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SolarWind Feb 13, 2020 1:55 AM

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New Hudson Facades (NHF) - Renderings courtesy of Goettsch Partners
https://newhudsonfacades.com/projects/310-south-canal-street/

jc5680 Feb 13, 2020 2:32 AM

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Originally Posted by SolarWind (Post 8829594)
New Hudson Facades (NHF) - Renderings courtesy of Goettsch Partners
https://newhudsonfacades.com/projects/310-south-canal-street/

Has the curtainwall mockup from that link been shared before?

The folds look flatter than I had hoped… I guess that is to be expected based of the other Goestch towers at this point. Maybe the net effect will be a little more crisp. Probably not Viceroy like, but enough to catch light in interesting ways?


Zapatan Feb 13, 2020 3:08 AM

^^^ Stunning

rlw777 Feb 18, 2020 7:16 PM

Was looking at the webcam today laughing a bit at the contrast between this site packed with heavy machinery working away and the toyoko hotel site in the background occupied by an single forklift and a porta john.

The Lurker Feb 19, 2020 5:36 AM

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Originally Posted by rlw777 (Post 8834696)
Was looking at the webcam today laughing a bit at the contrast between this site packed with heavy machinery working away and the toyoko hotel site in the background occupied by an single forklift and a porta john.

Better than what will be built. I wouldn't be disappointed in the least if it doesn't get completed.

Mikelacey45 Feb 19, 2020 5:54 PM

https://www.chicagobusiness.com/comm...-station-tower

Steely Dan Feb 19, 2020 11:19 PM

not quite as big of a vertical expansion as we might have been hoping for, but one additional floor probably bumps this one up another 14' to ~741'.

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Proposal would add a floor to office tower near Union Station
Third major tenant announced for building at 320 S. Canal.

By David Roeder@RoederDavid Feb 19, 2020, 4:51pm CST

With a sizable new office lease in hand, a downtown developer has proposed adding a floor to an office tower under construction near Union Station.

Riverside Investment & Development proposed a zoning amendment that would add one floor to the forthcoming BMO Tower at 320 S. Canal St. With the addition, the building will have 50 occupied floors, with a 51st floor at the top for mechanical equipment.

The proposal was submitted to the City Council on Wednesday and referred to the zoning committee.
source: https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-ha...-union-station

harryc Feb 20, 2020 10:59 AM

Feb 18

Chicago | BMO Tower by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | BMO Tower by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | BMO Tower by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | BMO Tower by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | BMO Tower by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | BMO Tower by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | BMO Tower by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | BMO Tower by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

rlw777 Feb 20, 2020 2:49 PM

Am I the only one hoping somebody decides to commission a sculpture for the park space on this one? When I think of blocks comprised of a large office tower and a park or plaza in Chicago I think of great art.

SamInTheLoop Feb 20, 2020 7:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Steely Dan (Post 8836189)
not quite as big of a vertical expansion as we might have been hoping for, but one additional floor probably bumps this one up another 14' to ~741'.


source: https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-ha...-union-station


Surprising to me. Why add just one more floor, when I would assume the current elevator configuration should just as easily allow 3-4 more? Particularly in light of the leasing momentum - with two additional significant tenants beyond the anchor msigned on already, just after start of construction. Without knowing any inside information behind the decision, it strikes me as odd (my assumption is that they wouldn't run into considerable political interference if they needed to go back and amend the PD....which seems like a fair assumption to me, but?)

chicubs111 Feb 20, 2020 9:42 PM

^ Yea I agree..it does seem odd for just 1 floor addition...I believe usually when they add floors during construction its around 3 floors minimum when they do?

chicubs111 Feb 20, 2020 9:44 PM

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Originally Posted by rlw777 (Post 8836761)
Am I the only one hoping somebody decides to commission a sculpture for the park space on this one? When I think of blocks comprised of a large office tower and a park or plaza in Chicago I think of great art.

Yea that would be great...also some really nice central fountain/water element could be nice as well...I feel Chicago has a weak fountain game in its small to medium downtown parks

Steely Dan Feb 20, 2020 9:45 PM

i would agree that, on the surface, it does seem a bit overly cautious to go through the trouble of asking the city for more floors in the case of strong leasing activity and to then only ask for one additional floor.

but i don't have access to their pro forma, so what do i know...........

ardecila Feb 20, 2020 10:57 PM

Anyone know why they are trenching the perimeter of the site like this?

KWillChicago Feb 20, 2020 11:25 PM

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Originally Posted by chicubs111 (Post 8837327)
Yea that would be great...also some really nice central fountain/water element could be nice as well...I feel Chicago has a weak fountain game in its small to medium downtown parks

Would be a huge plus for the area especially a fountain. Not to jump pages but stay on the topic, I think they dropped the fountain in front of WPS that I think would have been awesome. Also, has that Santiago sculpture in front of Riverpoint ever been built or has it been cancelled? It's been awhile since I've been in that area.

gandalf612 Feb 21, 2020 2:36 AM

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Originally Posted by KWillChicago (Post 8837447)
Would be a huge plus for the area especially a fountain. Not to jump pages but stay on the topic, I think they dropped the fountain in front of WPS that I think would have been awesome. Also, has that Santiago sculpture in front of Riverpoint ever been built or has it been cancelled? It's been awhile since I've been in that area.

This article has all the details on the Caltrava: https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/20...er-point-delay

If you don't feel like reading the gist is it was supposed to be installed in August but production got bumped cuz the company fabricating it had to remake faulty fuel tanks they had made for NASA which took priority over civilian projects. Hines now has to wait until spring because it's too difficult to install in the winter.

KWillChicago Feb 24, 2020 11:01 PM

Damn those sleeves are huge. Looking at the old post office webcam I'm seeing some sort of step system along the south side of the site, unless I'm just seeing things. What is this for?

HomrQT Feb 25, 2020 2:56 PM

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Originally Posted by ardecila (Post 8837425)
Anyone know why they are trenching the perimeter of the site like this?

To keep out the French? :haha:

https://media.socastsrm.com/wordpres...lot-castle.jpg

jc5680 Feb 25, 2020 3:08 PM

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Originally Posted by ardecila (Post 8837425)
Anyone know why they are trenching the perimeter of the site like this?

My lazy, un-researched assumption was that it was for the pedway.

I believe the connection to union station was at least being maintained.

ardecila Feb 25, 2020 7:04 PM

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Originally Posted by jc5680 (Post 8841788)
My lazy, un-researched assumption was that it was for the pedway.

I believe the connection to union station was at least being maintained.

I'm hoping it's for the Pedway, but the floor plans in the PD filing don't seem to show a Pedway connection running east-west on Van Buren.

The plans DO show a path that zigzags through the garage and the underground mechanical rooms, but that's a pretty terrible Pedway connection that manages to be even worse than the Orange Line connection at Midway.


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