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Bombardier Sep 11, 2017 12:39 PM

The climbing core has been jumped above the adjacent East-West University building to the south. I believe the top of the core is about the elevation of the winter garden right now. This is starting to really take off.

SolarWind Sep 15, 2017 9:23 AM

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harryc Sep 15, 2017 7:00 PM

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Next time I will go up that extra ramp to get the excellent angle that Solar found.

harryc Sep 23, 2017 5:46 PM

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BVictor1 Sep 26, 2017 11:38 AM

09/25/17

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BrandonJXN Sep 26, 2017 1:34 PM

This may or may not have been answered but are they going to upgrade the Essex Hotel?

SteelMonkey Sep 26, 2017 6:46 PM

Yes it will. Some excerpts from previous articles

The soon-to-be-landmarked midcentury modern hotel will be expanded from 254 to 271 guest rooms and repositioned as the ‘Hotel Essex.’ Shared amenities include a new chef-driven three-meal restaurant, a bi-level sky bar named ‘SX,’ and a multi-story indoor winter garden with pool and spa.

The hotel renovations, slated to start in late 2018, will be completed at the same time as the Essex on the Park apartment building opens.

harryc Oct 12, 2017 6:04 PM

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spyguy Oct 14, 2017 4:25 PM

https://s1.postimg.org/699555qwan/22...58995712_n.jpg
HPA

sentinel Oct 14, 2017 4:42 PM

^Nice, but that Jahn building looks waaaaaayyyy over-scaled :shrug:

BVictor1 Oct 17, 2017 6:14 AM

10/15/17

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Bombardier Oct 17, 2017 10:35 AM

Nice shot Bvic! The top framed floor in that photo was poured yesterday. It is the 7th floor which is the winter garden and amenities. Now they will start the high shoring for the slab above the winter garden (floor 11) and simultaneously floors 8, 9, and 10 on the west side of the building. The building steps in above this floor, so it will really take off moving into winter.

Joe Zekas Oct 18, 2017 2:59 PM

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4445/...0cb0c75e_b.jpg

Essex on thePark
by YoChicago, on Flickr

harryc Oct 20, 2017 2:37 PM

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from 777 S State


from 777 S State

The Best Forumer Oct 20, 2017 2:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sentinel (Post 7952313)
^Nice, but that Jahn building looks waaaaaayyyy over-scaled :shrug:

Which one is the Jahn bulding?

trvlr70 Oct 20, 2017 3:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe Zekas (Post 7956545)

What's up with the empty lot direction south of the Ebony/Jet building?

gebs Oct 20, 2017 3:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trvlr70 (Post 7959366)
What's up with the empty lot direction south of the Ebony/Jet building?

Were it not for the height caps thanks to the South Michigan historic district, that lot could feature something like this:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/image/666...x2-940x627.jpg

Steely Dan Oct 20, 2017 3:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trvlr70 (Post 7959366)
What's up with the empty lot direction south of the Ebony/Jet building?

it was supposed to be developed into this, but then it got great recessioned.

http://www.chicagoarchitecture.info/...chigan-002.jpg
source:http://www.chicagoarchitecture.info/...k-Michigan.php

BVictor1 Oct 20, 2017 3:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trvlr70 (Post 7959366)
What's up with the empty lot direction south of the Ebony/Jet building?

I believe that lot is owned by the Pritzker's.

kemachs Oct 20, 2017 5:59 PM

Loved that proposal
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Steely Dan (Post 7959422)
it was supposed to be developed into this, but then it got great recessioned.

http://www.chicagoarchitecture.info/...chigan-002.jpg
source:http://www.chicagoarchitecture.info/...k-Michigan.php

Another article on that project says it actually died before the great recession (in 2005). Not sure which architecture blog is correct.. For those interested, the one I found includes a good bit of the site's history:

http://arcchicago.blogspot.com/2012/...-michigan.html

The Best Forumer Oct 20, 2017 6:08 PM

is anything else going to take its place?

Steely Dan Oct 20, 2017 6:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kemachs (Post 7959629)
Another article on that project says it actually died before the great recession (in 2005).

that's entirely possible. all of the cancelled stuff from that decade is a bit of a blur in my memory.




Quote:

Originally Posted by The Best Forumer (Post 7959647)
is anything else going to take its place?

nothing right now that i'm aware of.

but it will be developed at some point in time. it's vacant property directly on south michigan avenue; it's not going to sit empty for the next 50 years.

Bombardier Oct 26, 2017 5:39 PM

Some of the big columns in the winter garden are installed. They are massive! Going to be a cool space...

SolarWind Oct 27, 2017 1:47 AM

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BrandonJXN Oct 27, 2017 9:52 AM

Essex sure is rising quickly.

Kumdogmillionaire Oct 27, 2017 2:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kemachs (Post 7959629)
Another article on that project says it actually died before the great recession (in 2005). Not sure which architecture blog is correct.. For those interested, the one I found includes a good bit of the site's history:

http://arcchicago.blogspot.com/2012/...-michigan.html

Yes, if my memory serves me well(it's been a while), that building failed the wind test so it could never get built.

