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dropdeaded209 May 30, 2023 5:14 PM

From last week:

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ardecila Jun 1, 2023 3:31 PM

Man, Wolf Point East just nailed the elegant wedding-cake form, and then Salesforce came along and ruined it.

You can very clearly tell Salesforce is a chunky office box. They didn't do enough setbacks to break up the massing, so it just reads like lipstick on a pig. There's no horizontal banding in the facade system, no loggia spaces halfway up the tower.

The redeeming parts of Salesforce are they kept the scalloped crown, and it meets the ground pretty nicely. That last part is no small thing either, the base of this tower is visible in a 360 degree sweep all around the confluence so the base could not have a "bad side" and it really doesn't. 50 floors of basic boring curtainwall on the shaft of the tower are balanced out by an explosion of richness and complexity at the base.

SolarWind Jun 25, 2023 7:19 AM

June 20, 2023


pianowizard Jun 29, 2023 7:11 PM

CTBUH indicates Salesforce Tower as being completed:

https://www.skyscrapercenter.com/bui...ce-tower/14276

nomarandlee Jun 29, 2023 7:59 PM

The landing out front really needs a fountain or a signature art piece. There have to be plans in the works before too long, right?

bhawk66 Jun 30, 2023 12:23 AM

It's the Kennedy's s, I wouldn't hold my breath

streetline Jul 5, 2023 12:13 AM

As of today the parklet and the new river walk section in front of the tower are open, although the Wolf Point West tower still has part of their river walk blocked off so you have to take the stairs back up rather than continuing to Kinzie at the west end.

Overall, I like it.

The little circular park at street level is nice, and interestingly dual-sided with benches facing both inward and outward a few steps lower.

The area with the civic device where there was originally going to be a fountain feels a bit bare, but perhaps they'll find a way to make it work as a space for indoor-outdoor events.

And the wood paneling on the underside of the tower's overhangs warms it up a tiny bit and matches similar details on Wolf Point East.

SolarWind Aug 6, 2023 7:36 AM

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Drcastro Aug 6, 2023 3:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by streetline (Post 9984563)
As of today the parklet and the new river walk section in front of the tower are open, although the Wolf Point West tower still has part of their river walk blocked off so you have to take the stairs back up rather than continuing to Kinzie at the west end.

Overall, I like it.

The little circular park at street level is nice, and interestingly dual-sided with benches facing both inward and outward a few steps lower.

The area with the civic device where there was originally going to be a fountain feels a bit bare, but perhaps they'll find a way to make it work as a space for indoor-outdoor events.

And the wood paneling on the underside of the tower's overhangs warms it up a tiny bit and matches similar details on Wolf Point East.

What is a “civic device”?

southoftheloop Aug 6, 2023 3:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SolarWind (Post 10008121)
July 27, 2023




This is the very point of the confluence, and this is what they come up with? Disappointing

galleyfox Aug 6, 2023 3:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Drcastro (Post 10008196)
What is a “civic device”?

The Y Symbol

https://design.chicago.gov/municipal-device

kolchak Aug 26, 2023 12:24 AM

https://i.postimg.cc/KYW1tHKh/20230825-182036-2.jpg

Hudson11 Aug 26, 2023 2:43 PM

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Originally Posted by galleyfox (Post 10008212)

https://y.yarn.co/f6293496-f174-41b7...973fe_text.gif

bhawk66 Aug 26, 2023 6:28 PM

Very interested in seeing the finished lobby with its 'video-art wall'. Any pics here would be cool to see. I imagine with the nearly 100% glass façade for the lobby it will be highly visible from the tour boats passing by especially at dusk/evening.

SolarWind Sep 10, 2023 11:54 AM

August 31, 2023



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