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BVictor1 May 9, 2007 10:37 AM

CHICAGO | 375 East Wacker (Arquitectonica Tower) | 840 FT / 256 M | 76 FLOORS | PRO
 
http://www.chicagotribune.com/busine...i-business-utl

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INSIDE COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE
Unique opening planned for Lakeshore East mixed-use building

BY SUSAN DIESENHOUSE
Published May 9, 2007


A $400-million, 76-story mixed-use tower is being planned for Lakeshore East by Magellan Development LLC.

The striking design by Miami-based Arquitectonica features a 20-story opening through the building's midsection. The tower, which will rise at 375 E. Wacker Dr., has two intersecting components programmed to house a five-star hotel with 224 suites, as many as 671 condominiums and six stories of underground parking.

The sale of condominiums, priced from $500,000 to about $3 million, will start in August. By mid-2008, construction will get under way. The first residents are expected to move in two years later, said Jim Loewenberg, co-chief executive of Magellan.

So far at Lakeshore East, seven buildings with about 2,500 residential units have been built or are in construction. In total, the developer might put up 16 major buildings with about 5,000 units, Loewenberg said.

Kngkyle May 9, 2007 10:46 AM

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Originally Posted by BVictor1 (Post 2823588)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/busine...i-business-utl


INSIDE COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE
Unique opening planned for Lakeshore East mixed-use building

BY SUSAN DIESENHOUSE
Published May 9, 2007


A $400-million, 76-story mixed-use tower is being planned for Lakeshore East by Magellan Development LLC.

The striking design by Miami-based Arquitectonica features a 20-story opening through the building's midsection. The tower, which will rise at 375 E. Wacker Dr., has two intersecting components programmed to house a five-star hotel with 224 suites, as many as 671 condominiums and six stories of underground parking.

The sale of condominiums, priced from $500,000 to about $3 million, will start in August. By mid-2008, construction will get under way. The first residents are expected to move in two years later, said Jim Loewenberg, co-chief executive of Magellan.

So far at Lakeshore East, seven buildings with about 2,500 residential units have been built or are in construction. In total, the developer might put up 16 major buildings with about 5,000 units, Loewenberg said.

That could look amazing or it could look horrible. But it will certainly be interesting. Can't wait to see the design. Magellan must know now after the huge success of Aqua that unique designs sell great.

Chi_Coruscant May 9, 2007 11:10 AM

There is a small rendering in Tribune. I don't think it will be in the range of 1000 feet but more like 900. No spire was attached. 20-floor opening is an interesting feature because it looks like a keyhole.

honte May 9, 2007 12:02 PM

Hmmm... glad it's a reality; too bad it's not quite as wonderful as some of us had hoped it would be. Oh well, now it's time to consider the actual design - much more important than a few hundred feet.

SamInTheLoop May 9, 2007 1:34 PM

Ok - it's a small rendering, but I like it! Although I'm a little disappointed with the height (to me it definitely looks to be under 900'), I'll take a design I like with less height than a lesser design that stretches to some arbitrary number in the sky. Thumbs up here...

dropdeaded209 May 9, 2007 2:47 PM

i saw the trib article but couldn't find the rendering... i'm hoping it looks as good as i want it to, although i'm kinda bummed it's not going to crack the 1000-foot mark.

i_am_hydrogen May 9, 2007 2:55 PM

I scanned it as a .pdf, but I can't link the .pdf, so I put it on Yousendit.com. Can someone then find a way to post a shot of it?

http://download.yousendit.com/7D2368192E5F7794

Kngkyle May 9, 2007 3:02 PM

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Originally Posted by i_am_hydrogen (Post 2823846)
I scanned it as a .pdf, but I can't link the .pdf, so I put it on Yousendit.com. Can someone then find a way to post a shot of it?

http://download.yousendit.com/7D2368192E5F7794


http://runepixels.com/uimages9/lse.PNG

trvlr70 May 9, 2007 3:03 PM

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Originally Posted by i_am_hydrogen (Post 2823846)
I scanned it as a .pdf, but I can't link the .pdf, so I put it on Yousendit.com. Can someone then find a way to post a shot of it?

http://download.yousendit.com/7D2368192E5F7794

Thanks! It is striking and will be very cool indeed. However, I was kinda hoping that the "opening" was going to be the arched keyhole at ground level that served as an entrance of sorts into Lakeshore East.

trvlr70 May 9, 2007 3:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Kngkyle2 (Post 2823858)

Is that the Tides in the background to the right?

Steely Dan May 9, 2007 3:06 PM

thanks for scanning hydrogen

http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/9...nicalseuc3.jpg


EDIT:

ah, you beat me to it kngkyle2 ;)

Chitown May 9, 2007 3:09 PM

Can't tell too much from that picture. What's the story with the Trib being the sole source in the universe for renderings of this project?

Steely Dan May 9, 2007 3:23 PM

would someone from emporis please create a building entry for this proposal so that i can get it added to the boom rundown? thanks in advance. :)

i_am_hydrogen May 9, 2007 3:27 PM

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Originally Posted by trvlr70 (Post 2823863)
Is that the Tides in the background to the right?

Yes. So that would mean this is the southern face of this building.

Steely Dan May 9, 2007 3:29 PM

^ nah, i'm pretty sure we're looking at the northern face. if we were looking at the southern face, then that would mean that the arquitectonica building is south of the tides, which is impossible, as the park is south of the tides. the arquitectonica tower will be north of the tides along the river.

Tom In Chicago May 9, 2007 3:31 PM

Yeah. . . it looks like the north face. . . I wonder what the price range is going to be for units here. . . this project is far out enough that I'd put money down on a unit just to flip it. . .

Steely Dan May 9, 2007 3:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Tom In Chicago (Post 2823920)
I wonder what the price range is going to be for units here. . . this project is far out enough that I'd put money down on a unit just to flip it. . .

according to the initial article..........

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Originally Posted by BVictor1 (Post 2823588)
The sale of condominiums, priced from $500,000 to about $3 million, will start in August. By mid-2008, construction will get under way. The first residents are expected to move in two years later, said Jim Loewenberg, co-chief executive of Magellan.


Tom In Chicago May 9, 2007 3:50 PM

Thanks. . . I guess I'll shut up and get back to work now ;)

Tom In Chicago May 9, 2007 3:59 PM

Added bu>299071 to Emporis database. . . we'll probably need to clean up the LSE information related to the buildings planned along East Wacker Drive that are being replaced by this super-structure. . .

colemonkee May 9, 2007 4:03 PM

Chicago strikes again!! I really like the massing of this tower. It's very Chicago - tall, broad-shouldered, and conservative yet forward looking. Very classy. I think the colors and materials they use on the facade will make or break it.


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