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chiphile Sep 9, 2016 9:03 PM

Can someone do a quick photoshop and show us what it would look like if the slanted end were to be extended, along with the straight end, to make a pointy roof? we could use a pointy roof in the skyline, along with a 1000+ footer in the west loop. The random 958' is annoying, just get it up past 1000!

Zerton Sep 9, 2016 9:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chiphile (Post 7556206)
Can someone do a quick photoshop and show us what it would look like if the slanted end were to be extended, along with the straight end, to make a pointy roof? we could use a pointy roof in the skyline, along with a 1000+ footer in the west loop. The random 958' is annoying, just get it up past 1000!

Best I could do (I ran out of space to complete the wedge! :haha: ):

http://i.imgur.com/UnqQ2AW.jpg

chiphile Sep 9, 2016 9:53 PM

^Dude, awesome. thanks! makes the original look like a tree stump. this looks like its "natural" design while the original feels like it got cut due to financing or NIMBY issues. They can do this, just put a damn hotel with scenic restaurant up in the thinner/higher floor plates and we're done.

chris08876 Sep 9, 2016 10:06 PM

Sweet jesus!

Great news and rendering...! :cheers:

Zapatan Sep 9, 2016 10:14 PM

Good to see Chicago getting back into the skyscraper game more and more everyday :)

BVictor1 Sep 10, 2016 1:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tom Servo (Post 7556162)
Cool. But why do I feel like either A this won't get built or B it'll go the way of that Jahn building and be ruined by Kamin and his NIMBY posse... Hmm...:sly:

This isn't a historic district and residences are minimal around here.

The Lurker Sep 10, 2016 1:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Llemon (Post 7555553)
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

Good shit! Just for fun you should add 625 W. Monroe!

NYguy Sep 11, 2016 12:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zerton (Post 7556244)
Best I could do (I ran out of space to complete the wedge! :haha: ):

http://i.imgur.com/UnqQ2AW.jpg


That would look great, a modern John Hancock. But it's fine the way it is also.

MiamiSpartan Sep 11, 2016 12:59 AM

That is an impressive tower.....

KevinFromTexas Sep 11, 2016 3:57 AM

Beautiful. Now snap to it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by maru2501 (Post 7555095)
already being compared to london cheese grater on twitter

There is a resemblance, but I'm sure people said the same about the 2nd ever round building in the world.

munchymunch Sep 11, 2016 6:28 AM

Nice Reilly, I love statements like this.

the urban politician Sep 11, 2016 1:19 PM

^ Yeah, because a project that size in the Loop on top of one of the nation's busiest rail terminals needs you to approve the zoning.

Kumdogmillionaire Sep 11, 2016 5:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by munchymunch (Post 7557321)
Nice Reilly, I love statements like this.

Haha what a prick that dude is

Randomguy34 Sep 11, 2016 9:10 PM

I love this reply someone left for Reilly :haha:

Quote:

Isaac Walmart:
@AldReilly @Chicagoist are you implying you need a sizable campaign donation?
https://twitter.com/IsaacWalmart/sta...94018918195200

TallBob Sep 12, 2016 8:28 AM

An 1100 foot version of this would be spectacular!

rlw777 Sep 12, 2016 12:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by munchymunch (Post 7557321)
Nice Reilly, I love statements like this.

hmm I didn't realize that Sterling Bay presenting a proposal to bolster their bid at become master developer of Amtraks air rights required any input from Alderman.... Oh wait it doesn't

k1052 Sep 12, 2016 1:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rlw777 (Post 7558159)
hmm I didn't realize that Sterling Bay presenting a proposal to bolster there bid at become master developer of Amtraks air rights required any input from Alderman.... Oh wait it doesn't

SB obviously didn't kiss his ring before going public, like he actually cares what replaces the Amtrak garage. It's not going to matter here since there is no way that Rahm will let him screw over SB and put the Union Statiom redevelopment and an enormous potential property tax stream at risk. He may be able to fuck over other developers if they don't play by the usual rules but not these guys.

Steely Dan Sep 12, 2016 1:33 PM

"I am the great and powerful Reilly. Kiss my ring. KISS IT, BITCHES!"




what an unfortunate tool.

Kngkyle Sep 12, 2016 2:13 PM

So this is just the first of 4 proposals to be announced. The winner will be announced Q1 2017.

