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cozy Feb 27, 2019 9:03 PM

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Originally Posted by aaron38 (Post 8489375)
If the feature is above the elevator motors, above the water tanks, above all mechanicals, by definition it couldn't have units in it, else there'd be more above that.

Is it possible they are building an enclosure for more mechanics

Fvn Feb 27, 2019 11:21 PM

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Originally Posted by cozy (Post 8489590)
Is it possible they are building an enclosure for more mechanics

FWIW 432 Park ave's (also Vinoly) mechanical enclosure is also concrete; just the outside wall with no floor and facade panels covering the holes.

It wouldn't make sense to have it be steel because if the rest of the tower is painted concrete and the top is just painted white steel or some type of paneling that could cause problems if they age differently

UPChicago Feb 27, 2019 11:53 PM

I just saw the building today, it’s definitely the cube

Zerton Feb 28, 2019 12:53 AM

After all that... the cube is real! Well, maybe...

BVictor1 Feb 28, 2019 2:26 AM

Looks all topped out to me...

new.slang Feb 28, 2019 2:27 AM

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Originally Posted by 10023 (Post 8488327)
Not everyone likes a bunch of gaudy multicolored neon lights, like an Asian city or fucking Vegas.

Agreed.

Light pollution is gross.

lu9 Feb 28, 2019 2:45 AM

I'm in the hoping for cube but not sold camp. The model/rendering crown looks nubby without. The cube crown at least adds some intention to the equation.

gandalf612 Feb 28, 2019 3:06 AM

Give me the cube or give me death!

BonoboZill4 Feb 28, 2019 4:27 AM

It isn't a supertall, but it sure as hell feels like one when approaching from the South on LSD or the Dan Ryan.

Skyguy_7 Feb 28, 2019 1:41 PM

Regarding the Cube: I'm going to interject with a couple unfortunate facts, as much as I want the Cube.. Renderings and model show the tallest tube extending five levels. Currently, we've reached the roof of the fifth level (3 standard floors and one double-height floor, which is what appears to be the Cube). The only thing going for us Cube-wise is it doesn't make sense to have not done the horizontal 4th floor beams in concrete. Steel would look weird at this point.

LouisVanDerWright Feb 28, 2019 2:55 PM

There's going to be a water damper on top of this right? What if this two story cube is designed to hold a cube full of water and they still end up erecting a steel cube on top of this cube???

Cubeception!

harryc Feb 28, 2019 2:58 PM

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Originally Posted by LouisVanDerWright (Post 8490322)
There's going to be a water damper on top of this right? What if this two story cube is designed to hold a cube full of water and they still end up erecting a steel cube on top of this cube???

Cubeception!

A clear tank - with LED lighting - that changes color depending on temperature.

Jibba Feb 28, 2019 3:26 PM

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Originally Posted by harryc (Post 8490327)
A clear tank - with LED lighting - that changes color depending on temperature.

This is an LED-color-changing scheme I can get on board with.

UPChicago Feb 28, 2019 3:33 PM

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Originally Posted by BonoboZill4 (Post 8490071)
It isn't a supertall, but it sure as hell feels like one when approaching from the South on LSD or the Dan Ryan.

It also feels that way coming from the north as well, especially when it first comes into view after crossing the bridge and rounding the corner.

skysoar Feb 28, 2019 3:44 PM

It also feels like a supertall when coming from the west from the Stevenson. NEMA already dominates as the Southern anchor of downtown Chicago.I never thought it would turn out this impressive.

SIGSEGV Feb 28, 2019 4:10 PM

Can we get Nick to drop a cube on top from his helicopter?

donnie Feb 28, 2019 8:01 PM

More renderings with no cube! Good read....

https://www.chicagobusiness.com/comm...lut-never-mind

PittsburghPA Feb 28, 2019 9:54 PM

2/28 Sure does look like a cube...(hopefully)

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

donnie Feb 28, 2019 11:39 PM

Would make for a sweet lantern tho...

BVictor1 Mar 1, 2019 12:08 AM

Can people get the fuck over it already?


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