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Old Posted May 12, 2017, 6:55 PM
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I have become incredibly unrealistic about this project. I want it all built NOW, as designed. I mean I REALLY WANT THEM TO BUILD ALL OF THIS NOW! NOW! As Designed!

I have no intention of living there, and it may not end up as terrific as it looks in renderings, but the team behind this, Ralph Johnson especially, have put together something very special. I just love this project. It is a game changer not just for the south Loop, but the city. And I have irrational exuberance about it.
I wish I shared your enthusiasm but for me this project needs a signature tower, (or two)....This site is too homogeneous and completely underwhelming for a massive riverside development. I'd rather see a supertall or something close to it even if it meant sacrificing some density. The plans for the southern plot on the site is quite pathetic and looks like it belongs far from downtown. A couple 500'ish buildings and a 700'-800'er by the bridge would be ideal and what I'd expect to see for such a prominent location. I can't believe they are wasting so much land with those 3 or 4 floor condos. Hopefully Related brings a modern world class vision to their land south to make up for this bust.

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Old Posted May 12, 2017, 10:59 PM
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I love this shot because the 311 S Wacker top looks like it could just be some sort of water or gas storage facility instead of the top of a 900+ foot tall tower. Speaking of which, I always forget of just how tall that building is. If it weren't next to the Willis Tower it would completely dominate almost any other corner in the world!

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If it weren't next to the Willis Tower it would completely dominate almost any other corner in the world!
This.

Pointing out 311 S Wacker was a guilty pleasure of mine when showing the city to out of town visitors. I'd point out how short it looked when compared to the Sears Tower, and then proclaim that it was only a 50 feet shorter than the tallest building in LA (at the time, US Bank Tower). *Cue the oohs and ahhs*

Wilshire Grande has taken the steam out of this claim as of late, even though the roof height is technically shorter than both 311 and US Bank. Gorgeous building though.

Apologies for going way off topic
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I wish I shared your enthusiasm but for me this project needs a signature tower, (or two)....This site is too homogeneous and completely underwhelming for a massive riverside development. I'd rather see a supertall or something close to it even if it meant sacrificing some density. The plans for the southern plot on the site is quite pathetic and looks like it belongs far from downtown. A couple 500'ish buildings and a 700'-800'er by the bridge would be ideal and what I'd expect to see for such a prominent location. I can't believe they are wasting so much land with those 3 or 4 floor condos. Hopefully Related brings a modern world class vision to their land south to make up for this bust.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/busine...12-column.html
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