Quote:

The four teams of finalists include Chicago-based development firms John Buck, Riverside Investment & Development, Golub and Sterling Bay, acclaimed architecture firms Studio Gang, Pelli Clarke Pelli, Skidmore Owings & Merrill and Gensler, and the world's second-largest commercial real estate brokerage: Jones Lang LaSalle.

Golub's team includes investors Macquarie Corporate Holdings, a subsidiary of Sydney, Australia-based financial services firm Macquarie Capital Group, and an affiliate of Walsh Construction. The architect is Gensler.

The JLL consortium includes John Buck and LaSalle Investment Management, the real estate investment arm of JLL. The design is by the firms of Jeanne Gang and Cesar Pelli.

Information from Amtrak on the Riverside venture, led by former John Buck executive John O'Donnell, does not include investment partners or architects.

The Sterling Bay group's architect is Skidmore Owings & Merrill.
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/reale...oreUserAgent=1

BVictor1 Sep 12, 2016 2:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kngkyle (Post 7558229)
So this is just the first of 4 proposals to be announced. The winner will be announced Q1 2017.



http://www.chicagobusiness.com/reale...oreUserAgent=1

I'd love to see the renderings of the other proposals, I think we all would.

Steely Dan Sep 12, 2016 2:40 PM

now that we have more info about what's going on, i've edited the thread title.

this thread will be the place to discuss all of the competing proposals as they are released.

hopefully we don't have to wait too much longer to seem them.

Kngkyle Sep 12, 2016 2:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BVictor1 (Post 7558248)
I'd love to see the renderings of the other proposals, I think we all would.

Spyguy, this is your cue.

BVictor1 Sep 12, 2016 2:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steely Dan (Post 7558197)
"I am the great and powerful Reilly. Kiss my ring. KISS IT, BITCHES!"


what an unfortunate tool.

Agreed :tup:

And seeing as this has to do with a financial benefit to a company dealing with national transportation, I wouldn't mind seeing the mayor stand behind the project and in front of the alderman regarding these RFP's.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Steely Dan (Post 7558249)

hopefully we don't have to wait too much longer to seem them.

(yelling) SPYGUY!!!

2017 is when a developer will be chosen.

Randomguy34 Sep 12, 2016 3:00 PM

I'm curious seeing how much weight JLL plans to throw around with the help of Jeanne Gang and Cesar Pelli.

Pioneer Sep 12, 2016 4:59 PM

I absolutely ***love*** the fact that something of this height and presence will be on the west side of the river.

DonMendigo Sep 12, 2016 4:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steely Dan (Post 7558197)
what an unfortunate tool.

How about we scrap this plan and build all four proposals surrounding whatever building Reilly lives in to block out the sun at all times. Of course, the only problem with this plot is the children.

Ryanrule Sep 12, 2016 7:44 PM

How about his voter base finally dies and he goes away.

BVictor1 Sep 13, 2016 4:59 PM

For those interested...

http://chicagohistory.org/planavisit.../walking-tours

Union Station
Sundays, September 18, October 2 and 23, and November 13, 1:00 p.m.

Take a closer look at one of America’s last great railway terminals. Explore the city’s rich transportation heritage while strolling through historic Union Station, examining its monumental exterior, and discovering the hidden stories and spaces that go unseen by thousands each day. Tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and includes considerable walking and stair climbing.

Location: Meet at the street-level Jackson entrance to Union Station, 500 West Jackson Boulevard.

Sunday, September 18
Cost: $25, $20 members
> Purchase tickets

Sunday, October 2
Cost: $25, $20 members
> Purchase tickets

Sunday, October 23
Cost: $25, $20 members
> Purchase tickets

Sunday, November 13
Cost: $25, $20 members

SolarWind Sep 20, 2016 3:46 AM

September 19, 2016


Kippis Sep 20, 2016 1:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SolarWind (Post 7567802)
September 19, 2016


Just about the only thing I'll miss from this sight is the Dunkin' Donuts at the corner of Canal and Van Buren...at least there's another one about 700' from where this picture was taken on Jackson. :haha:

Reinsdorf Sucks Mar 23, 2017 6:32 PM

Apparently next week the teams are supposed to hear whether or not they won. :cheers:

Ned.B Mar 23, 2017 8:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reinsdorf Sucks (Post 7749529)
Apparently next week the teams are supposed to hear whether or not they won. :cheers:

I don't think that's correct. I don't think that the final proposals are even due for a few more weeks.

munchymunch Mar 23, 2017 9:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ned.B (Post 7749704)
I don't think that's correct. I don't think that the final proposals are even due for a few more weeks.

