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Old Posted Feb 4, 2022, 7:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Steely Dan View Post
i think many us who survived the trauma of the "river north beige" attack back in the '00s are still a bit too shell-shocked from the unrelenting onslaught of all of those monumentally ugly vertical turds to get too worked up about yet another glass box.
Yes, exactly! This is why I can't identify with all the "blue box" hate in many of the Chicago threads. Could these buildings be a bit more detailed and nuanced? Sure, absolutely. But they could also be much, much worse. I remember getting excited for crap like 1 Superior Place because... we had quite literally *nothing* else to even compare that too in terms of new development at the time. I remember really liking Millennium Center back in 2002 because it was reddish beige instead of regular beige
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