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Old Posted Sep 27, 2007, 10:23 PM
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Another grand tower proposal for Chicago. This one also looks really nice. I hope it gets built in some form.
     
     
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Has anyone seen the rendering in the Wall St. Journal today of Michael Reschke's proposal for the 100 story Waldorf Chicago Hotel.

Looks impressive, location looks like it is somewhere north of the river in streeterville.
Since I don't think non-subscribers can access it from the link already posted, here:

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Developer Tries Comeback With New Chicago Waldorf
By JENNIFER S. FORSYTH
September 27, 2007; Page B1

CHICAGO -- It wasn't so long ago that Michael Reschke was one of the biggest names in Chicago real estate, and the company he built developed or acquired more than $10 billion worth of properties.

He founded his development company while in his 20s and constructed a Chicago skyscraper by the age of 36. His Chicago-based Prime Group thrived during the 1990s, spinning off five publicly traded real-estate companies. But he ended up losing his office company in part because of a gamble he took with Blackstone Group LP, and the retail company he founded was sold against his will.

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Old Posted Sep 27, 2007, 10:35 PM
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BTinSF, please don't post full copyrighted articles from 3rd party sources. if the full article is only available on a subscriber basis, then we legally must respect that.
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Old Posted Sep 27, 2007, 10:38 PM
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Well I no developer but I think that the Hilton name just put some teeth on this project in my mind.
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Old Posted Sep 27, 2007, 10:48 PM
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Old Posted Sep 27, 2007, 11:26 PM
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i love the project. unless they use studio gang's math we should have y.e.t.a.n.o.t.h.e.r. 1000'er.

all of them 1,000' to the roof ...

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Was pleasantly surprised when I opened the WSJ this morning...Love the look, and love how it would look along with the Spire...
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Old Posted Sep 28, 2007, 12:05 AM
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Oh, my god. This thread was posted today and already over 125 posts! Anyways hope it gets built. Looks nice but we need more rendering. What's that other tower on the left side of the render?
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Could this be the mysterious 1000'er pandmonious was talking about a while ago?
     
     
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No. This is Carley's tower. Pandemonious mentioned it seperately.
     
     
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Old Posted Sep 28, 2007, 12:23 AM
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Ya, your right.

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and that's a totally fair concern, but i would also advise you to be mindful that these two projects are on entirely different schedules. there's probably a minimum of 18-24 months before these guys could even start talking about sales (and most likely even longer than that going by other recent supertall projects like trump, waterview), and by that time the spire might already be making a significant dent in the skyline
I will agree on this, and so far, we don't hear rumors or concerns that Trump might not get completed because of the Spire, why should we worry about the Waldorf potentially taking sales of the Spire.

Or maybe Trump's reamining condos just have really bad views

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Wow! Unbelievable!
     
     
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Old Posted Sep 28, 2007, 1:24 AM
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wow whata great building for a great city! =]
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Old Posted Sep 28, 2007, 1:31 AM
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Like a previous poster stated, with every molecule in my being, i want to see every last supertall proposal topped out in Chicago, from this to Wolf Point, and everything else on the board or currently under construction. Creating the world's most unfathomable architectural showcase of a skyline, unchallenged anywhere.

But realistically, you've got to know that more than one of these great proposals won't be built. Chicago just isn't at that point yet for them ALL to be built. And if it ever reaches that point, God strike me with lightning.
     
     
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You can read the entire article online for free here, if you wish.
^ Yet another in a long list of cleverly executed finds, Spyguy.

Guys, why are none of Chicago's newspapers reporting about this proposal?
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^ Yet another in a long list of cleverly executed finds, Spyguy.

Guys, why are none of Chicago's newspapers reporting about this proposal?
Maybe its simply too early.

Edit: Looks very promising. Im a bit overwhelmed today with so much skyscraper news.
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Posted today and this thread already has 140 replies and over 5,000 views.

No, but seriously, this looks like a neat proposal. I can't wait to hear more about it.
     
     
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Old Posted Sep 28, 2007, 2:17 AM
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Looks very promising. Im a bit overwhelmed today with so much skyscraper news.
Chicago Spire final renderings/floorplans + Waldorf Astoria news within 24 hours = overload
     
     
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Old Posted Sep 28, 2007, 2:19 AM
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Looks great...hope they build this one.
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