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Old Posted Apr 29, 2009, 3:45 PM
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I like the new proposal, but I agree that it would be nice to keep the existing building - perhaps do a really nice renovation of the existing hotel and integrate just one tower instead of the two on the existing site. Look at the Fountainbleu renovation in Miami.. I think it happens too often (at least that's been the trend in Chicago lately, unfortunately ) where historic building with a lot of life still left in them become underutilized and are then considered obsolete. Renovation costs might be greater for an existing building but then end-result might be more interesting than starting completely from scratch.
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