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Old Posted Mar 4, 2012, 10:02 PM
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^ She'll by T/O by the end of summer, it looks.
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Old Posted Mar 5, 2012, 5:54 PM
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435 N Park

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398 apartments, 400 room Loews Hotel, 230 parking spaces
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Old Posted Mar 5, 2012, 10:00 PM
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Obviously I much prefer the old w=a (my favorite of the buildings that never got built during the last boom), but as long as that will never happen, this proposal is quite good.

I found a better picture on SOAR (or Streeterville Organization of Active Residents) Here's the link with some more info soarchicago.org/435-n-park-dr/



This area, around Ogden plaza and Cityfront Plaza really needs some infill, and this tower is nothing worth balking at.

Here is an overhead view of that area, look at all those surface parking lots:


(a screen shot from Google Maps on my iPhone)

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Old Posted Mar 5, 2012, 10:56 PM
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Seriously, the design is Meh, but look at those numbers; 398 Apartments, 400 rooms, 230 spaces. Now that's more like it. That's how the parking ratio SHOULD be for most new developments.
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This goes on that dirt patch on the upper third of the parking lot off south of Illinois correct?
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This goes on that dirt patch on the upper third of the parking lot off south of Illinois correct?
No, I believe it goes on the southern two-thirds.

See more from Spyguys original post:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=6794
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Old Posted Mar 6, 2012, 2:09 AM
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Right. Hanover controls the northern part of the site and they still might put up a rental tower.
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Old Posted Mar 6, 2012, 3:46 AM
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Sorry guys for the repost on the pics spyguy had posted in January. I didn't connect the two posts as the same building.

While this is not as beautiful as the W=A, I think that this feels more connected to the land than the W=A did. The W=A had that really cool glass box to the north of the tower (the last few pics on this thread). It sort of reminded me of those BCJ Apple stores like this one in new york. Especially considering the area will still be surrounded by surface parking lots - though the St. Claire Optima and Ronald Mcdonald House will help with that, the glass box surrounded by towers concept doesn't really work.

Overall, as fill, this is nothing to complain about (especially in recession years); Chicago has seen much worse.
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While this is not as beautiful as the W=A, I think that this feels more connected to the land than the W=A did. The W=A had that really cool glass box to the north of the tower (the last few pics on this thread). It sort of reminded me of those BCJ Apple stores like this one in new york.
Yeah, it looks like that was intended to be a winter garden. It's sort of a throwback to the early 90s, and DeStefano made it look really clunky.

Interestingly, I don't know if they could have even built that winter garden as planned. Part of the original PD for Cityfront Center mandates an open view corridor looking west from Ogden Slip to preserve the Hubbard Street axis and views of Tribune Tower. That glass box would have risen above the allowable view plane. DeStefano probably thought they could get away with such a transparent structure, but it's unclear whether it would have flown.
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I contacted them awhile ago interested in moving here. Got a response saying more info coming soon, but nothing over the past two months. Other rental buildings have been better at feeding me info...at least a floor plan....or pre lease date.
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Old Posted Mar 10, 2012, 10:23 PM
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Other rental buildings have been better at feeding me info...at least a floor plan....or pre lease date.
Yeah, like for example developers like Fifield, getting a website ready like a year ahead of occupancy ... http://www.k2apartments.com

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I'm not too concerned about their lack of info. I'm more interested in how much better (which is to say a 6/10) this is than the original...
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^ Unfortunately I think this view is preferable to how it will look after completion.
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Old Posted Mar 12, 2012, 3:37 AM
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I'm not too concerned about their lack of info. I'm more interested in how much better (which is to say a 6/10) this is than the original...
Very true.
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Yeah, like for example developers like Fifield, getting a website ready like a year ahead of occupancy ... http://www.k2apartments.com

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Great to hear on 73 E. Lake..........had noticed a couple weeks ago some workers on site marking up sidewalk on Lake St side, so maybe prep for demolition of current nasty structure on site is imminent?
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Old Posted Mar 12, 2012, 2:58 PM
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One question I have had about 435 N. Park is their plan for Ogden Plaza across the street. Currently it is a kinda underused plaza with number shaped benches creating a pseudo sun-dial. Some renderings and plan documents still show the sun-dial, but others show an updated layout:



Anyone have any more info on their plans for this park?
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