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Old June 13th, 2009, 04:45 AM   #1
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Alta at K Station - 417'/41 fl (Com); Cirrus at K Station - 378'/39 fl (Com)

Alta at K Station (at left in rendering below)
Height: 417
Floor count: 41
Location: North Clinton, West Kinzie
Construction end: 2010
Architect: Pappageorge/Haymes, Ltd.
Development firm: Fifield Realty Company


Cirrus at K Station (at right in rendering below)
Height: 378
Floor count: 39
Location: North Jefferson, West Kinzie
Construction end: 2010
Architect: Pappageorge/Haymes, Ltd.
Development firm: Fifield Realty Company


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Alta at K Station is located at 555 W. Kinzie Street and Cirrus at K Station is located at 365 N. Jefferson Street.



Size:
1.06 million square feet, Alta 41 stories (417ft), 428 units and Cirrus 39 stories(378ft), 420 units

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Old June 13th, 2009, 10:51 PM   #2
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these endless string of p and h "deco towers" make lucien lagrange look like a genius.
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Old June 24th, 2009, 12:49 AM   #3
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wtf, I've never even noticed these two.

Ugly, but I do like infill on the near west side.
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Old June 25th, 2009, 05:58 PM   #4
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They're not the most stunning buildings, but the Echelon at K Station (completed) along with the new grocery store across the street have done absolute wonders to this neighborhood at the street level. I particularly like how they built(building) them up against the street instead of set back. Parking is hidden along the tracks, retail on the sidewalks. A great project for this community that really connects River North, River West and West Loop.
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Old June 26th, 2009, 03:10 PM   #5
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the city spent over 25 years trying to undo the mistake of public housing. now along comes a series of buildings that effortlessly recapture that same sense of oppressiveness.
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Old June 26th, 2009, 05:32 PM   #6
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P/H is on a roll with these two-towers-on-a-shared-podium thing: Museum Park East and West, Walton on the Park (if the north tower is ever built), 600 N LSD.

Developers must like them.
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Old June 26th, 2009, 05:48 PM   #7
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the city spent over 25 years trying to undo the mistake of public housing. now along comes a series of buildings that effortlessly recapture that same sense of oppressiveness.
^ Nonsense. This and public housing have practically nothing in common.

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Old June 27th, 2009, 12:05 AM   #8
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the city spent over 25 years trying to undo the mistake of public housing. now along comes a series of buildings that effortlessly recapture that same sense of oppressiveness.
As someone who cares deeply both about urban poverty/policy and on architecture, you have just annoyed me on both counts. That comparison is a crass one. One the one hand, it callously discounts the massive social implications of public housing (in the same vein of, say, comparing a building to a concentration camp). On the other, I don't remotely see the aesthetic connection between the stark, low-cost architecture of public housing and the (admittedly boring, but harmless) buildings going up here - please do go through the CHA homes and illustrate to me how they share a common aesthetic origin or voice with these. Or do you just randomly like to take strong and rather disconnected opinions on things for no reason other than to feel elitely superior to everyone here?

Or maybe you're being ironic, and I'm missing the punchline.
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Old June 27th, 2009, 07:04 PM   #9
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sorry. but i wasn't talking sociology, just bad design.
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Old June 29th, 2009, 05:48 PM   #10
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these buildings are brutally ugly and boring
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are these two towers rental buildings?
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 06:12 PM   #12
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are these two towers rental buildings?
Yes. The sign in the picture says "Now Leasing".
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Old July 4th, 2009, 03:19 AM   #13
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Not much imagination to these towers, but at least they aren't downright ugly. They're fillers if anything else.
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Old July 4th, 2009, 05:04 AM   #14
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there's no excuse for doing three 400 foot tall "fillers".
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Old October 29th, 2009, 06:06 PM   #15
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Great update from jc5680 at SSP:

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Old February 2nd, 2010, 07:26 AM   #17
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Old February 19th, 2010, 03:30 AM   #18
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 05:13 AM   #19
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P/H is on a roll with these two-towers-on-a-shared-podium thing: Museum Park East and West, Walton on the Park (if the north tower is ever built), 600 N LSD.
...and they're all ugly as sin
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Old February 24th, 2010, 03:36 AM   #20
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...and they're all ugly as sin
These are, but not 600 N. LSD!!
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