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Razorback Aug 29, 2022 10:09 PM

You're not alone. I have noticed little to no action on the façade installation for about a month. I have a nice clear view of The Reed from my apartment.

Quote:

Originally Posted by gebs (Post 9715065)
Maybe it's an illusion, but it looks like the facade installation has stalled on this one. Haven't seen any progress in a while.


lakeshoredrive Aug 29, 2022 10:11 PM

Supply chain issue?

Razorback Aug 29, 2022 10:22 PM

I just noticed photos from the Urbanize update show workers installing windows. So, you could be correct regarding issues with getting the supply on time.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Razorback (Post 9715771)
You're not alone. I have noticed little to no action on the façade installation for about a month. I have a nice clear view of The Reed from my apartment.


BVictor1 Sep 2, 2022 6:17 PM

09.01.22
https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/ng/ser...142536/enhance

Randomguy34 Sep 2, 2022 6:26 PM

The rail yard is more attractive than that building's parking garage

BVictor1 Sep 2, 2022 9:59 PM

Crane is now coming down.

thegoatman Sep 2, 2022 10:22 PM

Sooo..they're not gonna cover the parking garage? lol

KWillChicago Sep 3, 2022 1:01 AM

Sorry if its a repeat question, haven't been on here in some time. Any idea which tower will start up next? Or will this one stand still for awhile?

BVictor1 Sep 3, 2022 5:03 PM

09.02.22
https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/render...&ts=1662187053

https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/render...&ts=1662187185

Razorback Sep 3, 2022 5:31 PM

The renderings appear to show covering.

https://chicagoyimby.com/2022/07/con...outh-loop.html

Quote:

Originally Posted by thegoatman (Post 9720339)
Sooo..they're not gonna cover the parking garage? lol


Klippenstein Sep 3, 2022 10:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KWillChicago (Post 9720475)
Sorry if its a repeat question, haven't been on here in some time. Any idea which tower will start up next? Or will this one stand still for awhile?

Nothing announced at the moment as far as I'm aware. They seem to be treating each building individually since they're probably redesigning them. Hopefully we'll get more finalized plans for the next one sometime soon since this one is finishing up. No guarantees though. It probably depends on how fast the Reed fills up. The Cooper was completed in 2018 and the Reed didn't release renderings until 2020 and it only started construction last year. Though that could be because the whole project got split in 2 in 2019... fingers crossed they keep moving at a steady pace.

ithakas Sep 7, 2022 5:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Razorback (Post 9720932)
The renderings appear to show covering.

https://chicagoyimby.com/2022/07/con...outh-loop.html

There are small latches attached to the parking ramps on the east and north sides, so I think some kind of screen will be covering those sides at least. I haven't seen the west side, but the south side does not have the latches.

r18tdi Sep 7, 2022 7:48 PM

Interesting story about P+W architect Ralph Johnson, which mentions his work designing Southbank and The Reed:

This architect may stay under the radar, but his designs for prominent Chicago buildings don't
Ralph Johnson, the architect behind designs at Rush University Medical Center, O'Hare and the Skybridge condo tower, is a homegrown talent who started out in the Union Stockyards.

https://www.chicagobusiness.com/comm...nent-buildings

BVictor1 Sep 9, 2022 9:48 PM

I noticed some base cladding being installed along the north facade. I may not hate it as much as I thought.

BVictor1 Sep 10, 2022 3:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BVictor1 (Post 9726559)
I noticed some base cladding being installed along the north facade. I may not hate it as much as I thought.

09.09.22
https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/ng/ser...779189/enhance

glowrock Sep 10, 2022 11:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BVictor1 (Post 9726791)

Looks like the parking podium isn't going to be nearly as awful as we thought! Great sleuthing!

Aaron (Glowrock)

r18tdi Sep 10, 2022 4:35 PM

From that angles it reflects the townhouses at Cooper, so we can all pretend it fronts the park with active use!

Klippenstein Sep 11, 2022 5:13 AM

Today


SamInTheLoop Sep 13, 2022 6:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by r18tdi (Post 9723809)
Interesting story about P+W architect Ralph Johnson, which mentions his work designing Southbank and The Reed:

This architect may stay under the radar, but his designs for prominent Chicago buildings don't
Ralph Johnson, the architect behind designs at Rush University Medical Center, O'Hare and the Skybridge condo tower, is a homegrown talent who started out in the Union Stockyards.

https://www.chicagobusiness.com/comm...nent-buildings


Decent write-up, overall. And yes, obviously Johnson is not the global fame-seeking type, however, I think the reporter overdid this somewhat, making it sound like he's virtually unknown. That's silly.

