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RedCorsair87 Mar 22, 2021 6:53 PM

Glass looked gorgeous on this yesterday from Congress. Does anyone know if the glass on OC and 110 Wacker is the same quality?

ardecila Mar 25, 2021 3:15 AM

I mentioned in the OPO thread last year than Enwave had bored a chilled water pipe from their plant in Wacker under the river to the Post Office. Now that same line is being extended to BMO Tower. The current roadwork in the Canal underpass is for this purpose. Good news for sustainability! Hopefully we can see more expansion of this system in West Loop... if they were smart they would invest in a district system for Fulton Market, either steam or chilled water.

west-town-brad Mar 26, 2021 2:02 PM

I was driving south bound on the kennedy this morning and was surprised to see how big this tower already is - as seen from Armitage Ave area all the way to the Ohio Exit ramp

sentinel Mar 28, 2021 11:02 PM

March 23, 2021
Both images from BartShore

Bonus shots of the entire, renovated roof deck of the Old Post Office.

Mikelacey45 Mar 30, 2021 3:40 PM

How can I upload a picture on here ?

marothisu Mar 30, 2021 4:17 PM


Originally Posted by Mikelacey45 (Post 9233417)
How can I upload a picture on here ?

Upload it to somewhere like imgur then get the URL and use the img tag here to display it.

Fvn Apr 2, 2021 12:28 AM

Core has reached the top; steel should be there soon as well.

Skyguy_7 Apr 8, 2021 10:10 PM

Official T/O ceremony occurred today, according to mayor triple threat’s office.

TallBob Apr 9, 2021 7:09 AM

^^Minneaplois had a "Topping Out" ceremony on the "Eleven" project.....Coincidencel?

PittsburghPA Apr 9, 2021 10:31 PM


BVictor1 Apr 12, 2021 5:41 AM


gebs Apr 12, 2021 2:09 PM

I really like the details on this tower. But as a whole, it would have looked amazing with one more setback.

RedCorsair87 Apr 12, 2021 4:17 PM


Originally Posted by gebs (Post 9245750)
I really like the details on this tower. But as a whole, it would have looked amazing with one more setback.

Yes! Another 2-300ft taller would be perfect

r18tdi Apr 12, 2021 8:02 PM


Originally Posted by RedCorsair87 (Post 9245929)
Yes! Another 2-300ft taller would be perfect

Ha. I say this to myself about every Chicago high-rise I encounter.

SIGSEGV Apr 12, 2021 8:40 PM

from yesterday:

oakesd88 Apr 12, 2021 10:27 PM

BMO Tower 51 vs. 50 Stories
Why do news report sites list the number of BMO Tower floors as 50? Isn't it more accurately 51 stories after the April 2020 design change got board approval?

Ned.B Apr 13, 2021 12:37 PM

The tower has 51 floors, but 51 is all mechanical and elevator machine rooms. 50 is the last occupied floor.

As far as additional setbacks, this tower is unique from the stepping of UBS and the original form proposed for 110 N. Wacker in that there is one last 30' setback (center bay only on the north side) before the penthouse for a terrace on floor 49.

But regarding what you are actually getting at -- one more setback and additional height -- there was a brief period after the residential addition was axed from the top of the Headhouse that the developer was considering relocating the residential component to the top of the office tower with additional setbacks and another 25 or so floors. That apparently didn't get much traction with the alderman. It also wasn't great for the efficiency of the office tower.

AMWChicago Apr 13, 2021 2:15 PM

Great shot of BMO and the Old Post Office!

harryc Apr 18, 2021 12:25 PM

April 11

Urbanize Chicago article

April 12

lu9 Apr 19, 2021 10:22 AM

:worship: ^first pic

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