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  #81  
Old Posted Dec 18, 2010, 11:14 PM
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Bear in mind that he is the developer of that very project.

I've got no problem with developers, architects, and contractors advocating for more development - as long as they aren't trying to create "astroturf" support for their own projects.

Honestly, it would be great if Chicagoans turned their activism from NO DEVELOPMENT to BETTER DEVELOPMENT. Demanding more graceful architecture, less parking, more greenspace, better street-level interaction, affordable housing units, bike rooms/bike parking, etc.
Yes, I am the developer of Webster Square (and proud of it). I am also a strong advocate for better development, not simply more development.

The simple truth is, projects get better with more objective input. To that end, I invited a group of 12 Chicago architects to review our proposal and give us critical feedback prior to re-releasing to the community. It was the first time I had that much outside attention at this early stage of a project, and no question, we are better of for having done it.

People who support smart development need to be heard. I don;t know how to do it the right way every time, but we try to get better - continually refining our process and our products.

Anyone who has ideas, please feel free...
     
     
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Old Posted Dec 19, 2010, 1:30 AM
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^ Had you worked with Lagrange before selecting him for this project?
     
     
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Old Posted Dec 19, 2010, 5:17 AM
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They are on the 12-13th floor.
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Old Posted Dec 19, 2010, 9:15 PM
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^ Had you worked with Lagrange before selecting him for this project?
I think this may have become a game of telephone. Somewhere along the way it got buried that Mr. builder is developing Webster/Larrabee, not LP2520.

Wait ... you can change your username on the forum?? Or wrab, did you just lose your "bit"? That's okay as long as your bark is worse than your "bit".
     
     
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Old Posted Dec 19, 2010, 9:57 PM
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12/19

14 floors

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I drive past this everyday and I am amazed at the amount of progress that has happened in the last month. You dont notice when you pass it everyday but looking at these pics from a month ago you can really tell the difference!
     
     
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I drive past this everyday and I am amazed at the amount of progress that has happened in the last month. You dont notice when you pass it everyday but looking at these pics from a month ago you can really tell the difference!
I shall try and grab photos today then
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 9, 2011, 7:34 PM
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I drive past this everyday and I am amazed at the amount of progress that has happened in the last month. You dont notice when you pass it everyday but looking at these pics from a month ago you can really tell the difference!
You don't have a camera to update this thread? It would be very nice of you
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 9, 2011, 10:10 PM
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Old Posted Jan 9, 2011, 10:30 PM
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You don't have a camera to update this thread? It would be very nice of you
I do but driving in my car on Lakeshore Drive isnt really the best time to be snapping pictures lol!
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 10, 2011, 12:08 AM
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FYI, now that the left portion of the tower is at its max height, you'll notice overall it's about halfway. The central tower will rise almost twice as high. My impression is this building may look rather squat. Because of the perspective distortion in the renderings, the tower looks more slender and well proportioned. It will be interesting to see how this ends up shaping. I'll start taking some more straight on shots from the park so we can more accurately gauge the height.
     
     
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Oh god that crown is horrible. Lagrange needs to take some cues from Stern.
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16/17 floors

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That concrete building appears very very massive.
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Old Posted Jan 16, 2011, 7:17 PM
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Thanks for the updates Hayward. My friend is a big fan of The Boondocks
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 24, 2011, 3:18 PM
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As of 1-23 from my iphone.




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Old Posted Jan 24, 2011, 3:30 PM
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Love the massing.

Too much emphasis on slim and trim these days.

Some of my favorite buildings are fat and overwhelming. If you don't like being overwhelmed then go live with Amish people. Sunlight is for sissies.
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Old Posted Jan 24, 2011, 3:36 PM
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Looks like the south end component is topped out... the massing does read well from the park.

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Old Posted Jan 25, 2011, 11:50 PM
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These are photos from the other side of the construction site. I live in a nearby building and snapped these shots from my apartment.

Please note these photos are about a week old, takes forever to get activated on this forum, hahah.














North end of the building has some of the finished yellow stone exterior being put up. Doesn't look bad, but doesn't look too fantastic either (a bit cheap looking). Hard to tell at this point.
     
     
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Excellent first post! Welcome and thanks Genken!
     
     
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Thanks for the new perspective and keep them coming.
     
     
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