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Joe Zekas Sep 27, 2017 9:59 PM

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4436/...2fa7d5a7_h.jpg

Ancora, Phase I of Riverline, Old Post Office, Willis Tower
by YoChicago, on Flickr

maru2501 Sep 27, 2017 10:07 PM

wow. chunky from that angle

left of center Sep 28, 2017 12:25 AM

Magnificent shot, Joe!

Man I really wish they would add a few hundred feet to the buildings that will front Harrison. It's always irked me that the skyline drops off so dramatically south of the Sears/311 S Wacker cluster. Maybe an Amazon tower at the old Post Office site will help with things :)

Joe Zekas Oct 14, 2017 5:10 AM

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4480/...a9e9fb5d_b.jpg

Ancora, Phase I of the Riverline development
by YoChicago, on Flickr

Joe Zekas Oct 14, 2017 3:56 PM

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4506/...6ee39bda_b.jpg

Ancora and Alta Roosevelt, new South Loop apartment towers
by YoChicago, on Flickr

sentinel Oct 14, 2017 4:39 PM

^Nice pics, all around. This entire area of the City appears so dense from these vantage points.

harryc Oct 31, 2017 9:20 PM

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wchicity Oct 31, 2017 10:50 PM

Does anyone know what the next phase of Riverline is supposed to be and when it's supposed to start construction?

cannedairspray Nov 4, 2017 2:27 PM

For my money, this is the most exciting project happening in Chicago. Supertalls are obviously sexy and whether it's infill or dramatic additions like OGP, there's a lot to be said about adding to and activating neighborhoods.

This could for all intents and purposes create a mini neighborhood of its own, and that's impressive.

SolarWind Nov 9, 2017 2:03 AM

November 5, 2017



Picture taken by my brother after completing the SkyRise Chicago stair climb.

BVictor1 Nov 9, 2017 10:30 PM

11/08/17

https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/ng/ser...266191/enhance

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gebs Nov 9, 2017 10:32 PM

It felt like it took them forever to do the foundations + podium.

harryc Nov 11, 2017 3:12 PM

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left of center Nov 11, 2017 4:27 PM

^ Already having an impressive impact on the south end of the Wells St canyon.

Thanks for the photos Harry!

aaron38 Nov 13, 2017 7:00 PM

Proposed 80-story wooden skyscraper may be a preview of tall timber future
https://www.curbed.com/2017/10/9/164...ing-skyscraper

I don't recall seeing this discussed. Is this just fantasy? Usually 80 stories gets noticed around here. It's proposed as part of the Riverline project, replacing the NW tower if it were to go through.

Kumdogmillionaire Nov 13, 2017 7:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aaron38 (Post 7984599)
Proposed 80-story wooden skyscraper may be a preview of tall timber future
https://www.curbed.com/2017/10/9/164...ing-skyscraper

I don't recall seeing this discussed. Is this just fantasy? Usually 80 stories gets noticed around here. It's proposed as part of the Riverline project, replacing the NW tower if it were to go through.

We discussed this in the past on a different thread. It's fake news basically.

On another note, when are the next few buildings slated to start?

harryc Nov 25, 2017 1:34 PM

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left of center Nov 25, 2017 6:20 PM

Its rising pretty quick now that they are past the garage.

Anyone know how tall this specific tower is going to top out at? 380 ft?

Kumdogmillionaire Nov 25, 2017 9:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by left of center (Post 7997362)
Its rising pretty quick now that they are past the garage.

Anyone know how tall this specific tower is going to top out at? 380 ft?

I thought this was the 300 footer

BVictor1 Dec 4, 2017 10:16 AM

12/03/17

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sentinel Dec 4, 2017 3:11 PM

^^Looking sharp....well, 'serrated' is more apt ;)

chrisvfr800i Dec 4, 2017 3:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kumdogmillionaire (Post 7997517)
I thought this was the 300 footer

I'm seeing just under 320'. (319'-7" to be more specific).

Kumdogmillionaire Dec 4, 2017 6:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chrisvfr800i (Post 8007520)
I'm seeing just under 320'. (319'-7" to be more specific).

Yep, that's the figure i was thinking of... makes one realize how big the 3 tall ones will look on the this site.

BVictor1 Dec 6, 2017 4:41 AM

12/05/17

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KWillChicago Dec 6, 2017 9:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BVictor1 (Post 8007317)

20 years from now the riverwalk is going to be amazing when Lake street connects all the way down to chinatown

OhioGuy Dec 6, 2017 12:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KWillChicago (Post 8009934)
20 years from now the riverwalk is going to be amazing when Lake street connects all the way down to chinatown

A bit off topic, but since you mentioned the riverwalk, what’s the plan for the River City condos? How will the riverwalk extension continue south past this property while keeping the marina entrance open for boats?

BVictor1 Dec 6, 2017 1:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OhioGuy (Post 8009978)
A bit off topic, but since you mentioned the riverwalk, what’s the plan for the River City condos? How will the riverwalk extension continue south past this property while keeping the marina entrance open for boats?

I've not heard any info about that. I did hear a rumor that River City could de-condo.

I remember them saying Riverline would be a decade long project. They've been working on LSE for 16 years. I see this one taking at least 15.

donnie Dec 6, 2017 4:52 PM

I love how the illustrator captures the warm glow of a Chicago winter sunset yet you are able to feel the cold chill that we all love to hate!

