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Old Posted Sep 12, 2017, 1:25 PM
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^I've got drawings on my desk for a renovation to the 300 S Riverside entrance, which includes new signage that says "GGP". Work is supposed to begin in spring 2018.
Huh?

Wait so are they moving out or are they staying? Pardon my confusion
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Huh?

Wait so are they moving out or are they staying? Pardon my confusion
Seems to be they are moving out. They currently occupy 110 N Wacker and have announced plans to move to the Apparel Center. But maybe 300 S Riverside is their temporary or even permanent destination?
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My friend works for GGP, they're letting their lease be bought out and are moving during Q1 2018 across the river.
I also heard end of Q1 2018, demo in Q2, basically immediately after they leave.
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They're definitely leaving in Q1, my friend is fairly high up in management and she said it's been told to everyone - get ready to get out.
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Sounds like the confusion isn't related to whether they're moving out, but whether they're moving to Apparel Mart (as reported) or to 300 S. Riverside.

Not sure it matters for this development either way...
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Moving may not take very long either. When my company moved last year we spent one month de-junking, then 4.5 days filling up packing crates (we were sent home Friday noon). Monday morning, all our stuff was in the new building and that was that.
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This is my absolute favorite proposal right now. Has Bank of America committed to this yet?
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Moving may not take very long either. When my company moved last year we spent one month de-junking, then 4.5 days filling up packing crates (we were sent home Friday noon). Monday morning, all our stuff was in the new building and that was that.
Depending on the size of the company/office and how much manpower can be thrown at it, that is typically how it works.

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This is my absolute favorite proposal right now. Has Bank of America committed to this yet?
https://chicago.curbed.com/2017/5/4/...ank-of-america
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I bartend at a rooftop bar downtown on the weekends, and I bike by the GGP building every night.. The lights were on the other night and I noticed that almost all of the floors were barren/cleared out. I know we have a little ways to go, but it appears that a lot of stuff has been moved out.. at least on the river-side of the building.
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This was Gensler's concept for the site.

110 North Wacker by Darius Fontenette, on Flickr

110 N Wacker by Darius Fontenette, on Flickr
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That's not 800' IMO!
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Old Posted Oct 3, 2017, 1:24 PM
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I like the current plan more
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Looks like they do slightly more with the base, but the massing is way more interesting on the concept.
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Looks like they do slightly more with the base, but the massing is way more interesting on the current plan.
I disagree, the base on the "concept" seems totally unnecessary and the vertical lines created by the current plan's setbacks along the river are subtle and very attractive. I like the current design of this building almost as much as I like 150 N Riverside and that's saying something.
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Typo. I meant to say I like the massing of the current proposal way more than the concept, but that the concept did slightly more along the riverfront. Though, looking at the two more closely, I'm not sure if the concept did anymore for the riverfront than it simply did it differently. I guess I liked the open-air bank a bit better. Anyway, the current proposal is superior to the concept in aggregate in an regard.
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Looks like something from Houston... just another box... Chitown can do better.
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Looks like something from Houston... just another box... Chitown can do better.
LOL!

son, chicago was building boxes back when houston was still wearing diapers.

chicago taught the entire freaking planet how to build boxes in the first place.


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that said, the current design for this project is "boxy" in that it incorporates a lot of right angles, but by no definition of the word "box" that i'm familiar with, is it actually a box.

the set backs on the north elevation along with the serrated western facade that follows the non-orthagonal line of the river both preclude the massing from being a literal box.



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So, the one that Steely posted in his last post here is the one they're going with? I hope so because I like that one.

Gensler is a solid firm, but a lot of their buildings really do look a lot alike. That original Gensler proposal up there really does look like any number of other buildings. It's almost an exact copy of Austin's Fairmont Hotel that they did here.
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So, the one that Steely posted in his last post here is the one they're going with?
yes.

that is the Goettsch design that is going to be built.

the Gensler design posted at the top of this page was just an early (and previously unseen) competing concept that obviously wasn't selected by the developer.
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