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Old June 7th, 2007, 05:20 AM   #61
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Actually, the hole in Momo is functional from a developer standpoint. It meant the deal would work financially because there were more units to sell at a higher floors.

The site didn't have enough FAR to get the building tall enough, so Larry Booth took the FAR out of the lower part of the building as much as he could so he could make the building taller.

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Old June 7th, 2007, 05:24 AM   #62
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We can thank the Asian skyscraper boom for proving the concept of hole-in-skyscraper.
What was the first holey skyscraper? Atlantis, 1982? Texas Commerce Tower, 1987? AMA is not until 1990.
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Old June 7th, 2007, 05:24 AM   #63
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Actually, the hole in Momo is functional from a developer standpoint. It meant the deal would work financially because there were more units to sell at a higher floors.

The site didn't have enough FAR to get the building tall enough, so Larry Booth took the FAR out of the lower part of the building as much as he could so he could make the building taller.

Nice talking to you!
Very interesting. Thanks for the info.
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Old June 7th, 2007, 05:26 AM   #64
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Actually, the hole in Momo is functional from a developer standpoint. It meant the deal would work financially because there were more units to sell at a higher floors.

The site didn't have enough FAR to get the building tall enough, so Larry Booth took the FAR out of the lower part of the building as much as he could so he could make the building taller.

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But that's a financial/economical function, not an architectural function. There's a difference.
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Old June 7th, 2007, 06:34 PM   #65
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Pop quiz: who designed the Atlantis in Miami? I'll give you 3 guesses, but you're only going to need one...
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Old August 18th, 2007, 05:31 PM   #66
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whats the latest on this one? still a go?
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Old October 8th, 2007, 10:01 PM   #67
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This project would look amazing! It is very unique....
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Old October 23rd, 2007, 10:05 PM   #68
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did this ever show up in the informational article that spyguy always posts?
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 11:28 PM   #69
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I was at an Aqua meeting today and someone had a concept rendering of the Arquitectonica building "C" (?), of the North elevation, just by chance on the table and I saw that the total height of the building (ground level entrance to rooftop) was listed as 1030'-4".
The floor number was too small to see from my perspective but that height number was very clear.
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Old December 4th, 2007, 02:58 AM   #70
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Sounds great! Of course, where are they measuring from? This is a problem for all buildings in the New Eastside because of the multi-level streets. If they're measuring from an Upper Wacker entrance, 921' seems reasonable. If they are measuring from ground level, then the height would be quite a bit higher (but not 110 feet!).
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Old December 21st, 2007, 08:42 PM   #71
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Is this APP yet? I saw another post under HIGHRISES say it was.
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Old December 21st, 2007, 08:58 PM   #72
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Is this APP yet? I saw another post under HIGHRISES say it was.
No. That was actually my fault. I was editing the thread title in the Highrises forum and accidentally put App instead of Pro. Sorry for any confusion.
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Old December 22nd, 2007, 10:03 PM   #73
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Is this APP yet? I saw another post under HIGHRISES say it was.
It's doesn't need the same approvals that other towers need because it's a part of the whole Illinois Center Planned Development. So essentially yes, it's approved.
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Old December 22nd, 2007, 10:32 PM   #74
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I was at an Aqua meeting today and someone had a concept rendering of the Arquitectonica building "C" (?), of the North elevation, just by chance on the table and I saw that the total height of the building (ground level entrance to rooftop) was listed as 1030'-4".
The floor number was too small to see from my perspective but that height number was very clear.
so is this height still possible? just not confirmed?
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Old December 23rd, 2007, 04:38 AM   #75
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But that's a financial/economical function, not an architectural function. There's a difference.
If economic functions aren't architectural considerations, I don't know what is.
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Old December 27th, 2007, 06:53 PM   #76
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But that's a financial/economical function, not an architectural function. There's a difference.
Not to rehash an old argument, but, the hole is actually an architectural element as well. Trying to find a clever way around the site's low FAR was only half the story. It would have been next to impossible for them to sell the east units below the 11th floor because they faced (separated by only 10-15') directly into the adjacent parking garage. So, it was actually a pretty good solution given that no architect with any sort of a conscious could ever build a residential unit in such poor conditions.
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Old December 15th, 2008, 10:06 PM   #77
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Old December 15th, 2008, 10:33 PM   #78
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Pretty.

I'm guessing this is just another rendering, for L.E. publicity purposes, and is in no way accompanied by any actual newsworthy updates?
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Old December 15th, 2008, 11:39 PM   #79
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I'm diggin the building to the left. Is that just place holder? or is it a concept?
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Old December 15th, 2008, 11:55 PM   #80
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It already exists and is known as "The Tides."
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