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qDot Jul 10, 2017 6:01 PM

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Originally Posted by LouisVanDerWright (Post 7860404)
Lol...

But in all seriousness, now I get why some of the gay members of our community have requested shots of the construction eye candy. That guy is ripped on a whole nother level. Probably pretty good workout to swing a 20 lbs sledge over your head while hanging halfway off a tower crane.

I mean, no. Go to a gym. There are a few superman/Thor/captain America looking fuckers at each one.

rlw777 Jul 10, 2017 6:20 PM

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Originally Posted by qDot (Post 7860449)
I mean, no. Go to a gym. There are a few superman/Thor/captain America looking fuckers at each one.

But as my cousin who works at a gym as a personal trainer said when I asked him if he was going to bulk up more. "Nobody is interested in a guy that's gotten so big he can't reach his arm around to wipe his own ass."

qDot Jul 10, 2017 8:16 PM

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Originally Posted by rlw777 (Post 7860486)
But as my cousin who works at a gym as a personal trainer said when I asked him if he was going to bulk up more. "Nobody is interested in a guy that's gotten so big he can't reach his arm around to wipe his own ass."

Oh no the grunting power-lifters are annoying. I used to lifeguard at a GB ymca, those tools would go in the hot tub. Same 3 guys for years.



No there are some Adonis/Amazon* looking guys/girls in each gym.





* (i feel bad i cant recall a buff female greek, i know at least one existed in AoM)

left of center Jul 10, 2017 11:46 PM

Great pics BVic! Looks like some country's Olympic team is missing its weight lifting ringer.

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Originally Posted by qDot (Post 7860692)
* (i feel bad i cant recall a buff female greek, i know at least one existed in AoM)

Uhh, Xena, Warrior Princess obviously! :haha:

Maybe you were thinking of Atalanta (person, not city in Georgia)? She was a famous heroine who performed feats of strength and refused to marry any man weaker than her, and hence never got married.

Le Baron Jul 16, 2017 4:40 PM

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KWILLSKYLINE Jul 17, 2017 1:18 AM

Holy crap thats a great view of what this will change mich Ave. Permanently. Take another 6 months from now.

Bombardier Jul 22, 2017 4:12 PM

Making good progress with the core climbing forms. This will start to be felt in no time.

10023 Jul 23, 2017 12:03 AM

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Originally Posted by KWILLSKYLINE (Post 7866983)
Holy crap thats a great view of what this will change mich Ave. Permanently. Take another 6 months from now.

Hopefully the Ebony/Jet building and the lot next to it are the next to be redeveloped.

left of center Jul 23, 2017 12:08 AM

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Originally Posted by 10023 (Post 7872929)
Hopefully the Ebony/Jet building and the lot next to it are the next to be redeveloped.

Didn't the city consider landmarking the Ebony/Jet building? Frankly, I think its hideous and redeveloping it would be a great idea, as opposed to keeping it around like an ugly birthmark on the face of Boul Mich.

SteelMonkey Jul 23, 2017 12:47 AM

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Originally Posted by left of center (Post 7872930)
Didn't the city consider landmarking the Ebony/Jet building? Frankly, I think its hideous and redeveloping it would be a great idea, as opposed to keeping it around like an ugly birthmark on the face of Boul Mich.

Yeah they did landmark it back in March.....unfortunately

the urban politician Jul 23, 2017 1:03 AM

^ It's an important piece of Chicago history even though the building isn't that special. I think that counts for something

HomrQT Jul 23, 2017 1:12 AM

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Originally Posted by SteelMonkey (Post 7872946)
Yeah they did landmark it back in March.....unfortunately

That hunk of garbage is landmarked. Wow.

thewaterman11 Jul 23, 2017 5:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Stockerzzz (Post 7873067)
The Ebony / Jet building looks horrendous. The company left Chicago for LA.

Put some memorabilia in a museum and raze it.

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:

KWILLSKYLINE Jul 23, 2017 11:24 AM

Screw it. Throw those interiors into a museum and tear it down. You know know some big name hotel will buy that property in a second and build a highrise. I'm looking at you mandarin Oriental. Plus that new tower and essex would stand spectacularly with the tiny college in between it. Then hilton can put a highrise up as well. Sorry, im writing myself into a daydream.

BuildThemTaller Jul 23, 2017 5:06 PM

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Originally Posted by KWILLSKYLINE (Post 7873159)
Screw it. Throw those interiors into a museum and tear it down. You know know some big name hotel will buy that property in a second and build a highrise. I'm looking at you mandarin Oriental. Plus that new tower and essex would stand spectacularly with the tiny college in between it. Then hilton can put a highrise up as well. Sorry, im writing myself into a daydream.

My goodness, those interiors! I hope the interiors never change.

I think this building would look a lot better if it had a neighbor to the south. The semi-exposed cinder block wall is the biggest problem to me. I would enjoy seeing a tall tower alongside to fill in the gap. That would help emphasize the horizontal lines and clean look of the exterior.

spyguy Jul 23, 2017 5:59 PM

The interiors are amazing and would be great to preserve. The exterior I'm no huge fan of, but there is history there...

830 S Michigan (old YWCA) should be a prime development site.

SolarWind Jul 27, 2017 1:34 AM

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scalziand Jul 31, 2017 1:55 AM

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Originally Posted by spyguy (Post 7873329)
830 S Michigan (old YWCA) should be a prime development site.

Yeah, it really sholl haven been.

left of center Jul 31, 2017 2:36 AM

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Originally Posted by scalziand (Post 7880325)

Wish they could have at least saved the old YMCA building. Shame it had to be torn down.


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