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Old Posted Jul 21, 2015, 2:16 PM
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I would guess at least some, since current rumblings suggest that it will either be partially or fully hotel. The strangest thing is that there was a new billboard for it a few months back that I saw in passing, but when I went to take a picture it had been removed...
Not if the NIMBYs who blocked the hotel on Stony Island have anything to say about it.
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Old Posted Jul 21, 2015, 7:53 PM
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^ The NIMBYs will not manage to block a hotel.

The only way the NIMBYs were able to do so at Stoney Island is by voting their district dry. They even stepped over the Alderman.

They won't do the same thing here.
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Old Posted Aug 4, 2015, 7:17 PM
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City Hyde Park yesterday:


http://i.imgur.com/avKS1wh.jpg

I also noticed that the facade panels are starting to go up on the new Gang designed UofC dorm, haven't had a chance to snap a picture yet.
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Old Posted Aug 4, 2015, 8:36 PM
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^^^ How do those panels look? I'm really curious about that because the materials used will entirely determine how well this one turns out.
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Old Posted Aug 10, 2015, 3:25 PM
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^^^ How do those panels look? I'm really curious about that because the materials used will entirely determine how well this one turns out.
Finally made it down there this weekend:


http://i.imgur.com/FiNMC1R.jpg


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http://i.imgur.com/dRnjha8.jpg

I think it looks pretty sick, and will look even better once the gaps between panels have been filled.
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Oh wow, it's impressive they were able to use facade sections that large, that's one way to eliminate unsightly precast seams...
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looks great
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Old Posted Aug 10, 2015, 3:52 PM
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Indeed, this is one of my favorite projects currently under construction. Thanks for the photos.
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Old Posted Aug 20, 2015, 4:05 AM
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Please post some pics of:
1) Vue53
2) La Quinta Hotel Renovation
3) More pics of new dorm
4) New Hospital Garage at 57th and Maryland
Thank you from California!
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Old Posted Aug 21, 2015, 4:45 PM
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The geometry of the panels and their lack of reflectivity make for a really cool effect. It's like the depth is simulated, like a tromp l'oeil. And the rhythm of the various sizes of the shapes is great. A much different effect than I was expecting from this building, but I like it a lot.
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The geometry of the panels and their lack of reflectivity make for a really cool effect. It's like the depth is simulated, like a tromp l'oeil. And the rhythm of the various sizes of the shapes is great. A much different effect than I was expecting from this building, but I like it a lot.
Heh, sorta reminds me of the effect of this building on UIC's medical campus.
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^Totally. Last time I was in front of the building, I couldn't tell what was going on.
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Old Posted Aug 24, 2015, 3:56 PM
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Please post some pics of:
1) Vue53
2) La Quinta Hotel Renovation
3) More pics of new dorm
4) New Hospital Garage at 57th and Maryland
Thank you from California!
I won't be able to get to the rest, but I did snap a pic of Vue53:


http://i.imgur.com/VTR7dWa.jpg

I'll try to take more once I get back to Chicago, I'm in London until next Thursday.
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^Totally. Last time I was in front of the building, I couldn't tell what was going on.
Right?! Glad I'm not the only one.
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Old Posted Aug 27, 2015, 2:46 PM
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Heh, sorta reminds me of the effect of this building on UIC's medical campus.
Nah. The only similarity is that they both incorporate precast panels hoisted by crane. The UIC hospital building uses the ugliest from of exposed aggregate in an ugly shade of muck. The place would sit very well next to soviet buildings.

The UofC version is totally different. Very vertical, almost sinuous when you see it in person, easy on the eyes and a beautiful shade of off-white. How it will age is, of course, another question.
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Nah. The only similarity is that they both incorporate precast panels hoisted by crane. The UIC hospital building uses the ugliest from of exposed aggregate in an ugly shade of muck. The place would sit very well next to soviet buildings.

The UofC version is totally different. Very vertical, almost sinuous when you see it in person, easy on the eyes and a beautiful shade of off-white. How it will age is, of course, another question.
Whoa, I think you were reading way too much into my comment. I was just noting that both facades appear like optical illusions when viewed from certain angles. Otherwise, the buildings are clearly very different.
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Topping off ceremony for North Campus Residence Hall:

http://www.mortenson.com/company/new...ff-celebration
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Not sure it's been advertised, but this is going to be a Whole Foods, with a Marshall's on 2.
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