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Old October 18th, 2008, 08:10 PM   #501
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maybe it has some similaritis, but who cares about that??
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Old October 19th, 2008, 10:25 AM   #502
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If the building goiing to be build. Then it will dominate the skyline between the other big brothers of Chicago!!! And will beat "The Trumph"



Chicago is a amazing futuristic city!!!
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Old October 19th, 2008, 05:39 PM   #503
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very nice, another great tower to an already great skyline
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Old October 20th, 2008, 01:59 PM   #504
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question is will it get built in this market?
I hope so. Those renders are gorgeous.
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 04:35 AM   #505
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Pedestrian Bridge

While snapping pictures last week I struck up a conversation with one of the neighbors of W=A. She was concerned that the pedestrian path would cut through her condo complex, and explained that the units on the plaza level were not designed to have heavy traffic. Although she did say that a luxury hotel might not be that bad I reminded her that even rich people have teenagers.

The approach ( the Slip an BVic's boat are behind us)


What a view - a preserved view corridor.


The plaza


The site


Low walls




Looking back at the slip ( spire will rise here )
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 05:00 AM   #506
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I am a little confused about how all these new towers are being proposed for Chicago while the CS and the Waterview tower are on hold. in my opinion they should probably wait. exceeding demand is not what the developers are intending to do? anyone have some kind of news that will help me out?
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 05:01 AM   #507
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i do however really like the design
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 07:18 AM   #508
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This is a hotel, not a residency.
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 07:41 AM   #509
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wonderful thank you
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 09:21 AM   #510
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All 100 floors? that is huge.
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 01:43 PM   #511
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This is a hotel, not a residency.
The buildings pictured above are condos ( in Chicago this means apartments you own ). The site that has been cleared is for a residental tower. The parking lot is where the W=A tower will go. There will be a pedestrian bridge linking the plaza of the W=A with the existing plaza on Colmbus (Sheraton hotel) with the Odgen boat slip, passing through the virtually private plaza between the existing condos.



Ironically the Odgen slip extended to the middle of the W=A site before the condos were built.
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 09:02 PM   #512
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Very, very nice design. I think it will fit Chicago appropriately. And quite tall as well.
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 09:22 PM   #513
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I am a little confused about how all these new towers are being proposed for Chicago while the CS and the Waterview tower are on hold. in my opinion they should probably wait. exceeding demand is not what the developers are intending to do? anyone have some kind of news that will help me out?
This building project was created over a year ago, well before the major real estate/economy bursts. Also, getting something approved is relatively easy. Financing it is obscenely more difficult, even in good times. I would be shocked if this managed to break ground within the year.
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Old February 9th, 2009, 11:08 AM   #514
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any updates or still a proposal?
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Old February 9th, 2009, 11:27 AM   #515
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Not a word! Maybe there shouldn't be a Waldorf Astoria outside of New York. But what can you do. With the way things are going, moneys looking a little short. I don't know what going on with this project. In my eyes the boom in Chicago dies with chicago spire. If that can make it so can the rest hopefully.
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Old February 9th, 2009, 11:19 PM   #516
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I'm not surprised if this gets cancelled (hopefully not) with many other projects in fiasco in the same city, I wont get my hopes up.
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Old February 10th, 2009, 12:16 AM   #517
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Not a word! Maybe there shouldn't be a Waldorf Astoria outside of New York.
There already are Waldorf Astoria's outside of NYC
http://www.waldorfastoriacollection.com/

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I'm not surprised if this gets cancelled (hopefully not) with many other projects in fiasco in the same city, I wont get my hopes up.
The developers took a long term view from the beginning. It may take longer than expected because of the economy but this is still a prime site for condos/hotel.
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Old February 10th, 2009, 03:37 AM   #518
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I really hope this tower doesn't go kaput. I think it is my favorite of all the towers U/C or proposed for Chicago.
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Old February 10th, 2009, 03:57 AM   #519
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There already are Waldorf Astoria's outside of NYC
http://www.waldorfastoriacollection.com/
pwned lol


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The developers took a long term view from the beginning. It may take longer than expected because of the economy but this is still a prime site for condos/hotel.
true. I dont think this is dead. few years out, but I think it will happen
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