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CHICAGO | 545 North McClurg | 148m | 486ft | 45 FLOORS
Height: 486 ft / 105 ft
Floor count: 45 / 8
Location: East Grand and North McClurg
Architect: Solomon, Cordwell, Buenz and Associates
Developer: Golub & Co.
I'm looking at all of the u/c highrises in Chicago right now and this particular one comes to mind as having the biggest impact on the cityscape around it.
Once this thing is done, it will really change the "feel" around it, at least from a pedestrian enclosure/streetwall perspective. I can't think of another project u/c right now that will have as dramatic an effect.
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More importantly, should 545 McClurg have gotten its own thread? It's not big enough to fulfill our usual criteria. Even RICe cube didn't get its own thread. But since, as TUP said, this will have outsized impact on its surroundings, I'm in favor. I just think there's nothing wrong with occasional tangential discussion about another property on the same block. Once the RAMS tower begins, we can again reconsider what should be in what thread.
Actually, I don't know that we're truly sure what the final design is - the renders posted lately are repeats from a long time ago. It might be worth it if resourceful people here could chase down a fresh set (the SCB and Golub websites didn't seem to have any).
^ I'd actually be curious as to why Untitled feels that way re the renderings that we do have.......it seems to me to be at least a decently-handled design all-around....lots of street level activity, without much 'dead' space - at least from what I've seen, and the aesthetics of both the tower and low/mid rise portion seem good - if not alltogether groundbreaking....
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