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Old Posted Jul 12, 2018, 5:42 PM
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Pretty sure i qualify as a chicagoan and i would choose a greystone over something shiny and new in a heartbeat.

Living in a century plus old home for many years now I've spent inordinate amounts of time correcting all the terrible and slipshod shit that prior owners and contractors have done "behind the walls" so to speak. For instance, a couple months ago while having a drain rodded out we discovered, behind an enclosed corner cabinet (accessed by removing the dishwasher) that there was an uncapped pipe venting sewer gas (small amount but still) which could have (but thankfully didn't) back up and spill all sorts of horrible things where I wouldn't immediately notice or reach. Real PITA to weld a cap on too. Then there was the time I found a stretch of wiring that had a gap that was being bridged by an extension cord. Or the time I was working on the fireplace (redoing the hearth and facing) and discovered that all the old blown (paper, fiber, straw, whatever) insulation from way back when had apparently "fallen" down from the ceiling over the upper unit down the wall and filled in the space around my fireplace. So basically my firebox was encased in a few feet of very flammable material.

New construction done by someone halfway decent or competent would be a real pleasure since I wouldn't be fixing the mistakes of decades of dum dums.
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Old Posted Jul 12, 2018, 6:00 PM
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Living in a century plus old home for many years now I've spent inordinate amounts of time correcting all the terrible and slipshod shit that prior owners and contractors have done "behind the walls" so to speak. For instance, a couple months ago while having a drain rodded out we discovered, behind an enclosed corner cabinet (accessed by removing the dishwasher) that there was an uncapped pipe venting sewer gas (small amount but still) which could have (but thankfully didn't) back up and spill all sorts of horrible things where I wouldn't immediately notice or reach. Real PITA to weld a cap on too. Then there was the time I found a stretch of wiring that had a gap that was being bridged by an extension cord. Or the time I was working on the fireplace (redoing the hearth and facing) and discovered that all the old blown (paper, fiber, straw, whatever) insulation from way back when had apparently "fallen" down from the ceiling over the upper unit down the wall and filled in the space around my fireplace. So basically my firebox was encased in a few feet of very flammable material.

New construction done by someone halfway decent or competent would be a real pleasure since I wouldn't be fixing the mistakes of decades of dum dums.
That could be rectified if more owners preserved old homes but simply gut rehabbed them
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Well, he specified the person would be well to do so i figured i would have plenty of money to fix that OR it would already be fixed up before i bought it. Wasn't planning on buying something old and not refurbed correctly at all.
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Old Posted Jul 12, 2018, 6:41 PM
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Why don't they put a miniature golf course there?
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Old Posted Jul 12, 2018, 7:38 PM
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Lol, looks like something a preschooler designed!
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Old Posted Jul 12, 2018, 7:55 PM
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we could have a bum bazaar there!
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Old Posted Jul 13, 2018, 1:14 AM
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Renderings of a new Chicago Public Library being built by Sterling Bay in the West Loop:

https://www.bisnow.com/chicago/news/...90612?rt=60526
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Old Posted Jul 13, 2018, 3:29 PM
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I'm looking for any updates on the plans for the Palmer Printing plant in the 600/700 block of Clark St.

I know it was sold to a developer and according to employees Palmer is moving out "any day now." They have heard that the existing building will be used for parking and that residential housing will be built on the lot just to the North. They believe that the entire parking lot space was purchased and will be used.

I can't really find much beyond that.
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Old Posted Jul 14, 2018, 12:40 AM
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A 1 story building that used to house Chicago Uptown Ministry on Sheridan Rd to be demolished. Replacement slated to be a new 5 story, 24 unit building with ground floor retail. This is just south of Lawrence. Probably TOD - parking isn't mentioned in the pending permit.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/47...!4d-87.6552229

Always good to add more height when compared to just 1 floor, and add a little more density while at it.
There will be 12 parking spaces though.

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Old Posted Jul 14, 2018, 2:10 PM
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171 N Aberdeen, Nobu, and the boom in the foreground is Wolf Point East.
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Old Posted Jul 14, 2018, 3:31 PM
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172 N Ada

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Old Posted Jul 14, 2018, 9:33 PM
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Unfortunately this is the correct thread for 172 N. Ada. It was chopped from 14 to 10 floors.

https://www-dnainfo-com.cdn.ampproje...y-council-vote

Edit, this article is newer;

https://chicago-curbed-com.cdn.amppr...rmit-west-loop

So this building was proposed originally at 13 floors, got chopped down to 10, and then grew to 14 only seven months after the first announcement? Which one are we getting? I actually hope its the shorter version. The taller version will fuck up the view from Ashland/Lake



It'll be on the right, behind the brown brick midrise. Its gonna block everything from 150 N. Riverside to Sears. Bummer. I was looking forward to taking this shot again with 110 N. wacker complete
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Old Posted Jul 14, 2018, 9:56 PM
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Unfortunately this is the correct thread for 172 N. Ada. It was chopped from 14 to 10 floors.

https://www-dnainfo-com.cdn.ampproje...y-council-vote
Wow. That's extremely disappointing. Takes the entire character of the building away.
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Old Posted Jul 14, 2018, 10:50 PM
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Wow. That's extremely disappointing. Takes the entire character of the building away.
Building permit from April 16, 2018 for 180 N. Ada.

DIRECT DEVELOPER SERVICES - FULL BUILDING PERMIT FOR A NEW 14-STORY BUILDING WITH 263 APARTMENTS AND 143 PARKING SPACES. FOUNDATIONS AND SUPERSTRUCTURE THROUGH LVL 2 PERMITTED UNDER 100726744.

Looks like it was not chopped down after all
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Old Posted Jul 15, 2018, 12:30 AM
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The west loop is booming. Expect lots of views to change/get blocked.



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Old Posted Jul 15, 2018, 5:33 PM
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Can't recall if the CME ground floor renovations have been posted. Very SANAA-esque (at least the glass shape).




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Old Posted Jul 15, 2018, 6:45 PM
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Seems like such an odd expenditure of money. The lobby is fine as is in my opinion, and they already have several major tenants so it's not like they need to do something major like what the Sears Tower owners are doing.

Regardless, looks very nice
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