The living wall might be interesting just because of it's enormous size, but I don't know. It would be better just to demolish the thing and start over. They really shouldn't touch the lowrise entrance between the towers otherwise. The rendering also makes it seem like it wraps around the corner and will block some of the hotel windows...not sure how that helps profitability.
The awnings past the first floor HAVE to go. Reminds me of American Girl Place.
By: H. Lee Murphy June 25, 2012
The announcement in mid-May struck the city's glum real estate market like a thunderbolt. With no tenants and nearby buildings suffering from a plague of vacancies, Hines Interests L.P. unveiled plans for a 45-story office tower spanning nearly 900,000 square feet spread at 444 W. Lake St. Total cost: $300 million.
601 W. MONROE ST
. What it will be: Offices Cost: Not available Size: Twin 500,000 square-foot towers Developer: Fifield Cos. Status: Groundbreaking set for 2013; occupancy in 2015