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Old July 28th, 2008, 06:58 PM   #1
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Conservatory Tower | 80 fl | Pro

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Conservatory Tower
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Conservatory Tower aspires to set a precedent for environmentally sensitive tall buildings in Chicago’s urban context. The 1.1 million sf project is composed of two distinct yet complementary components, a conservatory or enclosed winter garden, and an 80 story hotel and condo tower rising above.

The 28,000 sf winter garden is enclosed by a high efficiency glazing system, protecting a lush landscape and occupants from inclement weather, noise and air pollution, while optimizing natural air ventilation. The tower’s thin profile makes full use of natural light, while minimizing heat gain during summer months and shadow effect on neighboring spaces. Natural light can reach the interior spaces, reducing energy consumption year round. Topping the tower is a Sky Garden containing a number of condominium amenities and an enclosed garden.




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Old July 28th, 2008, 07:00 PM   #2
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If built, this would replace the food court on the northeast corner of Lake Street and Clark Street.

It would be diagonally across the street from Waterview Tower and it would go due south of 77 W. Wacker Dr.
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Wow, I really love the idea! Do it.
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Old July 28th, 2008, 08:05 PM   #4
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wow thats cool
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Old July 28th, 2008, 09:17 PM   #5
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Fantastic!!!!
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I really like that slanted roof and the project all-around.
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I love the palm trees inside and the location. I really hope that this isn't just a pipe dream.....
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Old July 29th, 2008, 04:05 AM   #8
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If built, this would replace the food court on the northeast corner of Lake Street and Clark Street.

It would be diagonally across the street from Waterview Tower and it would go due south of 77 W. Wacker Dr.
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Old July 29th, 2008, 04:35 AM   #9
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I like it. This one can be part of the next boom.
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Old July 29th, 2008, 05:56 PM   #10
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I've never seen the winter garden concept used on residential property; has anyone seen differently?
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I thought 340 on the Park had one?

Edit: Yes, it has one on the 25th floor.

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Interesting. In a perfect world, they would just tear down the entire 200 North Dearborn complex, instead of just the food court, and replace it with this.
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Old July 29th, 2008, 11:27 PM   #13
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I thought 340 on the Park had one?

Edit: Yes, it has one on the 25th floor.
it's more of a space for the residents in the building. the 25th floor is where the community room, swimming pool, spa and other building amenities are.

it's not really a winter garden though
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Old July 29th, 2008, 11:33 PM   #14
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Interesting. In a perfect world, they would just tear down the entire 200 North Dearborn complex, instead of just the food court, and replace it with this.
unfortunately 200 north dearborn has now been converted into condos so that would be extremely difficult. hopefully the building won't become NIMBY central, opposing this possible beauty.
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Old July 30th, 2008, 12:04 AM   #15
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I thought 340 on the Park had one?

Edit: Yes, it has one on the 25th floor.
I was thinking more ground level, very high ceiling (like 311 S Wacker)
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unfortunately 200 north dearborn has now been converted into condos so that would be extremely difficult. hopefully the building won't become NIMBY central, opposing this possible beauty.
Yeah, I was one who left when they did. Talk about overpriced! Maybe they worked some miracles in the living spaces, but what it was, and still is on the outside, it's just not a building that belongs in that location. This on the other hand, works very well.
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Old July 30th, 2008, 05:27 AM   #17
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WOW!! This. Is. Awesome. Unlike anything else in the city. I like the clear glass in particular. And as a plant lover, I can't argue with the winter garden.

What is the source for this information?
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Old August 1st, 2008, 01:29 AM   #18
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WOW!! This. Is. Awesome. Unlike anything else in the city. I like the clear glass in particular. And as a plant lover, I can't argue with the winter garden.

What is the source for this information?

http://www.scb.com/?mainpage=2&paget...l=0&seclevel=4
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Old August 4th, 2008, 08:11 PM   #19
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Is the Conservatory Tower even a real project or is it just a vision?
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Old August 4th, 2008, 08:33 PM   #20
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No one really knows, hence the hedged title.
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