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Old Posted Jul 11, 2018, 4:30 PM
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I don't care about that thing. I just want the parking lot behind it developed
Which makes me wonder what happened to the Northbridge addition that is supposed to take up that space behind the NAR building. We haven't heard a peep about it over the last year since those mediocre ho-hum plans were released. Hopefully, they received enough negative reactions that they want back to the drawing board.
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Some thoughts as I catch up with the last few pages.

1. 303 E Wacker sits above a fire house (assume it was a similar development deal many moons ago). It really has no impact at all on the office. Doubt you'd even be able to request a discount.

2. Realtor Building was already a bit unfortunate. The rooftop amenity changes nothing. It also doesn't change the redevelopment math even if they are spending $10-15 million on it. If the math works for a 70+ story monster there, we are already talking about buying an entire office building. Downtown land costs probably need to fundamentally change in Chicago for that kind of thing to work. But its certainly possible in ~10 years if there are no empty lots left.

3. Anyone have photos of the CH Robinson building? Maybe this is the wrong thread. Was excited to see that beachhead of North Branch redevelopment finished.
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Old Posted Jul 11, 2018, 11:20 PM
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Goddamn that skyline looks beefy!
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Old Posted Jul 12, 2018, 2:35 AM
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I can't say for certain how that horrid design came to be.....but I do have my suspicions.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/2...923/QDVs1W.jpg

Looks like a 3rd grade design competition entry for a Starbucks Roastery
Since Bob Newhart moved out, they just won't leave the poor building alone.
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So happy with the pace of G333N. Maybe those two other towers will get going soon to.
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Old Posted Jul 13, 2018, 12:51 AM
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Old Posted Jul 13, 2018, 2:11 AM
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Why do the lower floors have windows that are different than the higher floors?

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Why do the lower floors have windows that are different than the higher floors?
I did not notice any difference in the glass or design of the windows of the Aloft Hotel? Unless you are referring to 600 N Fairbanks on the far left of Harry's pic? In which case the frosted glass on the lower floors conceals a parking garage.
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Surprised this wasn't posted yet

Former John Hancock Center is getting a new owner: Sterling Bay

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e building formerly known as the John Hancock Center is also getting a new owner: Sterling Bay.

The Chicago developer has a more than $300 million deal to buy the office and parking portions of the 100-story skyscraper at 875 N. Michigan Ave., according to people familiar with the deal.

The exact price could not be determined, but it’s believed to be almost $310 million, according to the sources. The deal is for 717 parking spaces on floors four to 12 and about 908,000 square feet of offices on floors 13 to 41.

Not included in the deal are residential condominiums, retail and restaurant space, the 360 Chicago observatory and broadcast antennas atop the tower — all of which have separate owners.

As part of the deal, Sterling Bay will own potentially lucrative naming rights.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/busine...712-story.html
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I haven't been really reading the forum the past week, what tower is rumored on that site?
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Old Posted Jul 13, 2018, 4:09 AM
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I did not notice any difference in the glass or design of the windows of the Aloft Hotel? Unless you are referring to 600 N Fairbanks on the far left of Harry's pic? In which case the frosted glass on the lower floors conceals a parking garage.
Yeah I was referring to the frosted glass, 600 N Fairbanks. I know parking is necessary but that is just ugly in my opinion
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Yeah I was referring to the frosted glass, 600 N Fairbanks. I know parking is necessary but that is just ugly in my opinion
Won't argue with you there. Parking podiums suck. In this instance, there was not too much that they could have done however, given the narrow plot of land the developer had to work with. Otherwise, I am all for wrapping a parking garage with retail at the base and residential above it. Or sticking it entirely underground, which somehow isn't doable in Chicago because its either too costly, or the water table is too high, or whatever other excuse developers want to give to get around designing proper parking.
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Yeah I was referring to the frosted glass, 600 N Fairbanks. I know parking is necessary but that is just ugly in my opinion
I really like 600 n fairbanks... I like the cantilever over the neighboring building and I think the parking podium is well taken care of design wise...
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The developer of One Chicago Square is making some serious money on their condo project a few blocks north:

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/reale...oreUserAgent=1

Bodes well for OCS's chances to break ground
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The developer of One Chicago Square is making some serious money on their condo project a few blocks north:

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/reale...oreUserAgent=1

Bodes well for OCS's chances to break ground
Holy cow! i didn't know baseball players made that kind of money. 184 million over 8 years. that's almost beyonce cash.

Anyway, good news. I don't love these towers, but i think any giant glass tower will help river north a lot.

Anyone know if the trade war is starting to spook banks and dry up financing?
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I really like 600 n fairbanks... I like the cantilever over the neighboring building and I think the parking podium is well taken care of design wise...
Yep, one of the best bulidings of the last boom.
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This morning 7/13 - the 'other' new McCormick Place hotel (name escapes me)..

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