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harryc Nov 12, 2017 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by cannedairspray (Post 7983554)
This strikes me as kinda weird, but I guess it depends on how you look at it. I worked at Ray Graham about 15-20 years ago and while I was a poor college kid that didn't have much for anyone to take, I didn't consider the area "unsafe".

At least not during the work hours when I would be there. I can only assume you're working on a different metric that makes the area maybe a nice place to actually live.

I was thinking about the evenings, after a game, DePaul students from the north side wandering around...

ardecila Nov 13, 2017 5:09 PM

This area seems to have gotten a lot quieter now that Ickes is gone. Still large amounts of public housing south of the Stevenson, but the expressway tends to form a mental barrier...

i_am_hydrogen Dec 28, 2017 4:30 PM

From the Sun-Times twitter feed.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DSFt7m7VQAAY7_H.jpg

Chi-Sky21 Dec 28, 2017 5:35 PM

That looks awesome.

Skyguy_7 Dec 28, 2017 5:44 PM

Damn! That is glorious. Kudos to Wintrust!

F1 Tommy Dec 28, 2017 6:31 PM

Looks pretty nice. Thank god that parking lot in the background is still there.
Thank's alot FOTParking lot :D

Chi-Sky21 Dec 28, 2017 7:09 PM

someone was doing some serious burnouts on that other rooftop parking lot to the south....

donnie Dec 28, 2017 8:29 PM

Very classy!

ardecila Dec 29, 2017 6:22 PM

That almost looks like a Photoshop, but then I saw the reflection of the arena roof in the Marriott glass.

I'm still bummed that the skylights were deleted from Pelli's design for the roof, but at least this is cool! Hopefully it doesn't fade too quickly.

This roof is tailor made for blimp or helicopter shots during sports coverage. I guess some people might see it from planes approaching ORD or MDW, but those are usually pretty high up when passing over downtown.

donnie Dec 29, 2017 7:06 PM

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Originally Posted by ardecila (Post 8031350)
That almost looks like a Photoshop, but then I saw the reflection of the arena roof in the Marriott glass.

I'm still bummed that the skylights were deleted from Pelli's design for the roof, but at least this is cool! Hopefully it doesn't fade too quickly.

This roof is tailor made for blimp or helicopter shots during sports coverage. I guess some people might see it from planes approaching ORD or MDW, but those are usually pretty high up when passing over downtown.

Agree about the skylights being an opportunity lost but still a beautiful finish from the ground up!
Would it look too tacky to light up the roof at nite with some flood lights from on top of the Marriott?
:shrug:

the urban politician Dec 29, 2017 7:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ardecila (Post 8031350)
That almost looks like a Photoshop, but then I saw the reflection of the arena roof in the Marriott glass.

I'm still bummed that the skylights were deleted from Pelli's design for the roof, but at least this is cool! Hopefully it doesn't fade too quickly.

This roof is tailor made for blimp or helicopter shots during sports coverage. I guess some people might see it from planes approaching ORD or MDW, but those are usually pretty high up when passing over downtown.

The roof has the Chicago flag. I love it

DerWaschbär Jan 4, 2018 8:48 PM

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Originally Posted by J_M_Tungsten (Post 7890329)
Yeah, what was the point of that blank wall again? Is something else going to border it? Seems like lost lake views.

It keeps the building from blowing over.

Joe Zekas Jan 10, 2018 12:41 AM

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4667/...ece38e80_b.jpg

Wintrust Arena and Marriott Marquis
by YoChicago, on Flickr


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