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Old Posted Dec 3, 2020, 8:45 PM
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I guess there was a mix-up with the address in the city's system, per Block Club.


An odd one for sure.
You just witnessed Chicago magic in action. If it wasn't for the quick viral press about this demo it would have been down and gone before the "mistake" was noticed.
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You just witnessed Chicago magic in action. If it wasn't for the quick viral press about this demo it would have been down and gone before the "mistake" was noticed.
A more elevated scheme than "my contractor started demo without my knowledge" which has been used a few times in recent years on smaller buildings...
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When I made a comment similar to this (bringing up concerns about “anti-racist” statements made by a woman in Woodlawn who wanted to keep that neighborhood a certain “color”) you told me to go back to Libertyville (I can pull up that quote if you’d like)
Yes, please.

I think you have me mistaken with someone else.
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Sears Tower

Nov 26

The devil is in the details

An earnest try at matching the tower - would be helped by a refinish of the tower itself.







Fortunately the tower still dwarfs the new mall, which does do a good job of blending into the shadows.
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An earnest try at matching the tower - would be helped by a refinish of the tower itself.
Have they tried rubbing the thing with a rag and a can of Brasso?
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Covid on Clark

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3 blocks blocked off and reserved for "outdoor" dining/bars some of the tents have big screen TVs.

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Old Posted Dec 6, 2020, 2:12 AM
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1122 W Chicago

I really like the projects that have sprung up around this area this cycle.
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Old Posted Dec 6, 2020, 3:26 AM
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I really like the projects that have sprung up around this area this cycle.
seems like the crowdedness of the blue line was scaling down some projects. bummed this one couldn't be taller - I'm sure the demand is there.
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GEMS-II - 355 E Wacker

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Chicago - GEMS-II by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr
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Tirbune Tower - 435 N Michigan

Dec 3

Making the most of the Sothern exposure.


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Old Posted Dec 6, 2020, 7:24 PM
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900 something on FultonMarket

Dec 3

What addr is this new vacant lot ? any idea what is planned ?



And a bit west - N edge of Union Park.
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That lot (900 one) is owned by the same developer that just did the new Herman Miller office, and is just starting that hotel/office turned just office at 1025 Fulton.

https://www.fultonstco.com/

Should get started when they wrap up 1025 I believe. But I wouldn’t get too excited about design based on their other stuff
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Old Posted Dec 7, 2020, 5:51 PM
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The devil is in the details
Gensler.

I wonder if SOM was ever contacted for a proposal. Not that they're any less mega-size corporate, but their track record for aesthetic considerations is a lot stronger. (And they'd possibly have some emotional motivation given that they're the building's designers.)
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Is the Gems2 site abandoned? Or are they working on groundscaping? cant tell from a still shot.
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Old Posted Dec 7, 2020, 9:02 PM
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^^looks like they put boards down to allow heavy equipment to run to St. Regis with trees without breaking up the concrete. I believe that construction on GEMS 2 is still stopped.
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There was a virtual meeting this week to discuss changes to the streetscape on Irving Park Road between the river and almost Damen. During the meeting, Alderman Matt Martin said the reason the plan does not extend all the way to Damen is that a "significant" proposal is in the pipeline that will could drastically change the six corner intersection at Irving/Damen/Lincoln, with the parcel on the southwest corner of Damen and Irving (currently a bank and surface lot) potentially redeveloped. Since it's not an actual proposal yet, I can't find any easily accessible public information.

Anyone have inside info? I've been dreaming of this lot getting redeveloped and this intersection getting more life as a pedestrian hub for a long time!
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