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vexxed82 Mar 16, 2018 8:16 PM

Finally stopped by the Essesx project today after a client meeting. This is going to look great once trees start popping buds.

http://nickulivieriphotography.zenfo...84711638-6.jpg


http://nickulivieriphotography.zenfo...84711643-6.jpg


http://nickulivieriphotography.zenfo...84711883-5.jpg

Tom In Chicago Mar 16, 2018 10:05 PM

Agreed. . . this is turning out to be quite nice. . .

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IrishIllini Mar 17, 2018 3:17 AM

I love it.

harryc Mar 23, 2018 2:02 AM

March 21










Notyrview Mar 23, 2018 2:14 AM

Slick. it’s so strange to see density behind the monument from the famous DNC riot.

harryc Mar 23, 2018 2:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Notyrview (Post 8129840)
Slick. it’s so strange to see density behind the monument from the famous DNC riot.

Major General John A Logan


Skyguy_7 Mar 23, 2018 5:34 PM

Looks like they’re only 4 floors above the first column setback, which means about 24 floors remaining. Still a lot of building left to go!

aaron38 Mar 24, 2018 1:41 PM

Yes, this is a photo of a tv, but Essex is about to block Sears in one of the traditional skyline shots.
http://i64.tinypic.com/2nk5b1h.jpg

Notyrview Mar 25, 2018 12:19 AM

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Originally Posted by harryc (Post 8129879)
Major General John A Logan


I much prefer her covered in hippies tbh

LanvinHomme Mar 25, 2018 7:35 PM

That Ebony Jet building needs an update really bad... it's hideous, I'm sorry!

KWillChicago Mar 25, 2018 7:59 PM

Im not a fan of it either but I think its landmarked in some way, but I could be wrong. Careful, I think the brutalism fans like this one. I dont know if thats the right terminology but I think that one is in the same ballpark as 55 wacker? I'm probably wrong but I enjoy learning more each time I read here. Hilton has got to build a tower behind it. Pretty please?

Notyrview Mar 25, 2018 8:16 PM

Yeah it’s brutalism, and even if you don’t like it it’s worth preserving bc it throws this new glass tower into stark relief. And even on its own, it’s a handsome little design.

Kumdogmillionaire Mar 26, 2018 12:09 AM

It's modernist for sure, but I don't see how it's brutalist. I thought it was covered in stone paneling, not exposed concrete.

gebs Mar 26, 2018 3:28 PM

The view of both Parks (One Grant and Essex on the) from a little farther north:

https://i.imgur.com/hGwMWJ9h.jpg

Notyrview Mar 26, 2018 3:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Kumdogmillionaire (Post 8132626)
It's modernist for sure, but I don't see how it's brutalist. I thought it was covered in stone paneling, not exposed concrete.

I definitely see modernism here too but then again brutalism is its descendant. Now i'm sort of on the fence. I don't think brutalism actually requires exposed concrete though. For me it's enough to look bunker like and have the exposed structure massively expressive. And we definitely see that here. It would be really cool if this were proto-brutalism, like the patty smith of that genre.

maru2501 Mar 26, 2018 4:15 PM

The green tint is much needed down there

Kumdogmillionaire Mar 26, 2018 6:04 PM

^ Ahhhh yeah, I'm no expert on brutalism so I could totally be wrong. I had just been under the impression that exposed concrete was the default material usage. If anyone knows exactly I'd love to know so I don't sound like a moron in the future. I'm not trusting wikipedia with this

LouisVanDerWright Mar 26, 2018 6:57 PM

The Chazen Museum and Humanities Building by Harry Weese in Madison Wisconsin are mainline Brutalism and clad mostly in stone and metal:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3408/...92f16b42_o.jpg

http://www.peterpatau.com/2009_04_05_archive.html

https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.town...efda.image.jpg

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/loc...2709f1d86.html

http://www.chazen.wisc.edu/images/up...ties-image.jpg
chazen.wisc.edu

harryc Mar 26, 2018 8:15 PM

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Originally Posted by LouisVanDerWright (Post 8133368)
The Chazen Museum and Humanities Building by Harry Weese in Madison Wisconsin are mainline Brutalism and clad mostly in stone and metal:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3408/...92f16b42_o.jpg

http://www.peterpatau.com/2009_04_05_archive.html

https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.town...efda.image.jpg

Always loved this building - so futuristic - and you can just walk/climb up the side.

Rooster slayer Mar 26, 2018 9:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Kumdogmillionaire (Post 8133302)
^ Ahhhh yeah, I'm no expert on brutalism so I could totally be wrong. I had just been under the impression that exposed concrete was the default material usage. If anyone knows exactly I'd love to know so I don't sound like a moron in the future. I'm not trusting wikipedia with this

Brutalism....It's simular to the old pornography/obscenity lawsuit when Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart said " I know it when I see it"


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