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Old Posted Oct 25, 2006, 2:11 AM
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Cool CHICAGO | 560 N. Fairbanks | 787' Official / 752' Roof | 58 FLOORS | NEVER BUILT

here's another big one for chicago. the title and the rendering pretty much say it all for now, but there's a bunch more info in the Newcityskyline story linked below.


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Old Posted Oct 25, 2006, 2:22 AM
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Curious to see a more detailed rendering. This seems to follow a very common Chicago form these days, with a 50-100ft parking podium then a slender tower with balconies. The article suggests some metal columns with glass curtainwall, so maybe we'll get something in the vein of Trump (the 20th floor setback certainly harkens to it). The screen and spire on top are curious, could be elegant or could just be tacky like those atrocious spires on Grand Plaza.

As spoiled as we are in Chicago, I still will gladly take another 787 footer why not add just 13 more feet to the spire for a round 800?
     
     
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Old Posted Oct 25, 2006, 2:30 AM
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Funny that what I thought come to find out it's the same architect
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Old Posted Oct 25, 2006, 2:31 AM
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If I have my bearings right, this building will go between 600 N Fairbanks and the Fairbanks at City Front Plaza.

Isn't there a parking lot at the site right now?
     
     
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Old Posted Oct 25, 2006, 2:41 AM
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^ Yes, I looked at the street adresses while I was down there the other day and it looks like 560 is a parking lot, I checked it on Google maps and it showed up as the parking lot in question as well.
     
     
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Old Posted Oct 25, 2006, 2:48 AM
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The article at NewCitySkyline also says there's a "Diggitys hot dog stand" in addition to the parking lot.

I've been by the site a number of times before, and can't remember a hot dog stand for the life of me.

Guess my memory's even worse than I thought.
     
     
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I just looked closer on google earth and there is definately some sort of small square structure in the northwest corner of the parking lot that could definately be a hotdog stand.
     
     
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Old Posted Oct 25, 2006, 3:07 AM
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MO Jr. will be standing opposite Helmut Jahn-designed glass tower at 600 N Fairbanks. In few years, the Streeterville area will be as dense as Times Square.
     
     
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Old Posted Oct 25, 2006, 3:23 AM
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Score another one for the Second City. I moved away two years ago and can't wait to see all this construction when I go back.
     
     
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The article mentions that the hotel will be "5 star".

Should folks be concerned that too many luxury hotels might be in current development?

Luxury hotels are part of:

Trump
Waterview
Elysian
Aqua
Mandarian Oriental
Intercontinental

and now 560 N Fairbanks.


Are there really that many additional visitors to Chicago looking to spend $500+/night on a hotel room?
     
     
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Old Posted Oct 25, 2006, 3:41 AM
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Another week, another 787-footer.

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yeah I've been wondering for years when that lot and hot-dog stand would be bought / forced out......I like the building too bad about the hot dog stands there are not enough "joints" DT as it is
     
     
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yeah I've been wondering for years when that lot and hot-dog stand would be bought / forced out......I like the building too bad about the hot dog stands there are not enough "joints" DT as it is
     
     
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The article mentions that the hotel will be "5 star".

Should folks be concerned that too many luxury hotels might be in current development?

Luxury hotels are part of:

Trump
Waterview
Elysian
Aqua
Mandarian Oriental
Intercontinental

and now 560 N Fairbanks.


Are there really that many additional visitors to Chicago looking to spend $500+/night on a hotel room?
Don't forget Canyon Ranch Living - that hotel will no doubt be 5-star as well. And actually, Intercontinental, if it happens will probably be many years off - but at any rate, the current plan calls for a net reduction in number of hotel rooms...
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Correct. The building will go between the Fairbanks and 600 N. Fairbanks, on the west side of Fairbanks Ct. Their is a hotdog stand there "Hot Diggity Dog", their pretty good too, but progress is progress. Gonna have a nice little canyon there.
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