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Old May 10th, 2007, 04:04 AM   #21
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It seems that this tower will occupy more land than what was planned. I think it was originally planned to be the middle tower facing east-west, but now it seems that the included structures on the sides take up the other tower sites. This unfortunately means that the Regetta's bland piece of shit wall will be forever visible! I hope I am wrong, but it seems to be the case.
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Old May 10th, 2007, 04:50 AM   #22
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I think it might be to the left of where you think it is.
Going from Columbus down to the Regatta, you have: 303 E Wacker, then Swissotel at 323. Field Drive is 400. I'm guessing the site just north of the Tides must be 375. I think there's room at 425 to hide that wall. At least I hope so. I can't imagine them leaving that.

There might not be enough room for the site at 400, however.
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Old May 10th, 2007, 04:51 AM   #23
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The more I look at this render I think that if the right materials are used, this could be a really, really cool building. I didn't like it much at first gander, but it's actually got great symmetrical form, and a blend of various types of architecture. I think this could be really awesome if it doen't get the crappy material treatment.
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Old May 10th, 2007, 05:37 AM   #24
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The building will be adjacent to the Swissotel.
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Old May 10th, 2007, 07:05 AM   #25
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It's certainly not the fluidity of form that I've come to expect from Arquitectonica. I think once we realize that it's clad in stainless rather than concrete (I SINCERELY HOPE I'M RIGHT WITH THAT ASSUMPTION) it will look much better. I do applaud them for an interesting programmatic distribution although I will remain very concerned about this project until I see some more images.
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Old May 10th, 2007, 03:58 PM   #26
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Chicago gets another supertall?
don't think it'll be over 1000 feet but i guess over 900
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Old May 10th, 2007, 06:56 PM   #27
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I like it, even with the "slot" its solid looking, with the artdeco feel.!!!
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Old May 24th, 2007, 12:35 AM   #28
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NewcitySkyline

76-story mixed use tower planned for Lakeshore East

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Chicago, IL, US - A 76-story mixed-use tower designed by Miami-based Arquitectonica is planned for Chicagoĺs prestigious Lakeshore East community, accompanying completed and under-construction towers developed by Magellan Development Group LLC, including: The Tides, The Lakeshore, The Regatta, 340 on the Park, The Parkhomes, and Aqua.

The new $400 million tower will be located at 375 East Wacker Drive and will house a five-star hotel with 224 suites, 671 condominiums and six stories of underground parking.

Read more at NewcitySkyline.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 01:05 AM   #29
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Here's the best news from the NewcitySkyline link, from the above posting:

"The fašade will be mostly glass with limestone accents and will be lighted with LEDs that will change colors with the seasons."

The picture doesn't necessarily scream "mostly glass" to me, but at least there's not copious amounts of painted concrete!
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Old May 24th, 2007, 01:36 AM   #30
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I was JUST about to post that photo when you beat me to it.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 01:58 AM   #31
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Found this photoshopped version:



Might look even more interesting. As said before, the art deco - style is nice.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 02:30 AM   #32
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The building will be adjacent to the Swissotel.

Right were the "island" green used to be.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 05:13 AM   #33
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Old May 24th, 2007, 05:18 AM   #34
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I can not say anything good because so far every building in that area has been build cheaply. I just have to wait to see the final result
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Old May 24th, 2007, 05:22 AM   #35
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Old May 24th, 2007, 05:43 AM   #36
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I understand your point. I just feel that the whole area is so packed with unatractive buildings so far and crowed. That it would have been better to build less fill in buildings and more WOW buildings it would have had a more balance feel. Now is just a mess .
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Old May 24th, 2007, 05:46 AM   #37
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Well, besides this proposal, and Aqua, all of the other structures are "infill" projects that aren't really intended to have any "Wow" factor. Hopefully, there will be at least one more interesting building in this development.
I respectfully disagree with you, at least concerning 340. I almost bought there, and now that I see the final product, I'm kicking myself. OK, so it's not a HUGE wow like Aqua, but it definitely has way more style and character than anything else finished in LSE.

If we're lucky, one of the as-yet unproposed towers along LSD will make a statement. I'm guessing everything else will (unfortunately) also be "filler".
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Old May 24th, 2007, 06:11 AM   #38
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I'm going to disagree with both of you. 340 is a beautiful building. The Lancaster is equally sexy - although many people overlook it because it's so diminuitive.

I pretty much hated this the Arquitectonica proposal when I first saw it, but, now I've looked a bit closer (now that we have a color rendering, at least) and noticed that there is alot more glazing than I originally believed there to be. It's actually, just a really bad rendering. They could have made the tower seem so much more transparent than it looks given its actual materiality. Also, learning that the building will be heavily lit at night makes a huge difference in my book - Chicago has lost so much of its glow since the intersection of the River and Michigan Avenue was darkened a few years ago - it will be nice to regain some of those theatrics.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 06:38 AM   #39
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It seems that the front entrance starts at Upper Wacker Dr level. So would there be retailers or restaurants or sidewalk cafes be established at the first floor? Imagine having a cup of coffee or a bottle of beer in the midst of high-rise.
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