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Old Posted Feb 23, 2018, 2:52 AM
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Ready for re-use after about 100yrs


Old footings - I think these are what were in the concrete piers along the river (now mostly removed)




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Great shots harry. That last one reminds me of the pictures from the early 1900's were the rivers edge looked like swamp land.
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Reminds me of playing with metal Tonka toys!

Great shots, thnx
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Old dock foundations.
Kinda wish they left the old dock foundations. They remind me of old dragons teeth tank traps! But i guess you don't need tank traps next to a river in chicago .......
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^Those were indeed pretty cool. Definitely gave a WWII era feel.

Photo from today. It will be great to see the rest of the towers fill this area in.
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^ Off topic, but I remember there being a plan for a small office building on the lot just north of the chiller building. What ever became of that?
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^^ nice perspective, haven't seen a shot like that before
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That parking lot NE corner of Harrison and Wells is screaming out for something.
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That parking lot NE corner of Harrison and Wells is screaming out for something.
Yeah something at least 650' would look great there.
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That parking lot NE corner of Harrison and Wells is screaming out for something.
Wasn't there some gaudy hotel proposed for that site? It was going to tear down the nice midrise in the middle too
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^ Off topic, but I remember there being a plan for a small office building on the lot just north of the chiller building. What ever became of that?
I think it was two highrises. There and that lot just south of 311. Or was that two twins south and north of 311, like 40 floors each?
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I Just want you to know all of those pics you posted were sublime.

I appreciate your contributions to this thread and many others like it when us outer folks cannot update like you can.


Again a Kudos to you. I really appreciate it. Your work on Wolf Point is awesome too BTW. Keep up you sage work as long as you like to do, no pressure but I think you like your pics almost as much as I do.







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NM. This is what I was thinking of.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/chicago...d-wacker-drive
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That parking lot NE corner of Harrison and Wells is screaming out for something.
Drove past this the other day and that would be an amazing spot for development, huge lot. Is there any significance to that midrise with the wster tower on top? I dont know how many people who want to live in the city but work in the SW burbs and take the train everyday but besides the metra the blue line is right there as well. Obviously wont happen anytime soon with riverline happening but interesting lot of land to think about. A possible jewel or marianos at the bottom could give it a boost.
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I think it was two highrises. There and that lot just south of 311. Or was that two twins south and north of 311, like 40 floors each?
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Drove past this the other day and that would be an amazing spot for development, huge lot. Is there any significance to that midrise with the wster tower on top? I dont know how many people who want to live in the city but work in the SW burbs and take the train everyday but besides the metra the blue line is right there as well. Obviously wont happen anytime soon with riverline happening but interesting lot of land to think about. A possible jewel or marianos at the bottom could give it a boost.
There was a hotel proposed, but I'm not sure how to define "gaudy". I recall that it was a sort of standard mid-range brand.
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There was a hotel proposed, but I'm not sure how to define "gaudy". I recall that it was a sort of standard mid-range brand.
Is this what we're talking about?

Grand Central [via Phoenix Development Partners]
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Is this what we're talking about?

Grand Central [via Phoenix Development Partners]
No, they're referring to the PoMo crap by DeStefano that looked like it was out of 1985 architecturally.
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Old Posted Feb 27, 2018, 5:23 PM
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Is this what we're talking about?

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No, they're referring to the PoMo crap by DeStefano that looked like it was out of 1985 architecturally.
I know I saw some renderings somewhere at the time, but can't seem to find them now. Does anyone have any? I remember them as being rather generic cookie cutter mid-range hotel.
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I know I saw some renderings somewhere at the time, but can't seem to find them now. Does anyone have any? I remember them as being rather generic cookie cutter mid-range hotel.

I can see it in my head..it is bad, really awful kind of bad...let's hope it is dead forever - especially since it demo'd that nice midrise.
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I can see it in my head..it is bad, really awful kind of bad...let's hope it is dead forever - especially since it demo'd that nice midrise.
Is this it?
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