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^ Golub's project in Streeterville has an undulating facade as well
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^ Golub's project in Streeterville has an undulating facade as well
Yeah, but with blue glass and no black design elements. The Gang proposal clearly has black frames.

If they paint the concrete white on City HP that building will really pop if it has black frames like this.
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The Golub townhome plan was shown at a PDNA meeting not too long ago.
Thanks for reminding us how hideous these are going to be.
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Tee-pee lamp posts. There are quite a few of them. Eventually they'll be hidden by trees.
WHAT THE HELL are those things. They are all over the entire park. Initially I thought they surely were just simplified cranes, temporarily situated for construction. At worst, they look like a flock of alien spider-cum-transformers descended upon Grant Park; at best, MDP looks like a theme park. People are going to flip out over them. If trees are the strategic answer here, nobody who remembers Maggie Daley will still be alive by the time all those trees reach maturity.

Whatever function they are providing could surely have been constructed in a more unobtrusive manner - what is the backstory here?
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^Your quote answers your question. They're lamp posts. Trees will hide them. It's a big open play area, open to the public until 10pm. It's gotta be lit. Angling them to hide among the trees is better than doing nothing.
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^Your quote answers your question. They're lamp posts. Trees will hide them. It's a big open play area, open to the public until 10pm. It's gotta be lit. Angling them to hide among the trees is better than doing nothing.
They looked larger (in diameter) than necessary to be solely lamp posts. (Edit - The photo attached to the quoted post does have lights attached to it, but there are so many of these across the park that it wasn't immediately clear that each one serves the same purpose.) "Angling them to hide among trees" (that won't be able to hide them for a long while) is not better than doing nothing. Doing nothing would mean simply having ordinary vertical, slender lamp posts that, according to pythagoras, would also be shorter, and would require fewer trees for camouflage.

It's possible a larger quantity of normal lampposts would be needed, but there is little downside to that, as they would be largely unnoticed, particularly during daylight.

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The light masts are oriented around the perimeter of the "Lawn Valley" feature to allow for nighttime events. Looks like they are a chopped-and-screwed version of the "friday night lights" at high school football stadiums.

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a chopped-and-screwed version of the "friday night lights" at high school football stadiums.
I'm sure it's an apt description, but I'm lost and could spend a half hour with urban dictionary and wikipedia and not figure this one out..

Anyhow, if these are purely lampposts, they might end up being cool at a large playfield out in the neighborhoods. But Grant Park, downtown Chicago, is not the type of place you take something that is normally almost entirely utilitiarian and invisible, and over-adorn it ad absurdum, and then also clone it like ten times within the same vicinity. This is in contrast to the BP Bridge, which is a single object turned into a single piece of sculpture, or the Pritzker Pavilion lawn's overhead lattice, which is a largely minimalistic utilitarian structure. I don't know whether these will end up looking okay, but even if they do, they may be bringing Grant Park closer to something like Navy Pier kitsch.
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Mystery Facade Test at the old X/O site:


looks like City Hyde Park facade to me

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