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Old Posted Jul 17, 2011, 3:27 AM
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^ Hmmm... all I see is a beautiful photograph.
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Possibly, but the studio is mostly interior work, and it looks like it will only occupy one bay of the street frontage. I think the scaffolding is for facade work... you can see the hanging platform up at the cornice.
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More from the Poetry Foundation, alley views.








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Old Posted Jul 17, 2011, 8:49 PM
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What's so great about this Poetry Foundation? It looks just like the black 70's parking garage by the Trump tower. It looks pretty bland.
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Er, not. Just go see both.
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Old Posted Jul 17, 2011, 11:37 PM
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^In the way that tuxedo trousers resemble black jeans from 1000 feet away, perhaps.

Though now that I think about it, that IBM parking garage attempted elegance in its own muscular Cor-Ten–clad way. I can't complain about either building.
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Old Posted Jul 17, 2011, 11:39 PM
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Possibly, but the studio is mostly interior work, and it looks like it will only occupy one bay of the street frontage. I think the scaffolding is for facade work... you can see the hanging platform up at the cornice.
That was just my roundabout attempt at praising i_am_hydrogen's photog skills. Compliment fail. -_-
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Wrigley to leave Michigan Ave., explore options for namesake building

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Wrigley to leave Michigan Ave., explore options for namesake building
By Emily Bryson York
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3:23 p.m. CDT, July 21, 2011


After more than 90 years on Michigan Avenue, the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. is preparing to leave the building that bears its name. By the end of 2012, Wrigley will move the 250 employees remaining at 410 N. Michigan Ave. to the Goose Island campus it began building in 2003.....

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The Chicago Tribune
Wrigley to leave Michigan Ave., explore options for namesake building
By Emily Bryson York
Tribune reporter
3:23 p.m. CDT, July 21, 2011


After more than 90 years on Michigan Avenue, the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. is preparing to leave the building that bears its name. By the end of 2012, Wrigley will move the 250 employees remaining at 410 N. Michigan Ave. to the Goose Island campus it began building in 2003.....

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To be honest, I thought Wrigley building was a mostly vacant building and waiting for a big moment to renovate the whole thing....similar to the London Guarantee which renovated / restored top to bottom 10 years ago.
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Old Posted Jul 23, 2011, 3:43 AM
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...has not been designated a historic landmark... hard to believe.

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Weird, how long has that been there? It wasnt there in 2008 and I hope it isnt there in 2012. Its pretty tacky. It's like something you would expect to see in downtown Hot Springs or Las Vegas in front of a Ripleys Believe It or Not "Museum".
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They just put it there a few weeks ago. I don't think it is permanent, since the same artist (from NJ) had the American Gothic statue there that is now gone.

And yeah. Kinda tacky.
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Old Posted Jul 23, 2011, 8:50 PM
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Another view from the front.
Tacky, yes, but very well received. This icon of Marilyn is a hit with the people. This sculpture gets way more attention than last years American Gothic or the Picasso, Miro, Dubuffet, Calder, Oldenburg, Chagall and the bean. Well maybe not the bean. Just shows art doesn't have to have good taste to taste good with the masses.

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^^^Wait, what? They started on that already?
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Burberry is going to completely change that corner. I'm really interested in seeing how this turns out.
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Old Posted Jul 24, 2011, 4:44 PM
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Looking forward to the Burberry project.^ I feel the pain of all those loosing their Michigan Ave. views in the 142 East Ontario building.
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I wonder what Wrigley plans to do with the former Lakeshore Athletic Club.
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Latest Esquire plans:



First floor will have retail space for five tenants; exterior design based on the store's identity. Existing second floor will be removed to expand interior ceiling heights. Commercial space on the "new" second and third floors. New granite planters consistent with the ones recently installed in the area.

Overall, I'm happy. The owner was not even obligated to do this much. Even though I'd prefer a more sensitive renovation, they could have just demolished the whole thing and put up a bunch of ugly "contextual brownstones" like in the original plan. This is much better in my opinion.
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Old Posted Jul 24, 2011, 8:11 PM
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Is this the AOA pre-emptively doing construction, in advance of the Burberry project, to replace their own windows with something more wall-like?
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