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Old Posted Dec 28, 2009, 2:08 AM
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Gotcha - the Loop (and the few outer blocks N & W to the river) are sort of like what you'd get if you transposed Downtown Manhattan onto Midtown's grid. Very tightly packed.

One big exception though is S Wacker, the street on the other side of Willis from Wells - S Wacker is comparatively broad and feels more like Ave of the Americas (plus, you have a set-back plaza on this face).

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Then you've got the landscaped parcel lot on the Jackson side (originally a placeholder for a second smaller tower), and just across the street another landscaped plaza (which was also originally a placeholder for a second (and third!) tower). So a whole lotta open space on this side.

Last edited by wrab; Dec 28, 2009 at 2:36 AM.