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Old Posted Jul 21, 2015, 11:43 PM
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I know that there's a model of WV in the old sales center of Lakeshore East however, the shades have been drawn every time I pass by. I'm guessing that it will not be revealed until the new sales center opens in the Coast.
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2015, 1:58 AM
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Blair Kamin is the sorriest excuse for an architecture critic I have ever seen...

and, there is a reason supertalls tend to not have balconies... how many of you have spent significant time on a balcony over, let's say, 500' above grade?

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It's great to see that a nationally renowned architecture critic becomes the "sorriest excuse for an architecture critic" the moment he doesn't agree with your views.
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2015, 2:27 AM
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nope... he's always been that... ;-)
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2015, 3:09 AM
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Everyone's a critic.
We all offer our praise and criticizms where we feel is needed.

For example, while I like the design, imagine if a redesign had exposed elevators running along the sides of the tower in a dynamic and exciting way with LED lighting for night-glow effects.
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2015, 12:24 PM
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Beautiful rendering of the magnificent Wanda Vista:

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^ That is old and no longer accurate.
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Blair Kamin is the sorriest excuse for an architecture critic I have ever seen...
and how many pulitzer's have you won?

i often both agree and disagree with kamin's articles, but i usually find them informative and thought-provoking, even when i think his conclusions are off.

to call him the "sorriest excuse for an architecture critic" seems like ridiculous hyperbole to me.




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how many of you have spent significant time on a balcony over, let's say, 500' above grade?
when i lived in marina city i frequently spent time up on the open air roof deck which i think is around 550' or so. it was almost always very pleasant to be up there, with the obvious exceptions of things like thunderstorms and winter, when access to the roof deck was restricted. this idea that any balcony above 500' is uselessly and obnoxiously windy at all times runs completely contrary to my experiences living at marina city.

as for the balcony issue in general, i would never live in a highrise unit that did't have a balcony. i simply MUST have a place to grill my meats. i've lived in two highrise units over the course of my life. both of them had balconies. it's a non-negotiable thing for me, whether it's the 7th floor, the 33rd floor, or the 98th floor. meats must be grilled.
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What's wrong with an oven or a frying pan?

A balcony is best during certain times of the year.
Winter or summer = too cold or hot for me.
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^Meat cooked over an open flame just tastes different compared to meat cooked on a grill pan or in the oven. Especially chicken.
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and, there is a reason supertalls tend to not have balconies... how many of you have spent significant time on a balcony over, let's say, 500' above grade?
All I know is that I have yet to hear someone complain about visiting the observation deck of the empire state building.
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and how many pulitzer's have you won?

i often both agree and disagree with kamin's articles, but i usually find them informative and thought-provoking, even when i think his conclusions are off.

to call him the "sorriest excuse for an architecture critic" seems like ridiculous hyperbole to me.
the pulitzer, of course, was not based upon his ability to critique architecture, but rather a much deserved win on writing about racial disparities in our city...
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Has the sales center in LSE opened yet?
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A CRYSTALLINE FORM INSPIRED BY NATURE,
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WITH DRAMATIC VIEWS, UNIQUE INTERIORS,
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"Inspired by nature"

"When I saw this fully formed and beautifully rendered image in my daughter's eye, I was awestruck by what nature can create, and decided to design the tower with this inspiration. Calatrava's Spire design has nothing on this wonder of Mother Earth." - Jeanne Gang

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