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Old Posted Oct 11, 2016, 7:57 PM
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Cool CHICAGO | Essex on the Park | 607 FT | 56 FLOORS

Location: 800 South Michigan Avenue
Developers: Oxford Capital Group
Architect:Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture
Floors: 56
Height: 606'11"




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Old Posted Oct 11, 2016, 8:08 PM
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^ thanks for making the thread.

i also want to copy this insider info tidbit in here from the main thread:

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Essex Tower drawings were supposed to come out to bid last week Thursday for exterior enclosure. Still waiting.
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Old Posted Oct 11, 2016, 8:51 PM
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Hadn't seen the updated rendering in some time, and man has it grown on me. That would be a pretty tower
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From nearly stunning to mostly generic. Too bad. :/

At least it's not horrible.
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Old Posted Oct 12, 2016, 12:36 AM
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^You can thank Landmarks for that... completely City driven. The generic version you now see is a more costly and more generic version of the original.
^^^We've heard the concrete/window wall package will now be released to Power Construction on Friday 10/14 and DD (GMP) set will be issued to them on 11/14.

Also demo of the garage is supposed to start in November pending the closing of the construction loan which is eminent (or that is what they are telling subs).

Height is also going to be closer to 600' than 620'.

Can someone add this thread to the Chicago Projects & Construction Forum?
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This looks like a nice addition for the area. Clean, sleek, modern. Can't complain, a solid filler. Also, it's good that these 500 ft + towers are all in the pipeline and recently. Good times ahead I hope.
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Permit denied by landmarks? How does that even work?
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Is even this tame deisgn to bold for them?
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According to Curbed, the landmarks commission is stonewalling the Essex Tower.
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Old Posted Oct 21, 2016, 4:15 PM
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According to Curbed, the landmarks commission is stonewalling the Essex Tower.
http://chicago.curbed.com/2016/10/19...ate-renderings

I think saying they are stonewalling because they denied the demo permit could be inaccurate. My guess is that they are either waiting for the development to be approved by the city prior to issuing a demo permit (which should be a general precedent in historic districts) or there was an issue with the scope of the permit that we are unaware about.
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More good news, cant wait for this to get started.

http://chicago.curbed.com/2016/10/19...ate-renderings
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More good news, cant wait for this to get started.

http://chicago.curbed.com/2016/10/19...ate-renderings
Old news from last week bud, person above you literally posted the same thing haha
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Old news from last week bud, person above you literally posted the same thing haha
It's actually been updated:
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Update: It appears Landmarks doesn’t seem have an issue with the development itself, but rather is just being thorough regarding the issuance of the demolition permit for the parking garage. The delay isn’t expected to last much longer.
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Old Posted Oct 26, 2016, 10:26 PM
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Yes and that's what the person was talking about in the post made before. I'm still right here lol
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This earthcam is a great reference to what a great presence Essex is going to have.

http://www.earthcam.com/usa/illinois...am=fieldmuseum
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The Landmarks hold has been lifted, the demolition permit should be issued today. Demolition is not slated to begin until after January 1, so the development team can close on the construction loan.

Can someone with administrator rights link this project to the Chicago P&C regional link?
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This earthcam is a great reference to what a great presence Essex is going to have.

http://www.earthcam.com/usa/illinois...am=fieldmuseum
That's a really cool stream there, will be useful to track the construction too!
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http://chicago.curbed.com/2016/10/28...new-skyscraper

Michigan Avenue garage cleared for demolition, new 620-foot tower to follow

The 56-story residential addition planned for Chicago’s landmarked Essex Inn hotel is ready to move forward


BY JAY KOZIARZ OCT 28, 2016, 12:46P

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After a temporary delay awaiting the all-clear from the Chicago Commission on Landmarks, the five-story garage and pool structure serving the Essex Inn is ready to bite the dust. With demolition permit in hand, LondonHouse developer Oxford Capital is now free to start swinging the wrecking ball at 800 S. Michigan to make way for a planned 56-story tower designed by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture.

Located across from Grant Park, the 620-foot skyscraper will have a major impact on Chicago’s skyline—especially when viewed from the east. The building will feature 479 residential units, ground-floor retail, an elevated winter garden and pool, and four levels of parking hidden behind active use. The South Loop project will join nearby projects such as a planned 76-story skyscraper from Rafael Viñoly and a 73-story tower designed by Helmut Jahn.

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Old Posted Oct 29, 2016, 2:53 AM
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Great news about the Essex Tower.
http://chicago.curbed.com/2016/10/28...new-skyscraper
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