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HomrQT Jul 31, 2017 7:16 AM

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Originally Posted by scalziand (Post 7880325)

Damn, not bad....

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CAX1fhvP0I...rkmichigan.jpg

HomrQT Jul 31, 2017 7:19 AM

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Originally Posted by left of center (Post 7880353)
Wish they could have at least saved the old YMCA building. Shame it had to be torn down.

The amount of times that Chicago has shot itself in the foot by losing such wonderful architecture is infuriating.

https://chuckmanchicagonostalgia.fil...0.jpg?w=555&h=

Notyrview Jul 31, 2017 1:19 PM

It's a damn shame. The Chicago Federal Building 😫

But the collective loss of all the brownstones and greystones, and even just brick 3 flats, is greater than any one great demolished building.

Khantilever Jul 31, 2017 1:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Notyrview (Post 7880532)
It's a damn shame. The Chicago Federal Building 😫

At least with the loss of the Federal Building we got Mies' Federal Plaza which, arguably, did more for architecture and Chicago.

I'm not necessarily against losing some of these old buildings if we replace them with similarly impressive structures.

Mr Downtown Jul 31, 2017 2:28 PM

Some confusion here. The building at 830 S. Michigan was the YWCA, not the YMCA, which had the huge building at 9th & Wabash (now Burnham Park Plaza).

Park Michigan proposed saving only the front 40 feet, a mere façadectomy.

KWILLSKYLINE Jul 31, 2017 3:30 PM

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Originally Posted by HomrQT (Post 7880454)

Millennium tower was a tragedy to lose especially with that awesome crown. Maybe it will go up elsewhere someday. I'm looking at you Hilton. Twin towers?

Ned.B Jul 31, 2017 6:48 PM

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Originally Posted by HomrQT (Post 7880456)
The amount of times that Chicago has shot itself in the foot by losing such wonderful architecture is infuriating.

https://chuckmanchicagonostalgia.fil...0.jpg?w=555&h=

FYI, these buildings still exist. On the left is the Central YMCA, 19 S. Lasalle, on the right is the National Life Building, 29 S. Lasalle. Both were designed by Jenney & Mundie. Since this post card 19 had it's top floor replaced by 3 floors without the mansard roof and 29 had it's entire facade renovated by Holabird & Root in the 1940s.

Jim in Chicago Jul 31, 2017 7:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Ned.B (Post 7880834)
FYI, these buildings still exist. On the left is the Central YMCA, 19 S. Lasalle, on the right is the National Life Building, 29 S. Lasalle. Both were designed by Jenney & Mundie. Since this post card 19 had it's top floor replaced by 3 floors without the mansard roof and 29 had it's entire facade renovated by Holabird & Root in the 1940s.

Sounds like 29 S. isn't long for this world:

http://www.gpchicago.com/architectur...redevelopment/

SteelMonkey Jul 31, 2017 8:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Jim in Chicago (Post 7880890)
Sounds like 29 S. isn't long for this world:

http://www.gpchicago.com/architectur...redevelopment/

Wish that was the case but I believe 29 is being converted to apartments.

https://chicago.curbed.com/2017/1/17...uction-chicago

BrandonJXN Aug 2, 2017 5:45 PM

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Originally Posted by thewaterman11 (Post 7873083)
iirc, the stony island arts bank has most of its archives already... still, some of the interiors of ebony/jet maintain 1970s-era decor that few other places still have.

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-blog...9-9aa99df0fb22

admittedly, the building's no looker from the exterior, but still... :shrug:

This would make one hell of a boutique hotel conversion.

SolarWind Aug 3, 2017 3:40 AM

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harryc Aug 9, 2017 3:06 PM

Aug 08




I want one !

left of center Aug 10, 2017 10:36 PM

Awesome to start seeing this gap along Michigan Avenue filling up!

BVictor1 Aug 24, 2017 5:28 AM

08/23/17

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BVictor1 Aug 26, 2017 2:35 AM

08/25/17

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SolarWind Aug 29, 2017 5:19 PM

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harryc Aug 29, 2017 5:29 PM

Aug 23


Concrete pump on the other side of the existing hotel - pumping through the hotel.


(nice one with the faces Solar)

Joe Zekas Sep 2, 2017 8:14 PM

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4366/...aefaedee_b.jpg

The tower crane for Essex on the Park apartments, 800 S Michigan

by YoChicago, on Flickr

denizen467 Sep 2, 2017 9:33 PM

^ Reminds me, if they can tunnel the McCormick Busway under the IC tracks so simply, then think of what all else they could do for transit ...


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