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Old Posted Sep 24, 2006, 6:44 AM
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Oh come on its not that bad, it definately isn't ugly, maybe only average, but not hideous.
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Old Posted Sep 26, 2006, 9:55 PM
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This building is very ugly, the color choices, the roof, the shape. I might even go as far as to say it is worse than the very bland buildings that have sprouted in chicago in the past few years.
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Great looking sharp building.
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Old Posted Sep 26, 2006, 10:17 PM
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This building is very ugly, the color choices, the roof, the shape. I might even go as far as to say it is worse than the very bland buildings that have sprouted in chicago in the past few years.
^ So are you saying you don't like it?
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Old Posted Sep 26, 2006, 11:53 PM
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This building is very ugly, the color choices, the roof, the shape. I might even go as far as to say it is worse than the very bland buildings that have sprouted in chicago in the past few years.
Apparently not to the many people who are shelling out millions to buy units in the building. It's supposed to have an old-world, french beaux-arts look to it, and that's what those prospective buyers are buying into: something more traditional, "classy" and safe (in terms of style).
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Old Posted Sep 27, 2006, 3:01 AM
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This building is very ugly, the color choices, the roof, the shape. I might even go as far as to say it is worse than the very bland buildings that have sprouted in chicago in the past few years.
I don't know how you can call tan faux (I assume its not real) brick with black and what appear to be copper details ugly color choices, I mean whats wrong with earth tones? I don't think you can call the design bland at all, I mean thats one detailed building, many more small architectual features than any modernist glass block or even prettier modern designs like the Trump tower. I like this design though I'm not a super excited about it and I certainly don't think it deserves all the negative feedback that its been getting.
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Old Posted Sep 27, 2006, 7:40 AM
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will the roof be copper?
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Old Posted Sep 27, 2006, 8:00 AM
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No I doubt it will actually be copper, people are too cheep these days, but it appears to be some sort of aged copper looking substance in several of the drawings. Those are just renderings of course and you can't draw conclusions like that from renderings, does anybody have any solid info on materials for this thing? Sorry if what I said was misleading before...
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The roof on Park Tower was drawn that way, and it indeed was copper. But I doubt that the patina will ever reach that rich color. (People claim this is due to pollutants in the air - I suspect it's really something to do with the grade of copper we use today.)

However, I may be proven wrong - the new domes on the Medinah Temple are changing over surprisingly well for new copper. Still, Park Tower does not have any green patina as far as I can see - it turned a dull brown very quickly.
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Take it! Please!
By all means, send it over.

It reminds me of a better (and bigger) version of an apartment I saw in Brasil

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Old Posted Sep 29, 2006, 3:25 AM
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^ You could have chosen any precast concrete building, posted its picture, and made the same remark.

There are a million buildings Elysian resembles more than that one above
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does anyone know whether STR has a model with scottish rite and elysian both?
I'd be curious to see what they might look like together
You ask everyone but the person who made the model?

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Old Posted Sep 29, 2006, 9:47 PM
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^ You could have chosen any precast concrete building, posted its picture, and made the same remark.

There are a million buildings Elysian resembles more than that one above
Are you looking at the right building in the picture?
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I couldn't help but notice the similarity this building has with one of the skyscrapers in my city:

Elysian:


Mid-Continent Tower: (The one on the right)


However, the difference is that one of these is much older, and it isn't the one Chicago. I don't have a problem with these kind of buildings in skylines, in fact, I can't imagine not having the Mid-Continent Tower in my skyline. But it annoys me when we live in 2006 and people still propose buildings that would have been at home in 1956. They were great back in the day, but it's really time to move on.

On the plus side, it's got great height, but I can't help but feel that it's a wasted opportunity to have built something as modern and striking as the Trump tower is, if not nearly as tall. That's just my opinion anyway... Apparantly, people with millions of $$$ don't mind.
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I think there's enough room for all styles in Chicago's skyline.
680 N. Rush will be ultra modern and just a few blocks away. And who's to say that Elysian won't have glassy new neighbors in the future?
Sure it's a 'safe' design, but I think it looks fine, and pairs well with 900 N Michigan.
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I couldn't help but notice the similarity this building has with one of the skyscrapers in my city:

Mid-Continent Tower: (The one on the right)
Hi. Welcome to the forums. Just so you know, it would help if you followed the Unwritten Code of Conduct in these forums and identify exactly what it is that "my city" refers to, rather than being a tease. People here are information-hungry, especially when a photograph has been posted, and not everybody bothers to right-click on images, and even fewer have ever been to Oklahoma, much less Tulsa.
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Hi. Welcome to the forums. Just so you know, it would help if you followed the Unwritten Code of Conduct in these forums and identify exactly what it is that "my city" refers to, rather than being a tease. People here are information-hungry, especially when a photograph has been posted, and not everybody bothers to right-click on images, and even fewer have ever been to Oklahoma, much less Tulsa.
Sorry. I was under the (arrogant) mistaken impression that people on these forums were already familiar with Tulsa. Thanks for the welcome though.

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Old Posted Oct 13, 2006, 1:18 AM
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sorry STR. you know I'm a huge fan
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^ Looks like the caisson work is done.



^ Starting to drive sheet piles at the site.
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