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Old Posted May 9, 2012, 6:45 PM
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Great shot george! Did you get a new camera?
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What are those little holes on AMLI that look like utility boxes?
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Good grief this thing is going to be hideous. Looks like they will be running precast along the North and West sides to a certain height, but just give the East wall a 'limestone pattern' scoring and paint the whole thing vomit beige. Jesus H Christ.
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Old Posted May 9, 2012, 9:25 PM
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Great shot george! Did you get a new camera?
Thanks. No, same old Lumix DMC-ZS10

73 East Lake - Demo is underway









http://yochicago.com/73-east-lake-ap...pproval/25043/
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Old Posted May 9, 2012, 9:35 PM
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Fifield's Jewel tower on Division will be designed by....wait for it...



SCB!

http://www.suntimes.com/business/roe...developer.html
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Son of a bitch. I knew it.

Sack Up FIFIELD!
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What are those little holes on AMLI that look like utility boxes?
Blockouts to hold the precast panels.
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Fifield's Jewel tower on Division will be designed by....wait for it...



SCB!

http://www.suntimes.com/business/roe...developer.html
I'm hoping for another Legacy anomaly... Or at least something that doesn't manage to make me fall asleep and void my bowels instantaneously... If I hope for the second, there's a good 20-25% chance SCB won't let me down!
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Blockouts to hold the precast panels.
Oh, so there are precast panels? Why are they scoring the concrete, then??

The tan color looks like a really bad impression of limestone, but I'm assuming it's waterproofing.
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I read something equating SCB's glass slabs to 'glass tombstones' a week or two ago, and I can't get that comparison out of my head now...especially as it relates to 435 N Park.

But, more to the point, I shot this a few months ago. Can't wait to get a similar angle once the new tower is T/O'd.

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Looks like the North Halsted Neighbors are still fighting the fight, but Alderman Cappleman is dead set against them.

I'm really happy to see him stand up to these stupid NIMBY's. I can't help but think that he got a nice fat check from the developer, though.
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From Crains section "on the drawing board... http://www.chicagorealestatedaily.co...tem=7,NewTbl=1

108 N. Jefferson St


301 S. Wacker Drive


401 S. Wacker Drive


601 W. Monroe St.


625 W. Adams St


222 W. Randolph - Beaing redesigned
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Old Posted May 10, 2012, 6:49 PM
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Some great designs in there. I would love to see that KPF tower (301 S. Wacker) get built. Unfortunately, every other article that I can find about that building shows it as a far more bland box and doesn't mention KPF. The base seems very Goettsch in its openness, which wouldn't be the worst thing from a pedestrian level. Those are all pretty outdated articles though and I trust Crain's as a source so maybe the architect was switched to KPF to try to garner some interest. I just feel like hiring a firm like KPF for your tower is the sort of thing one would try to get some coverage of; maybe do a few press releases.

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I read something equating SCB's glass slabs to 'glass tombstones' a week or two ago, and I can't get that comparison out of my head now...especially as it relates to 435 N Park.

But, more to the point, I shot this a few months ago. Can't wait to get a similar angle once the new tower is T/O'd.

The texture of the city streets, the fire escapes and then that gorgeous deep blue glass of legacy in the background is amazing. I've never noticed the way it responds and contrasts to its location from this angle; I've only ever noticed it from the "clean" city streets to its west and Millenium Park or LSD to the east. From the east it appears so slender that it almost disappears into the skyline, yet still towers elegantly above the early skyscrapers it owes patrimony to.And from the west it is a curvaceous and assorted grouping of offset shapes at varied setbacks to make such height so far east feel less imposing. And the way that this modern slab of glass shoots up over the pockmarked and puddle filled streets interrupting the rhythm of the ancient and old byways just speaks to the fact SCB can do a good job. I like a lot of their smaller projects. I just wish they would build all of their towers with as much care as this instead of pulling out the box of toy blocks I imagine they use for massing models. Its almost sad that this view will be lost once that SCB box goes up in the middle of the view in a few months. Almost.
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I guess SCB is using that as it's unofficial logo now?

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Some pics of curbed today of K station. The more I see this building, the more I hope they don't paint the concrete. It would be pretty darn nice just glass over the raw concrete. The renderings make it look like it'll be painted white though.

Also, we may not lose tallest building status after a design change at 1 WTC according to the Trib / AP.
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Old Posted May 10, 2012, 10:27 PM
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Out of all of those, my two that I wish I could see happen would be both of the south wacker drive projects. They would have a nice skyline impact from the west on 290.
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Oh, so there are precast panels? Why are they scoring the concrete, then??

The tan color looks like a really bad impression of limestone, but I'm assuming it's waterproofing.
Precast on the north and west sides from ground, then scored concrete on the east side, and from 14 up is scored. Probably doing a color test to see what it will look like, that patch will be covered up anyways.
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Is precast more expensive than painting the concrete (I suppose it would be)? Would that be why they are only doing the two street facing sides in precast and the others painted? Or is it an aesthetic (if that word can be applied to this building) choice?
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