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Old Posted Aug 30, 2019, 9:36 AM
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I was thinking the same thing yesterday. Something 900-1000+ ft would look great popping up behind 110 when viewed from the west. I'm sure that is the least of the developer's concerns though.
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Old Posted Aug 30, 2019, 12:44 PM
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It is prime real estate, 750' seems like a waste.
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Here's my latest thought on this. I bet the original proposal for this expected to have guaranteed views to the west on the upper floors. But now, 110 Wacker is there at 814ft.

To me, this site now makes better economic sense as a supertall that breaks out above the 800' plateau. I wonder if they'll consider this, or forge ahead as essentially infill. 750' infill, but yeah.

Edit: I'm going to throw this out there. THIS would make an awesome casino site. With a tapering supertall above. It's got location.

What Tishman Speyer should do here - I think I may have mentioned before - is pull the tower to the northern edge of the site. I think this would provide the best views in aggregate and specifically provide better westward views - for at least the northern half-or-so of the repositioned tower.

I think that I recently read they have a brand new head of development for Chicago.....so maybe if they reassess a little, they’ll come to this conclusion as well.
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It is prime real estate, 750' seems like a waste.
Exactly how "prime" is this real estate?

One of the longest economic expansions in recent memory, record downtown job growth, low interest rates, a rebirth of companies and people moving downtown, and they still couldn't get this shit off the ground?

Hell, the Old Post Office got sold posthumously by a halfwit landbanker in Britain, got a $1 billion loan, and is now sopping up tenants like the world outside the OPO is about to end.

That huge albatross should never have made it out of the abyss, but a bunch of New Yorkers had vision and are rebuilding it into what will certainly be one of downtown Chicago's most valuable assets.

Meanwhile, these clowns who own 130 N Franklin can't get this one project off the ground.
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Meanwhile, these clowns who own 130 N Franklin can't get this one project off the ground.

Yeah....they really have no one but themselves to blame. It’s been a D- effort to-date at best.
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Exactly how "prime" is this real estate?

One of the longest economic expansions in recent memory, record downtown job growth, low interest rates, a rebirth of companies and people moving downtown, and they still couldn't get this shit off the ground?

Hell, the Old Post Office got sold posthumously by a halfwit landbanker in Britain, got a $1 billion loan, and is now sopping up tenants like the world outside the OPO is about to end.

That huge albatross should never have made it out of the abyss, but a bunch of New Yorkers had vision and are rebuilding it into what will certainly be one of downtown Chicago's most valuable assets.

Meanwhile, these clowns who own 130 N Franklin can't get this one project off the ground.

A damn shame it is...

I wonder if it's costing them to hold onto the site, or if they could just sell it to someone else?
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Old Posted Sep 25, 2019, 8:05 AM
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Imagine how awesome a 1,200 footer would look here! Omg! Would help close the gap from Willis Tower to all the other supertalls. Ugh. I hope this doesn't get built so the lot can be saved for a supertall
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