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harryc Jun 24, 2019 10:53 PM

June 14

Chicago | NEMA by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

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Chicago | NEMA by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | NEMA by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

BonoboZill4 Jun 26, 2019 1:15 AM

An instant classic for the South Loop... arguably the three best towers in the South Loop were built this cycle in fact! Very exciting times indeed

UPChicago Jun 26, 2019 2:24 PM

We deserve for the twin to be built ASAP lol

Skyy Jun 26, 2019 4:09 PM

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Originally Posted by UPChicago (Post 8616498)
We deserve for the twin to be built ASAP lol

Imagine that same view but with the slightly taller twin :slob:

http://thumbor.forbes.com/thumbor/96...-1200x1545.jpg
Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/keithfl.../#23cc49a87ed6

dan ryan Jun 26, 2019 7:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skyy (Post 8616616)
Imagine that same view but with the slightly taller twin :slob:

http://thumbor.forbes.com/thumbor/96...-1200x1545.jpg
Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/keithfl.../#23cc49a87ed6

that actually looks really bad

gebs Jun 26, 2019 8:05 PM

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Originally Posted by dan ryan (Post 8616895)
that actually looks really bad

https://i2.wp.com/howsmyenglish.eu/w...00%2C300&ssl=1

bhawk66 Jun 26, 2019 8:33 PM

Agreed, Dan Ryan. Please no twin. Gross.

pilsenarch Jun 26, 2019 9:37 PM

So, I've thought about this for awhile, and the only thing I can think of that might have caused them to install the 'sails' is the fact that the skip goes up to that level and all worker traffic working on all the top mechanical levels exits adjacent to those sails... they must be for wind protection... don't want anyone blowing over the side... I'm sure they will be taken down after the skip come down...

Mr Downtown Jun 27, 2019 1:21 PM

Yeah, I was studying them yesterday and feel they must have something to do with protecting workers on the roof level, or stuff they might be installing there, or with the top mounting for the hoist.

the urban politician Jun 27, 2019 2:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bhawk66 (Post 8616961)
Agreed, Dan Ryan. Please no twin. Gross.

I certainly wouldn't want a twin here, but I wouldn't mind something that uses the same design language--ie, of the same style, but obviously different and taller, and maybe with a different color/shade variety

BonoboZill4 Jun 29, 2019 8:46 PM

https://i.imgur.com/nlTUYLU.jpg?1

bhawk66 Jun 29, 2019 11:12 PM

Not done yet, but I gotta say, those very top floors (mechanical/what not) are not reading well, imo. The continuity isn't there from the res. floors and it looks flat and bland. Not enough detail (oomph) seemingly, for the crown of an otherwise kick-ass building.

again, not done yet.

BorisMolotov Jun 29, 2019 11:43 PM

I think once that bright white gets painted along all of the "borders" to frame in all the glass it will look a lot sharper and cohesive.

bhawk66 Jun 29, 2019 11:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BorisMolotov (Post 8619957)
I think once that bright white gets painted along all of the "borders" to frame in all the glass it will look a lot sharper and cohesive.

I hope so. I took that into consideration. I'm mainly talking of the glass work and separations between levels. The depth has disappeared, which I get because there is a flat wall behind them.

Hope the painted columns makes it a mute point.

I am anxious to see how they will light this thing.

donnie Jun 30, 2019 8:55 AM

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Originally Posted by BonoboZill4 (Post 8619850)

just stating the obvious but looks like they finally removed the tarp.

:runaway:

The Lurker Jun 30, 2019 9:13 AM

^confirmed

https://flic.kr/p/2gkCKkA

https://flic.kr/p/2gkCzcc

https://flic.kr/p/2gnzz1Q

https://flic.kr/p/2gnzyUC

https://flic.kr/p/2gnzyQ9

Flaccer05 Jun 30, 2019 1:20 PM

June 28

https://i.imgur.com/3uFLBaih.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/n64E9Tuh.jpg?1

BonoboZill4 Jun 30, 2019 3:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bhawk66 (Post 8619963)
I hope so. I took that into consideration. I'm mainly talking of the glass work and separations between levels. The depth has disappeared, which I get because there is a flat wall behind them.

Hope the painted columns makes it a mute point.

I am anxious to see how they will light this thing.

I think you mean "moot" ;)

I too am wondering how it'll light up though... we've had a lot of great ones, and I think this one won't do anything. Probably makes sense for the design though

LouisVanDerWright Jun 30, 2019 3:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flaccer05 (Post 8620242)

This one makes me think they should raze Dearborn Park and make it an actual park which will be like a mini central park when the 78 is filled in.

bnk Jun 30, 2019 10:42 PM

I hope so I hate the suburban gated subdivision that is Dearborn Park

Perhaps after the value of the space in 30 years could do that.


But this is right now a sun non barrier. Giving great views for the buildings to the east and the eventual buildings to the west that will go up.

My main issue is the road network around there. There needs to have the roads with go throughs even if it takes some townhomes down to fix the mess and recreate the Chicago Grid.


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