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SolarWind Mar 17, 2020 1:20 AM

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KWillChicago Mar 17, 2020 10:02 AM

Solar, that 4th shot is awesome. Looks like LSD finally got that 20 lane expansion it badly needed. Lol.

jc5680 Mar 22, 2020 6:45 PM

Glass up on whatever this appendage is on the north side of the site


CrazyCres Mar 22, 2020 9:06 PM

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Originally Posted by jc5680 (Post 8870275)
Glass up on whatever this appendage is on the north side of the site


Strange considering parcel I will get built there and I don't see anything like that in the plans or renderings.

Mikelacey45 Mar 23, 2020 4:41 PM

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Originally Posted by CrazyCres (Post 8870421)
Strange considering parcel I will get built there and I don't see anything like that in the plans or renderings.

Maybe they know that it won’t get built

CrazyCres Mar 23, 2020 9:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Mikelacey45 (Post 8871148)
Maybe they know that it won’t get built

I hope not, the design of the tower is too good to waste and we already lost enough with 400LSD, would be a damn shame if shelved. I hope that glass is just part of them building but we don't see it in the renderings.

ardecila Mar 23, 2020 11:49 PM

^ That "spine" is required for trucks at ground level to access the loading dock for the 3 new buildings off of Lower Wacker. Residents will get to the parking garage from Harbor Drive or Westshore Drive, but you don't want trucks coming that way.

Not sure why the upper levels of the "spine" are getting glass, there are cheaper ways to do temporary walls (steel frame + densglass, or masonry). Maybe those spaces will be used as model units for the sales team until Parcel I is built, and then they will be incorporated into that building's parking podium. That little side structure definitely appears to be a "balcony"...

pilsenarch Mar 24, 2020 3:20 PM

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Originally Posted by jc5680 (Post 8870275)
Glass up on whatever this appendage is on the north side of the site


I was told that the contractor will be using these spaces as temporary construction offices... quite an upgrade from your typical trailer!

simon07 Mar 24, 2020 4:34 PM

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Originally Posted by pilsenarch (Post 8872166)
I was told that the contractor will be using these spaces as temporary construction offices... quite an upgrade from your typical trailer!

So it looks like that giant blank wall on the building next door will never be covered up at this point. Thats a damn shame.

ardecila Mar 24, 2020 4:55 PM

You mean the Chandler? Yeah they gave up on covering that wall when Goettsch switched the site plan to freestanding towers. Maybe we'll get a mural or a green wall or something, but anything would have to be approved by that building's condo association so I doubt it.

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Originally Posted by pilsenarch (Post 8872166)
I was told that the contractor will be using these spaces as temporary construction offices... quite an upgrade from your typical trailer!

That makes sense, I guess... way more space than you'd need for model units. I can't imagine they'd go to the expense of glazing that whole wall with storefront just for construction offices when you could just frame a quick wall and drop in some Home Depot vinyl windows for daylighting. Then again, Lendlease is driving the bus on this project and they seem to take a different perspective on some of these decisions than the local developers... maybe they figure the penny-pinching isn't worth it for a wall that's gonna be visible for 4-5 years possibly or longer.

harryc Mar 26, 2020 3:30 AM

March 20

Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

IIRC the alderman insisted on the mesh covering for the protected walkway - I can see the safety benefit.
Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Ricochet48 Mar 26, 2020 4:35 AM

This site is massive. You can even see it from the trail fairly easily now. Great shots.

cozy Mar 26, 2020 3:37 PM

loving the night shots harry, glad to see you're practicing social distancing :D

harryc Mar 26, 2020 5:54 PM

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Originally Posted by cozy (Post 8874534)
loving the night shots harry, glad to see you're practicing social distancing :D

I actually DROVE downtown - my social distance engineer ....

The Photo Mascot by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

cozy Mar 26, 2020 11:45 PM

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Originally Posted by harryc (Post 8874759)
I actually DROVE downtown - my social distance engineer ....

The Photo Mascot by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

i love it!

donnie Mar 27, 2020 1:55 AM

Lol Harry, I wouldn't try him...

So is construction on hold on any big sites ?

chris08876 Mar 28, 2020 4:49 AM

;)


Due to size, see spoiler. Aerial of this parcel.


KWillChicago Mar 28, 2020 9:54 AM

Awesome. You can really see their shape. That shots just got me craving the north parcel tower.

chicubs111 Mar 28, 2020 12:13 PM

Whats gonna happen with that sliver of land to the left?...kinda sandwiched in between this construction and whatever that other building is called?...perhaps some type of sculpture park or patch of grass after they tie the platform into it to raise it up

harryc Mar 28, 2020 1:03 PM

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Originally Posted by chicubs111 (Post 8876787)
Whats gonna happen with that sliver of land to the left?...kinda sandwiched in between this construction and whatever that other building is called?...perhaps some type of sculpture park or patch of grass after they tie the platform into it to raise it up

There is an alley - access to parking/shipping for the two towers to the south (L). Next to it (R) is a 10'(?) wide strip that will probably bee for the same type of access, it's a big podium.

spyguy Apr 1, 2020 3:26 AM

Some sort of alternate (boxy) proposal: https://www.wightco.com/work/lake-shore-east/

Glad we are getting what we're getting.

cozy Apr 1, 2020 3:40 AM

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Originally Posted by spyguy (Post 8880804)
Some sort of alternate (boxy) proposal: https://www.wightco.com/work/lake-shore-east/

Glad we are getting what we're getting.

seeing this makes me like the current design so much better

Darude_Sandstorm Apr 1, 2020 4:02 AM

The boxy design might be worse if we're judging these designs without context. But if you recognize how messy the lines and surfaces are of the buildings along Wacker from Vista to the lake, the boxy design acts as a palette cleanser. The current design only amplifies the messiness.

harryc Apr 1, 2020 1:12 PM

March 30









Maintaining social distance


skipping down the sidewalk



ardecila Apr 1, 2020 6:19 PM

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Originally Posted by spyguy (Post 8880804)
Some sort of alternate (boxy) proposal: https://www.wightco.com/work/lake-shore-east/

Glad we are getting what we're getting.

