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  #241  
Old Posted Feb 10, 2011, 2:09 PM
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How are sales doing on this building?
     
     
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Old Posted Feb 10, 2011, 6:57 PM
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Had a random noticing of this building today on my way over to the Illinois Center. If you are standing on the Michigan Ave bridge looking North, this tower will pretty much desaturate any color left from the streetscape. The red Omni Hotel was a nice interjection. Now when you look north, all you'll see is beige.
     
     
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^ I was always worried about that - City Place is not Chicago architecture, but the dark red and curved profile definitely were a pleasant injection of variety there.
     
     
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By now it should be easy to extrapolate to a T/O date for this building - anyone have any idea how many more months?
     
     
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How are sales doing on this building?
About as well as our eyes when we look at this design...
     
     
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Wow it definitely is getting bigger now..
     
     
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Old Posted Feb 19, 2011, 5:28 AM
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the more I stare at the facade, the less ugly it becomes (those windows are a whole nother story).....
     
     
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Old Posted Feb 19, 2011, 6:56 AM
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I'll be curious to see what other layers attach to those metal stringers and how the whole old facade comes together.
     
     
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Old Posted Feb 19, 2011, 7:50 AM
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Okay, I don't know much about the more "classical" styles of architecture, but I'm pretty sure you're not supposed to do what has been done between the windows on the left side of this photo.


george's pic from ^^
     
     
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Look buddy. They're building crap and they're gonna make a killing on their investment and that's all they care about. Do you think this developer really cares that his building is fake or cheap or a false representation of a legitimate classic style. No way! All these guys care about is their bottom line and that's what they'll tell you coming out of the board room. Math is very simple and architecture doesn't always enter the conversation of math, balance sheets, budgets, and profits.

It's a damned world we live in and we no longer live in 1880 or 1920. So, if they are building crap in our cities, there's a calculated reason for that. It's the most profitable way the investors have come up with of making their profit, a return on their investment. Rare is it in this day and age that you can get a developer to build a masterpiece, an architectural marvel. That can take hoards of money and an enormous amount of refined and good taste.

Well, and given that we're humans and we can't agree on what good taste is, you'll never really get enough like-minded people to agree on what a beautiful structure looks like. But, if you ask most people, they will tell you Haussmanian architecture in Paris, Beaux-Arts buildings in New York and the John Hancock building in Chicago are beautiful All I know is history repeats itself and we are due for a true renaissance God willing
     
     
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Old Posted Feb 19, 2011, 5:23 PM
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Look buddy. They're building crap and they're gonna make a killing on their investment and that's all they care about.

Uhh........look at the news lately?
     
     
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is it me? or does this project look like a Jenga tower!?!
i've never seen concrete look that neat and organized. it's perfect!
     
     
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