Only thing missing is the heat plumes imo.....

Mr Downtown Dec 7, 2017 12:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OhioGuy (Post 8009978)
what’s the plan for the River City condos? How will the riverwalk extension continue south past this property while keeping the marina entrance open for boats?

Not entirely clear yet. River City needs to rebuild its seawall at a higher elevation, and that gives the opportunity to improve the current passageway just east of the marina. If River City gets a new single owner (Marc Realty or someone else) I suspect they'll see the opportunity in realigning some of their retail space to be accessed from that passageway, or rethink the whole design.

wchicity Dec 7, 2017 6:59 PM

Anyone have an update on when/which buildings will start construction next?

BVictor1 Dec 10, 2017 11:18 AM

12/09/17

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donnie Dec 10, 2017 11:37 AM

By 2025 this view will be unrecognizable!

maru2501 Dec 10, 2017 2:29 PM

great shot. This development really pulls river city back into the skyline

KWillChicago Dec 10, 2017 2:50 PM

This thing is turning out a lot larger than i expected, to the eye. Can we get number two started already?

Notyrview Dec 11, 2017 5:41 PM

Yeah i like this one.

Looks like River City could use a good scrubbing.

donnie Dec 11, 2017 6:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Notyrview (Post 8015281)
Yeah i like this one.

Looks like River City could use a good scrubbing.

Could use a paint job!
:runaway:

ithakas Dec 11, 2017 6:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Notyrview (Post 8015281)
Yeah i like this one.

Looks like River City could use a good scrubbing.

Looks like a deal to convert it into apartments is finally going through, so that will probably happen soon enough...

LouisVanDerWright Dec 11, 2017 7:10 PM

Hopefully they don't paint it, all they need to do is fix any spawling and then hit it with a low dose of muratic acid and powerwash it.

Randomguy34 Dec 11, 2017 8:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ithakas (Post 8015384)
Looks like a deal to convert it into apartments is finally going through, so that will probably happen soon enough...

River City condo owners close to taking $100 million offer
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By Dennis Rodkin
Nearly two years after a developer first offered to buy all the condos at River City in the South Loop, the homeowners association finally has enough votes to sell, but just barely.

The $100 million sale of River City's 448 condos would be the biggest Chicago condo development by far to switch to rentals in the recent wave of deconversions.

The next-largest sale by condo owners for conversion to rental entailed convincing less than half as many different owners: Last spring, owners in the 207-unit building at 420 W. Belmont Ave. approved a developer's $51.5 million offer.

After a series of delays during the fall when the votes in favor hadn't quite reached the 75 percent that Illinois condo law requires, the River City Condominium Association announced in an email to River City owners last week that owners of 75.87 percent of the River City complex now support selling.
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/reale...-million-offer

Jim in Chicago Dec 11, 2017 10:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Randomguy34 (Post 8015552)
River City condo owners close to taking $100 million offer

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/reale...-million-offer

From the article, at least 3/4 of the owners are investors, which means it is already a rental building for all intents and purposes. The investors must think this is a good way to flip their investment and get out.

LouisVanDerWright Dec 12, 2017 2:16 AM

The River City sale is great news, the original condo conversion was badly botched and it's really not a building that should have been condo'd in the first place. This allows some seriously interesting possibilities for the property. With Marc in control of the whole property they will be able to finally unlock the potential of the retail mall which has been severely limited by the bitchy condo association and years of being an island in the middle of a giant vacant lot. With a new development in the works surrounding this property promising a large expansion of Riverwalk, suddenly this huge block of retail is no longer marooned with NIMBY neighbors. I would love to see the Riverwalk connect through the atrium of this building creating a unique, year round, retail center fed on both ends by Riverwalk traffic.

Joe Zekas Dec 20, 2017 4:00 AM

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4639/...6a397b7b_b.jpg

Ancora, Phase I of Riverline
by YoChicago, on Flickr

Jim in Chicago Dec 20, 2017 5:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe Zekas (Post 8024383)

Really growing now. Anyone have an estimate as to what percent of the total height this is?

Kumdogmillionaire Dec 20, 2017 7:02 PM

That should be close to topped off. Maybe one or two more floors at the most

Stunnies23 Dec 20, 2017 7:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kumdogmillionaire (Post 8025082)
That should be close to topped off. Maybe one or two more floors at the most

According to my tradesman friend who is working on the building, the topping off ceremony is today! :cheers:

Kumdogmillionaire Dec 21, 2017 12:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stunnies23 (Post 8025167)
According to my tradesman friend who is working on the building, the topping off ceremony is today! :cheers:

Fantastic! Hopefully that means the next one can start soon! Ask him if he knows anything about the next building's timeline if you could, thanks!

SolarWind Dec 24, 2017 9:21 AM

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donnie Dec 24, 2017 7:47 PM

Beautiful pic of the Sears tower! That son of a bi.. just demands respect like a lion amongst its offspring!

Merry Xmas to all.....

Randomguy34 Dec 25, 2017 7:53 PM

In case y'all were still wondering...

Reader: River City HOA Approves Sale to Marc Realty for $100 Million
A reader writes:
Quote:

Last night (12/19) the Board of Directors of River City’s owners’ association approved the sale of all of River City condominiums to Marc Realty Capital for $100 million.
http://www.sloopin.com/2017/12/reade...s-sale-to.html

harryc Jan 1, 2018 8:46 PM

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