BVictor1 Oct 27, 2017 4:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kumdogmillionaire (Post 7967182)
Yes, if my memory serves me well(it's been a while), that building failed the wind test so it could never get built.

The economy was the reason for 830 South Michigan not being built, not wind tunnel issues.

You don’t think there couldn’t have been modifications made, like the addition of a dampener?

Kumdogmillionaire Oct 27, 2017 5:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BVictor1 (Post 7967313)
The economy was the reason for 830 South Michigan not being built, not wind tunnel issues.

You don’t think there couldn’t have been modifications made, like the addition of a dampener?

http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?bu...ildingID=37419

It was apparently both, don't call me fake news my friend ;)

Bombardier Oct 27, 2017 5:18 PM

It could actually be a combination of both. A wind tunnel study would not, on its own, dictate that a building could or could not be built. However, this area has very strong winds (which is why Essex has such large shear walls). They may have found out that the wind study required them to add shear walls or a damper (or both) and the job no longer made sense financially considering a market slow down. Most ways to address high winds require added cost and loss of usable square footage which could make the job unfeasible.

rgarri4 Oct 30, 2017 7:25 PM

Its a shame 830 didn't get built. It really would of helped fill out the skyline to the south.

https://images2.imgbox.com/8b/13/r0r0UkqS_o.jpg

https://images2.imgbox.com/09/d9/637OACrJ_o.jpg

left of center Oct 30, 2017 8:33 PM

^ Definitely would have helped balance the South Loop skyline, and drawn the center of gravity of Chicago's downtown skyline a bit further south.

As for the old 830 S Michigan proposal, I wouldn't worry too much; Once 1000 S Michigan begins construction, the old YMCA parcel will be the very last lot left on Michigan. Really, the last developable lot fronting Grant Park once 2GP begins construction. A parcel that valuable will demand a premium development. I doubt any developer would waste an opportunity like that with a mediocre 600-700 footer. We will probably see a very nice proposal for it in the next market cycle.

BVictor1 Oct 30, 2017 8:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rgarri4 (Post 7970248)
Its a shame 830 didn't get built. It really would of helped fill out the skyline to the south.

Something tall can still be built, especially on the Wabash parcel. I think the land is owned by the Pritzker's.

harryc Oct 31, 2017 1:55 PM

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donnie Oct 31, 2017 3:51 PM

Is the renovation of the Building going on at the same time?

thnx in advance!

Mr Downtown Oct 31, 2017 7:15 PM

After the new tower is open, IIRC.

Bombardier Nov 1, 2017 2:01 AM

^The renovation is timed to complete along with the completion of the apartment tower... first turnover is March 2019.

BVictor1 Nov 11, 2017 5:22 AM

11/10/17

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KWillChicago Nov 11, 2017 1:47 PM

Does anyone know if the pool floors windows are going to be full panels of glass or broken off into sections. If so those are some monster pieces of glass. I'd think their even taller than the new apple stores glass.

BVictor1 Nov 11, 2017 2:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KWillChicago (Post 7982983)
Does anyone know if the pool floors windows are going to be full panels of glass or broken off into sections. If so those are some monster pieces of glass. I'd think their even taller than the new apple stores glass.

https://s13.postimg.org/84k1snm9z/Essex_Daccord_2.jpg

Bombardier Nov 11, 2017 3:27 PM

Glass is being installed on the north elevation right now.

SolarWind Nov 14, 2017 2:02 AM

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BVictor1 Nov 14, 2017 3:17 AM

Climbing fast...

KWillChicago Nov 14, 2017 9:41 AM

That winter garden/pool deck is going to look stunning at night a year from now.

Bombardier Nov 14, 2017 10:40 AM

I heard the crane is being jumped this weekend. Also from here on out the concrete cycle is one floor every 3 days.

left of center Nov 14, 2017 8:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bombardier (Post 7985216)
I heard the crane is being jumped this weekend. Also from here on out the concrete cycle is one floor every 3 days.

Holy crap that's wicked fast. Small floor plates will do that...

BVictor1 Nov 17, 2017 5:43 AM

11/16/17

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UPChicago Nov 17, 2017 2:45 PM

Now that looks awesome

harryc Nov 21, 2017 2:19 AM

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Northwest Nov 21, 2017 12:08 PM

Already fitting into the streetwall nicely. Its looking great so far, to be honest I like this version much more than the original proposal with the slanted criss-crossing columns in the winter garden space. Here it would look like a gimmick, save that for where it is needed, such as 110 N Wacker. That location gives them purpose, but not here.

Bombardier Nov 21, 2017 4:14 PM

^The purpose here was to allow the hotel occupants on those floors views of the lake and to stiffen the building laterally. They were not just a gimmick, even if that is what it looked like. The watered down landmarks version costs considerably more with the added glass and the shearwall that had to be added to stiffen the building.


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