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emathias Dec 6, 2011 7:09 PM

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Originally Posted by lawfin (Post 5505765)
Who the hell is Kennan Earl?

He's an LA real estate agent on HGTV's "Selling LA" show.

Zapatan Dec 12, 2011 2:19 PM

according to SSC this is an actual proposal not just a vision, maybe it won't get built to 2000 feet but im under the impression some sort of massive tower could be put here.

bnk Dec 12, 2011 3:20 PM

Nope sorry you were duped but nothing will ever be built there. At least nothing resembling this project. Nothing will be done to the PO and no tall buildings will be built.

Zapatan Dec 12, 2011 3:31 PM

Why? The development would be good for the city I feel.

Roadcruiser1 Dec 12, 2011 8:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Zapatan (Post 5513380)
Why? The development would be good for the city I feel.

It's owned by a person that is notorious for selling land and not developing it.

Zapatan Dec 13, 2011 4:09 AM

But whoever buys it will most certainly develop something there right? Such a huge piece of land to go to waste.

Oh well, I hope Chi town pulls off another supertall or two here eventually, that would be amazing!

Zapatan Dec 14, 2011 7:09 AM

Hopefully someone can build something there eventually though, as the site has air rights to 2000'

(if I'm not mistaken)

untitledreality Dec 16, 2011 1:35 AM

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Originally Posted by THE BIG APPLE (Post 5515368)
I don't know maybe it's deja vu all over again but I don't feel like this will get built. Chicago is also notorious for not getting the job done (most of the time). Spire, South Dearborn, Waldorf Astoria, Chi WTC, etc.

Its not going to get built because it was never a real project. Just a notorious speculator trying to flip a property.

Zapatan Jan 3, 2012 10:28 AM

^SSC lists it as a serious project, but they're data isn't always correct.

It did say the project wouldn't go under way for 5 to 10 years, which means something could maybe happen. Isn't the city of Chicago still trying to approve this?

untitledreality Jan 6, 2012 7:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Zapatan (Post 5535498)
which means something could maybe happen.

Sure, something "could" happen. Just like how pigs "could" fly if only they had wings.

Zapatan Feb 3, 2012 8:47 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13FnuKo9b8Q


So somewhere down the road there's a possibility for this site to be redeveloped into skyscrapers somehow it seems.

stormkingfan Feb 11, 2012 8:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Onn (Post 5355232)

I think the view from the northeast is best. It gives a better perspective of the scaling. The other views suggest that many other high-rises should be built south and west of this complex if built.

ChiSoxRox Feb 12, 2012 1:41 AM

I know this project is a pipe dream, but having a tower looming over the Sears would be an amazing sight.

THE BIG APPLE Feb 21, 2012 2:48 AM

Chicago Tribune

Fire erupts on roof of old Post Office

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Staff report

8:46 p.m. CST, February 17, 2012

A fire erupted tonight on the roof and a portion of the 10th floor of the old U.S. Post Officein the West Loop Gate neighborhood.

The fire started on the roof of the building, 433 W. Van Buren St., according to the Chicago Fire Department.

Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said they also have fire on the 10th floor of the building, considered a high-rise.

No injuries have been reported as of 7:05 p.m. and crews continued to fight the blazes, Langford said.

About 6:30 p.m., a still and box alarm and an EMS Plan I, which automatically sends five ambulances to the scene, were called for the blaze, according to Langford.

As of about 7:30 p.m. firefighters hoisted by a large crane could be seen using portable lights to look into windows on the upper floors of the east side of the building.

The alarm was struck out and EMS Plan secured a little before 8 p.m., while cleanup and overhaul continued.

Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said police also have not received any reports of injuries.

The 300 to 600 blocks of South Canal Street, the 300 to 600 blocks of West Van Buren Street, and the 200 to 500 blocks of West Harrison Street were closed while the fire was fought, according to a Central District police sergeant.

ChiPhi Feb 23, 2012 5:59 AM

:previous: looks like Davies is running into some more carrying costs...

N90 May 19, 2012 7:46 AM

I am of course a huge fan of Chicago and I sometimes open this thread to see whats going on but with the amount of posts in here (over 7,000!) its hard to keep up. So I don't know if anyone's posted this yet or not but I was hoping to ask for more information on this 120 story tower that seems to be making its way into Chicago's skyline in the future.

http://blog.chicagoarchitecture.info...me-434x500.jpg
http://blog.chicagoarchitecture.info...daylight-time/

nomarandlee May 19, 2012 10:40 AM

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Originally Posted by N90 (Post 5706208)
I am of course a huge fan of Chicago and I sometimes open this thread to see whats going on but with the amount of posts in here (over 7,000!) its hard to keep up. So I don't know if anyone's posted this yet or not but I was hoping to ask for more information on this 120 story tower that seems to be making its way into Chicago's skyline in the future.
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Looky here

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=192697

XIII May 25, 2012 5:27 PM

Vision Video for old post office redevelopment.
It looks like they've modified the tower designs:
http://vimeo.com/42700645

BraveNewWorld May 25, 2012 6:17 PM

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Originally Posted by XIII (Post 5712966)
Vision Video for old post office redevelopment.
It looks like they've modified the tower designs:
http://vimeo.com/42700645

That looks awesome, I am surprised to see this move forward. When will we know whether it was approved ?

lawfin May 25, 2012 6:31 PM

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Originally Posted by BraveNewWorld (Post 5713025)
That looks awesome, I am surprised to see this move forward. When will we know whether it was approved ?

Approved? Come on seriously. This is little more than modern media puffery. It ain't going to happen ok.

6.2 million sq feet of entertainment space
4.1 million sq feet of hotel some 7500 rooms

3.8 million sq feet of residential

Those numbers are massive. In perspective when the WTC complex was destroyed if I recall that was in total some 12 million sq feet of space this is planned at 2 million larger than that if you believe it you are a fool.


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