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Old Posted Jul 5, 2010, 4:46 AM
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Cool CHICAGO | Lincoln Park 2550 | 477 FT | 39 FLOORS | COM

Height: Unknown
Floor count: 33
Location: North Lakeview and West Deming
Construction end: 2011
Architect: Lucien Lagrange Architects
Developer: Ricker-Murphy Development, LLC

Website: http://www.lincolnpark2520.com/#/Home




The project also includes townhouses that will line West Deming and West St. James streets:

http://www.lucienlagrange.com/images/uploads/North-Townhouses---C.jpg
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So that is post-downsizing? What parts of it were larger originally - just the flanking towers?
     
     
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Old Posted Jul 5, 2010, 5:12 AM
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Also, iamhydrogen, the website has some views of the rear (from above and the west) that I don't remember having been posted in these forums before. They are in flash so a screen capture may be necessary.
I didn't realize they will have a courtyard park all to themselves -- a place, you see, "nestled within the building's substantial grounds ... to provide you with resplendent peace and relaxation."


Edit: Looked at more of the renders. Holy cow, that private park is really something. May be one of a kind in Chicago.

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Should have been almost twice as dense. The final FAR of the project is a pathetic 2.2, half of what it should have been under the R6 zoning which allows 4.4 but for the community blowing a gasket at the thought of a lakefront highrise in their neighborhood of lakefront highrises.
     
     
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Not one but two historicist Lagrange towers going up simultaneously in the middle of a building glut - the other being the Ritz Carlton.
     
     
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Should have been almost twice as dense. The final FAR of the project is a pathetic 2.2, half of what it should have been under the R6 zoning which allows 4.4 but for the community blowing a gasket at the thought of a lakefront highrise in their neighborhood of lakefront highrises.
^ I'm just as in favor of density as you are, but there is something to say about the concentration of wealth itself, if not numbers of people.

The people buying these condos are going to vary from well-paid professionals to very well-paid professionals to rich m-f'ers. We're not talking about people making $50,000 per year occupying 3 bedroom condos here with perfect lakefront vistas.
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Here are the renders from the Flash screen. All images courtesy of the Lincoln Park 2520 web site.









Photo credit: Lincoln Park 2520 web site.
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^ Thanks, colemonkee.

Not to get greedy (hey it's for everyone), but under Vision-->Landscape there are also a couple close-up renders of the fountain and garden if you or anybody has the chance.
     
     
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Here's a few of the garden renders. Once again, all images courtesy of the Lincoln Park 2520 web site.







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Should have been almost twice as dense. The final FAR of the project is a pathetic 2.2, half of what it should have been under the R6 zoning which allows 4.4 but for the community blowing a gasket at the thought of a lakefront highrise in their neighborhood of lakefront highrises.
At the same time I can appreciate the lowrises. At least those side streets will get some sunlight. Just because higher FAR's are allowed doesn't mean it has to be. If anything, this tower should have been taller, but the back of the site remain low.

One of things I love about Chicago over Manhattan is that I can live downtown in a sea of highrises, but I've got a little breathing room because there are two-five story buildings behind my highrise. More of a sweeping view, and a more interesting neighborhood at the same time.
     
     
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I thought this guy was on hold?
So did I, until last Monday when I walked past the site and saw a lot of activity there.
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At the same time I can appreciate the lowrises. At least those side streets will get some sunlight. Just because higher FAR's are allowed doesn't mean it has to be. If anything, this tower should have been taller, but the back of the site remain low.
It's too bad they demolished the old midrise building on St. James. I can't believe that went without a fight or that they didn't convert it into luxury vintage condos/apartments.
     
     
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^ Very frustrating yes. I didn't notice that until now.
     
     
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Yeah, and if height is the concern for aesthetic reasons, they also could have achieved an FAR of greater than 2.2 and a much higher unit count with lowrises. There is no reasonable justification for creating so much private open space immediately across the street from an enormous city park other than continuously hollowing out the development to reduce the FAR and unit count to appease the traffic-obsessed NIMBY neighbors.

As spyguy points out, the net change in residential unit density is very minor since the project involved tearing down a 12 story apartment building filled with affordable studios and 1-bedrooms.
     
     
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I still can't get over how low the FAR is. 2.2? that could nearly be built in my town.
     
     
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Another creation by Lucien Lagrange? Oh boy, I wonder how long it'll take to get value engineered to death.....
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Thanks for the images colemonkee and hydro.

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creating so much private open space immediately across the street from an enormous city park
Ya'd think this is what urban dwellers would want to fight against. Really underscores how NIMBYs are the opposite of urban dwellers.
     
     
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