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Donnie77 Nov 16, 2018 2:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Zapatan (Post 8380724)
Right, that's good to hear but there seems to be the general notion that the market is going down due to all the recent projects. In which case they likely wouldn't build anything at all.

If OCS gets built this cycle then I personally think we will have over achieved! :notacrook:

Zapatan Nov 16, 2018 2:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Donnie77 (Post 8381148)
If OCS gets built this cycle then I personally think we will have over achieved! :notacrook:

Vista and OSC (and NEMA) are all wonderful, no argument there. :cheers:

BonoboZill4 Nov 16, 2018 4:39 AM

I love that you are right Elliphant :haha:

kolchak Nov 16, 2018 5:03 AM

NEMA is a big plus to a good 5 year span of highrise development for Chicago

http://i67.tinypic.com/htaded.jpg

Donnie77 Nov 16, 2018 8:50 AM

Don't forget Essex and Somi which turned out to be gems too!

LouisVanDerWright Nov 16, 2018 4:31 PM

You have to admit the design quality of the last 5 years has been way above the last boom...

Steely Dan Nov 16, 2018 4:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Donnie77 (Post 8381148)
If OCS gets built this cycle then I personally think we will have over achieved! :notacrook:

i would agree with that.

if OCS pops early next year as we all hope/expect, then that would be 7 towers over 700' that this boom has produced, the largest number of such towers of any building boom in the city's history.

to put that number into perspective, only 3 US cities even have more than 7 buildings over 700' to begin with: new york (80), houston (11), and los angeles (9).

OCS would bring chicago's total to 26, planting chicago solidly in 2nd place nationally (NYC is in another universe these days).

rlw777 Nov 16, 2018 4:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Donnie77 (Post 8381366)
Don't forget Essex and Somi which turned out to be gems too!

As well as Optima II. Hovey is the shit

The Lurker Nov 16, 2018 9:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Steely Dan (Post 8381624)
i would agree with that.

if OCS pops early next year as we all hope/expect, then that would be 7 towers over 700' that this boom has produced, the largest number of such towers of any building boom in the city's history.

to put that number into perspective, only 3 US cities even have more than 7 buildings over 700' to begin with: new york (80), houston (11), and los angeles (9).

OCS would bring chicago's total to 26, planting chicago solidly in 2nd place nationally (NYC is in another universe these days).

This will be a big moment considering there were only 13 buildings over 700 feet in the city as recently as 2007. Half of Chicago's tallest building will have been built in a little over a decade. And don't forget about WPS and Union Station tower, those are also likely to begin this cycle. Good times!

Zapatan Nov 16, 2018 9:44 PM

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Originally Posted by The Lurker (Post 8382111)
This will be a big moment considering there were only 13 buildings over 700 feet in the city as recently as 2007. Half of Chicago's tallest building will have been built in a little over a decade. And don't forget about WPS and Union Station tower, those are also likely to begin this cycle. Good times!

Indeed, skyscrapers are the future :cheers:

Union Station got downsized a lot though. It would have been great at its 960' original height :(

Steely Dan Nov 16, 2018 9:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Zapatan (Post 8382121)

Union Station got downsized a lot though. It would have been great at its 960' original height :(

you're misunderstanding how the union station RFP process worked.

their was no "original height" for anything. nothing was "downsized".

that 960' tall SOM tower was a design scheme floated by one of the development teams (sterling bay) that didn't win the competition. it was just an idea of what might be built on the site, not an actual proposal.

the team that did win (riverside) proposed the current 715' tall union station tower that looks likely to be built now that BMO harris has signed on as the anchor tenant.

Zapatan Nov 16, 2018 10:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Steely Dan (Post 8382135)
you're misunderstanding how the union station RFP process worked.

their was no "original height" for anything. nothing was "downsized".

that 960' tall SOM tower was a design scheme floated by one of the development teams (sterling bay) that didn't win the competition. it was just an idea of what might be built on the site, not an actual proposal.

the team that did win (riverside) proposed the current 715' tall union stationtower that looks likely to be built now that BMO harris has signed on as the anchor tenant.

Oh okay, thanks for clarifying.

BonoboZill4 Nov 17, 2018 2:05 AM

Crane didn't go up too much, but i'll take the bump.

SIGSEGV Nov 17, 2018 8:29 PM

Today:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/tf...U=w738-h984-no

BonoboZill4 Nov 17, 2018 9:29 PM

Nice, I stand corrected again :)

LouisVanDerWright Nov 18, 2018 1:26 AM

Wow they jumped the crane even more than they did the other day. This building is going to be tall AF, and beefy too!

SIGSEGV Nov 18, 2018 2:00 AM

And here's one from the back from this afternoon:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/hP...=w1312-h984-no

Zapatan Nov 18, 2018 2:26 AM

That crane definitely looks high enough to top off a 900 foot building

:cheers:

Donnie77 Nov 18, 2018 3:04 AM

Nema looking like a masterpiece compared to OBP!

BVictor1 Nov 18, 2018 3:09 AM

Doubters...


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