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maru2501 Apr 22, 2020 7:10 PM

that's taller than I realized it was going to be

Mr Downtown Apr 23, 2020 1:11 AM

Keep those dancing bananas backstage, guys. No one's pulling any building permits for anything other than Discovery Partners Institute.

I have confidence that General Mediterranean can wait out a substantial recession or two, but I'll have to dig out the 1991 renderings of what a huge development "LaSalle Park" was going to be. Instead it ended up being parceled out for the Target, Amli 900, Roosevelt Collection, and the British School.

ChiTownWonder Apr 23, 2020 1:18 AM

Yeah, huge skyline extender. That view from Navy Pier and approaching from the Stevenson or Dan Ryan from the south will be impressive. These towers aren't super interesting to me but the tallest in particular looks unique compared to other 700+ footers in the city with its "bipolar" facades and angular setbacks.

Bonsai Tree Apr 23, 2020 1:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr Downtown (Post 8901604)
Keep those dancing bananas backstage, guys. No one's pulling any building permits for anything other than Discovery Partners Institute.

I have confidence that General Mediterranean can wait out a substantial recession or two, but I'll have to dig out the 1991 renderings of what a huge development "LaSalle Park" was going to be. Instead it ended up being parceled out for the Target, Amli 900, Roosevelt Collection, and the British School.

I agree that the 78 could easily turn out different than anticipated and will probably turn out different than anticipated but I think that that type of mindset is a bit of a downer. There are plenty of master planned areas of Chicago that are let-downs but there are also plenty of master planned places that are great. So I'm going to keep believing this will be great, and I don't think there is any reason to temper our expectations until this thing is done in 10 or 20+ years.

SteelMonkey Apr 23, 2020 5:49 PM

[QUOTE=Zapatan;8900920]What does DPI stand for? Department of Public Information?

Its the collaboration with Univ of Ill's Discovery Partners Institute

Zapatan Apr 24, 2020 10:35 PM

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Originally Posted by SteelMonkey (Post 8902213)
Its the collaboration with Univ of Ill's Discovery Partners Institute

Thanks :tup:

Flaccer05 May 1, 2020 10:40 PM

Good news they're still actively moving along with design!

Big U of I research center moves ahead
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/educ...er-moves-ahead

The University of Illinois took a step forward this week toward building the Discovery Partners Institute in Chicago, with the state’s Capital Development Board issuing a call for consultants to help design and construct the $250 million facility.

The university has been seeking to build the collaborative new research center in the South Loop for years now and won backing in February from Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who agreed to provide $500 million in state financing for DPI and a related statewide Illinois Innovation Network. The new institute will anchor Related Midwest's 78 development.

The Capital Development Board and university notice said the three-stage consultant selection process will kick off on May 14, with the public procurement period ending July 2.

CrazyCres Jun 18, 2020 9:39 PM

Are there any webcams on-site?

Barrelfish Jun 19, 2020 3:18 PM

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Originally Posted by CrazyCres (Post 8955873)
Are there any webcams on-site?

Unless I missed something, I think we are still a ways away from actual construction starting. So not much for a webcam to show yet.

ardecila Jun 19, 2020 5:08 PM

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Originally Posted by CrazyCres (Post 8955873)
Are there any webcams on-site?

I don't believe so, but FH Paschen is building the road and they sometimes post drone shots on their Twitter.

https://twitter.com/fhpaschen/status...24171796439042


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