Also, on the complete opposite side of the design talent ledger, we have this:
https://www.chicagotribune.com/busin...ecu-story.html

Well, Chicago, you win some.....you lose some. The design gods giveth, and, you know.........et al.

Shame, Clayco, Lamar Johnson, shame.


Also, Colin Kihnke of CMK was interviewed for Ralph Johnson article. Reference to Riverline (the actual Riverline not Southbank, of which The Reed and Cooper are part). Reporter states the obvious, that Riverline itself is paused. Would love to know strategy there and new prospective timing, if any.

r18tdi Sep 13, 2022 7:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SamInTheLoop (Post 9729606)
Also, Colin Kihnke of CMK was interviewed for Ralph Johnson article. Reference to Riverline (the actual Riverline not Southbank, as The Reed (and Cooper) are now part of. Reporter states the obvious, that Riverline itself is paused. Would love to know strategy there and new prospective timing, if any.

I heard (with a grain of salt) they likely won't move on Riverline until South Bank is built out or The 78 is underway, whichever happens first. They see no harm in waiting.

lakeshoredrive Sep 13, 2022 8:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by r18tdi (Post 9729694)
I heard (with a grain of salt) they likely won't move on Riverline until South Bank is built out or The 78 is underway, whichever happens first. They see no harm in waiting.

How many buildings are left for the South Bank land? One more tower?

ardecila Sep 13, 2022 8:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ithakas (Post 9723651)
There are small latches attached to the parking ramps on the east and north sides, so I think some kind of screen will be covering those sides at least. I haven't seen the west side, but the south side does not have the latches.

The black coating they put on the middle 3 floors concrete (south + west) appears to be the same waterproofing they used on the north + east sides, so I'm guessing they will install some kind of screening there as well. The north + east sides are the glass screening - looks like this was a substitute for the townhouses that were deleted. The south + west sides would be a perforated metal screening. If that's still the plan, then these are two separate trades (glazing vs misc metals) so I would expect them to be installed at different times.

Not sure why they did not build townhouses as originally proposed - maybe they wanted more parking post-Covid, or maybe the first batch of liner townhouses on Cooper were not profitable.

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Originally Posted by lakeshoredrive (Post 9729778)
How many buildings are left for the South Bank land? One more tower?

2 more towers in Southbank after Cooper and Reed. Of course they could scale it back:
https://chicagoyimby.com/wp-content/....06.15-PM.jpeg

Jibba Sep 14, 2022 7:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Klippenstein (Post 9727509)
Today


I love this image. It has the same quality for me as the photos you'd see in 90s-era coffee-table books about Chicago.

gebs Sep 14, 2022 8:09 PM

Whoa, you took the words right out of me. I had that same thought but you articulated it perfectly. Maybe it's the low-contrast, the angle, or the composition but it does have a subtle retro look.

left of center Sep 15, 2022 5:12 PM

That vantage was a very popular one for a lot of images/material back in the day. I personally hated it because it hid city behind Sears, which was so dominating from that angle it made the rest of the city look very low slung.

That said, with new developments over the last 20-30 years, this angle has become quite a bit more substantial and thus more complimentary of the skyline in my opinion. Of course the Sears dominates (and will continue to do so at this angle for a long while, I don't doubt), but not overly much as it did a few decades ago.

lakeshoredrive Sep 15, 2022 6:17 PM

I hope the designs for the last two buildings are decent. I an pleasantly surprised by the black cladding of the new building. It really helps break up the some of the monotonous look of the white cladded buildings nearby.

Handro Sep 15, 2022 7:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by left of center (Post 9731969)
That vantage was a very popular one for a lot of images/material back in the day. I personally hated it because it hid city behind Sears, which was so dominating from that angle it made the rest of the city look very low slung.

That said, with new developments over the last 20-30 years, this angle has become quite a bit more substantial and thus more complimentary of the skyline in my opinion. Of course the Sears dominates (and will continue to do so at this angle for a long while, I don't doubt), but not overly much as it did a few decades ago.

Ahh that's exactly why this is my least favorite vantage of the skyline. Never could articulate why.

Klippenstein Sep 15, 2022 8:18 PM

That shot was from the passenger seat of a car on the Dan Ryan just South of the UPS facility (as seen at the very bottom of the shot). I was surprised how familiar the angle looked after I cropped out the highway. I like the prominence/contrast of the CBOT building in the skyline from this angle. Unfortunately, the other 2 buildings in this development will mostly likely cover it up.

