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kolchak Oct 6, 2018 6:29 PM

Jeez Louise this turned out great!

That first pic SolarWind...

J_M_Tungsten Oct 9, 2018 3:16 AM

That first one reminds me of a stretched out Inland Steel Building, but really only in that shot.

Skyguy_7 Oct 9, 2018 12:22 PM

Solar, why are you posting renderings? ;) :haha:




Just beautiful.

RedCorsair87 Oct 9, 2018 1:40 PM

Even though this tower is only in the 600s, when the skyline is viewed from the Planetarium/Aquarium, it easily looks 800+ and is a great addition to the city! Love the green

The Lurker Oct 9, 2018 9:08 PM

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Originally Posted by RedCorsair87 (Post 8339929)
Even though this tower is only in the 600s, when the skyline is viewed from the Planetarium/Aquarium, it easily looks 800+ and is a great addition to the city! Love the green

Location, Location, Location. Imagine if it was built in the central Loop. Nobody would ever see it. 181 West Madison comes to mind when thinking of buildings that have little impact despite being impressively tall with a striking design.

IrishIllini Oct 9, 2018 9:22 PM

This one is a stunner.

BonoboZill4 Oct 10, 2018 2:44 AM

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Originally Posted by The Lurker (Post 8340493)
Location, Location, Location. Imagine if it was built in the central Loop. Nobody would ever see it. 181 West Madison comes to mind when thinking of buildings that have little impact despite being impressively tall with a striking design.

Yep! 181 West Madison is one of my favorites to stand underneath. It's verticality and mass make it so imposing when in the close quarter confines of other buildings.

LouisVanDerWright Oct 10, 2018 4:08 PM

The biggest disappearing act of any large building in Chicago is Chase Tower which is all but invisible unless you are standing right next to it or like in Itasca. You can see a bit of it from certain angles in Grant Park, but for an 850' tall block long building it's damn near invisible.

BonoboZill4 Oct 11, 2018 1:47 AM

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Originally Posted by LouisVanDerWright (Post 8341413)
The biggest disappearing act of any large building in Chicago is Chase Tower which is all but invisible unless you are standing right next to it or like in Itasca. You can see a bit of it from certain angles in Grant Park, but for an 850' tall block long building it's damn near invisible.

As someone who spends about half his time on the South side, and I commute back and forth between the Loop and downtown I've got to disagree. It's a massive and unmistakable building when viewed from the south. Very pretty at night too with the crown lit up

SolarWind Oct 15, 2018 1:40 AM

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BonoboZill4 Oct 15, 2018 3:13 AM

That emerald green glass is gorgeous, this one is a gem.

harryc Oct 22, 2018 12:49 AM

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bgsrand Oct 22, 2018 1:39 PM

there is something about this building. It seems to be reaching & stretching towards the sky and I absolutely love it

Skyguy_7 Oct 22, 2018 3:13 PM

^ I agree.

My only qualm is I hope they either glaze the exposed concrete on the penthouse or carry the silver metal panels up and onto that area. It would create a very cool flying buttress appearance. (<-- Redundant, I know)

Donnie77 Oct 22, 2018 5:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Skyguy_7 (Post 8353391)
^ I agree.

My only qualm is I hope they either glaze the exposed concrete on the penthouse or carry the silver metal panels up and onto that area. It would create a very cool flying buttress appearance. (<-- Redundant, I know)

I was wondering th same thing! :tup:

Personally I hope they continue the silver panels.

LouisVanDerWright Oct 22, 2018 5:54 PM

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Originally Posted by bgsrand (Post 8353311)
there is something about this building. It seems to be reaching & stretching towards the sky and I absolutely love it

They should just shorten it to 'Sex on the Park...

Ned.B Oct 22, 2018 7:53 PM

I'm pretty sure that the renderings show the metal panel extending across the exposed concrete surfaces.

Also, I just noticed in the photo looking up from the base that the fins on the tower's podium step in slightly transitioning from the first several floors to the winter garden space. That's a very subtle and clever nod to the way the piers on the main tower step back at mid-height.

Bombardier Oct 22, 2018 11:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Skyguy_7 (Post 8353391)
^ I agree.

My only qualm is I hope they either glaze the exposed concrete on the penthouse or carry the silver metal panels up and onto that area. It would create a very cool flying buttress appearance. (<-- Redundant, I know)

The panels on the west side are already close to complete. You can see them if you drive east on Congress. Anyone have a photo of this? I think it looks really good.

BonoboZill4 Oct 23, 2018 3:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Ned.B (Post 8353694)
I'm pretty sure that the renderings show the metal panel extending across the exposed concrete surfaces.

Also, I just noticed in the photo looking up from the base that the fins on the tower's podium step in slightly transitioning from the first several floors to the winter garden space. That's a very subtle and clever nod to the way the piers on the main tower step back at mid-height.

Definitely what I'm seeing as well

SolarWind Oct 28, 2018 12:43 AM

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