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Old Posted Oct 6, 2018, 3:09 PM
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The way this one turned out gives me hope that the rest of the development will be really nice. The design is great, and while its Wells street side isn't perfect, it's much better than most of the other buildings there.
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I want the next towers to start ASAP

Good to see they are working hard on the riverwalk part of things though!
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I want the next towers to start ASAP

Good to see they are working hard on the riverwalk part of things though!
Same - though luckily there's 2 small towers at the corner of Harrison & Wells U/C right now. That's kind of like a small consolation right? Nonetheless, they need to get the others in. I'd bet that if Chicago won the HQ2 sweepstakes and they chose either OPO or the 78 that you'd see another tower kick off pretty soon after.
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Same - though luckily there's 2 small towers at the corner of Harrison & Wells U/C right now. That's kind of like a small consolation right? Nonetheless, they need to get the others in. I'd bet that if Chicago won the HQ2 sweepstakes and they chose either OPO or the 78 that you'd see another tower kick off pretty soon after.
That's been exactly how I've been trying to view it. The Harrison and Wells site is just a pseudo continuation of the Riverline project in my eyes so it'll keep that area a buzz with construction probably long enough to tide over this time between towers.
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That's been exactly how I've been trying to view it. The Harrison and Wells site is just a pseudo continuation of the Riverline project in my eyes so it'll keep that area a buzz with construction probably long enough to tide over this time between towers.
It's frustrating that developers in Chicago always choose to build multi-tower projects in phases from smallest to tallest with long intervals in between. I'm hoping One Chicago Square and 400 N. LSD build simultaneously. I doubt that is their intentions however. The 78 will likely end up being a 20+ year process like Lakeshore East.
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It's frustrating that developers in Chicago always choose to build multi-tower projects in phases from smallest to tallest with long intervals in between. I'm hoping One Chicago Square and 400 N. LSD build simultaneously. I doubt that is their intentions however. The 78 will likely end up being a 20+ year process like Lakeshore East.
The 78 is definitely going to be a long process even if Amazon comes it'll take more than a decade to be built, but with those two proposals you mentioned, I know they already said that OCS is being built all at once(should start early next year) and 400N LSD is going to be a two phase process with the smaller one being built first over the old foundation(as of now that is the plan at least).
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The 78 is definitely going to be a long process even if Amazon comes it'll take more than a decade to be built, but with those two proposals you mentioned, I know they already said that OCS is being built all at once(should start early next year) and 400N LSD is going to be a two phase process with the smaller one being built first over the old foundation(as of now that is the plan at least).
Yes. My office has been at Hudson Yards for nearly 3 years now (one of the already existing buildings) and they still have a long way to go. There's 2 towers being built near me that began foundation work not that long ago. It's a far cry from what it was 3 years ago, but still a bit to go. It feels like they're on an expedited schedule, but honestly it feels like they're still 3-5 years from being done with everything. The 78 is about equal in size as far as square footage of buildings and what not goes, so even on expedited schedule, I think it would take at least a decade.
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Curbed reported both towers at 400 LSD would break ground simultaneously.

https://chicago.curbed.com/2018/5/16...te-skyscrapers
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The second, third, and fourth pictures... Amazing stuff Harry(as always)
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This might be the least flattering vantage point of the skyline I've ever seen. There's no depth at all and the Sears steps on everything giving the illusion there's one tall building surrounded by mid-rises.
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I used to think the same about the view of the skyline from the south west, but I've grown to appreciate just how goddamn imposing the Sears looks, lording over the rest of the skyline. It also is oddly pleasing to see such a tall peak centered almost perfectly with buildings getting shorter the further away from the center they get.

That said, SB 90/94 and SB LSD compete for best skyline view, IMO.
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I used to think the same about the view of the skyline from the south west, but I've grown to appreciate just how goddamn imposing the Sears looks, lording over the rest of the skyline. It also is oddly pleasing to see such a tall peak centered almost perfectly with buildings getting shorter the further away from the center they get.

That said, SB 90/94 and SB LSD compete for best skyline view, IMO.
I still hold strong to the view from the Orange line between Roosevelt and Halsted is best.

I'd say the ugliest view is coming back to the city from O'hare. City looks all clumped together and awkward(during the day). At night, the skyline is always nice from anywhere.

The way the South Loop is developing though makes me so much more excited about my favorite view, being that is can only get better, thanks to projects like this one and the 78!
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When I was going to UIC the new dorm at roosevelt/halsted on the top floor has a very unique view.
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I still hold strong to the view from the Orange line between Roosevelt and Halsted is best.

I'd say the ugliest view is coming back to the city from O'hare. City looks all clumped together and awkward(during the day). At night, the skyline is always nice from anywhere.
Uhhh, what? The view from the NW is the flip of the classic Shedd angle. It's by far the most spread out angle, where are you coming up with "clumped together"?
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Uhhh, what? The view from the NW is the flip of the classic Shedd angle. It's by far the most spread out angle, where are you coming up with "clumped together"?
Yes, and the inverse of a crescent view(like that coming from the Shedd) is that of an arrow(aka more clumped together). Again, this is just my personal opinion and how it looks to me.

There is much more depth and architectural/color/height variation from the Planetarium/Shedd view as well. Additionally you can see buildings stretching from OMP to the Hancock. From Ohare it's basically Hancock to Sears, plus all that beige from the North is just unappealing to me personally, and that gets blocked out from the South, Southwest, and Southeast.
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Yes, and the inverse of a crescent view(like that coming from the Shedd) is that of an arrow(aka more clumped together). Again, this is just my personal opinion and how it looks to me.

There is much more depth and architectural/color/height variation from the Planetarium/Shedd view as well. Additionally you can see buildings stretching from OMP to the Hancock. From Ohare it's basically Hancock to Sears, plus all that beige from the North is just unappealing to me personally, and that gets blocked out from the South, Southwest, and Southeast.
From a photography aspect the view from the north, Lincoln Park/Lakeview looking south is hard to beat. I've seen certain views that capture what looks like miles and miles of China-like density that crescendos to a massive downtown looming in the background. One Bennett Park and Wanda have added greatly to this particular view.
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From a photography aspect the view from the north, Lincoln Park/Lakeview looking south is hard to beat. I've seen certain views that capture what looks like miles and miles of China-like density that crescendos to a massive downtown looming in the background. One Bennett Park and Wanda have added greatly to this particular view.
Yep, the view from the pier thingy at North Avenue Beach is absolutely amazing, although I think I've seen it so many times in movies and pictures that the view from the North is just a little played out for now. And again, I'm just making personal opinion based statements here. People can disagree with me if they want. That's what makes vistas and panoramas fun, the fact they are all different and have their various advantages and disadvantages!

Anyway, feel free to remove my comments mods, because I know this has gotten extremely far off topic Just having some fun
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