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Old May 18th, 2012, 08:21 AM   #81
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Nice, but this doesn't belong to the skyscraper section since 650ft = 198m. Thread should be moved to the highrise forums.
Haha it's 6 feet off, give it a break!
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Old May 18th, 2012, 12:48 PM   #82
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'Confidence' one of mayor's building blocks for new tower; city will contribute $29 million to construct park alongside new 45-story high rise

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The city will kick in $29 million toward a downtown high rise project on a prime piece of riverfront property, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday.

The long-discussed River Point office tower in the West Loop will rise 45 stories, overlooking the Chicago River from east of Canal Street and north of Lake Street. Emanuel said it will be the largest new real estate project to break ground in the city since the 2008 economic downturn.

Speaking to reporters on his one-year anniversary in office, Emanuel characterized the new building as evidence that businesses believe he is taking the correct steps to reform government and address the city's shaky financial situation.

"If you do the fundamentals right, people will bet on the leadership that a city is showing, not running away from its future. Denial, as I've always said, is not a long-term strategy, but meeting its challenges head-on," Emanuel said. "And that gives them the confidence."

"Confidence is the cheapest stimulus you can buy," he added. "It's free."
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Old May 18th, 2012, 10:17 PM   #83
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Apparently, the confidence comes from the government and not from the market.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 10:34 PM   #84
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This is one of Chicago's best skyscraper proposals in years, I would be thrilled to see it come back to life, even in its reduced-height form.
Agreed. This is such a great building.

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Nice, but this doesn't belong to the skyscraper section since 650ft = 198m. Thread should be moved to the highrise forums.
Agreed. This isn't 200 meters, assuming that 650ft is the final height.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 11:29 PM   #85
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Why should this thread be moved? Unless I'm misunderstanding something, this section is for:

"Discussions of projects under construction between 200-299m/650-999ft tall"

It gives the option of 200 meters or 650 feet.
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Old May 19th, 2012, 05:33 AM   #86
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Why should this thread be moved? Unless I'm misunderstanding something, this section is for:

"Discussions of projects under construction between 200-299m/650-999ft tall"

It gives the option of 200 meters or 650 feet.
You are correct, this one should stay in skyscrapers. It's only 6 feet under 200m anyways.
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Old May 19th, 2012, 05:53 AM   #87
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Why should this thread be moved? Unless I'm misunderstanding something, this section is for:

"Discussions of projects under construction between 200-299m/650-999ft tall"

It gives the option of 200 meters or 650 feet.

Some people measure everything in millimeters.
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Old May 19th, 2012, 05:55 AM   #88
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Why should this thread be moved? Unless I'm misunderstanding something, this section is for:

"Discussions of projects under construction between 200-299m/650-999ft tall"

It gives the option of 200 meters or 650 feet.
Yes. If you're in a country that follows the metric system, then you use 200mm. If you're in the US, you use 650 feet.
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Old May 19th, 2012, 07:45 AM   #89
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Yes. If you're in a country that follows the metric system, then you use 200mm. If you're in the US, you use 650 feet.
Then this is right on the dot.
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Old May 19th, 2012, 08:19 AM   #90
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Apparently, the confidence comes from the government and not from the market.
How is that? The fact that city is contributing 29 million for a public park is for the purposes of making beautiful a public amenity. Compared to the overall project its relative peanuts.
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Yes, it can stay. Later, it will classified as a 198m tall building anyway (by the CTBUH too).
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Old May 30th, 2012, 02:58 AM   #92
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Further Details About River Point



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The second-highest-profile* skyscraper to hit Chicago since Donald Trump planted his flag here seven years ago is about to get started.

The developers of River Point (444 West Lake Street) are so committed to this project, they’ve already set up a web site touting its features, views, and amenities. The city approved the project in 2008 and it hasn’t changed all that much, so not a lot of permission is needed before the dirt can turn. But public meetings on the project are being held as a courtesy.

One of those public meetings was announced, rather tersely, by alderman Brendan Reilly with the words, “the announcement of this upcoming construction came on the developer’s timeline, not the Alderman’s.” It appears the alderman got sandbagged by new mayor Rahm Emmanuel on this one. His “no more business as usual” mantra apparently extends to construction projects in the wards, which were previously the exclusive fiefdom of the aldermen. While the change in procedure is probably good for the city in terms of reducing cronyism, it appears to have caught the 42nd ward by surprise.

Here’s the information dump:

Site size: 2.55 acres.
Developers: Ivanhoe Cambridge, Hines, and Levy.
Height: 650 feet
Floors: 45 stories
Neighborhood: Fulton River District, not the West Loop, no matter what the Tribune says.
Floor space: ~900,000 square feet
Floor height: 13 feet
Floor finished height: 9 feet
Column spacing: 30 feet
Parking: 200 spaces
Oversized stairways intended to be used everyday, not just for emergencies
Lobby size: ~7,000 square feet
Lobby height: 2.5 stories
Park size: 1.5 acres


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Old May 30th, 2012, 03:41 AM   #93
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awesome tower!
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Old May 30th, 2012, 03:58 AM   #94
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Looks amazing, can't wait to watch this one rise.
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Old June 30th, 2012, 12:59 AM   #95
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The building looks like very good, and must be named Major Tower.
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Old July 13th, 2012, 05:51 AM   #96
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Things are finally starting to look up! Also, it may be 50 stories instead of 45 stories, we may get the old height. I did a quick calculation, and it seems like the full height would be 220m, or 721 feet.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/11/re...pagewanted=all

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Old July 13th, 2012, 03:46 PM   #97
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Old July 13th, 2012, 03:50 PM   #98
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Oh just build it already!
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Old July 19th, 2012, 02:49 PM   #99
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That view is going to be one of the best in the world.
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I love the ground level! Chicago needs this.
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