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Old April 19th, 2008, 12:20 AM   #381
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what's up with the "=" in waldorf=astoria?
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Old April 19th, 2008, 12:25 AM   #382
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I love the design
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Old April 19th, 2008, 02:16 AM   #383
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thats a good question. I know the building was built, owned and named after William Waldorf Astor. Who was rivals with his brother who died on the titanic. I don't know whats up with the name change.
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Old April 19th, 2008, 05:24 AM   #384
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what's up with the "=" in waldorf=astoria?
It's the official, trademarked name of the hotel company.
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Old April 19th, 2008, 07:02 AM   #385
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Wasn't the original W=A in NYC (where the ESB is now) originally two separate hotels that literally 'merged' into one?

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Old April 19th, 2008, 09:20 PM   #386
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Waldorf-Astoria Still Moving Forward

April 18, 2008 - With so much recent talk about the hotel condo trend and the current Chicago real estate market, some news about the proposed Waldorf-Astoria has surfaced. Although the project isn’t anywhere near the point of groundbreaking, it seems to be hanging on in hopes of a market turn around. It also isn’t being deluged by protesting neighborhood groups who might oppose a 100 story high-rise, and according to the Sun Times it is expected to be approved by the City Planning Commission this summer.

Speculation given as to why nobody seems to be opposed to this tower ranges from the fact that the location is southerly enough that the tall structure won’t interfere with views from existing buildings to apathy born of the belief that the high-rise won’t be built anyway. And finally, some say the DeStefano and Partners design incorporates a few of the flattering Chicago Spire architectural elements. In any case, this project even has the support of the Streeterville Organization of Active Residents.

The Waldorf-Astoria is being developed in a partnership by Michael Reschke, who controls the Waldorf Hotel aspect of the project, and Christopher Carley, who controls the main stake in the development. In the Sun Times article, Reschke commented that he’d be willing to alter the development and switch to two shorter towers so that the hotel could go up first if the condos didn’t sell well. This was news to partner Carley, who then stated that those changes hadn’t been talked about, the site is too small for two buildings and he has the final say in the project anyway. So this is another wait and see proposal for Chicago Condos in Streeterville.
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Old April 19th, 2008, 10:36 PM   #387
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I don't want 2 shorter towers!!
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Old April 20th, 2008, 10:13 AM   #388
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yes me to a 100+ storey building is what we need
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Old April 20th, 2008, 04:15 PM   #389
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2 shorter towers would only be filler, the skyline definitely needs another supertall
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Old June 5th, 2008, 07:01 PM   #390
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Chicago: Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and Residence Tower, E North Water St. and North Park Dr., 2-acre mixed-use development, November 2009, $500 million.
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Old June 5th, 2008, 07:18 PM   #391
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so its a go ahead ?
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Old June 5th, 2008, 09:31 PM   #392
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Is that for the rental tower or the whole thing?
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Old June 6th, 2008, 05:22 AM   #393
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$500 million sounds way to much to just be the smaller tower.
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Old June 6th, 2008, 06:25 AM   #394
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It's the Waldorf=Astoria tower- that's why it says "Waldorf=Astoria" tower.
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Old June 9th, 2008, 03:47 AM   #395
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great looking building. residential or office??
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Old June 9th, 2008, 09:29 AM   #396
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great looking building. residential or office??
325 rooms in a five-star hotel and 300 luxury condominiums
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wauw, its a nice shape, good design, it has everything.

and good project.
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Old June 10th, 2008, 09:32 AM   #398
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whats the status on this project?
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Old June 10th, 2008, 01:47 PM   #399
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whats the status on this project?
Site prep and remediation is well under way for the rental tower. The main site is still a surface (car prking) lot.

June 04 - W=A site is to the left.


May 23 - granite pavingstones being reclaimed.


June 2 - watery mush - from about 3 ft down.
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good news. I hope they will start soon
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