Wait a minute, I thought minimalism was a sacred deity around here. Now the entrance isn't 'elaborate' enough? I think this building is a perfect, raw statement that brings us back to Chicago's roots, so to speak. My only issue is the glass balcony railings--they look nice from the street, but as a person who has lived in a highrise with a glass balcony, I have never been too fond of them.
Originally Posted by Baronvonellis
Something like this would be nice. Mies showed how to do it 50 years ago. http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll...11.33,,0,-4.17
The open columns, draw the eye inwards towards the building is warm and inviting, and make you want to go in. There isn't any warm inviting presence to this building. The building just comes down to the ground plainly. That exhaust vent thing to the left isn't very attractive, and all those extra doors to the left make it look clunky. I've seen better entrances on 3 flats.
Looking at that link, I agree it's an awesome entrance, but one can't help but wonder if the presence of the beautiful lake in the background of that picture, as well as trees, has anything to do with that entrance 'drawing you in'.