I've been meaning to try to catch 1000M from the Dan Ryan as it's just starting to take its place in the skyline, but there's only a moment when it's really visible at the moment. I'm gonna capture it one of these days.

SolarWind Sep 21, 2022 11:06 PM

The Reed at Southbank - 234 W Polk
 
September 19, 2022












left of center Sep 21, 2022 11:11 PM

I am very relieved to see that the garage is getting at least partially/mostly covered up! I really dig the black cladding and dark glass. This building went from ho hum/forgettable to actually somewhat interesting.

Thanks for the pics, Solar!

BVictor1 Sep 26, 2022 1:00 AM

09.23.22
https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/render...&ts=1664134635


09.24.22
https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/render...&ts=1664134649

colemonkee Sep 26, 2022 2:10 PM

Looks like they saved the podium on the park side. That looks world's better. Hope they do the same on the river side.

BuildThemTaller Sep 26, 2022 2:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by colemonkee (Post 9741952)
Looks like they saved the podium on the park side. That looks world's better. Hope they do the same on the river side.

So far, this thing looks just like the renders. Based on that, they are going to put up some sort of screen on the west- and south-facing sections of the parking podium.

https://chicagoyimby.com/wp-content/...2-777x486.jpeg

While there was a lot of griping about "value engineering" over this one, the original (placeholder?) design had a giant blank wall. I view the version being built as a roughly equivalent to the original. It's good/not great.

https://chicagoyimby.com/wp-content/...1629847124.jpg

SolarWind Oct 13, 2022 3:50 AM

The Reed at Southbank - 234 W Polk
 
October 4, 2022






Klippenstein Oct 16, 2022 3:22 AM

Today

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...251c246d_h.jpg

BVictor1 Oct 16, 2022 2:04 PM

10.15.16

https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/render...&ts=1665892567

https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/render...&ts=1665892444

https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/render...&ts=1665892495

BrinChi Oct 21, 2022 1:36 AM

The Reed
 
Taken from 10 S Riverside

http://i.imgur.com/RzL4C63b.jpg

ardecila Oct 21, 2022 3:19 PM

Let's hope the next tower returns to the liner townhouses. Those are really great; I think people would pay nicely for a low-level view of the park instead of just endless buildings.

Of course they don't have to be townhouses... could be regular simplex apartments etc. Maybe give them a separate entrance so they feel exclusive, and certainly direct access from the garage behind.

Did we figure out why they killed the townhouses on Reed? Did the ones on Cooper not perform well, or was it just a snap Covid decision that they needed more parking?

BVictor1 Oct 27, 2022 5:33 AM

10.25.22
https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/render...&ts=1666848624

nomarandlee Oct 27, 2022 4:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ardecila (Post 9767833)
Let's hope the next tower returns to the liner townhouses. Those are really great; I think people would pay nicely for a low-level view of the park instead of just endless buildings.

Agreed. The white modern look is very pleasant aesthetically and works well with the overall site plan. I wish Lakeshore East would have gone with a similar design instead of the odd proportioned brick motif that was used.

BVictor1 Nov 26, 2022 10:12 AM

11.14.22
https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/render...&ts=1669457271

sentinel Nov 26, 2022 2:53 PM

Not gonna lie, I really like how this turned out.

rivernorthlurker Nov 26, 2022 3:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sentinel (Post 9799896)
Not gonna lie, I really like how this turned out.

I'll take a black box over a blue box any day :shrug:

rgarri4 Nov 26, 2022 5:03 PM

At this point I'm assuming none of the future towers here will look anything like their place holders. Which is kind of exciting.

KWillChicago Nov 27, 2022 2:13 AM

^Yeah, but I was hoping for the angled support beams on the two towers along the river.

The Pimp Nov 29, 2022 8:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rivernorthlurker (Post 9799912)
I'll take a black box over a blue box any day :shrug:

No more boxes of any color, please!

intrepidDesign Dec 1, 2022 4:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sentinel (Post 9799896)
Not gonna lie, I really like how this turned out.

It's not bad, but I do wish they kept the townhomes. I'd hate for this park they are building to be surrounded by parking garages. Even if the remaining buildings don't follow the townhome model that the Reed did, maybe they just skirt the parking garage with active space, like a common room/event room, or the gym, something other than an inactive garage. I'd be ok with the design changing (although I did love those exposed supports) as long as they keep some kind of active face towards the park.


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