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Old Posted Jul 11, 2017, 11:02 PM
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Chicago’s Magellan Group and the Australia-based Lendlease have partnered for this portion of the planned development. All three towers proposed for parcels I, J, and KL are designed by Chicago’s bKL Architecture.

The most dramatic of the three towers is the 80-story, 875’ tower planned for Site I on the northeastern edge of Lakeshore East. At the proposed height, the tower would be slightly taller than the 859-foot Aqua but would be considerably shorter than the 93-story Vista, which will stand at 1,186 feet when it is completed. However, the other two towers planned for site will be much shorter. The Site J tower will top out at 550’ or 50 stories while KL will rise to 438’ or 40 stories.

Described as an “iconic” addition to the Chicago skyline by bKL principal Tom Kerwin, the 80-story tower also features a similar modular appearance that is consistent with the other towers planned for the development. However, the tower’s width gradually expands as it gets taller, offering large floor plates and sweeping views of the city for upper floor residents.
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Old Posted Jul 11, 2017, 11:06 PM
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That sure does look taller than 875 feet...
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Old Posted Jul 12, 2017, 12:58 AM
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Nice specs.

1) Site I : 875'
2) Site J: 550'
3) Site KL: 438'

Always good when a trio of towers is planned. The more, the merrier. Although 80 floors could be stretched. Surprised its not a super tall.
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The tower looks good. Kind of like a tall Viceroy Hotel with balconies. In the high rise thread someone mentioned to punch holes in the Chandler to open up the new views, which is a good idea if they truly are not going to take advantage of that wall, but I'm sure that cost would not be covered by bKl or the developer of the new building.
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Symmetrical too comparing the L & R side. Looks like it draws the eye from Vista in the middle rendering in the OP.
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Old Posted Jul 12, 2017, 1:23 AM
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Neat, Chicago is about to be on fire
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Old Posted Jul 12, 2017, 1:55 AM
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Let's throw 125 extra feet on there, make it another supertall for Chicago
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I've looked at this again after taking a peak last night and again this morning. I really love the design. So many on this forum complain of a barrage of blue boxes being proposed. bKL has done a fair share of their boxes, although better than most. This is a slight departure from that and in a very high visibility area.

It'll be a great addition to the skyline, visible from nearly all directions. Between LSE-I and One Bennett Park, we're adding a significant amount of height to the lakefront. Now if 400 N LSD can peak out just over the tops of these two at 1,200-1,500 ft...
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Let's throw 125 extra feet on there, make it another supertall for Chicago
To make it a supertall we don't need 125 feet.

We only need 105 feet.

Maybe someone could make a decorative spire and donate it to the building 😊
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Old Posted Jul 12, 2017, 2:34 AM
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Is it out of the realm of possibility that they might be planning to squeeze a mid-rise building in between this and The Chandler's party wall someday down the line?
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Neat, Chicago is about to be on fire
Chicago has always been on fire. Ever since 1871
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Damn. This is nice, I love how the building looks to get wider as it travels in height. And whatever Tetris/Jenga situation is going on with the balconies is a positive eye-grabber for me.

P.S. it makes me so happy how Vista is included in renderings. Soon.
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Seriously WTF bkl?
Why on earth would an architect be making design changes to a condo tower next door built many years ago?

If anything, direct the question to Magellan as to why they're not building a bustle. Presumably they and the architect decided a slim unadorned tower was best here. Then the question really is whether the neighboring condo association could be convinced to spend money to beautify their ugly wall, for the benefit of the new tower, and the neighborhood, and themselves. In fact, this render can work to put a little bit of pressure on the Chandler; any miscellaneous opposition they have to the new project could be alleviated by Magellan offering to kick in some money for ivy (or a mural of a sailboat?) to de-uglify their building. (I'm assuming there's no existing obligation for Magellan to address the blank wall.)
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From the images it appears that all but the highest floors of the 80 story building will have balconies.

If that's the case, would that mean this building will have the highest balconies in Chicago?
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However, the tower’s width gradually expands as it gets taller, offering large floor plates and sweeping views of the city for upper floor residents.
I trust whoever purchases the penthouse will demand a balcony on the east side of the building, allowing the buyer to easily lob water balloons down onto traffic passing along LSD.

Looking at the renderings, the shape of the building kinda sorta resembles the nearby bridge houses of the Outer Drive Bridge.
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This building probably won't be breaking ground until about 2020. What's the likelihood that this building will actually be constructed with this design?
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The height seems quite low for an 80-story building. Maybe that's a Magellan cost-cutting move. Aqua ceilings are too low as well.
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I trust whoever purchases the penthouse will demand a balcony on the east side of the building, allowing the buyer to easily lob water balloons down onto traffic passing along LSD.
I'd love to see an avid BASE jumper buy the penthouse.

It certainly would add some excitement to an otherwise low key neighborhood.

Although the sight of someone flying overhead might possibly distract drivers on Lake Shore Drive and cause a few problems.
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