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Old Posted Jul 28, 2016, 7:44 PM
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The view of the Lake from the eastern end of the pier is fine just the way it is.
I'm not really getting your gripe, only eastern view that will be affected are those east of the Grand Ballroom. How many people visiting Navy Pier actually utilizes that space? No one walking the pier will have eastern views affected by this. And if you're that far east on the pier you might as well go up on the damn walkway because there is no reason to go that far east now.
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Old Posted Jul 28, 2016, 8:13 PM
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The lake overlook seems inspired by the BIG (Bjarke Ingles) plan. His plan had a bit more grace to the execution.

http://www.designboom.com/architectu...pier-proposal/

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Old Posted Jul 28, 2016, 8:14 PM
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They really need to force the hotel to spend TONS of money on design and materials, or to fuck off. This isnt some normal city block.


Are you a child?

All that would mean is extremely high room rates, and then you'd be complaining about that.

Economics 101. Take it.
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Are you a child?

All that would mean is extremely high room rates, and then you'd be complaining about that.

Economics 101. Take it.
It could also mean no development.
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Old Posted Jul 30, 2016, 1:32 AM
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For those wanting the PDF of the presentation...

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...2007.26.16.pdf
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Old Posted Aug 3, 2016, 6:59 PM
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navy pier hotel

I strongly dislike the design of the proposed hotel. What is there now works well with the beautiful ballroom building at the end of the pier. It isn't cloying post-modernism, it is just attractively massed with materials that fit in. But this hotel design is ultra bland contemporary schlock that is the same as 80% of what has gone up everywhere else in the last 20 years, and doesn't fit with the ballroom at all.

Build this and you lose some of the charm of navy pier for the Iowans and everyone else.
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Old Posted Sep 18, 2016, 8:15 PM
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Thanks for posting the presentation, BVic.

Dunno, I like probably 95% of the proposed renovations to the pier as presented...the only aspect I'm not so sure of was that hideous attempt at a 'flyover' at the eastern edge of the pier. I've seen the same renderings of it before, but they should really give some more thought to the design. I suppose the overarching walkway is okay design-wise, but why put a reflecting pool in? The pier is surrounded by water...unless they are considering one of those water cannons a la Centennial Fountain on the river. Would be nice on one of those classic 90+ degree summer days.

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^ The reflecting pool has an infinity edge. It's designed to make you feel like you're at the water's edge, even though you're 8'-10' above mean lake level and 15'-20' away from the physical edge of the pier.

Hopefully the designers do some mockups to fine tune the illusion...


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Are you a child?

All that would mean is extremely high room rates, and then you'd be complaining about that.

Economics 101. Take it.
I would EXPECT high room rates at such a place.
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