i was thinking that i'm too often negative towards this city. so, i'm looking out my window, 50 stories up, and thinking about a few recent projects that i really like... i'll make a non-ordered list to alleviate my lunch-time boredom:
/ i really love this, and the base is beautiful
/ reebie lofts
/ this building is really elegant; i love the materials; and the insides are really great: flawless use of concrete
/ god, these developer names are too funny... beautiful glass; wonderful expression of the building's function (i love the mirrored tower); semi-awkward base i think is fault of the tenant and the stupid signage
/ please finish so that we can bask in your structural greatness
/ the helmut jahn sro
/ 155 n wacker
/ is gonna look slick with the kpf tower next door; i love all these huge towers in the west loop that just scream: business... i feel the same about the hyatt and 111 duo too.
/ the dwight lofts
/ this building is a beautiful compliment to the existing building; did i mention i love the exposed structure? oh yeah... it's awesome. to me this building is all chicago, inside and out.
/ burnham pointe
/ doesn't give me an architectural boner, but wow, that turned out nice; it integrates itself so well; i wonder why are residential developments in the city can't turn out so nice? the garage portion is a little sloppy, and i'd prefer a blank concrete wall, but whatever... the silver tower looks like it might produce the same seamlessness as this... we'll see?
/ everything from brininstool and lynch
lately / the base of 550 is annoying but, whatever.
/ 300 n lasalle / what? hines does an elegant glass tower? no way.
/ 600 n fairbanks / most beautiful and greatest residential tower ever. well... maybe in this era... i have a hard time accepting anything could ever be greater than 860-880
okay... i'm done thinking about recent buildings i like... why can't we live in a city of only brininstool and lynch, booth hansen, jahn, ibms and daley centers? i hate reality.
...back to work