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gebs Jul 13, 2018 1:59 PM

July 11, 2018

Even from a vantage point this far north (950 N Mich), this tower is showing its presence. Essex continues to impress me.

https://i.imgur.com/ryx7UGVh.jpg

trvlr70 Jul 13, 2018 2:01 PM

Nice vantage point! ^^^^^

SolarWind Jul 16, 2018 2:08 AM

July 12, 2018


PittsburghPA Jul 17, 2018 11:24 PM

https://i.imgur.com/ENxWAmB.png

I must have missed the topped out memo, I didn't realize it was that close. Looks great in person and a fantastic addition to that part of the city.

aaron38 Jul 18, 2018 12:49 PM

Essex standing out in the morning skyline.

http://i67.tinypic.com/24fzbrp.jpg

left of center Jul 18, 2018 4:51 PM

Wow, it makes an amazing impact on the south side of the skyline. Really helps tie together the Michigan/Roosevelt mini-peak with the rest of the skyline north of Congress.

The Lurker Jul 18, 2018 8:15 PM

^ Those two projects in the 1100 block of South Wabash fill crucial gaps too

Kumdogmillionaire Jul 18, 2018 8:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Lurker (Post 8254983)
^ Those two projects in the 1100 block of South Wabash fill crucial gaps too

I'm drawing a blank on anything getting built there

gebs Jul 18, 2018 8:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kumdogmillionaire (Post 8255018)
I'm drawing a blank on anything getting built there

http://yochicago.com/eleven40-apartm...th-loop/56165/

1140 S Wabash's main website

harryc Jul 18, 2018 10:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kumdogmillionaire (Post 8255018)
I'm drawing a blank on anything getting built there

Eleven40 S Wabash

HomeWood Hilton

Kumdogmillionaire Jul 19, 2018 4:29 AM

Oh duh, when he first made the getting I thought he was talking about something getting built there. To me they are both far too small to really fill any gaps, but better than empty spaces I guess.

r18tdi Jul 19, 2018 12:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PittsburghPA (Post 8254104)

What's the dark crane on the left?

Mr Downtown Jul 19, 2018 1:34 PM

^Being used for conversion of the Johnson Publishing Co. building to residential.

Bombardier Jul 19, 2018 2:31 PM

The final supported slab is being poured now. Tower crane will start to be removed in 1 month.

SolarWind Jul 21, 2018 7:13 AM

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SIGSEGV Aug 3, 2018 4:32 AM

What's at the top? Some sort of common space or fancy townhouses in the sky?

230Roberto Aug 3, 2018 8:24 AM

So this is now topped out?

Kumdogmillionaire Aug 3, 2018 2:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 230Roberto (Post 8271172)
So this is now topped out?

Very much so

Bombardier Aug 4, 2018 2:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SIGSEGV (Post 8271088)
What's at the top? Some sort of common space or fancy townhouses in the sky?

The top is 4 two-story penthouses.

ardecila Aug 4, 2018 3:00 PM

Essex really making a splash from Lolla this year. Much more noticeable than, say, NEMA.

Notyrview Aug 4, 2018 3:13 PM

Imagine the impact of Jahn’s tower. wonder how sales r going over there...

left of center Aug 4, 2018 3:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ardecila (Post 8272322)
Essex really making a splash from Lolla this year. Much more noticeable than, say, NEMA.

Totally agree, it appears to be much more visible from the confines of Grant Park. NEMA/OGP does have pretty tall neighbors though and it sort of blends in with them. Next year however, considering how much NEMA/OGP is going to tower over both OMP and The Grant/OMPW, I think its going to be just as eye catching as EOTP if not more so.

left of center Aug 4, 2018 3:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Notyrview (Post 8272327)
Imagine the impact of Jahn’s tower. wonder how sales r going over there...

Probably not great. Pretty likely this won't be making it this market cycle, IMHO

donnie Aug 7, 2018 2:15 AM

So read this and follow link to a spectacular vid of two kids illegally climbing Essex crane!

https://www.chicagoarchitecture.org/...uction-cranes/

Kumdogmillionaire Aug 7, 2018 2:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by donnie (Post 8274083)
So read this and follow link to a spectacular vid of two kids illegally climbing Essex crane!

https://www.chicagoarchitecture.org/...uction-cranes/

It seems the Essex video has been deleted :/

AMWChicago Aug 7, 2018 2:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by left of center (Post 8272337)
Probably not great. Pretty likely this won't be making it this market cycle, IMHO

This article begs to differ:

https://chicago.curbed.com/2018/4/9/...ruction-update

left of center Aug 7, 2018 3:02 AM

^ Interesting. Last I heard sales were flagging for 1000M. Lets wait and see if their plans for a 2019 groundbreaking come to fruition.

