HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForum
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Discussion Forums > Buildings & Architecture > Completed Project Threads Archive

    

Marriott Marquis McCormick Place in the SkyscraperPage Database

Building Data Page   • Comparison Diagram   • Chicago Skyscraper Diagram
Chicago Projects & Construction Forum
            
View Full Map

 

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #461  
Old Posted Jul 10, 2017, 1:49 AM
harryc's Avatar
harryc harryc is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Oak Park, Il
Posts: 10,322
July 9












__________________
Harry C --- Chicago rep for SkyRise Cities ---- My Flickr stream HRC_OakPark
The man who trades freedom for security does not deserve nor will he ever receive either. B Franklin.
     
     
  #462  
Old Posted Jul 10, 2017, 12:38 PM
KWILLSKYLINE's Avatar
KWILLSKYLINE KWILLSKYLINE is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Chicago
Posts: 625
So I guess they chose not to put the giant marriott symbol at the top of the building? Unless their pulling a trump and wait a year after it opens.
     
     
  #463  
Old Posted Jul 10, 2017, 4:41 PM
Ned.B Ned.B is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 430
Quote:
Originally Posted by KWILLSKYLINE View Post
So I guess they chose not to put the giant marriott symbol at the top of the building? Unless their pulling a trump and wait a year after it opens.
If you scroll all the way to the right on the second to last photo, you can see the supports for the signage protruding through the curtainwall. I think we will still see a Marriott logo yet.
     
     
  #464  
Old Posted Jul 10, 2017, 6:02 PM
qDot qDot is offline
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by harryc View Post
Apr 1
I hope they maintain these better. Dirty and burnt out lights make the place look poor as hell.
     
     
  #465  
Old Posted Jul 13, 2017, 4:12 PM
brian_b brian_b is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,537
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ned.B View Post
If you scroll all the way to the right on the second to last photo, you can see the supports for the signage protruding through the curtainwall. I think we will still see a Marriott logo yet.
They've already installed a giant red "M" on the lake side of the building; no idea about the west side.
     
     
  #466  
Old Posted Jul 19, 2017, 3:07 PM
BVictor1's Avatar
BVictor1 BVictor1 is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Chicago
Posts: 9,254
A red 'M' is being installed atop the west face at the southern end.
__________________
titanic1
     
     
  #467  
Old Posted Jul 19, 2017, 3:15 PM
gebs's Avatar
gebs gebs is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: South Loop
Posts: 354
For reference, this is the lake (east) side, taken 7.14.2017

     
     
  #468  
Old Posted Jul 21, 2017, 1:37 PM
brian_b brian_b is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,537
The roof of the stadium is now lit up at night as well.
     
     
  #469  
Old Posted Jul 21, 2017, 3:04 PM
KWILLSKYLINE's Avatar
KWILLSKYLINE KWILLSKYLINE is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Chicago
Posts: 625
Quote:
Originally Posted by brian_b View Post
The roof of the stadium is now lit up at night as well.
Really? Im not going to be in the city for a few weeks. If anyones in the area at night can you take some pictures of the roof lighting?
     
     
  #470  
Old Posted Jul 21, 2017, 6:19 PM
SteelMonkey SteelMonkey is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Chicago
Posts: 162
You can always just pop on to the webcam and scroll the timeline back to a night pic. Itll give you a solid view of the lighting on the stadium. Not as good as in person but it scratches the itch

https://app.oxblue.com/open/clarkcon...mccormickplace
     
     
  #471  
Old Posted Jul 21, 2017, 9:50 PM
Randomguy34's Avatar
Randomguy34 Randomguy34 is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Chicago & Philly
Posts: 977
Since no one else mentioned today how $55 million of TIF money went from McCormick Place to Navy Pier...

How city power players diverted millions in blight-fighting TIF cash to Navy Pier
Quote:
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration signed off on an elaborate financial shell game that obscured payment of $55 million for renovations at Navy Pier with tax dollars reserved to fight urban blight, records show. The bookkeeping jiujitsu appears to violate the spirit, if not the letter, of the controversial tax-increment financing program, which critics say has been widely abused and not used for its intended purpose of spurring development in or near economically disadvantaged neighborhoods.