Sounds right end of Q1

UPChicago Mar 23, 2017 10:46 PM

It is basically already the end of Q1 so next week might be right

TimeAgain Mar 23, 2017 11:23 PM

EDIT: Way wrong here, lol.

chicubs111 Mar 23, 2017 11:29 PM

refresh memories...
http://chicago.curbed.com/2016/9/12/...on-master-plan

chris08876 Mar 24, 2017 12:21 AM

The SOM design is pretty neat. Hopefully this happens.

Ned.B Mar 24, 2017 3:01 PM

Speaking as someone with a little insider info, I'm 100% certain that at least one team is still working on their proposal, and the deadline for submission is sometime in mid-April. I think the Q1 date is from an outdated schedule.

TimeAgain May 25, 2017 1:10 AM

I don't see any tall buildings there. :(

Should've went with SB.

Kngkyle May 25, 2017 1:11 AM

Massive Union Station project gets a developer

City Hall and Amtrak have selected a real estate firm to lead an ambitious, $1-billion-plus redevelopment of Union Station and land adjacent to the historic structure for a variety of commercial uses.

...include renovating Union Station's now largely empty headhouse into retail, hotel and office space; constructing two 12-story residential buildings over the headhouse; developing 1.5 million square feet of new office space in two towers just south of the station, and constructing 500,000 square feet of residential space in another high-rise on railroad air rights.

That amounts to a total of 3.1 million square feet, all of which the city would like to be completed within six years.


http://kngkyle.com/uploads/210709.png

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/artic...ts-a-developer

ithakas May 25, 2017 1:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kngkyle (Post 7814411)
Massive Union Station project gets a developer

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/artic...ts-a-developer

I'm bummed we're not getting the gorgeous SOM design but actually prefer the programming of this – time to get more mixed-use in the area.

Maybe this will compel Sterling Bay to go for another site in West Loop Gate for their proposal. They could site it two blocks south at Harrison & Clinton, on the full block where the Holiday Inn and parking lot are, across the street from the Old Post Office.

Steely Dan May 25, 2017 1:17 AM

Uh oh!

More Goettsch blue glass boxes.

The natives will be restless.

Randomguy34 May 25, 2017 1:28 AM

It would have been amazing if a plaza was proposed for the site, since Chicago doesn't really have a proper open plaza, but looks like we got another parking podium instead :uhh:

rlw777 May 25, 2017 1:30 AM

ug leave the headhouse alone or design additions with respect for the current building.

emathias May 25, 2017 1:30 AM

I don't know the best thread to post this to, but Amtrak has selected a developer for Chicago's Union Station.

No details but the illustration makes it look like they didn't account for the bus facilities South of Jackson. The city said they want it done in six years.
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/artic...gnews-20170524

ithakas May 25, 2017 1:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rlw777 (Post 7814438)
ug leave the headhouse alone or design additions with respect for the current building.

Considering what Goettsch did with the Viceroy that's probably the aspect I'm most excited about architecturally here.

KWILLSKYLINE May 25, 2017 1:36 AM

God damn tragedy we didnt get that massive SOM beauty. That one would have been a skyline changer.
I like all the green space but the the office building are so
..generic.

ithakas May 25, 2017 1:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Randomguy34 (Post 7814436)
It would have been amazing if a plaza was proposed for the site, since Chicago doesn't really have a proper open plaza, but looks like we got another parking podium instead :uhh:

I didn't see the plaza as elevated at first (looked more like it could be a shadow), but the article mentions that the plaza/outdoor spaces would be above the transit center, so maybe that's the ground floor?

LaSalle.St.Station May 25, 2017 1:39 AM

If this site can't generate a max density supertall tower, then safe to say Chicago will never see another one built again. I hate to see these prime sites close to the west loop train stations be underdeveloped continuously.

rlw777 May 25, 2017 1:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ithakas (Post 7814440)
Considering what Goettsch did with the Viceroy that's probably the aspect I'm most excited about architecturally here.

The rendering is far from promising.


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