I mean, that is a Dirk Lohan design so it's not exactly some bush-league architect. Ironic as his former partner Jim Goettsch ended up getting the job.

I like the Lohan towers themselves, it's a nice evolution of his grandfather's work for the 21st century but the siteplan on the Goettsch proposal is just so much better. The flow of pedestrians from LSE to the lakefront, and from upper level to ground level, dictated the site plan rather then trying to squeeze rectangular towers in. And the angled orientation of the towers is a nice change of pace from the rigid gridiron in the rest of LSE.

gebs Apr 1, 2020 6:49 PM

I believe the towers under construction aren't Goettsch, but Tom Kerwin (bKL). Or are we talking about something else?

BrinChi Apr 1, 2020 8:05 PM

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Originally Posted by spyguy (Post 8880804)
Some sort of alternate (boxy) proposal: https://www.wightco.com/work/lake-shore-east/

Glad we are getting what we're getting.


Is this a real development? https://www.wightco.com/work/629-w-lake-street/

spyguy Apr 2, 2020 2:20 AM

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Originally Posted by BrinChi (Post 8881470)

OT but I believe that parcel was for sale recently.

ardecila Apr 2, 2020 2:53 AM

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Originally Posted by gebs (Post 8881360)
I believe the towers under construction aren't Goettsch, but Tom Kerwin (bKL). Or are we talking about something else?

Yeah no, brain fart. Sorry.

ardecila Apr 2, 2020 3:13 AM

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Originally Posted by spyguy (Post 8881873)
OT but I believe that parcel was for sale recently.

Fast Track? Say it ain't so! :( For a city that prides itself on hot dog stands, there are surprisingly few of them downtown.

The tower is cool but based on the footprint it will likely require special approval for a scissor stair... doesn't look like they have room to do two separate stairs there.

r18tdi Apr 2, 2020 1:20 PM

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Originally Posted by ardecila (Post 8881324)
I mean, that is a Dirk Lohan design so it's not exactly some bush-league architect.

Meh. Dirk's certainly not his grandfather, that's for sure.

SteelMonkey Apr 2, 2020 5:39 PM

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Originally Posted by harryc (Post 8880994)
March 30




Great way to take a selfie :tup:

harryc Apr 10, 2020 6:22 PM

April 9

Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Where the shear wall meets the core
Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr


Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

cozy Apr 12, 2020 5:13 PM

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Originally Posted by harryc (Post 8880994)
March 30


MASSIVE climbing framework looks taller than what they had for vista

stabra Apr 16, 2020 7:34 PM

April 16
 
https://i.imgur.com/0GX3J3c.jpg

Zapatan Apr 16, 2020 8:09 PM

Nice!

This site is a monster, although is it just me or does the site for Parcel I look really small? I guess it is a narrow tower.

harryc Apr 16, 2020 8:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Zapatan (Post 8895678)
Nice!

This site is a monster, although is it just me or does the site for Parcel I look really small? I guess it is a narrow tower.

Perspective - the podium in the forground is at 3 floors - the roadway the other side of the lot is only 2 levels at this point, and LSD is closer to 4 floors up.

dweeprise Apr 16, 2020 8:23 PM

Anyone know the actual addresses for these buildings? (i.e., what addresses are on the building permits)

dweeprise Apr 16, 2020 8:28 PM

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Originally Posted by dweeprise (Post 8895693)
Anyone know the actual addresses for these buildings? (i.e., what addresses are on the building permits)

Never mind. Cirrus = 211 N Harbor Dr; Cascade = 455 E Waterside Dr. Google is hard.

harryc Apr 22, 2020 11:40 PM

April 19

Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr


A future site entrance ? or simply a very well protected turn-around ?
Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Tom In Chicago Apr 23, 2020 5:05 PM

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Originally Posted by harryc (Post 8901520)
April 19

A future site entrance ? or simply a very well protected turn-around ?
Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

I suspect the latter. . . there will be a building entrance there that shares the turnaround with the Chandler, but I don't think they're going to use it for loading material during construction. . .

. . .

harryc Apr 25, 2020 11:02 AM

April 24

Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

KWillChicago Apr 25, 2020 2:31 PM

Those shots are awesome. Thanks Harry. Hope your pup is enjoying getting out the house. When should we assume little crane coming down? Getting close.

harryc May 2, 2020 11:38 PM

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harryc May 9, 2020 9:11 PM

May 3

Seen while on LSD
Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

May 7

Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

harryc May 13, 2020 9:42 PM

May 13

Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

They might be giants.
Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

Chicago | Cirrus and Cascade by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr

KWillChicago May 13, 2020 10:16 PM

And then there were none....of those hideous walls. Harry love the tmbg reference. My niece loves hotdoggin.

stabra May 16, 2020 11:34 AM

May 16
 
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Originally Posted by stabra (Post 8895637)

https://i.imgur.com/6laorQo.png

harryc May 16, 2020 1:14 PM

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Originally Posted by stabra (Post 8924054)
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Great shots - really shows the progress.

stabra May 16, 2020 2:57 PM

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Originally Posted by harryc (Post 8924077)
Great shots - really shows the progress.

Thanks! Your shots are amazing as well. I wish I had started taking some pics a little earlier but I'll try to post one every month. I'm excited to see how these turn out


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