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chicubs111 Sep 20, 2019 6:03 PM

Union Station parking garage closing

The 700-spot parking structure will permanently close on September 30, according to Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari.

Amtrak is selling the property under the structure a block south of the station to make way for a 50-story office building, which will be called BMO Tower. BMO Financial Group will anchor the planned 700-foot-tall structure.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/busin...hwq-story.html

RedCorsair87 Sep 20, 2019 6:50 PM

About damn time! I can't wait to see this one and WPS start climbing.

akbussey Sep 20, 2019 6:57 PM

I wonder how much my view will be obstructed after this gets built.

https://i.ibb.co/Bg0NVCM/IMG-2859.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/JzDQRsJ/IMG-2859.jpg

Steely Dan Sep 20, 2019 7:08 PM

^ i would consider it a view enhancement rather than a view obstruction.

a nicely detailed 50 story office building, or a dumpy old parking garage?

;)

Chisouthside Sep 20, 2019 7:13 PM

This building will definitely standout looking northeast from the UIC area.

akbussey Sep 20, 2019 7:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steely Dan (Post 8693698)
^ i would consider it a view enhancement rather than a view obstruction.

a nicely detailed 50 story office building, or a dumpy old parking garage?

;)

Im going to miss my view of the Circle Interchange.

:(

rgarri4 Sep 20, 2019 7:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by akbussey (Post 8693681)
I wonder how much my view will be obstructed after this gets built.

https://i.ibb.co/JzDQRsJ/IMG-2859.jpg

https://images2.imgbox.com/fa/a4/UhymgNxW_o.jpg

akbussey Sep 20, 2019 8:28 PM

Nice! I will be able to see the folks across the river it seems! Im on 54 here in Willis.

BonoboZill4 Sep 20, 2019 11:32 PM

I love when rgarri posts something like that. Beautiful

HomrQT Sep 21, 2019 1:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BonoboZill4 (Post 8693993)
I love when rgarri posts something like that. Beautiful

Like being able to see in the future.

SpireGuy Sep 21, 2019 4:00 AM

This building sucks. Already too similar to the BoA tower going up along the river. I'd rather the garage stay until something better is proposed. You guys want more blue glass boxes?

BonoboZill4 Sep 21, 2019 4:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SpireGuy (Post 8694138)
This building sucks. Already too similar to the BoA tower going up along the river. I'd rather the garage stay until something better is proposed. You guys want more blue glass boxes?

If you want to see how this conversation plays out, feel free to go through earlier posts in this thread. For the love of god, let's not have another blue glass tower debate in here.

chicubs111 Sep 21, 2019 12:35 PM

we all wanted this but unfortunately it wasn't selected in the design competition...
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cr2uy83W8AAlFb1.jpg

skysoar Sep 21, 2019 1:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BonoboZill4 (Post 8694157)
If you want to see how this conversation plays out, feel free to go through earlier posts in this thread. For the love of god, let's not have another blue glass tower debate in here.

I agree, every new building built in Chicago will not be iconic, or an eye pleaser. Often times when buildings are completed, the finished product is very impressive, compared to the architectual design, hopefully that's the case with BMO.

BuildThemTaller Sep 21, 2019 3:41 PM

^^Also there are about 0 blue glass boxes within a 5-block radius of that location.

JMKeynes Sep 21, 2019 5:00 PM

I like it.

MorganChi Sep 21, 2019 5:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rgarri4 (Post 8693768)




Rgarri will this building plus 1000m close the gap view from the lake ?

rgarri4 Sep 22, 2019 2:21 PM

BMO is blocked from straight on. There's a bit of a gap between there and 1000M mostly where the shorter towers of the Riverline are going. Wish they were taller.

https://images2.imgbox.com/f0/35/XraZXXw5_o.jpg

The Lurker Sep 22, 2019 2:38 PM

^ It should have a decent impact from the planetarium view rising behind the Hilton.

Ricochet48 Sep 22, 2019 2:40 PM

The view I'm most interested in is from Alder (where most basics like me take their skyline photos haha). I feel it will have a huge impact there and appear taller than Sears, etc. Essex has already really filled things in (and the green looks very sharp too!). Hopefully, BMO will pop up better on other angles :shrug:


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