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Old October 14th, 2008, 12:14 AM   #181
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I'd call it Neohistorism.
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Old October 14th, 2008, 12:35 AM   #182
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Old October 16th, 2008, 09:28 PM   #183
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me visiting the Elysian from 10/10

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these are my pics from visiting the Elysian in the morning of 10/10:





























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Old October 18th, 2008, 03:50 PM   #184
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this be it from the top of Big John last Monday:



not a huge fan really, but more bulk to the top of Mich Avenue.
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Old October 18th, 2008, 04:57 PM   #185
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Great photos. Its really rising now!
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Old October 18th, 2008, 08:16 PM   #186
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this be it from the top of Big John last Monday:



not a huge fan really, but more bulk to the top of Mich Avenue.
whats going up to the top left of this tower?
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Old October 19th, 2008, 01:21 AM   #187
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Love the roof, looks really classy.
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Old October 19th, 2008, 08:41 PM   #188
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October 16, by SolarWind (SSP)

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Old October 20th, 2008, 04:05 AM   #189
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some more of Elysian from me

here are some more of Elysian from me shot 10/8:




from John Hancock:


10/11:



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Old October 25th, 2008, 02:58 PM   #190
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Update

Some SSP-shots again:




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Core seems to be topped out
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Old October 26th, 2008, 05:14 AM   #191
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i like the old design of this building!
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Old October 26th, 2008, 03:06 PM   #192
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Old October 26th, 2008, 05:47 PM   #193
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Old October 29th, 2008, 03:44 PM   #194
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Old October 29th, 2008, 05:29 PM   #195
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I really like the classical design! To bad you don't see much of these kind of skyscrapers being build lately (That's why I'm not a fan of Dubai ). Great addition to the Chicago skyline.
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Old October 31st, 2008, 09:45 AM   #196
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I usually don't like historicism in skyscrapers, but this one I love. We have one here in Philly called the Symphony House that is cheap and ugly looking by comparison. I usually prefer sleek soaring highrises, but certain buildings are elegant if the traditional elements are done well. The Woolworth Building in NYC is another example.
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Old November 1st, 2008, 02:27 AM   #197
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I usually don't like historicism in skyscrapers, but this one I love. We have one here in Philly called the Symphony House that is cheap and ugly looking by comparison. I usually prefer sleek soaring highrises, but certain buildings are elegant if the traditional elements are done well. The Woolworth Building in NYC is another example.

Actually it's not an example... 100+ years ago the Woolworth was architecturally fit for that era. This building, however isn't. But I actually like it. And it ages more "gracefully" than glass towers...
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It's excellent to see this beauty rise especially considering how much this part of the city lacks pre-1950 skyscrapers and is mostly modernism, comparatively to across the river where 1920's-40's dominates. Good to see balance added.
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Old November 1st, 2008, 05:37 AM   #199
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It's a, new, classic!
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 04:59 AM   #200
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Actually it's not an example... 100+ years ago the Woolworth was architecturally fit for that era. This building, however isn't. But I actually like it. And it ages more "gracefully" than glass towers...
I don't mean to nitpick or seem too academic, but the Woolworth Bldg. will be 95 years old next year; even when it was built it was considered "historicist" ... compare it with two earlier "skyscrapers" :
the Home Insurance Building in Chicago (1885) or Sullivan's famous Wainwright Building in St. Louis (1891) which even today look more modern than the neo-Gothic ornate Woolworth.

Not that I have anything against historical revival buildings. They add architectural interest to the streetscape and can even serve has a history lesson for future generations.
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