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.