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The North One Nov 27, 2018 4:22 AM

Really like how this building is turning out, it's sort of a sample for what Hudson's will look like (although the setbacks won't be as fat).

Donnie77 Nov 27, 2018 7:56 PM

Might we actually be getting the cube crown? This article seems to hint at a possibility.

https://www.chicagoarchitecture.org/...wers-over-all/

Great shots Joey Z

LouisVanDerWright Nov 27, 2018 8:43 PM

Harry (and everyone else in that discussion), hate to post a Yo photo, but that set contains a great detail of the split AC system units we were discussing the other day:

https://www.chicagoarchitecture.org/...-all/850_1923/

These are the evaporator/heat exchanger portion of the system, the copper pipes sticking out deliver and return the refrigerant. They lead up to the roof (or mech floor) where they are fed by a giant condenser.

I imagine the most important advantage of this system is actually space and carpentry. It barely takes up any square footage and doesn't require any sort of soffits which are time consuming extra carpentry and drywall work. But for a landlord eliminating that mechanical closet that's maybe 3X5' so 15 SF you can rent out, you get instant profit. 15 SF is $45-$60/mo in most buildings that use this system. For something like NEMA with 800 apartments that's $40-50,000/MO in savings you gain instantly by eliminating a 15 SF closet...

harryc Nov 27, 2018 8:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LouisVanDerWright (Post 8391875)
Harry (and everyone else in that discussion), hate to post a Yo photo, but that set contains a great detail of the split AC system units we were discussing the other day:

https://www.chicagoarchitecture.org/...-all/850_1923/

These are the evaporator/heat exchanger portion of the system, the copper pipes sticking out deliver and return the refrigerant. They lead up to the roof (or mech floor) where they are fed by a giant condenser.

I imagine the most important advantage of this system is actually space and carpentry. It barely takes up any square footage and doesn't require any sort of soffits which are time consuming extra carpentry and drywall work. But for a landlord eliminating that mechanical closet that's maybe 3X5' so 15 SF you can rent out, you get instant profit. 15 SF is $45-$60/mo in most buildings that use this system. For something like NEMA with 800 apartments that's $40-50,000/MO in savings you gain instantly by eliminating a 15 SF closet...

Thank you - Joe does have some unparalleled access.

jjk113 Nov 28, 2018 8:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PittsburghPA (Post 8391195)

......oh, so the building sank six feet? must be the water table. :D:D:D:D

MorganChi Nov 28, 2018 11:22 PM

https://chicago.curbed.com/2018/11/2...oly-south-loop


Chicago curb has 893ft so.........

r18tdi Nov 28, 2018 11:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MorganChi (Post 8393283)
Chicago curb has 893ft so.........

So who knows, lol.

Neat renderings tho

The Lurker Nov 29, 2018 9:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MorganChi (Post 8393283)

Let us meet in the middle and call it 890'
Or we can just admit that the six feet doesn't matter very much. It's going to be a nearly 900 foot building either way

BonoboZill4 Nov 30, 2018 2:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MorganChi (Post 8393283)

Those views are going to be something else

Nashcago Nov 30, 2018 7:08 PM

NEMA Pictures
 
http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4893/4...c9215a2b_b.jpg
http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4884/4...fd5eedb5_b.jpg

Nice view of the progress on NEMA from my office today. I took the pictures with my phone so the quality isn't the best, but it's really starting feel imposing and quite impressive from Michigan Ave!

DTx2Chi Dec 2, 2018 3:48 AM

This building is basically going to be incredibly close to the current height of the crane. Maybe another crane jump at the end?

Mr Roboto Dec 2, 2018 6:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cityofblindinglights (Post 8389776)
From the ice skating ribbon yesterday. That southern wall is so pronounced now. I think back to when I first came to Chicago for school in 2005 and almost none of that was there.
[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4824/...4da13e75_k.jpg[/IMG]

It is unrecognizable from then. It looks like a typical downtown of a large American city was built there over the last decade or so. Very impressive.

Le Baron Dec 8, 2018 8:32 PM

12/8/2018
 
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4867/3...532b8992_h.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4823/4...07467a6e_h.jpg

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1964/3...02238c46_h.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4912/4...4ad3be93_h.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4883/4...72836815_h.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4881/4...33c91609_h.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4837/3...4b8c99e8_b.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4898/4...c053f1be_b.jpg

harryc Dec 8, 2018 8:53 PM

^^ Thank you for sharing your spectacular vantage point - great shots.

harryc Dec 8, 2018 9:13 PM

Nov 26 - Dec 7




aaron38 Dec 9, 2018 1:27 AM

^^^Excellent photos guys!


Catching some rays
http://i67.tinypic.com/290zasp.jpg

Zapatan Dec 9, 2018 1:56 AM

This building is a gem

BVictor1 Dec 10, 2018 12:58 AM

Residential floors seem to be topped out now. Just working on the last of mechanical cores vertical thrust.

gebs Dec 10, 2018 3:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Le Baron (Post 8402927)

I love how the spandrels disappear into the forum background on the right side of this shot, as they appear to be almost the exact same color. Great framing.

Skyguy_7 Dec 10, 2018 6:38 PM

That is indeed a fantastic shot.

On another note, I am quite interested in how they will address the exposed core on the north facade of the tallest "tube". Renderings show continuous glass and spandrels. Are these floors occupied?


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