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Old Posted Jun 13, 2018, 7:04 PM
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I've heard 150, no bs

it needs to be razed
It doesn’t “need” to be razed. It needs a savvy development team, motivated community leaders and a competent operator. It will all come together someday. For now, the building is still standing and doesn’t pose any imminent safety threat

20 years ago I remember how the public temperament was to demolish Michigan central station in Detroit which was in extreme disrepair even a decade ago. The city had made multiple attempts to tear it down.

The building had no viable use for anything other than a train station. Due to the overwhelming renovation costs and impossible program , there wasn’t anything seriously planned that would be viable. Now Ford is buying it and renovating it to who know what. But when making apples to apples comparisons....two very large historic buildings intended for unique uses located away from the city core, the Uptown theater should be stupid easy to finance and renovate. Again, it needs competent leadership
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Old Posted Jun 13, 2018, 7:10 PM
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people want to demolish everything, until they see it restored and then theyre so thrilled it was saved. if people had their way half this city would have been demolished at the first sign of obsolescence (and in some ways it was). but reality is, it can take a long time for the stars to align on a project of this scale. we saw this with the post office, Cook Co Hospital, and many many others. lets be patient. if it takes another 20 years for it to be viable to stay standing for another 300 years, id say thats a fair tradeoff.
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Looking at the plan commission, it's exciting to see a couple plans for midrises along Ashland in the West Loop. Looks like development may soon be finding its way around the United Center. Only a matter of time before there's pressure to build on all those parking lots!
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Chicago Architecture Center Renderings

Renderings of the Chicago Architecture Foundation's soon-to-open new digs at 111 East Wacker (Edit: KWillChicago gives link to associated article in earlier post above)


















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Old Posted Jun 14, 2018, 12:15 AM
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^ Check out the awesome Municipal Device lighting fixtures in the lecture hall & design studio renderings!
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That giant painting on the left wall of the lecture center used to be in the lobby of NBC. Not sure if their using it in the erendering as an example or is it actually getting moved over there cuz NBC got a new one? If so its a pretty quick move right over the Columbus bridge.
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I will be one of the man fanboys who shows up on opening day.

I really hope they're not over-selling the updated Chicago city model because it looks absolutely amazing in those renderings. I used to walk around the lobby of 224 S Michigan for hours in awe of it, so I hope it lives up to the hype.
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^ Hard to believe that was once a reeeeeal grody Houlihan's. What a waste of prime space so close to Chicago's epicenter. I did pick up some cool tchotchkes when they closed down, though!

This new architecture center is a much better use of space.
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um, why is there a model of the Petronas Towers in the CAF renderings?
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um, why is there a model of the Petronas Towers in the CAF renderings?
Hopefully it’s to scale and right next to the Sears Tower model, as an exhibit on why spires are bullshit.
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^ Hard to believe that was once a reeeeeal grody Houlihan's. What a waste of prime space so close to Chicago's epicenter. I did pick up some cool tchotchkes when they closed down, though!

This new architecture center is a much better use of space.
Did you get all 15 pieces of flair??? (Yes, I know it was probably an Applebee's, but still! Haha)

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um, why is there a model of the Petronas Towers in the CAF renderings?
Petronas Towers were designed by U of I graduate Cesar Pelli, after all. There appears to be a scale model of the under-construction Jeddah Tower of Chicago's own Smith + Gill in the main lobby, too. I dig it. The lobby features Chicago's best as well as some of our most notable exports.
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um, why is there a model of the Petronas Towers in the CAF renderings?
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The multi-level space will present visitors a chance to walk among oversized models of some of the globe’s most iconic towers in its Skyscraper Gallery. Meanwhile a Chicago-focused gallery will provide perspectives on the city’s architectural legacy—past, present, and future.
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Old Posted Jun 14, 2018, 3:07 PM
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That giant painting on the left wall of the lecture center used to be in the lobby of NBC. Not sure if their using it in the erendering as an example or is it actually getting moved over there cuz NBC got a new one? If so its a pretty quick move right over the Columbus bridge.
That must be a placeholder for the renderings, right? The mural is Roger Brown's "City of Big Shoulders"! Do you suppose it has been donated to the CAF? That would be awesome!!
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um, why is there a model of the Petronas Towers in the CAF renderings?
Good way to show how Sears...sorry Willis... got screwed over because people count spires...this way you can see roof height!

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Good way to show how Sears...sorry Willis...keeps got screwed over because people count spires...this way you can see roof height!
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Building permit issued for the new 6 story, 100 unit building at 2835 W Belden which is right around the corner from the California Blue Line stop and the "twin towers" of Logan Square.

The first 3 buildings next to the tracks will be torn down for this, or maybe they already are torn down:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/28...4!4d-87.698787

More info: https://www.buzzbuzzhome.com/us/2835-w-belden-avenue
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