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Old Posted Jul 28, 2019, 4:52 PM
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Still can't wrap my head around having balconies for units 900' in the sky. Crazy. "Yea, hun, I'll just be out on the balcony grabbing some fresh air"
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Old Posted Jul 28, 2019, 5:43 PM
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Still can't wrap my head around having balconies for units 900' in the sky. Crazy. "Yea, hun, I'll just be out on the balcony grabbing some fresh air"
I get weird on our balcony on the 24th floor (at the edge) and I'm not even afraid of heights.. LOL
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Old Posted Jul 28, 2019, 9:07 PM
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Still can't wrap my head around having balconies for units 900' in the sky. Crazy. "Yea, hun, I'll just be out on the balcony grabbing some fresh air"
The balconies are enclosed, on three sides and the roof. This give a sense of security that the "hanging" balconies do not have. If the railing is high enough, and opaque enough, most people will be fine sitting or standing outside. That is if the wind is not too direct and the sun angle is acceptable. However, how many months is the weather in the "Windy City" going to be good for outdoor balcony use? I would grab some fresh air on the patio before traveling the elevator. I would read as well. But then again I do not choose to live 900 feet up in the air in a skyscraper in the city center. Also, the CC&R might allow a small spa on the balcony. Perfect in the winter.

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Old Posted Jul 28, 2019, 9:22 PM
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Was watching the Earthcam cam. Nice view. Looks so hot out.

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Hey, there...been a while. I flew a project on Friday, but managed a handful of Vista shots between orbits of my target project





















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Old Posted Jul 31, 2019, 9:40 PM
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Damn -- all spectacular shots but that last one should be framed. Excellent showcase of Chicago supertalls.
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Nick, those shots are spectacular, thanks!
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Old Posted Jul 31, 2019, 11:18 PM
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Nick wow keep up the good work

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Old Posted Aug 1, 2019, 12:06 AM
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Fantastic photography. Thank You very much!
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Old Posted Aug 1, 2019, 12:47 AM
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Wow, that last photo is amazing, as it shows 6 of Chicago's 7 supertalls so close together. Nick, I wonder if you are the first person to have captured them from this vantage point.
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Imagine that last shot with 2Trib to the left of Trump...
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Wow, that last photo is amazing, as it shows 6 of Chicago's 7 supertalls so close together. Nick, I wonder if you are the first person to have captured them from this vantage point.
I was just going to note this. Wow, even better than normal shots this time!
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I was just going to note this. Wow, even better than normal shots this time!
Nick when it comes to capturing shots of Vista and the growing density of downtown Chicago you are simply the best.
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Old Posted Aug 1, 2019, 6:06 PM
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Nick when it comes to capturing shots of Vista and the growing density of downtown Chicago you are simply the best.
Can we please start using the phrase "vistas of Vista"?

K thx
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Old Posted Aug 1, 2019, 6:12 PM
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Nick... that last shot (all the shots were great of course), but that last shot... I'm gobsmacked! Might be my new favorite angle
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Yes, that last shot is exceptionally awesome! Amazing angle, no doubt about it!

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Looking at Nick's amazing aerial shots compared to the initial drawings from SOM's first Master Plan for Lakeshore East (the watercolors), it's clear we ended up with is far superior to what was originally envisioned.
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