Originally Posted by Nowhereman1280
^^^ I dunno, I REALLY like the way it looks from the North. I was just over there last night and it's actually got excellent massing. I like how it looks right now with raw concrete and hope they don't paint it. If they do paint it they should paint it white or something similarly light. It's a very striking building.
It's going to be painted, but I'm not sure what color. It looks like they've deviated a bit from the color scheme presented in the renderings.
The western elevation is a little unfortunate, but the building as a whole appears to be coming together really nicely. PoMo done right. And by a firm that doesn't even specialize in the style! Lucien Lagrange, are you taking notes? (Of course not.)
It's hard to overstate the Admiral's presence. It holds that corner really well, and makes a huge impression when you're heading south on Lake Shore Drive or east on Foster. I was at the intersection of Foster and Sheridan recently and had to remind myself that this was the same place that felt so barren and underutilized only a few years ago before the new Dominick's was built and the Admiral started going up. Hopefully that McDonald's isn't long for this world.