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Steely Dan Nov 10, 2022 3:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Toasty Joe (Post 9786793)
No one said this had to remain solely office. A hotel at the confluence of the river would bear a lot of prestige, not to mention the views. They could've done a two-tower scheme, essentially stacking the residential WPE and WPW. Not to mention the corporations who could've planted an actual trophy tower in a postcard location with guaranteed visibility in a city with the 8th largest GDP in the world. They could've done more.

they could have done a lot of things, but they did the things that they did because that was the forumla to the greatest ROI according to their calculations.

would it have been nice if hines had been more ambitious at this particular site? of course!

but that's just not how chicago office towers get developed, except for those two times a half century ago.

The North One Nov 10, 2022 5:49 PM

If they had outlined the vertical setbacks with some sort of material it would have looked a lot better. Everything just kind melts together. Also wasn't there supposed to be another setback in the front near the top portion of the tower? Why was that removed?

kolchak Nov 11, 2022 3:50 AM

The River confluence has turned into Chicago's La Défense.

r18tdi Nov 14, 2022 5:26 PM

Salesforce signage is being installed. The first 'S' is on the eastern side of the crown is in.

BVictor1 Nov 15, 2022 6:07 PM

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Originally Posted by r18tdi (Post 9790016)
Salesforce signage is being installed. The first 'S' is on the eastern side of the crown is in.

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https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/render...&ts=1668535560

rivernorthlurker Nov 17, 2022 4:08 PM

Supply chain issue on the 'L'? lol

https://i.imgur.com/dVHtMUF.jpg

oakesd88 Nov 18, 2022 12:39 AM

Are those top 3 floors just to house water supply and mechanicals and no rentable space?

colemonkee Nov 18, 2022 6:03 AM

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Originally Posted by rivernorthlurker (Post 9792915)
Supply chain issue on the 'L'? lol

May have been part of the recent layoffs...

KWillChicago Nov 18, 2022 12:47 PM

Elon Musk bought the letter L. Did they get approved to put signage on the east and west side of the crown or just the east side? I thought BOA only got approved for one sign on 110 wacker if I recall correctly. Some Chicago rule?

Ned.B Nov 18, 2022 4:52 PM

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Originally Posted by KWillChicago (Post 9793821)
Elon Musk bought the letter L. Did they get approved to put signage on the east and west side of the crown or just the east side? I thought BOA only got approved for one sign on 110 wacker if I recall correctly. Some Chicago rule?

Two signs are allowed in the case that the principal tenant leases at least 450,000 sf of the building or 60% of the building. BMO is one such example. The company must also have its international headquarters in Chicago.

Salesforce doesn't comply with the last requirement, so I think we are looking at only one sign.

SIGSEGV Nov 20, 2022 5:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Ned.B (Post 9794061)
Two signs are allowed in the case that the principal tenant leases at least 450,000 sf of the building or 60% of the building. BMO is one such example. The company must also have its international headquarters in Chicago.

Salesforce doesn't comply with the last requirement, so I think we are looking at only one sign.

who knows, maybe this is how they announce their relo.

r18tdi Nov 29, 2022 3:52 PM

The letter 'L' finally showed up. The crown reads "sale" for now.

kolchak Nov 30, 2022 6:42 AM

I never thought a building this tall would look better with signage but it does.

All the recent towers at the confluence suffer from the same problem. They are fine at the bases but overwhelmingly boring at the tops. At least there's a sign floating up there now...

BVictor1 Nov 30, 2022 3:01 PM

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https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/render...&ts=1669820222

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https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/render...&ts=1669820228

https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/render...&ts=1669820233

SIGSEGV Dec 5, 2022 10:03 AM

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Originally Posted by r18tdi (Post 9801632)
The letter 'L' finally showed up. The crown reads "sale" for now.

still Black Friday I guess...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw...-no?authuser=0

Jibba Dec 5, 2022 3:47 PM

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Originally Posted by SIGSEGV (Post 9806828)
still Black Friday I guess...

:haha:

RedCorsair87 Dec 6, 2022 2:11 AM

After seeing how this turned out, even Salesforce is trying to get ride of it...

SolarWind Dec 15, 2022 12:32 AM

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maru2501 Dec 15, 2022 1:45 AM

not really the dynamic top we were once offered

Jibba Dec 15, 2022 6:21 PM

The whole final product is disappointing. When viewed from the SE, the east and south towers overlap and make a monolith, and the south tower isn't taller enough to distinguish itself from the mass. And the (presumably) signature south tower is out-detailed by the east one. It also has no verticality from its best angle (the south elevation), which could have been achieved with better material choices for the final cladding. So completely underwhelming with the visual indication that they were attempting something impressive, which almost makes it worse. Like it would have been better to have it be confidently boring rather than look like it tried and flopped.


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