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Old Posted May 13, 2017, 8:31 PM
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Anyone going on a stroll, how far up has the glass been put up?
     
     
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Anyone going on a stroll, how far up has the glass been put up?

Just click the webcam link. Not the best view but it'll scratch the itch. By my count they are up to the 23rd floor

http://151northfranklin.com/
     
     
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Old Posted May 14, 2017, 2:51 PM
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Thanks! I didnt even know there was a webcam.
     
     
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^Shot from a new office at 150 N Riverside? If so, what floor?
     
     
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This is turning into a very ho hum piece of office filler
     
     
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Old Posted May 17, 2017, 8:54 AM
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Yeah. That facade treatment sucks. And the glass sucks - to make this design work it needed to be virtually clear, with very little blue tint. I'm not sure that's allowed in Chicago.
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Old Posted May 17, 2017, 9:26 AM
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This is turning into a very ho hum piece of office filler
They should have stayed with the original curved corners. It would have at least made it more intriguing to the eyes. I just hope the lobby turns out as nice as we all expect it to be.
     
     
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Old Posted May 17, 2017, 9:42 AM
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They should have stayed with the original curved corners. It would have at least made it more intriguing to the eyes.
If you're gonna be filler, no point wasting money trying to look like slightly more attractive filler.
     
     
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Old Posted May 17, 2017, 12:42 PM
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Looks squat. Also, is that black glass or mechanical floor grates on the east side of the building?
     
     
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Old Posted May 17, 2017, 1:12 PM
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^There's only one Optima1, JMT! Those are louvers.

Virtually clear glass would have been great. Anything but the same ol' blue glass. So played. NYC is leading the way in revolutionary facade treatments with 111 W 57th, 9 Dekalb and 45 Broad St. It's only a matter of time before we start seeing examples here.
     
     
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When they started hanging it I thought it looked great per the pics Solar took back on Page 20. Such a difference
     
     
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Old Posted May 17, 2017, 2:40 PM
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No. Guys, the pics do not do the glass justice. Really sharp looking in person.

I agree that it is a little squat, and think the curved corner would have been very cool, but the glass is good. I think you also need to look closely at the lobby level. And the roof level could be interesting.
     
     
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John Ronan as journeyman... what were people expecting?
     
     
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Old Posted May 23, 2017, 2:29 PM
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I work directly across Franklin from this, I stare out at it from my 26th floor window. The glass reached about two floors higher than I'm sitting and it's somewhat frozen since then, they aren't making a ton of movement on the glass.

I have to say I somewhat agree with a few other people - ho hum. I walk by the building and I just feel it's squat and lifeless. There's nothing there to make it unique, a large dark blue glass squatty box. Plop.
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Have to say I was really excited by the CNA tower initially but disappointed by the end product. It's a forgettable building.
     
     
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