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teohwp85 Aug 26, 2019 12:45 AM

August 25, 2019
 
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Skyguy_7 Aug 26, 2019 12:21 PM

Great angle! Hell of an addition to the south wall :yes:

gebs Aug 26, 2019 2:30 PM

Glad to see the giant NEMA has been removed from the amenity floor. I wonder if it was to block views of construction so that the dramatic wall-to-ceiling lights could be unveiled in grand fashion.

bhawk66 Aug 26, 2019 3:26 PM

Are they finished painting this thing? The vertical white lines seem to vary quite a bit. Maybe just the angle??

BonoboZill4 Aug 26, 2019 3:33 PM

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Originally Posted by bhawk66 (Post 8669193)
Are they finished painting this thing? The vertical white lines seem to vary quite a bit. Maybe just the angle??

No, there are definitely spots that need to be painted still

bhawk66 Aug 26, 2019 3:47 PM

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Originally Posted by BonoboZill4 (Post 8669202)
No, there are definitely spots that need to be painted still

Thanks, yea, thought so. Especially the south face.

Crawford Aug 26, 2019 4:31 PM

I spent last weekend at a townhouse a block from this building (a family member ran the triathlon).

Passed by this building maybe a dozen times, and there were furniture moving trucks idling every single time. Building definitely getting tons of move-ins. I thought about visiting the lobby and rental office, but was carting around a toddler who wanted the playground.

Neighborhood is hard to characterize. You have these gigantic megatowers on Roosevelt, but a block away it's super-quiet residential, with no passing cars, even.

MayorOfChicago Aug 27, 2019 3:13 PM

I really love this building, for most people it just seemed to sneak in there, I hear a lot about Vista and this one is totally off the radar.

Any word at all on the the sister building? I would love if they tear into that one quick, but I assumed there will be a few years between them? AKA next cycle if ever.

the urban politician Aug 27, 2019 3:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Crawford (Post 8669268)
I spent last weekend at a townhouse a block from this building (a family member ran the triathlon).

Passed by this building maybe a dozen times, and there were furniture moving trucks idling every single time. Building definitely getting tons of move-ins. I thought about visiting the lobby and rental office, but was carting around a toddler who wanted the playground.

Neighborhood is hard to characterize. You have these gigantic megatowers on Roosevelt, but a block away it's super-quiet residential, with no passing cars, even.

That neighborhood is the product of some intense NIMBYism, it was probably an accomplishment alone that some highrises even got built east of Michigan Avenue. Everybody there wants townhouses and small condo buildings, etc.

Ultimately, over the course of decades, waves of construction will continue to canyonize Michigan Ave through E. State St, but the neighborhoods east of that will forever remain quiet and residential

ardecila Aug 27, 2019 5:11 PM

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Originally Posted by the urban politician (Post 8670210)
That neighborhood is the product of some intense NIMBYism, it was probably an accomplishment alone that some highrises even got built east of Michigan Avenue. Everybody there wants townhouses and small condo buildings, etc.

Ultimately, over the course of decades, waves of construction will continue to canyonize Michigan Ave through E. State St, but the neighborhoods east of that will forever remain quiet and residential

Not really, Central Station is a deliberate product of a 1990s urban planning strategy to mix towers with townhomes. Developers liked it because they could diversify their product offerings and keep building different phases even as the demand for rentals, condos, and townhouses fluctuated at different times. The NIMBYism only came after the homes were built, since homeowners always and everywhere are NIMBYs.

The market's a little different now, a lot of near-downtown land is too expensive to build townhomes (except in small quantities as liner units on parking garages) and there's not much demand from Millennials for townhouses or other for-sale products compared to Gen X before them, for various complicated reasons. So the megadevelopments we're seeing now are more highrise and midrise focused, since that's more efficient for the rentals and office space that's in demand.

r18tdi Aug 29, 2019 1:49 AM

Does anyone know when they are going to start planting the random trees on every other setback?

SIGSEGV Aug 29, 2019 3:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Crawford (Post 8669268)
I spent last weekend at a townhouse a block from this building (a family member ran the triathlon).

Passed by this building maybe a dozen times, and there were furniture moving trucks idling every single time. Building definitely getting tons of move-ins. I thought about visiting the lobby and rental office, but was carting around a toddler who wanted the playground.

Neighborhood is hard to characterize. You have these gigantic megatowers on Roosevelt, but a block away it's super-quiet residential, with no passing cars, even.

Heh you were probably two blocks from my apartment then (I live at Michigan and Roosevelt). East of Michigan is an island of quiet, at least until you get closer to McCormick place.

Mr Downtown Aug 29, 2019 4:08 AM

^Thus the howls of protest regarding One Central.

Flaccer05 Aug 30, 2019 1:50 AM

Aug 28

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BonoboZill4 Aug 30, 2019 3:01 AM

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

Check your settings kids...

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harryc Aug 31, 2019 2:40 PM

Aug 26

From the Adler Planetarium


From the Roosevelt sta.


Aug 27

#TallShipWindy





bhawk66 Aug 31, 2019 9:52 PM

Most excellent shots, Harry. The last one made my laptop sputter.

What an amazing cycle. Ferris Bueller would need two days off.

cozy Sep 1, 2019 4:42 AM

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Originally Posted by bhawk66 (Post 8674695)
Most excellent shots, Harry. The last one made my laptop sputter.

What an amazing cycle. Ferris Bueller would need two days off.

Hahaha, that got me to chuckle.

Seriously though, that last shot is really crisp! :cheers:

teohwp85 Sep 7, 2019 4:05 AM

September 6, 2019 from Maggie Daley Park
 
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teohwp85 Sep 8, 2019 6:09 PM

September 7, 2019 from the Signature Room
 
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