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Old Posted Nov 4, 2004, 7:51 PM
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They better not cancel this skyscraper b/c it's way too big, and Chicago hasn't built something at that height for probably 30 years.
     
     
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Old Posted Nov 4, 2004, 7:57 PM
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Actually in 2000, Park Hyatt at 850 feet was completed, and this probably won't be 850 feet. In the late 80-early 90s multiple buildings 800-1000 feet were completed.
     
     
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Chicago hasn't built something at that height for probably 30 years.
umm, it looks like it might be education time, so gather round children and let's learn a little bit about chicago's recent skyscraper construction history.

if we assume that this One Musem Park building will place somewhere in the 775' - 850' range, then there are a number of buildings of that height or taller that have been built in chicago within the last 30 years.

at&t - 1,007 ft. - 1989
2 prudential - 995 ft. - 1990
311 s wacker - 961 ft. - 1990
900 n michigan - 871 ft. - 1989
park tower - 844 ft. - 2000
3 1st national - 767 ft. - 1981
chicago title - 756 ft. - 1992
     
     
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Old Posted Nov 4, 2004, 9:09 PM
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That is a beautiful building. I hope it does get built. It will look great in the Chicago skyline.
     
     
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Eh, it seems a bit uninspired to me, for Chicago. It just doesn't say Chicago. In another city, it may fit, but it just isn't clicking in my mind.
Nice design and all, it just doesn't have that Chicago character.
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I'd say it has that "new moderism" look to it which fits in sooooo much better in Chicago than that postmodernism stuff.
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Eh, it seems a bit uninspired to me, for Chicago. It just doesn't say Chicago. In another city, it may fit, but it just isn't clicking in my mind.
Nice design and all, it just doesn't have that Chicago character.

my initial reaction was similar to yours, but then it became apparent that what i was looking at was a curvilnear sears tower clad with blue mirror glass. if you pay attention to the details there is a confident, if somewhat akward, attitude about the massing of set back forms that seems very chicago, it just happens to be wearing a miami suit.

it could turn out to be really cool.

or terribly tacky.

it's hard to know from just one preliminary rendering.
     
     
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Old Posted Nov 5, 2004, 6:52 PM
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That is one great looking building. Go Chi-town.
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Another home run for the second city
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I was actually referring to the floors of this building, not its height.
     
     
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I would like to know more about its location. It won't be on the street wall but perhaps back a bit and maybe to the south? I suspect that De-Stefano is doing this?
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I have a hard time figuring out exactly the spot as well. I went by today on LSD and was trying to eyeball it
     
     
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as far as the design. I would tolerate a lot to get that kind of height that far south.
     
     
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It will be on the SE corner of Roosevelt and the Metra tracks, directly N of the white crane that hovers over the foundations of Museum Tower. E of the tracks, the first street is Columbus, then LSD. I wonder if it will have an interface of any kind of Roosevelt, I hope it does even though that sidewalk on the S. side of the street does not lead anywhere, strictly speaking.
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interesting proposal. It definately will be out of character with the area. It seems to me that the south loop looks like it could have sat there unchanged for decades due to the retro feel of most of the new buildings in the area.
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WOW! that is a great looking tower
     
     
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well thjat location means its the southern bookend for the grant park street wall, which will bring a lot of scrutiny from kamin and everybody else.
if it's done well with good materials I think it would be fine. has a lot of potential, but some of these look good in the renderings and look like cheap crap when they really go up. this will become the most high-profile project that far south in a long time.
this and the columbian will boost that part of the skyline quite a bit, and should really help to frame out grant park
     
     
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victor has reported in the chicago boom rundown thread that he has been placed on the one museum park mailing and call list. he was told by someone from the sales center that more information about this tower will be made available in february, so it looks like we're gonna have to be a bit patieint to find out more about this exciting proposal.

p.s., i ain't trying to steal your thunder, victor, i just thought that this info also belonged in this thread as well
     
     
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Yeah. . . they left a message on my machine too. . . same old shit. . . buy our condos or we'll kill your dog. . . blah blah blah. . .
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