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SIGSEGV Jul 10, 2019 4:20 AM

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Originally Posted by BonoboZill4 (Post 8628196)
I believe you may be confused what part of Dearborn Park I'm referring to:

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.8699...7i16384!8i8192

Do you not agree this gives slight bloc housing vibes (albeit in low-rise format). They are ugly and cheaply built and not densely packed. Hopefully that makes them prime candidates for redevelopment in the coming decades.

Sorry for such an off topic comment...

Yeah the stuff east of Plymouth is basically fine (although a street or two needs to be shoehorned in and something should be done about the dead streetwall on State). The stuff west of Plymouth is awful.

Steely Dan Jul 10, 2019 4:54 AM

^^ fantastic shot, solarwind.

I know the stats say that Nema is only ~170' taller than OMP, but the difference looks larger in real life, for whatever reason.

It's probably the tapering setback massing of Nema that make it soar higher than it is, visually.

aaron38 Jul 10, 2019 1:00 PM

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Originally Posted by BonoboZill4 (Post 8623172)

Is that Armour Square Park? Is that shot from inside the ballpark? It's a great angle.

Chi-Sky21 Jul 10, 2019 3:14 PM

The ramps at Comiskey...sorry....the G spot....(Guaranteed Rate Field) have one of my favorite views of the skyline.

The Lurker Jul 10, 2019 3:17 PM

^I love this viewpoint. If you showed me this picture 12 years ago I would have asked, What the hell is every building to the right of AON?

bhawk66 Jul 10, 2019 5:01 PM

^^^ Yes! It's almost weird to wrap my mind around it. So awesome.

Meanwhile, our black beauty friggin holds fort like a champ the whole time.

*I love the trees in Chicago. More please.

ardecila Jul 10, 2019 10:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BonoboZill4 (Post 8628196)
I believe you may be confused what part of Dearborn Park I'm referring to:

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.8699...7i16384!8i8192

Do you not agree this gives slight bloc housing vibes (albeit in low-rise format). They are ugly and cheaply built and not densely packed. Hopefully that makes them prime candidates for redevelopment in the coming decades.

Sorry for such an off topic comment...

Not really, rowhouse/terrace houses were never common in communist places like China or the Eastern Bloc. By their nature they include private yards, which is too bourgeois for the communists to stomach, and frankly too inefficient for state-run housing. The architecture is boxy, but that in itself isn't a communist thing.

If anything, Dearborn Park reminds me of English or at least Anglosphere urban renewal projects, like this council housing or just regular terrace houses around London. Or, closer to home, places like Lafayette Park in Detroit or IM Pei's townhouses in Hyde Park - those are just better quality examples of the same ideas.

jc5680 Jul 14, 2019 4:53 PM


BonoboZill4 Jul 14, 2019 4:57 PM

Blurry photo from Friday:

https://i.imgur.com/a5qqlJa.jpg?1

KWillChicago Jul 14, 2019 8:02 PM

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Originally Posted by jc5680 (Post 8632056)

When all the painting of the north side is complete this thing is going to stand out in the best way.

Freefall Jul 14, 2019 8:57 PM

It looks like a Minecraft building, in a good way

HomrQT Jul 14, 2019 10:28 PM

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Originally Posted by jc5680 (Post 8632056)

The massing from NEMA reminds me of old school art deco buildings, in that it has the ability to make the building look larger or "grander" than it actually is.

BonoboZill4 Jul 17, 2019 8:00 PM

https://i.imgur.com/LqlSoxa.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/y8KrTG0.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/n3vA2V5.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/Eh7bDSe.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/Y60EWLs.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/s3Bht74.jpg?1

gebs Jul 18, 2019 9:22 PM

Some actual images from inside NEMA from Curbed today:

Curbed's first look inside NEMA

https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/AZ3r...__CoWork.0.jpg

https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/byK9...r_Lap_Pool.jpg

Too much focus on the fitness amenities, but so far, I'm a fan of it. Makes me wish (a) they were instead condos and (b) I could afford to live in them if they were. If they ever de-convert, this building is my #1 place I'd want to call home.

BonoboZill4 Jul 18, 2019 10:11 PM

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Originally Posted by gebs (Post 8635987)

Too much focus on the fitness amenities, but so far, I'm a fan of it. Makes me wish (a) they were instead condos and (b) I could afford to live in them if they were. If they ever de-convert, this building is my #1 place I'd want to call home.

My guess is they are going for a super young crowd, targeting the 25-40 group with those types of amenities. NEMA is a San Fran brand in the sense of inspiration, right? Logical approach in that case to mimic their approach to getting young people to fork over 40% of their paychecks on aesthetics. Looks to be working too

roosegoose Jul 19, 2019 1:27 PM

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Originally Posted by BonoboZill4 (Post 8636033)
My guess is they are going for a super young crowd, targeting the 25-40 group with those types of amenities. NEMA is a San Fran brand in the sense of inspiration, right? Logical approach in that case to mimic their approach to getting young people to fork over 40% of their paychecks on aesthetics. Looks to be working too

I Live in the building and it's actually more of a 30-40 crowd that I've seen so far in the building. Not many people that I've seen that I say are in their 20s.
Also, I snap some photos this weekend and post but most of the amenities aren't done yet. Dog park & pet spa, golf simulator, game room, etc all aren't open yet. Its basically just the fitness center, co-working space and pool deck that is open.

gebs Jul 19, 2019 1:31 PM

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Originally Posted by roosegoose (Post 8636409)
I Live in the building

These are my jealous faces: :slob::hell:

west-town-brad Jul 19, 2019 1:49 PM

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Originally Posted by roosegoose (Post 8636409)
I Live in the building and it's actually more of a 30-40 crowd that I've seen so far in the building. Not many people that I've seen that I say are in their 20s.

yeah I'd be shocked to see too many people in their 20s in a building like this - new, high end, etc.

I'd expect to see that age group in a ramshackle walk up in ravenswood paying $850 per person per month.

BonoboZill4 Jul 19, 2019 8:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by roosegoose (Post 8636409)
I Live in the building and it's actually more of a 30-40 crowd that I've seen so far in the building. Not many people that I've seen that I say are in their 20s.
Also, I snap some photos this weekend and post but most of the amenities aren't done yet. Dog park & pet spa, golf simulator, game room, etc all aren't open yet. Its basically just the fitness center, co-working space and pool deck that is open.

It was a rough estimate lol

BonoboZill4 Aug 2, 2019 10:25 PM

https://i.imgur.com/oVbbXlK.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/9ZqbFIO.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/fh5sjE4.jpg?1


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