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TSSTaylor Sep 9, 2016 12:15 AM

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Originally Posted by jc5680 (Post 7555239)
Larger night shot from Crain's twitter


Would love if this became a reality if they had the lighting just like that shining to the sky.

2PRUROCKS! Sep 9, 2016 12:20 AM

Now this is some serious awesomeness!

go go white sox Sep 9, 2016 12:40 AM

Very cool! Those comparing it to the cheese grater I don't see it. This thing is beautiful, elegant, and futuristic wow

The North One Sep 9, 2016 12:42 AM

HOLY SHIT! This looks sexy!

One of the best proposals we've seen in this country for a long time. It looks like it has indoor gardens.

DCReid Sep 9, 2016 12:54 AM

CHICAGO | Union Station Redevelopment | 958 FT
 
Sterling Bay is proposing a skyscraper connected to Union Station that would become one of the city's tallest, as the Chicago-based developer vies for the assignment to redevelop real estate owned by Amtrak.

The firm wants to build a 958-foot-tall, 2 million-square-foot office tower alongside the massive transit facility in the West Loop and is already in talks with tenants large enough to kick off the project, Sterling Bay Managing Director Andy Gloor said today...

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/reale...-union-station

Busy Bee Sep 9, 2016 1:12 AM

Wowza

munchymunch Sep 9, 2016 1:47 AM

Can we have the first post updated with pics and info?

Kngkyle Sep 9, 2016 2:08 AM

One piece from the article that hasn't been mentioned thus far is Bank of America being a potential anchor tenant. Apparently they are looking to consolidate their Chicago operations into one building. I would think they'd need easily more than a million sq ft for that. Perhaps one of our most in-the-know forumers would know the cumulative size of their ops here?

Mr Downtown Sep 9, 2016 3:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Steely Dan (Post 7555389)
Dedicated thread for the new sterling bay union station tower proposal: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=224752

A dedicated thread for a proposal where the developer hasn't even put in a bid for the site yet? Isn't that a bit premature?

tjp Sep 9, 2016 3:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Kngkyle (Post 7555410)
One piece from the article that hasn't been mentioned thus far is Bank of America being a potential anchor tenant. Apparently they are looking to consolidate their Chicago operations into one building. I would think they'd need easily more than a million sq ft for that. Perhaps one of our most in-the-know forumers would know the cumulative size of their ops here?


Have you heard anything about Bank of America related to this space, or just that they're looking to consolidate?

When I read Sterling Bay already had tenants lined up, I automatically thought Walgreens.

Kngkyle Sep 9, 2016 3:40 AM

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Originally Posted by tjp (Post 7555462)
Have you heard anything about Bank of America related to this space, or just that they're looking to consolidate?

When I read Sterling Bay already had tenants lined up, I automatically thought Walgreens.

From the Crains article:

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Gloor did not identify potential anchor tenants for its project. One tenant in the market that could potentially launch such a large project is Bank of America, which is believed to be considering consolidating workers now in several Chicago locations into one huge new space, according to real estate sources.

spyguy Sep 9, 2016 3:47 AM

Proportions are a little bit off in my mind (extend it over 1000', hint, hint). But overall, looks great and very unexpected. Prefer using the air-rights for a supertall like this rather than building something clunky on top of Union Station.

munchymunch Sep 9, 2016 4:08 AM

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Originally Posted by spyguy (Post 7555478)
Proportions are a little bit off in my mind (extend it over 1000', hint, hint). But overall, looks great and very unexpected. Prefer using the air-rights for a supertall like this rather than building something clunky on top of Union Station.

:tup:

Where did we get 57 floors from?

UPChicago Sep 9, 2016 4:12 AM

The atriums are the shit! LOVE IT....... BUILD IT NOW!


Reminds me of this
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/apps/...-130219807.jpg

HomrQT Sep 9, 2016 5:35 AM

Being right there at Union Station is a huge selling point for this project. Go big or go home!

HomrQT Sep 9, 2016 5:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Via Chicago (Post 7555147)
build the dang cheese grater

seriously, i think i love this design more than any other thats been announced in the boom. will be tragic if theyre not chosen. finally something thats not a blue box.

It's really not that far from being a 'blue box'.

Llemon Sep 9, 2016 5:46 AM

A quick and dirty model made with basic photogrammetry

Some dimensions are off by quite a bit, but I'll try and get everything right tomorrow.

http://i.imgur.com/S4XzDfm.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/Z2p0FTU.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/9Hpv5AL.jpg

link to album if the above embed pics dont work; http://imgur.com/a/7KL4w

denizen467 Sep 9, 2016 6:11 AM

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Originally Posted by UPChicago (Post 7555495)

This old proposal had the slope and atriums on the south side.

Today's Sterling Bay render has the slope and apparent atriums on the north side.

I'd have figured only one of those should make sense, based on hvac costs, or sunlight needs of plants, etc. What's going on here I wonder.

Randomguy34 Sep 9, 2016 7:13 AM

Ooo, now I wonder what the view from Adler Planetarium will look like with this, Wanda Vista, Vinoly Tower, and 1000 S Michigan

Mister Uptempo Sep 9, 2016 10:22 AM

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Originally Posted by emathias (Post 7555228)
The tower also seems to encroach on the just-opened bus turnaround for the Loop Link buses - I wonder if that's just the way it looks in this rendering, or if perhaps the bus area is integrated near the base. There is a pedway from that bus area to Union Station now under Jackson.

Union Station itself can be extended upward - I think up to 20 floors, IIRC, on the existing foundations. Last time they talked about doing that, it was for a hotel, which would bring a little evening activity.

The master plan indicates that the new transit center would be integrated into the new building. The plan even holds out the possibility of expanding the transit center, perhaps to accommodate motorcoaches like the Amtrak Thruway route to Madison, WI.


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