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Old Posted Sep 27, 2007, 2:05 PM
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Has anyone seen the rendering in the Wall St. Journal today of Michael Reschke's proposal for the 100 story Waldorf Chicago Hotel.

Looks impressive, location looks like it is somewhere north of the river in streeterville.
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Cool CHICAGO: Waldorf-Astoria - 100 floors

Not sure how to post picture...but this was just announced this morning in Wall Street Journal
     
     
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Has anyone seen the rendering in the Wall St. Journal today of Michael Reschke's proposal for the 100 story Waldorf Chicago Hotel.

Looks impressive, location looks like it is somewhere north of the river in streeterville.
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If this is what Chris Carley considers revenge, then serve it COLD cause I'm hungry!!
     
     
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^^^ Suburban Shadow, thanks for the heads up. This is rather big news.

Developer Tries Comeback With New Chicago Waldorf
By JENNIFER S. FORSYTH
September 27, 2007; Page B1
.....The Waldorf-Astoria is being built in a partnership with Fordham Co., a Chicago-based high-end residential developer. Preliminary plans call for a 100-floor tower that in no way resembles its Art Deco-style Manhattan namesake. Instead, the project is more akin in style to the Chicago Spire, the 2,000-foot-tall condominium project being built by architect Santiago Calatrava on Lake Shore Drive. "It's a little bit of a tip of the hat to the Spire just down the street, as they are both slender, tall and elegant, but it's different," says Christopher Carley, chairman of Fordham......
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB119085473819840797.html

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Old Posted Sep 27, 2007, 2:25 PM
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It's beautiful and very glassy. It looks like a blade of glass. I'll go scan it.
     
     
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Front page of Wall st. Journal Marketplace. Talks about Michael Reschke rebuilding his career.

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"The Waldorf-Astoria is being built in a Partnership with the Fordham Co."

"Preliminary plans call for a 100 floor tower that in no way resembles its Art Deco style Manhattan namesake"
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To post a picture first of all save the image onto your computer. If you can't do that for some reason, hit the "print screen" button and paste it a photo editing program and save.
Then go to imageshack.us and upload the file. Copy the "direct link to image" url into a post here and put [img] before and [/img] after the url.
     
     
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holy cow!

this thing looks freaking awesome. i can say that i'm very impressed with what little we've seen so far. does anyone know the architect?
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^^^ Not sure about the architect yet; the project will be done through Carley/Fordham Co.
     
     
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this rendering was from the WSJ online edition:


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please do not post images directly from newspaper websites

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Nevermind. Thanks.
     
     
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Whoa! Looks stunning! So another possible 1000+ footer here in Chicago. Can I just say again how much I love living here?!?!
     
     
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To whoever has WSJ access:

What exactly is this project?

Is it just a hotel, or hotel-condos?

Will it also have condos?

I'm hoping it doesn't have condos, because the last thing I want to see is more competition for the Chicago Spire (because then NEITHER of these will get built)
     
     
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The river is becoming crazy dense. In ten years' time, she'll be a river canyon unlike anything else in the man-made world. Heck, she's already a river canyon unlike anything else in the man-made world!
     
     
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"The $500M project will offer 325 rooms in a five-star hotel and 300 luxury condominiums."
     
     
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Now that is a frickin cool building..any mention of height? I let my wsj sub lapse I gotta renew it.

100 stories...so what prob around 1100 feet or so?

SD did you add this to the rundown yet? I know this is spanking new
     
     
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Where will this potential tower be built? I see from one of the quotes here that it would be "about a block from the Chicago River..." I don't have an account with the Wall Street Journal, so please forgive me if the tower's location is stated in the article.
     
     
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SD did you add this to the rundown yet? I know this is spanking new
no, i'll wait until an Emporis number is created for it before adding it to the rundown list.
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