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Old Posted May 11, 2007, 11:36 PM
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Cool CHICAGO | River Point (444 West Lake) | 730 FT | 52 FLOORS | U/C

Height: 650 ft
Floor count: 45
Location: 444 West Lake
Construction end: 2016
Architect: Pickard Chilton Architects
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I'm sure others on this forum already know about the Hines/Levy project along the river. Well, I assume it's now safe to talk about this curving tower because the architect's (Pickard Chilton) website now features info on 200 North Riverside - 50 floors

200 North Riverside Plaza is a fifty story, 1.2 million gross square foot project comprising office, retail, restaurants, a boat house and public spaces; a 1.5 acre public plaza; and three levels of below-grade parking. Located on a triangular site bordered by West Lake Street, Canal Street and the broad confluence of the branching North and South Chicago Rivers, 200 North Riverside enhances the character of this prominent river frontage while concealing the existing railroad tracks below. It is Pickard Chilton’s second major project in Chicago for Hines.

The tower’s unique sculptural form creates a striking silhouette from multiple vantage points throughout the city and responds to the wonderful qualities of its important waterfront site. The tower’s sweeping curves capture natural light within the building as well as provide panoramic views outward. A sky terrace perched six hundred feet above the river accentuates the distinct image of the tower’s crown and offers dramatic views of the river, the Loop and Lake Michigan on the horizon.

The riverfront plaza, a welcome public amenity for the West Loop neighborhood, is designed to reshape the urban fabric by creating a lively civic space that encourages pedestrian activity along the waterfront. The open public plaza cascades down to the river walk and the water’s edge through a series of landscaped terraces, water features, seating areas, and arcing pathways. The space enjoys abundant sunlight throughout the day and provides a pleasant respite along on the course of the river.

The public boat house, operated by the Park District of the City of Chicago, accommodates kayaks, canoes, and crew boats. The boat house also provides boat storage, locker rooms, a multipurpose gathering space, staff offices and an elevated, covered observation terrace. The building’s streamlined, sweeping roof design draws its inspiration from the highly refined form of competition oar blades.

As a Class-A office building, 200 North Riverside’s state-of-the-art design will serve as the headquarters for major international corporations. The grand and welcoming lobby features a sixty five foot high expanse of glass that acts as a proscenium arch framing views of the plaza, the river and cityscape beyond. Located above the lobby is a 50,000 square foot double-height conference center with a crescent-shaped exterior terrace that overlooks the river. The tower’s floor plates are configured to accommodate flexibility and efficiency in interior planning. The building’s richly articulated glass and silver metallic curtain wall, a key component in achieving a LEED Silver pre-certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, will minimize solar heat gain, maximize interior day lighting and enable expansive views.






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Old Posted May 11, 2007, 11:45 PM
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WOW!! Now that is stunning. Could not vision a building in that prominant location. Of that 's going on, this may be the topper. Excluding Spire
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Old Posted May 11, 2007, 11:48 PM
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Looks OK...

But I am against filling in any of that space... blocking the E-W corridor like this will drastically worsen air quality because the wind won't come through. And that great view of the horizon from all the bridges will get eliminated. Well, it's already too late, with the Riverwiev and the Carley...
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Old Posted May 11, 2007, 11:53 PM
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Holy Crap, that is a stunning building. I was expecting the architeqtronica to look more sexy like that. It also sounds like it might be above 700' if the hole is at 600 ft!

I really really like this one, Chicago scores again. I hope this comes to fruition! It would be better with a 50% increase in Height!
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Old Posted May 11, 2007, 11:55 PM
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Looks OK...

But I am against filling in any of that space... blocking the E-W corridor like this will drastically worsen air quality because the wind won't come through. And that great view of the horizon from all the bridges will get eliminated. Well, it's already too late, with the Riverwiev and the Carley...
There's still the view of the horizon over the lake, I would much rather see that. I don't think that a building is going to block the river wind either. If you know about fluid dynamics, the wind will just increase speed and go around the building, it doesn't actually "block" the wind at all. If there is a wind it will get to where its going regardless of the presence of a building or two in the way...
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Old Posted May 12, 2007, 12:03 AM
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It would be better with a 50% increase in Height!
I agree. Even something in the 800' range would satisfy me. I'm just a little bored with all the 600' office towers over the last couple of years.

Still, it's a very nice and sleek design. And Natarus will get that boat rental building he wanted so badly.
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Dope as hell! Love the lobby especially. Build it now please....Man this has been an exciting last few days.

I think this one is going to need its own thread. It will be close to 700 plus its prominent location and its quality merit it.

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Old Posted May 12, 2007, 12:28 AM
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I really like it. I think it will have the same effect on the river canyon that the Board of Trade has on the Lasalle St. canyon.

As far as Archetectonica in LSE, I didn't like it until it was shown how the opening will look from LSD looking north. I forgot who made the rendering of the skyline with all the new buildings a few days ago, but I was hoping Archetectonica would look more like that.
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Its was a good week overall for chicago...the spire got final approval, arqutonica, and this building . The only thing is arqetonica and the riverside tower were both being rumored to be taller than we expected for quite sometime, and it seems that developers have taken some height away. I remember this riverside tower was supposed to be in the 60 story range and arquetonica in the 80 to 90 story range. Oh well...i guess we are too spoiled in chicago. I just feel when we put information out there speculating on upcoming towers that we should make it a point that our tidbits of info are not finalized heights but rather just speculation.
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Does this building have any tenants yet? Or is it too early?
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Where the HELL did that come from???????

It looks Great!!!!
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Old Posted May 12, 2007, 1:43 AM
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Great look but it will look greater if it is 1000 footer
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a 100-fold improvement over Arq/LSE... looks good!

Those riverfront lots are really part of the city center's western wall, everything behind the tracks is highly compromised in design, density, and height. So 1000' isn't that important since it won't have good neighbors, but it could help the skyline save face.
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Where the HELL did that come from???????

It looks Great!!!!

cool times.
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Absolutely love the design. It puts the arquitectonica tower to shame, although I'm sure the quality of the render has something to do with that.
If it was just a bit higher it would be even better (of course). Could possibly be my second favorite design of this boom, second only to Chicago Spire of course.
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200 Riverside is a beautiful and elegant structure!

I was hoping for just this kind of standout building for the arquitectonica LSE tower.
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Here is a little diagram I drew up estimating the height.


So my best guess is 697 feet.
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It looks to be between 550' to 600'. . .
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It looks to be between 550' to 600'. . .
It says in the article that there will be a terrace at 600'...
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The only thing is arqetonica and the riverside tower were both being rumored to be taller than we expected for quite sometime, and it seems that developers have taken some height away.
If that means we get more towers to fill the demand, I'm fine with it.
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