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Old Posted Jul 9, 2018, 9:24 PM
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Mr. Mayor. ....cover those tracks.
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July 8th: A few on my way to shooting another project yesterday afternoon





Amazing pictures, Nick. Want to bump this up to the top again.
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Old Posted Jul 10, 2018, 1:53 AM
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^ Amazing city we got here, folks! Thanks for the pic Solar!
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Great pic solar! Thank you
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Old Posted Jul 10, 2018, 5:54 AM
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She's not even done and I'm already hoping she gets a twin sister!

Phenomenal!!!!
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I get the idea of it, especially as it’s on the lake side, but that little appendage growing on the southeast corner of this building is quite strange architecturally.
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Old Posted Jul 10, 2018, 9:32 AM
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I still think a twin would go perfect there as long is it was taller. Something about that corner cries for a flat edge over a curved building to box in the park. Either way I have a feeling we will get a fourth tower sooner than later after GP1 is completed. On this cycle, fingers crossed.
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I still think a twin would go perfect there as long is it was taller. Something about that corner cries for a flat edge over a curved building to box in the park. Either way I have a feeling we will get a fourth tower sooner than later after GP1 is completed. On this cycle, fingers crossed.
If Crescent is building with the same audacity as Onni or CMK, then yeah, I wouldn't be surprised if we see site prep start soon after this one tops out. I was surprised to see Old Town II go up so quickly, and Southbank seems to want to continue its forward progress as well.
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Mr. Mayor. ....cover those tracks.
Seriously. No need for a $400million effort like Millenium but it hopefully something can be done in the next 10 years.

.....This building is turning out a good deal nicer than I anticipated so far.
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my grandfather, who passed away 12 years ago, spent all 89 years of his life in chicago.

i think he would struggle to recognize that pic as his lifetime hometown.

great shot!
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This is looking fantastic. Saw it in person yesterday. I kind of like the raw concrete... I think it might look better unpainted.
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my grandfather, who passed away 12 years ago, spent all 89 years of his life in chicago.

i think he would struggle to recognize that pic as his lifetime hometown.

great shot!
A sad thought I've had from time to time is that I won't know what the Chicago skyline will look like 250 years from now.
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A sad thought I've had from time to time is that I won't know what the Chicago skyline will look like 250 years from now.
I have the exact same thought sometimes. Then I console myself by remembering we're probably the last generation to live that won't have to deal with any of the serious consequences of global warming and I feel just a little less bummed out.
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Seriously. No need for a $400million effort like Millenium but it hopefully something can be done in the next 10 years.

.....This building is turning out a good deal nicer than I anticipated so far.
Any idea what the cost would be? All I could think of is riverpoint and 150 but obviously those are much more complex and expensive than just a park over it.
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I have the exact same thought sometimes. Then I console myself by remembering we're probably the last generation to live that won't have to deal with any of the serious consequences of global warming and I feel just a little less bummed out.
No consolation for people who have kids! Chicago will be spared the (most serious) consequenses of global warming so it actually stands to benefit in a really dark way when people start saying fuck the coast. But I believe in ghosts, and will spend most of my afterlife hovering above the cities, so it doesnt make a difference to me
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I have started to play the game recently with all the development of looking around wherever I am and, knowing where various vacant lots are, deciding whether that view could improve markedly during the next 20 years or so. Increasingly, the answer is no, as different areas get mostly built out. Depends on where you are
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I would surmise that once this cycle of construction is complete, that the South Loop alone will be among the top 20 skylines (height, density) in the U.S.
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I would surmise that once this cycle of construction is complete, that the South Loop alone will be among the top 20 skylines (height, density) in the U.S.
if 1000M can pop in this cycle as well, then the south loop by itself would be the 2nd tallest skyline in the midwest, going by top end height.

the current #2 in terms of top-end height would be minneapolis with its triumvirate of near-800 footers (though minneapolis would still have more overall skyline bulk).

Cleveland's 948' key tower (only 888' when negating the spire) would still be taller than anything in either skyline, but OGP II will hopefully surpass that mark some day.
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The South Loop alone is far denser than most sun belt downtowns as it is. Even if it isn't as tall or bulky as say Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, etc, I'd wager that it would definitely be the most urban and impressive from a pedestrian standpoint.

Really, in the US only a dozen or so cities on the east and west coast and a select few in the Midwest could really rival the South Loop. Crown it!

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Cleveland's 948' key tower (only 888' when negating the spire) would still be taller than anything in either skyline, but OGP II will hopefully surpass that mark some day.
IIRC, the Vinoly tower at Michigan and Roosevelt was to be marginally taller than OGP/NEMA. Maybe around 935' or so. Since we mostly likely aren't going to get the Vinoly design for the 2nd tower anyhow, hopefully whatever design they go with bumps up the height to 950-1000'.
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