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Barrelfish Dec 16, 2018 4:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Le Baron (Post 8410246)

There needs to be some kind of award for Best Glass Box. Is there any recent tower here or anywhere that could compete with Essex for that award?

ChickeNES Dec 20, 2018 5:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Barrelfish (Post 8410618)
There needs to be some kind of award for Best Glass Box. Is there any recent tower here or anywhere that could compete with Essex for that award?

Wolf Point West

Skyguy_7 Dec 20, 2018 12:57 PM

WPW is a B+. It’s rather bland.

Essex is an A+

LouisVanDerWright Dec 20, 2018 1:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Skyguy_7 (Post 8414881)
WPW is a B+. It’s rather bland.

False, WPW is A+. Have you ever looked closely at it? The facade detailing is incredible.

Rooster slayer Dec 20, 2018 2:01 PM

This has always been my cycle favorite and I love it's location as well. Le Baron, A+ on those photos!

Skyguy_7 Dec 20, 2018 2:22 PM

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Originally Posted by LouisVanDerWright (Post 8414897)
False, WPW is A+. Have you ever looked closely at it? The facade detailing is incredible.

I'll have to take a closer look next time. I do like the stainless steel rails throughout.

BonoboZill4 Feb 7, 2019 1:21 AM

https://i.imgur.com/sULd7Bd.jpg

Another notch in the impressive Michigan Avenue Wall. Add in 1000M and it might regain the title as my favorite vista from Michigan Avenue Bridge...

Of course that's not considering what the city might look like with the Tribune addition, 400 LSD, Site I, etc... Best views in/of the city will be right there from the pedestrian level though in my book.

Bombardier Feb 16, 2019 12:42 PM

There was a nice article about the hotel renovation portion of this project in the Tribune:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifes...217-story.html

Also, I'm not sure if anyone posted the website for the apartments, but they are available for March 1 move-in.

https://www.rentessex.com/

BonoboZill4 Feb 25, 2019 4:44 AM

Last pictures I'll be posting of this tower. She's an emerald gem in the Grant Park Crown

https://i.imgur.com/Jndj6Bq.jpg

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

https://i.imgur.com/eKdoR2Q.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/89oBEzg.jpg

Bombardier Mar 2, 2019 11:54 AM

Essex had their first tenants move in yesterday:

https://www.chicagobusiness.com/resi...oes-apartments

RedCorsair87 Mar 2, 2019 1:01 PM

I'm amazed how well this building turned out. I would love a few more 600+ft towers in the SoLo of this caliber to fill out the skyline gaps.

chicubs111 Mar 2, 2019 1:44 PM

I would love to see more tower just like this in streeterville and rivernorth...perfect filler buildings for smaller lots and can create a great caynon effect in those parts.

BonoboZill4 Mar 2, 2019 5:20 PM

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Originally Posted by chicubs111 (Post 8492135)
I would love to see more tower just like this in streeterville and rivernorth...perfect filler buildings for smaller lots and can create a great caynon effect in those parts.

It's so bizarre how the South and West Loop get great quality projects but River North has gotten nothing great this cycle. I guess OCS is going to change that at least :)

Investing In Chicago Mar 2, 2019 8:45 PM

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Originally Posted by chicubs111 (Post 8492135)
I would love to see more tower just like this in streeterville and rivernorth...perfect filler buildings for smaller lots and can create a great caynon effect in those parts.

smaller lots?! This building has a huge foot print.

ardecila Mar 6, 2019 2:30 AM

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Originally Posted by BonoboZill4 (Post 8492242)
It's so bizarre how the South and West Loop get great quality projects but River North has gotten nothing great this cycle. I guess OCS is going to change that at least :)

I mean, there are no views to sell in River North, there's literally a wall of highrises blocking the lake in every direction. It's just city views, but you can get those without going to 600'.

jc5680 Mar 6, 2019 3:14 AM

The notion river north hasn’t seen quality developments is kind silly either way. Wolf point is a thing that exists in river north. Aside from Fulton market has anywhere else seen as much development as that stretch of Wells?

We got a building built to hug the curve of the L: awesome.

We saw the effen building’s roof converted to an amenity deck instead of another homogenous blob of a podium.

Numerous parking lots bit the dust.

A healthy amount of architectural variety.

I mean, c’mon.

Ricochet48 Mar 6, 2019 3:40 AM

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Originally Posted by jc5680 (Post 8496052)
The notion river north hasn’t seen quality developments is kind silly either way.

Essex & NEMA will have commanding views and are pretty unique architecturally.

Newer RN building are quite bland, but there's been a lot of movement in the luxury high rises space. 2017 brought TEN towers alone. When WPE is finished, 3500 new units will have been added to the market in just 2 years...

OCS will also be right on the edge and will likely start construction in a couple weeks.

ardecila Mar 7, 2019 5:21 AM

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Originally Posted by jc5680 (Post 8496052)
The notion river north hasn’t seen quality developments is kind silly either way. Wolf point is a thing that exists in river north. Aside from Fulton market has anywhere else seen as much development as that stretch of Wells?

We got a building built to hug the curve of the L: awesome.

We saw the effen building’s roof converted to an amenity deck instead of another homogenous blob of a podium.

Numerous parking lots bit the dust.

A healthy amount of architectural variety.

I mean, c’mon.

I'm very satisfied with the way River North is developing, especially the Wells corridor. Compare that to the awful 2000s-era corridors on State or Wabash. Just explaining why developers in River North haven't pushed for serious height...

jc5680 Mar 7, 2019 5:14 PM

Sure, my comment wasn't really meant to be directed towards you - and I agree with point. It was more in somewhat of exasperation from the lazy comments made prior that appear not actually consider the random neighborhoods named or want to draw absolute lines between height and 'quality'

gebs Mar 8, 2019 7:04 PM

March 7th, 2019

So many of these buildings didn't exist just five years ago.

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


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