^ I think that was supposed to also be a dorm?
Originally Posted by Loopy
^I believe that is by Andrew Rebori and rated Orange. Roosevelt purchased it last year. Since they only mention demo of Herman Crown, let's cross our fingers.
Also, that new building is HUGE! What's the deal there? How can they possibly use all of that space? If you look closely, the plan is "L" shaped and it looks like it runs to the corner of Wabash and Van Buren.
Booth Hansen has been doing a lot of work for Roosevelt in the last few years. This could be their largest structure,
Sorry I am late to respond... it's been a bad week. In any case, this is regarding the Fine Arts Annex building next to the Crown Center.
Loopy, you are correct about the architect and the Orange rating.
Last I heard on this one, it would join the prestigious ranks of Wabash facadectomies. I think they were talking about leaving 40 feet or so of the building. I personally might take a "Legacy" position on this one given the nice quality of the proposed building and the major positive impact it makes on the streetwall ... maybe. It's worth noting that the Rebori building did at one time (not sure if any longer) have a very interesting interior quality and interesting functional program, so it's not a "skin deep" loft building as was artificially claimed at the Legacy.
I really wish people here would consider more-creative solutions than facadectomies. In fact, the BH design shown on the previous pages just screams out, "I am suspending myself over a significant older building to preserve it." I'm still waiting for someone here to do a design like that. If OMA and Hadid can cantilever buildings over plazas for essentially no reason, I'm sure Chicago can figure out a way to do this to save older buildings.