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twister244 Oct 7, 2022 3:42 PM

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Originally Posted by iLeunamme (Post 9754303)
Not to add to the negative views on this project...
But am I the only one that gets bothered by WPW? I know it was designed by a different team and it's pretty much blocked by WPS, but it just seems so out of place. Different facade and design elements from WPE AND WPS.
The development would look somewhat better if all three buildings were similar in design.

No - You aren't the only one. To me, WPE is vastly more appealing to the eyes. Even though the overall form doesn't seem that different than this building, the facade makes the building stand out a bit more. The Salesforce building here just looks like another generic blue box. I don't hate the building, I'm just not into it. OCS is blue glass building too, but it looks so elegant and beautiful, and would have regardless of where in the city it was placed. This thing just looks.... meh.

For me, the only potential redeeming factor is how the crown lighting turns out. I really wish OCS had some sort of crown lighting, but alas - It doesn't. Hopefully this building can light up the river corridor at night with something other than the Salesforce logo. Verdict is out on this though.....

HomrQT Oct 9, 2022 1:47 AM

Dangit it would have been nice if this one had another 30 floors in height on it. This would have been such a prominent, amazing stage to display a supertall.


Quote:

Originally Posted by iLeunamme (Post 9754303)
Not to add to the negative views on this project...
But am I the only one that gets bothered by WPW? I know it was designed by a different team and it's pretty much blocked by WPS, but it just seems so out of place. Different facade and design elements from WPE AND WPS.
The development would look somewhat better if all three buildings were similar in design.

I'm actually leaning towards being ok with it. The diversity of that tower gives a little bit of a "city within a city" vibe to me. If they had all been the same and looked like part of a set it might have been too much. Something I'd have to think about more.

Klippenstein Oct 9, 2022 4:04 AM

I know the quality is terrible and the timing is not right, but I think this is one of the best views of this tower. You're far enough away that it stands out and the angle is such that you can see its depth unlike the views from the river.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...2bda3ce3_k.jpg

PittsburghPA Oct 13, 2022 9:37 PM

https://i.imgur.com/IcneDox.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/2dZchqW.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/rJQErhD.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/b9usH7B.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/KLL4BoI.jpg

Klippenstein Oct 16, 2022 2:33 AM

Today

I'm officially naming these four, The Monoliths.










rivernorthlurker Oct 16, 2022 3:09 AM

Saw this view from Fulton East as well (will post my pics soon). Btw the view in person is mind blowing.

Initially they seemed a bit clumsy and bland with the four kind of unnaturally similar and aligned together, but honestly in person it works really well. These make the Loop look rather imposing from Fulton - obviously much more than before they were built. The scale doesn't translate well in the photos. It has a weirdly signature look.

I'm going witth the Four Horsemen of the Windy City.

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Originally Posted by Klippenstein (Post 9761690)
Today

I'm officially naming these four, The Monoliths.


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Klippenstein Oct 16, 2022 3:14 AM

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Originally Posted by rivernorthlurker (Post 9761700)
Saw this view from Fulton East as well (will post my pics soon). Btw the view in person is mind blowing.

Initially they seemed a bit clumsy and bland with the four kind of unnaturally similar and aligned together, but honestly in person it works really well. These make the Loop look rather imposing from Fulton - obviously much more than before they were built. The scale doesn't translate well in the photos. It has a weirdly signature look.

I'm going witth the Four Horsemen of the Windy City.

Could be the Four Horsemen of the Confluence... :haha:

rivernorthlurker Oct 16, 2022 3:18 AM

A few blue glass buildings looks like an eyesore. A city of blue glass buildings looks like the future. :shrug:

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Originally Posted by Klippenstein (Post 9761690)
Today



rivernorthlurker Oct 16, 2022 3:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Klippenstein (Post 9761704)
Could be the Four Horsemen of the Confluence... :haha:

The Four Horsemen of Wolf Point? Now that sounds legendary.

galleyfox Oct 16, 2022 3:38 AM

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Originally Posted by rivernorthlurker (Post 9761711)
The Four Horsemen of Wolf Point? Now that sounds legendary.

I like simplicity.

The Bluestones of Chicagohenge.

https://youtu.be/BnQLO5oHQPI

BVictor1 Oct 16, 2022 4:44 AM

10.08.22
https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/render...&ts=1665381593

10.15.22
https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/render...&ts=1665892111

https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/render...&ts=1665892233

dropdeaded209 Oct 16, 2022 7:20 AM

nice catch of the Sears tower filling up the prow of WPS. Unfortunately the tower projects an illusion of entasis, which the setbacks up top do nothing to resolve. A fat man wearing a little cap.

The skinny overextended columns at the base don't help matters either. Even squat Merchandise Mart does verticality better than this mediocre monolith!

WOOF!

chicubs111 Oct 16, 2022 2:18 PM

Yea this building really is much more of a disappointment then realized now that I see it almost fully glassed up.... I mean you cant even notice the setback which was supposed to give some saving grace of architectural integrity ...its just another giant blue glass slab... This city gets obsessed with trends like no other...river north was all about the beige trend and giant parking podiums in 90's ...then someone finally got an idea to go glassier which was nice ...but now were stuck in the damn how many variations of blue glass trend for most part...For a city that used to pride itself on architecture we produce alot of bland monotony

thegoatman Oct 16, 2022 4:31 PM

atleast some architecturally unique stuff is still going on in the west loop

marothisu Oct 16, 2022 6:15 PM

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Originally Posted by thegoatman (Post 9761981)
atleast some architecturally unique stuff is still going on in the west loop

Salesforce Tower is not in West Loop.

gebs Oct 17, 2022 2:31 PM

I love seeing a lot of the architecture nerds on this forum attending Open House Chicago sites. The photography is also appreciated!

UrbanDweller98 Oct 17, 2022 2:52 PM

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Originally Posted by marothisu (Post 9762049)
Salesforce Tower is not in West Loop.

I'm pretty sure he was responding to chicubs111's comments on the trend of blue-glass towers in the city by saying that at least the West Loop's new towers are architecturally unique, not that Salesforce is in the West Loop

thegoatman Oct 17, 2022 3:20 PM

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Originally Posted by UrbanDweller98 (Post 9762568)
I'm pretty sure he was responding to chicubs111's comments on the trend of blue-glass towers in the city by saying that at least the West Loop's new towers are architecturally unique, not that Salesforce is in the West Loop

Yes

donnie Oct 19, 2022 4:13 PM

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Originally Posted by rivernorthlurker (Post 9761700)
Saw this view from Fulton East as well (will post my pics soon). Btw the view in person is mind blowing.

Initially they seemed a bit clumsy and bland with the four kind of unnaturally similar and aligned together, but honestly in person it works really well. These make the Loop look rather imposing from Fulton - obviously much more than before they were built. The scale doesn't translate well in the photos. It has a weirdly signature look.

I'm going witth the Four Horsemen of the Windy City.

The 4 Horseman of the Metropolis!
done, and done!:notacrook:

I think with time people will learn to love this tower, ok appreciate!

rivernorthlurker Oct 19, 2022 6:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by donnie (Post 9765348)
The 4 Horseman of the Metropolis!
done, and done!:notacrook:

Ok I just got this. That's pretty good :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by donnie (Post 9765348)
I think with time people will learn to love this tower, ok appreciate!

The multifloor lobby and the promenade will be tremendous. And the building will probably will be stellar at night too. It's the form that's lacking. But I'm over it.


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