporis has this rendering for it:



Can anyone shed any light on this?
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Old March 6th, 2007, 02:16 AM   #8
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how could they knock that down?
thats sad. really sad.
i guess there are people who really have no souls.
or taste.
I agree. I really try not to be overly dramatic but to me it borders on borderline criminal. It just seems so wasteful and pointless.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 02:30 AM   #9
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I really hope the backside has an all-glass facade too... otherwise add another beige POMO to that one depressing picture of river north looking to the east...
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Old March 6th, 2007, 02:54 AM   #10
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^ Agree, the west is worrysome.

That rendering was actually posted back about four months ago in this very thread.

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Something about the Dana Hotel

Located at the corner of Erie and State streets just west of Chicago's Magnificent Mile, the new Dana Hotel is a luxury property with 179 guestrooms on 26 floors. The hotel includes a full-service restaurant, spa/fitness component, conference facility, and a unique rooftop lounge with terrace seating areas. Anticipated to open spring 2008.



Interior architecture and design of 7,400 sf offices for law firm. Dramatic stairway connects offices with public amenities on the upper level. Located in the new Dana Hotel, also designed by ESA.

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Old March 6th, 2007, 05:16 PM   #11
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I agree. I really try not to be overly dramatic but to me it borders on borderline criminal. It just seems so wasteful and pointless.
Its just what makes living in a city interesting is old and new,
and I know how fun it is to restore a nice old building,
this isnt an old frame house, this is a substantial building,
I guess America isnt like Europe which embraces its history,
The New project looks nice however, making it not a complete travesty,
but the old podiatry scholl building was knocked down and so many others,
why are people so mean to old buildings?

I dont get it.
Do people not like old buildings anymore?
I thought city people liked old stuff, like thats why they are living there.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 08:08 PM   #12
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how could they knock that down?
thats sad. really sad.
i guess there are people who really have no souls.
or taste.
Perhaps someone finally remembered that this is Chicago, not Detroit. We can't afford to have buildings with this level of density (to be read: lack thereof) dotting our busiest of thoroughfares. If you want this garbage in Chicago, save it for the neighborhoods. Not downtown.

Let the brow-beating begin .
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Old March 6th, 2007, 08:15 PM   #13
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Perhaps someone finally remembered that this is Chicago, not Detroit. We can't afford to have buildings with this level of density (to be read: lack thereof) dotting our busiest of thoroughfares. If you want this garbage in Chicago, save it for the neighborhoods. Not downtown.

Let the brow-beating begin .
No, I understand what happened.....
Higher tax base and more money is really what happened.
this isnt like the artful dodger being knocked down ofcourse.
but i dont think this type of building is worthless

Are the materials atleast salvaged from the building?
like are the bricks reusable?
and what about the decorative parts on the outside?
personally I would rather knock down single family frame homes
than buildings like this, for high rises.
why does downtown like density have to be restricted to only certain areas?
that really is my point here,
in the end this is really not a good idea to knock down a perfectly good building, its a terrible waste.
ofcourse thats not taking into account zoning, nimby factions,
money, the tax base, blah blah blah,
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Old March 6th, 2007, 11:25 PM   #14
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No, I understand what happened.....
Higher tax base and more money is really what happened.
this isnt like the artful dodger being knocked down ofcourse.
but i dont think this type of building is worthless

Are the materials atleast salvaged from the building?
like are the bricks reusable?,
Actually they did salvage the bricks, I remember seeing them painstakingly hand sort and then loading two flatbed semis full of brick paletes at the site in the summer when it was originally razed.
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Old March 7th, 2007, 01:38 AM   #15
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Bricks are almost always salvaged. They even salvaged the bricks from the Dexter Building. They can be used for decoration (as faux old walls), and some in better condition can be used for paving or even limited application in real walls.

Salvage companies know they can sell these bricks for more than the costs of collecting them and storing them, so they are typically involved in a historic demolition.
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Old March 7th, 2007, 02:24 AM   #16
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I believe this one's now U/C.
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Old March 7th, 2007, 03:03 AM   #17
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I believe this one's now U/C.
Are they drilling caissons?
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Perhaps someone finally remembered that this is Chicago, not Detroit. We can't afford to have buildings with this level of density (to be read: lack thereof) dotting our busiest of thoroughfares. If you want this garbage in Chicago, save it for the neighborhoods. Not downtown.

Let the brow-beating begin .
No brow beating from this quarter Geoff; I'm in total agreement with your view on this.
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Old March 7th, 2007, 03:29 AM   #19
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Are they drilling caissons?
They are pile driving. Is that the same thing? I'll snap a photo to post tomorrow to be sure.
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Old March 7th, 2007, 04:18 AM   #20
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Even though I "found" the renderings, I still have little knowledge about this project. Anyone know who the developers are and what hotel it is if it's part of a chain?
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