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Old April 29th, 2007, 09:09 PM   #21
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Great *.*gif !!
These towers will definetely improve the already stunning Chicago skyline.
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Old April 29th, 2007, 09:23 PM   #22
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and this are only the tallest new towers....
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Old May 9th, 2007, 12:00 AM   #23
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Small Update:
The Streeter has been completed and was removed from the list.
680 North Rush height changed from 630' to the new 652' figure.

Tomorrow (May 9th) the Chicago Spire should get final approval. Construction should begin sometime this month then once they have the permits.
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Old May 9th, 2007, 06:54 PM   #24
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Go figure, the day after I update it a new tower is announced.


76 floors in LakeShore East, height is still unknown.
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Old May 9th, 2007, 07:44 PM   #25
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nice design, like the hole in the middle
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Old May 12th, 2007, 05:05 AM   #26
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Another 500+ footer announced this week. This one will be over 600' but the exact height isn't known yet.




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200 North Riverside Plaza is a fifty story, 1.2 million gross square foot project comprising office, retail, restaurants, a boat house and public spaces; a 1.5 acre public plaza; and three levels of below-grade parking. Located on a triangular site bordered by West Lake Street, Canal Street and the broad confluence of the branching North and South Chicago Rivers, 200 North Riverside enhances the character of this prominent river frontage while concealing the existing railroad tracks below. It is Pickard Chilton’s second major project in Chicago for Hines.

The tower’s unique sculptural form creates a striking silhouette from multiple vantage points throughout the city and responds to the wonderful qualities of its important waterfront site. The tower’s sweeping curves capture natural light within the building as well as provide panoramic views outward. A sky terrace perched six hundred feet above the river accentuates the distinct image of the tower’s crown and offers dramatic views of the river, the Loop and Lake Michigan on the horizon.

The riverfront plaza, a welcome public amenity for the West Loop neighborhood, is designed to reshape the urban fabric by creating a lively civic space that encourages pedestrian activity along the waterfront. The open public plaza cascades down to the river walk and the water’s edge through a series of landscaped terraces, water features, seating areas, and arcing pathways. The space enjoys abundant sunlight throughout the day and provides a pleasant respite along on the course of the river.

The public boat house, operated by the Park District of the City of Chicago, accommodates kayaks, canoes, and crew boats. The boat house also provides boat storage, locker rooms, a multipurpose gathering space, staff offices and an elevated, covered observation terrace. The building’s streamlined, sweeping roof design draws its inspiration from the highly refined form of competition oar blades.

As a Class-A office building, 200 North Riverside’s state-of-the-art design will serve as the headquarters for major international corporations. The grand and welcoming lobby features a sixty five foot high expanse of glass that acts as a proscenium arch framing views of the plaza, the river and cityscape beyond. Located above the lobby is a 50,000 square foot double-height conference center with a crescent-shaped exterior terrace that overlooks the river. The tower’s floor plates are configured to accommodate flexibility and efficiency in interior planning. The building’s richly articulated glass and silver metallic curtain wall, a key component in achieving a LEED Silver pre-certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, will minimize solar heat gain, maximize interior day lighting and enable expansive views.
I will update the list with this new proposal and the new 78 floor LakeShore East tower tomorrow.
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Old May 12th, 2007, 01:58 PM   #27
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200 North Riverside Plaza is facing the river, looks so beautiful. But I think the climax of all towers is Chicago Spire.
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Old September 12th, 2007, 12:44 AM   #29
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Just an update - isn't the Spire under construction now?

I never thought they'd get a 1,360 footer, a 1,050 footer and a 2,000 footer under construction at the same time!!!
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Old November 19th, 2007, 10:54 AM   #30
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" Congratulations, Chicago! " .... from Peoria

The skyline along the Chicago River.... an " Urban Venice " .
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Old November 20th, 2007, 02:02 AM   #31
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Another 500+ footer announced this week. This one will be over 600' but the exact height isn't known yet.


I will update the list with this new proposal and the new 78 floor LakeShore East tower tomorrow.
What's happening with this one?

and congrats Chicago on your successes
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Old November 20th, 2007, 02:33 AM   #32
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Leasing...they already have an anchor tenant, I believe, and this is by Hines so it is mostly a matter of when, not if, construction begins.
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Old November 20th, 2007, 06:59 PM   #33
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Gorgeous tower and the way it faces the river is very dramatic. I love it!
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Thought I would start by doing a little virtual cheers to some of our recently completed/T.O. projects (NOT comprehensive) to put this boom into perspective a little. Best ones first!!!

Allure


Fairbanks at Cityfront Plaza


Dana Hotel



Parkview West



Streeter 1


600 Fairbanks and 550 St. clair


550 St. Clair


600 N. Fairbanks




Here are some construction updates from today:

Palomar


353 N. Clark



The Wit


Streeter Place


The first tower here is a mystery to me; one of you probably knows what it is. This picture was taken looking east from State and Oak/Erie (one of those). The second picture is mystery tower #1 (on the left) and another one on the right. I also don't know what this one is (|\|00|3 I know):

???

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Old March 14th, 2008, 03:26 AM   #35
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lots of "skyline news" for Chicago, good!
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