A joint investigation by the Better Government Association and Crain's Chicago Business finds that the administration began filtering the money in 2014 through a hotel project at McCormick Place, capitalizing on its Near South Side location as a rationale for tapping funds reserved for struggling communities.

Emails and internal documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act show that officials at the city as well as the governing body of the lakefront convention complex knew the planned 1,205-room Marriott didn't need the financing. But they also knew that Navy Pier, 3 miles away and a vast distance from any urban blight, did.

Those officials, the records show, created a paper trail for the Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority—the agency commonly known as McPier that runs the convention center and owns Navy Pier—to obtain the money, ostensibly for the hotel construction. It was paid out in installments from tax-increment financing accounts filled with revenue cleaved from property tax collections. Shortly after each TIF payment, MPEA shifted the same amount of money to Navy Pier Inc., a private nonprofit set up by the authority in 2011 to operate the popular lakefront tourist destination.
...
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/artic...s-to-navy-pier
     
     
  #472  
Old Posted Jul 22, 2017, 7:10 PM
Kumdogmillionaire's Avatar
Kumdogmillionaire Kumdogmillionaire is offline
Development Shill
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Chicago
Posts: 976
Well that's beyond fishy... Also, very unsurprising coming from Chicago
__________________
For you - Bane
     
     
  #473  
Old Posted Jul 24, 2017, 12:11 AM
camdoodlebop's Avatar
camdoodlebop camdoodlebop is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Chicago
Posts: 32
does anyone else think it's.. too blue?
     
     
  #474  
Old Posted Aug 6, 2017, 8:52 AM
SolarWind's Avatar
SolarWind SolarWind is offline
Chicago
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 3,700
August 4, 2017



     
     
  #475  
Old Posted Aug 11, 2017, 4:59 AM
BVictor1's Avatar
BVictor1 BVictor1 is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Chicago
Posts: 9,254
07/28/17



Kind of surprised that a building of this scale doesn't have a window washing apparatus.




__________________
titanic1
     
     
  #476  
Old Posted Aug 11, 2017, 1:28 PM
the urban politician the urban politician is online now
The City
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Libertyville, IL
Posts: 15,448
A touch of Atlantic City in Chicago
     
     
  #477  
Old Posted Aug 11, 2017, 2:56 PM
shakman's Avatar
shakman shakman is offline
Chairman
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: PRMD - People's Republic of Maryland
Posts: 2,503
The metal cladding wall going up the tower is hideous. The rest of the tower looks good.
__________________
Solar Power:

sbelectric.viridian.com
     
     
  #478  
Old Posted Aug 11, 2017, 4:04 PM
J_M_Tungsten's Avatar
J_M_Tungsten J_M_Tungsten is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 3,362
Yeah, what was the point of that blank wall again? Is something else going to border it? Seems like lost lake views.
     
     
  #479  
Old Posted Aug 11, 2017, 4:43 PM
ithakas's Avatar
ithakas ithakas is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 782
Quote:
Originally Posted by J_M_Tungsten View Post
Yeah, what was the point of that blank wall again? Is something else going to border it? Seems like lost lake views.
A data center is planned for the adjacent plot that will cover the blank wall.
     
     
  #480  
Old Posted Aug 11, 2017, 6:15 PM
harryc's Avatar
harryc harryc is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Oak Park, Il
Posts: 10,322
Quote:
Originally Posted by ithakas View Post
A data center is planned for the adjacent plot that will cover the blank wall.
Well not quite - yes a data center was planned but the Fire Code specifies a certain number of stories above the adjacent building must be Fire Code X, glass wall at that rating is very pricey, thus the blank wall.
__________________
Harry C --- Chicago rep for SkyRise Cities ---- My Flickr stream HRC_OakPark
The man who trades freedom for security does not deserve nor will he ever receive either. B Franklin.
     
     
This discussion thread continues

Use the page links to the lower-right to go to the next page for additional posts
 
 
 

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Discussion Forums > Buildings & Architecture > Completed Project Threads Archive
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:01 PM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.