Le Baron Aug 8, 2018 3:06 AM

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1839/4...aa997236_h.jpg

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1774/4...ef067098_h.jpg

Arm&Kedzie Aug 8, 2018 3:35 AM

Gorgeous! The perfect tower for its place in the skyline. Cheers!

donnie Aug 8, 2018 3:42 AM

Wonder the kind of lighting she's going to get?

Magnetic._.

KWillChicago Aug 8, 2018 4:59 AM

^I've been thinking the same thing. I hope it gets somthing similar to Legacy, but all four sides of the crown.

bgsrand Aug 8, 2018 1:03 PM

Essex was 10/10 until that clunky crown/massing on the top took shape. It looked to stretch skyward previously whereas it's a bit clunky now...still gorgeous tho.

gebs Aug 8, 2018 1:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bgsrand (Post 8275267)
Essex was 10/10 until that clunky crown/massing on the top took shape. It looked to stretch skyward previously whereas it's a bit clunky now...still gorgeous tho.

I somewhat agree. I absolutely loved everything about this tower until the boxy hat it was given. In looking at the renderings, it shouldn't come as a surprise because they definitely show the outcropping. However, the renderings are all at an angle and not from Le Baron's coveted perch. It might just be this angle that I don't absolutely love.

All that said, it's a minor complaint. The tower itself is beautiful and I love where it's located.

Notyrview Aug 8, 2018 1:42 PM

What a town. Imagine the impact Jahn’s 800 footer would have.

Steely Dan Aug 9, 2018 6:39 PM

i moved the grant park discussion to the general discussion thread:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=208431

please continue there.

donnie Aug 9, 2018 7:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bombardier (Post 8272125)
The top is 4 two-story penthouses.

Holy cow that's awesome and for the price of it i wouldn't want to see a window washer ever! I also would have the terrace landscaped so my dogs could roam freely.

:siren: :siren: :siren:

IrishIllini Aug 9, 2018 7:45 PM

It's beautiful.

SIGSEGV Aug 10, 2018 7:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by donnie (Post 8276582)
Holy cow that's awesome and for the price of it i wouldn't want to see a window washer ever! I also would have the terrace landscaped so my dogs could roam freely.

:siren: :siren: :siren:

You're not worried your dog would jump down 50 stories?

gebs Aug 15, 2018 2:05 PM

As viewed from State / Balbo, with the Columbia student center in front.

https://i.imgur.com/qswG4nqh.jpg

BonoboZill4 Aug 16, 2018 12:39 AM

gebs, is your avatar the moose that I see when I'm coming in from the Orange line on a mural between State and Wabash? Well done, sir

gebs Aug 16, 2018 2:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BonoboZill4 (Post 8282881)
gebs, is your avatar the moose that I see when I'm coming in from the Orange line on a mural between State and Wabash? Well done, sir

It sure is. I love that mural.

kolchak Aug 17, 2018 3:00 AM

I have a chance to spend some time here in Chicago this week and seeing Essex in person today for the first time since last December I can't believe how far along it is. I think this building is the real game changer from this cycle. It looms over Michigan Avenue from a ways north and has a huge presence from the park. It really urbanizes that stretch of South Michigan Ave.

From today:
http://i65.tinypic.com/vqs3g3.jpg

harryc Aug 17, 2018 3:39 PM

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rgarri4 Aug 17, 2018 3:51 PM

This turned out really slick. It makes me wish the glass on Vista was still this green.

donnie Aug 17, 2018 5:53 PM

I spy three workers!

left of center Aug 17, 2018 6:20 PM

Really love this tower. All those photographs from extreme angles are legit skyscraper porn :yes:

Definitely one of my favorites from this market cycle!

LouisVanDerWright Aug 17, 2018 6:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rgarri4 (Post 8284600)
This turned out really slick. It makes me wish the glass on Vista was still this green.

What glass on Vista lol? We still have no idea what it will actually end up like since what little there is will probably all be scrapped.

left of center Aug 17, 2018 6:45 PM

I am also totally for a sea foam green Vista. Hopefully whatever new glazier they potentially choose will go back to the original rendering color of the glass.

Le Baron Aug 18, 2018 2:23 AM

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