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Old Posted Aug 17, 2010, 1:46 PM
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^That is really good news. The other good news in the article is that the project's density will be going back up....


As a result of the financing, the development venture is increasing the number of units to 229 condos, after slashing the number of proposed units last year by about one-third, to 198 condos, amid the widespread downturn in the market, the developers say.

The article does not mention if the unit count increase if from creating smaller units or through restoring some of the lost floor count from when the project was downsized. Given this is in the Lakefront Protection Zone, I am going to assume the building envelope did not change.
     
     
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Height - 464 ft (from press release)
South tower - 16 floors
Middle - 39
North - 22
thanks, i'll update the height figure in the title.
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^ I don't have a huge problem with this design. But it might be helpful if someone could photoshop a fez on top of it, just to prepare us for the worst.
Don't forget some random bright green trim near the top, preferably arranged to approximate a middle finger. Also, remove any detailing from the "mansard" crown, since it will undoubtedly be value-engineered out.
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 17, 2010, 6:28 PM
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Don't know if this has been asked before but how will this project be managed since Lagrange is closing up shop?
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Don't forget some random bright green trim near the top, preferably arranged to approximate a middle finger. Also, remove any detailing from the "mansard" crown, since it will undoubtedly be value-engineered out.
Even from the rendering, it appears the mansard crown is the the same corrugated aluminum crap that makes up Elysian's crown. Not much left to cheapen.
Im pretty happy about the height and density increase though.
     
     
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the rape of our skyline continues... i think this may honestly be one of the worst offenders. the first fifteen stories are going to look like one of those awful high-rise walls you see all over hong kong.
I dunno, if it were built exactly as the render represents, then it won't be horrible. However, it will likely end up looking like the bastard child of 10 E Delaware and Elysian.

If its built with half decent materials then it will look much better. It has much better massing and proportions than Elysian, Park Tower, Ritz, or 10E.
     
     
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Even from the rendering, it appears the mansard crown is the the same corrugated aluminum crap that makes up Elysian's crown. Not much left to cheapen.
Im pretty happy about the height and density increase though.
I also noticed it has white frames around the windows too
     
     
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^^^ If only it were that classy...
     
     
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^ What, they're selling Stateville Joliet Correctional?


Seriously, thing has a drawbridge...

That would be like taking a skyscraper, and putting a mansard roof on top of it.
     
     
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^The exterior design is truly vomit inducing. Its like they actually went for a fairy tail castle design straight out of a Disney movie. LaGrange's stuff is a bit more tasteful, aside from the all too often value engineered execution of his designs.


I found the answer to my inquiry on the Developer's website. The height went back up 6 stories. This is why the central tower has a bit more vertical thrust in the latest images, and IMO, looks much better.

In July 2009, in response to the challenging lending climate, Ricker-Murphy reduced the size of the tower from 41 to 33 stories and from 292 to 198 units. The developer also reserved the right to file a subsequent amendment with the city of Chicago to add up to six stories and 31 additional homes if economic conditions improved.

In conjunction with the loan announcement, the developer has confirmed that they have filed the amendment and received approval to construct Lincoln Park 2520 as a 39-story tower with 229 residences.
     
     
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I was driving on LSD this morning to work and noticed that it looks like this thing is finally above ground...does anyone live near to take some pics? I doubt mine would be any good...or be safe to take while driving to work lol!
     
     
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Very well above ground. 5 floors. This thing could easily overtake the Ritz downtown in no time if they move at this speed. I was pleasantly surprised when I went by this Sunday afternoon. Sorry I didn't take pics, which basically renders my post 100% boring.
     
     
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Very well above ground. 5 floors. This thing could easily overtake the Ritz downtown in no time if they move at this speed. I was pleasantly surprised when I went by this Sunday afternoon. Sorry I didn't take pics, which basically renders my post 100% boring.
No not boring at all....its great to hear how quickly things are moving there now! I am very excited to watch this one rise. Will be so nice to see another big gap in the Lincoln Park wall filled with this hiserise!
     
     
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Even at only eight or so stories, the east facade of this building has an absolutely massive presence. It occupies an entire block of Lakeview between St. James and Deming.
     
     
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