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Old Posted Apr 20, 2017, 12:55 PM
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^Goes a long way indeed! That lighting will really improve the grungy, under-L experience. Can't wait to check it out at night.
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The 150 Riverside thread appears closed, so.....

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entert...419-story.html


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You know a new building has struck a nerve when people give it nicknames like "The Tuning Fork" or "The Guillotine." Or when the building appears alongside the likes of Willis Tower and Marina City on tour-boat posters that tout a chance to see Chicago's architectural icons.

150 North Riverside, the slope-bottomed riverfront office tower that officially opens Thursday, is the boldest, most eye-grabbing Chicago skyscraper since Jeanne Gang's curvaceous Aqua Tower debuted in 2009. Its base, which flaunts sloping diagonal columns and glass walls that look blade-sharp, raises the question: Why did they do it that way? People also have been heard to wonder whether a strong puff of wind might blow the high-rise over.

The most important question, though, centers on whether this 54-story high-rise is a genuine synthesis of structure, function and form, not just eye candy.
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"You know a new building has struck a nerve when people give it nicknames like "The Tuning Fork" or "The Guillotine."
Never once heard either of those references... not once until this writing: Maybe there is an alt.skyscraper forum.
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Never once heard either of those references... not once until this writing: Maybe there is an alt.skyscraper forum.
I don't think he's saying these are commonly accepted nicknames (e.g. Big Stan), but rather that it has evoked being dubbed various nicknames in a grassroots sense given its unique form (i.e. people conversing among friends while walking past, and then maintaining that moniker in future discourse).
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I don't think he's saying these are commonly accepted nicknames (e.g. Big Stan), but rather that it has evoked being dubbed various nicknames in a grassroots sense given its unique form (i.e. people conversing among friends while walking past, and then maintaining that moniker in future discourse).
Maybe it's similar to how 1000 S Michigan has been called "Big Jahn", a playful appropriation of "Big John" Hancock Center. Although if Jahn's rendering for the Thompson Center replacement gets built, that would certainly usurp the title.
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Never once heard either of those references... not once until this writing: Maybe there is an alt.skyscraper forum.
I have heard it referred to as a tuning fork before, but not guillotine.
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Will this facade be put back on in the renovation?

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Renovation of 676 N Lasalle in the foreground, with the Ed Dubevick's and Gino's East towers in the right rear.
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Haha. I guess he must read this forum. I was maybe one of the first here to criticize 150 as derivative of the Abu Dahbi buildings but I was wrong in my earlier opinion as to how the finished product would look. The massing is better and the cladding came out really well. It is a good looking tower.
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I just read on the interwebs that construction at the hotel at 123 E Cermak is currently on hold, pending testing of all the caissons. They found an issue with a few of them. We might not see Michaels out on any new job sites for a while.

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^ nice update! I didn't realize all of that was currently going on.
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I just read on the interwebs that construction at the hotel at 123 E Cermak is currently on hold, pending testing of all the caissons. They found an issue with a few of them. We might not see Michaels out on any new job sites for a while.
Interesting... The JHC also had caisson issues back in the day.
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Those disgusting rusty statues are the absolute worst!..Cant we get some normal pleasant sculptures instead of always these award abstract crap placed in the middle of our signature park... So cheap and amateurish looking..smh
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Those disgusting rusty statues are the absolute worst!..Cant we get some normal pleasant sculptures instead of always these award abstract crap placed in the middle of our signature park... So cheap and amateurish looking..smh
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Those disgusting rusty statues are the absolute worst!..Cant we get some normal pleasant sculptures instead of always these award abstract crap placed in the middle of our signature park... So cheap and amateurish looking..smh
Yeah, contemporary art has no place in Chicago. We need more Brand Plazas, Chicubs...

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^ I like that art display, my only criticism being the patches of concrete they stand on. They should've been depicted walking on the grass.
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