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Zapatan Dec 16, 2020 11:17 PM

I thought this one was going to be boring but it's looking great so far

Bonsai Tree Dec 17, 2020 12:07 AM

^^Yeah totally. I think this one blows 110 out of the water. The details are great.

jc5680 Dec 19, 2020 7:44 PM








Chicagolover88 Dec 19, 2020 9:37 PM

Are those grey things on the windows in the first and second picture mechanical floors or something

Hudson11 Dec 19, 2020 10:15 PM

this might have the nicest facade of the myriad of Goettsch Towers in Chicago

Toasty Joe Dec 20, 2020 3:24 AM

In 10 -20 years I think we can look back on this period of blue glass towers and recognize this for the gem it is in terms of facade and location

Skyy Dec 20, 2020 5:11 AM

From earlier this week:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...ebbc1bb4_h.jpg[/url]

the urban politician Dec 20, 2020 3:52 PM

I’m definitely digging the cladding so far

southoftheloop Dec 20, 2020 4:34 PM

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Originally Posted by jc5680 (Post 9138249)





Wow

nomarandlee Dec 20, 2020 8:45 PM

Yep. This glass is first rate.

I've gone from pretty underwhelmed about this tower to now very excited to see the final result.

ChiPlanner Dec 21, 2020 2:31 PM

I was over on around Clybourn/Webster and Elston/Cortland the other day (Lincoln Yards/CH Robinson Area) and this elevator core already has a huge presence from the area. From that angle, the only thing that appears "past" the Sears are presidential towers and this.

killaviews Dec 22, 2020 9:34 AM

12/18 BMO Tower
From left to right: BofA Tower, BMO Tower (peeking up), and Salesforce Tower
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...9b73f9f4_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...83e5b6f8_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...2310880a_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...f48e5131_b.jpg

Zapatan Dec 22, 2020 4:34 PM

Quote:

From left to right: BofA Tower, BMO Tower (peeking up), and Salesforce Tower
Nice photo of the blue box capital of the world (AKA Chicago) ;)

Skyy Dec 22, 2020 5:29 PM

Some photos from yesterday:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...384fe2e7_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...4d2e1b03_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...3e16698e_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...51f67252_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...9ac88f6f_b.jpg

From several days ago:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...0bba1e03_b.jpg

SteelMonkey Dec 22, 2020 6:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Hudson11 (Post 9138354)
this might have the nicest facade of the myriad of Goettsch Towers in Chicago

Agree.

Nice pics JC, Killa, & Skyy

RedCorsair87 Dec 22, 2020 7:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Zapatan (Post 9140178)
Nice photo of the blue box capital of the world (AKA Chicago) ;)

We really built a lot of this "style" this cycle. In One Chicago, 300N Michigan, The Paragon, River Point, 150 Riverside, and WPE. Am I missing anything? Some are certainly better than others.

Is there any other US city seeing this large of a percentage of new buildings with blue glass recently constructed?

Skyy Dec 22, 2020 8:36 PM

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Originally Posted by RedCorsair87 (Post 9140376)
We really built a lot of this "style" this cycle. In One Chicago, 300N Michigan, The Paragon, River Point, 150 Riverside, and WPE. Am I missing anything? Some are certainly better than others.

Is there any other US city seeing this large of a percentage of new buildings with blue glass recently constructed?

Can't forget 110 N Wacker :D

-Nick- Dec 22, 2020 11:03 PM

From their webcam this evening. Looks like the developers are a little superstitious - Skipping floor 13.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...a44b7ba9_h.jpg

Toasty Joe Dec 22, 2020 11:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RedCorsair87 (Post 9140376)
We really built a lot of this "style" this cycle. In One Chicago, 300N Michigan, The Paragon, River Point, 150 Riverside, and WPE. Am I missing anything? Some are certainly better than others.

Is there any other US city seeing this large of a percentage of new buildings with blue glass recently constructed?

Hudson Yards, which will likely have future phases of blue glass towers but at least most of them go a bit bolder with height and the roof & facade designs. I'd gladly trade one of those supertalls for 300N Michigan.

and yeah as Sky mentioned 110 N Wacker...
built or U/C: WPW, Salesforce, arguably Vista, Old Town Park(kinda), One Eleven, Legacy, 300 N LaSalle, Imprint, half of streeterville?
proposed: 301 & 321 S Wacker, 330 N Clark (behind Reid Murdoch), Parcel O, conceptual renderings for tallest 3 towers of North Union, and likely prevalent in the 78 and Lincoln Yards.
I'm sure there are others.

Several people in the past have commented economic and environmental factors as to why these are all sprouting up, but it doesn't change the fact that they're overdone and, barring a few exceptions, detract from our status as an architecture capital. For the next 70+ years the confluence of our river is going to be mostly surrounded by blue towers... a prime location to showcase our architectural best for the world to see, and we popped up 5-6 blue boxes... not very inspiring

sentinel Dec 23, 2020 1:12 AM

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Originally Posted by -Nick- (Post 9140543)
From their webcam this evening. Looks like the developers are a little superstitious - Skipping floor 13.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...a44b7ba9_h.jpg

That's actually relatively common in highrises.


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