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Old Posted Nov 3, 2004, 11:41 PM
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hey all, as i am sure many of you don't regularly peruse that mammoth Chicago boom rundown thread, i thought i would post a new thread about an exciting new skyscraper proposal for chicago that we have just learned about.

the proposal is named One Museum Park, and the current rendering shows it standing 74 stories tall (sorry, no height figure yet). It would stand in the Central Station development, a massive new multi-tower residential high-rise neighborhood currently underway in chicago's south loop area, down near michigan avenue and roosevelt. for those that don't know, this would place the tower about a 1/2 mile south of the main loop skyline, so this project is not only exciting for its height, but also for its potential to strecth the skyline further south and to become a wonderful new landmark bookend tower for the southern edge of chicago's skyline. this project has caught a lot of us chicagoans off guard as none of us were expecting to see anything taller than 40 or so floors in the Central Station project.

anyway, here's the project's website and a rendering. you can also click on the 1st page of the chicago boom rundown thread to learn more about this, and all of chicago's other skyscraper projects.

http://onemuseumpark.com/

One Museum Park


One Museum Park West


Side-by-side




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below are some scanned images and model pictures courtesy of BVictor:

This is a rendering that comes with the building description packet.


This rendering is from the Chicago Tribune 01/09/05


Looking northwest towards the tower.


Looking east.


This is the back southwest corner of the building.


Looking south at the north face of the building. That's Roosevelt Road that you see running along the base.


Looking up at the eastern facade.


The crown.


Another shot of the western facade looking east toward the building.


A small turnaround and courtyard in the back southwestern corner of the building.


A smaller version of the One Museum Park model placed within the larger model. Looking southwest.


Another shot of the southern facade looking north.


Looking down upon the base.

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Old Posted Nov 3, 2004, 11:44 PM
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Wow that's cool!

Reminds me a little of a mirrored Columbia Tower.
     
     
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They just don't stop coming, do they?

It reminds me a little of Eureka in its basic form. But much curvier. Do you know the architect?
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It reminds me a little of Eureka in its basic form. But much curvier.
to me, it looks like the off-spring of trump toronto and saphire tower in toronto, if they ever mated.





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Do you know the architect?
Pappageorge/Haymes, a local chicago firm
     
     
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There's a lot of potential in this building. It could turn out to be a really fantastic building. It goes on the wish list along with so many others.

@ Steely, feeling your new signature big time.
     
     
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900-1000 feet?

if i had to hazard a guess, i'd say 775' - 850'.

but that's just a gut feeling, the rendering doesn't show any other background buildings that might provide some clues as to the height range were dealing with.
     
     
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It reminds me a little of Eureka in its basic form. But much curvier. Do you know the architect?
Exactly my thought! Seems like this form is quite popular right now...the proposed 250m(820ft) 'Marieninsel' in Frankfurt looks also almost identical to it.

Anyway....it would be a nice addition to the skyline of Chicago!
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Looks like just another "eh" day in Chicago, huh?!
     
     
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^I agree with Steely about the potential height of One Museum Park. I actually tried to call the city building and planning development, but ran into several dead ends. I will try again tomorrow to see if I can find out anything.

Also check out this link and go to District 7

http://egov.cityofchicago.org/webpor...ad_to_I-55.pdf

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Old Posted Nov 4, 2004, 3:45 AM
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It reminds me a little of Eureka in its basic form. But much curvier.
to me, it looks like the off-spring of trump toronto and saphire tower in toronto, if they ever mated.
Eww
The last thing I need to imagine is two skyscrapers doing each other.
     
     
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It's still no JHC, LPT or Marina City but it's a swanky skyacraper for sure.
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after this thread sits around for a couple weeks, i'll go ahead and merge it into the boom rundown thread. i just wanted to give everyone a chance to take a look at this project.
Why close it? A tower this size should have its own thread.


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^^^ well, Chicago has 3 other buildings that are 700 feet that are proposed that dont have thier own threads, so it dosent nessasarily need its own thread. the only real reason this new tower is such big news in CHicago is because of its location, South of Roosevelt Rd, which is relatively far from the 'tall' area of Chicago's downtown, as buildings in that are average only 300 to 400 feet or so.

But whether it stays its own thread or is merged is totally fine by me
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i think some of the other vertical columns (except for the main one) should be reduced in height, it makes the tower look really bulky... or, just extend the main column
     
     
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