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Randomguy34 Nov 19, 2015 10:28 PM

Well don't forget that the building still has a crown (the empty box at it's very top), so that should give it a little more height

go go white sox Nov 19, 2015 10:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BVictor1 (Post 7241997)
They want to break ground by June or July.

It looks like the height has gone to 810' to the underside of the top floor.

Wow great news Chicago on a roll. Now if we can get jahn moving and approved that would be great!

LouisVanDerWright Nov 20, 2015 6:21 PM

Wow, very aggressive schedule on this one, 810' to the bottom of the top floor means total height in the mid 800' range. Should help distract from OMP and it's even more heinous sibling OMPW. Can't wait to see cranes rising around Grant Park again! Sounds like next year is 2005 or 2006.

Steely Dan Nov 20, 2015 9:54 PM

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Originally Posted by LouisVanDerWright (Post 7243029)
810' to the bottom of the top floor means total height in the mid 800' range.

yeah, that's what i'm guessing too. that's why i'm leaving the 862' figure in the title until we get better info on exactly where this on tops out.

"bottom of the top floor" is a weird, and i would argue often useless, figure when talking about building heights. why is it considered important enough to be mentioned in these plan commission meetings?

brian_b Nov 20, 2015 11:59 PM

Is the next step filing for permits, or is there more to be done?

BVictor1 Nov 21, 2015 2:37 AM

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Originally Posted by brian_b (Post 7243385)
Is the next step filing for permits, or is there more to be done?

Zoning approvals and City Council approvals.

Filing for permits and securing financing.

andydie Nov 22, 2015 8:51 AM

great news for chicago:cheers:. i wonder tho were both towers approved and which of the pair will rise first the smaller or the larger of the two?

BVictor1 Nov 22, 2015 12:17 PM

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Originally Posted by andydie (Post 7244427)
great news for chicago:cheers:. i wonder tho were both towers approved and which of the pair will rise first the smaller or the larger of the two?

The east (shorter) tower was the one approved and will be constructed first. There's no timeframe for Phase II that I'm aware of.

go go white sox Nov 22, 2015 3:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BVictor1 (Post 7244460)
The east (shorter) tower was the one approved and will be constructed first. There's no timeframe for Phase II that I'm aware of.

Any idea of the height of the second proposed tower?

BVictor1 Nov 22, 2015 4:48 PM

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Originally Posted by go go white sox (Post 7244514)
Any idea of the height of the second proposed tower?

No... Perhaps about 100' taller.

BVictor1 Nov 24, 2015 4:59 PM

Yeah... We're going to have to see some official blueprints as the 810' figure is to the underside of the slab of the most habitable floor. As you can see from the images, there's a bit more structure above 810'. In the 3rd image down, everything above the yellow is in addition to 810'.

https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a...D720/ry%3D480/

https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a...D720/ry%3D480/

https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a...D720/ry%3D480/

https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a...D720/ry%3D480/

r18tdi Nov 24, 2015 5:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BVictor1 (Post 7246582)
810' figure is to the underside of the slab of the most habitable floor. As you can see from the images, there's a bit more structure above 810'. In the 3rd image down, everything above the yellow is in addition to 810'

If that is indeed the case, we could be looking at a height closer to 885' to the top of the... um... er, "chuppah?"

Steely Dan Nov 24, 2015 5:31 PM

^ yes, i just carefully scaled the image and got an additional 75' above the yellow, for a total of 885'.

BVictor1 Nov 24, 2015 5:42 PM

^The diagrams I posted also show 78 floors.

Randomguy34 Nov 24, 2015 5:52 PM

If it is 885 feet, and it's twin is at least 100 feet taller, then it's twin would be at least 985 feet tall! (Hurray for math!)

BVictor1 Nov 24, 2015 5:55 PM

887' 2"

r18tdi Nov 24, 2015 6:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steely Dan (Post 7246632)
^ yes, i just carefully scaled the image and got an additional 75' above the yellow, for a total of 885'.

Carefully scaled? Haha I just eyeballed it :haha:
Quote:

Originally Posted by BVictor1 (Post 7246683)
887' 2"

Boom. :cheers:

Steely Dan Nov 24, 2015 6:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by r18tdi (Post 7246777)
Carefully scaled? Haha I just eyeballed it :haha:

your eyeballs are very good. :tup:

but yeah, i scaled up the image in cad to get the grade line and the top of the yellow to be 810', then measured what was left.

bvic, thanks for getting the actual figure and floor count!

Chicago Shawn Nov 28, 2015 5:31 PM

Working name for the project is Grant Park Tower. Also, it was mentioned at plan commission that financing is in place to start early next year. The contractor is McHugh, who is working to provide subcontract jobs to local minority owned firms.

r18tdi Dec 1, 2015 4:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Chicago Shawn (Post 7251354)
Working name for the project is Grant Park Tower.

They will probably settle on a more pretentious/trendy name.
My money is on "The Grant."


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