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Old Posted Dec 1, 2020, 9:51 PM
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Such great news on the new hotel flag and restaurant. I'm not sure what the loan situation is, but I've got to think one of the near-term benefits/goals of this huge announcement is just to have a stable situation in terms of the condo sales (we've seen the reports of large unit buyer lawsuits to back out, etc). Then, be well-positioned to pick momentum back up on that front once we're on the other side of the pandemic and the economy has firmer footing with much less uncertainty. Hats off to Magellan here.
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Instead of a spire they should have built this tower infinitely tall to the vanishing point like Brancusi's Endless Column.

Now that would be cool! Plus then Chicago would reign forever as the home of the WTB since we would have an infinitely tall building.
CTBUH would not consider this a building, but a tower, because the "TALL BUILDING CHARACTERISTICS" page on this site says "To be considered a building, at least 50 percent of its height must be occupiable".
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While I agree with the issue of the mechanical floor aesthetics, I've got to say I think his overall write-up is on the money here. I've been critical of him at times, but he's had at least two very recent reviews (this and 110 N Wacker) with which I find it difficult to quibble too much. I think they're pretty good takes.
Omitting the southern mechanical vents was some sort of combo of odd/lazy reporting.

I appreciate his work and like his reviews overall, but he seems to write for the mild-moderately interested fan of architecture from the general public, which may appeal to the Trib's general readership but leaves much to be desired from those more in-the-know (and likely his frequent readers). I wish he dove in a little deeper to help educate/engage more readers and dared to have some "hotter takes" for us to chew on.
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CTBUH would not consider this a building, but a tower, because the "TALL BUILDING CHARACTERISTICS" page on this site says "To be considered a building, at least 50 percent of its height must be occupiable".
So in order for an infinitely-tall building to be approved by CTBUH, a population of ≥infinity/2 would be required (i.e. ≥the total number of even integers).

You would then have to convince this population to occupy the building, so hopefully its in a good neighborhood.. you might want to invest in some local parks. If you can convince some artisanal bakeries and high-end coffee shops to move nearby, they will help to attract the young liberal-arts grads, who are basically the foundation of society (they themselves said so).
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I appreciate his work and like his reviews overall, but he seems to write for the mild-moderately interested fan of architecture from the general public, which may appeal to the Trib's general readership but leaves much to be desired from those more in-the-know (and likely his frequent readers). I wish he dove in a little deeper to help educate/engage more readers and dared to have some "hotter takes" for us to chew on.
Blair typically tosses in the word "banal" to add some heat. But I agree that some spicier takes would be nice.

Anyone think they'll try to hang at St. Regis sign on the outside?
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Is it possible that the blow through floor could be programmable space?
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Best-case scenario for a rebranding! St. Regis is a world-class brand, equally suited for Chicago, a world-class city. This represents not only a bet on the Chicago brand, but a bet on the vitality of the local hospitality assets in a post-covid world, and the broader vitality of the region as we move forward
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rather St. Egregious, what with the blow-through and black vents
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rather St. Egregious, what with the blow-through and black vents
Oh shit, I just thought of something: they should just put the St. Regis signage on the surface/face of the blow-through floor! Two sides can have the logo, and the other two opposite sides can have the name.
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Is it possible that the blow through floor could be programmable space?
It is the where the hotel will hang the laundry to dry.....
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It is the where the hotel will hang the laundry to dry.....
and where the mob will take certain people out for "fresh air"
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Old Posted Dec 4, 2020, 9:32 PM
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CTBUH shows this building's status as "Completed":https://www.skyscrapercenter.com/bui...-chicago/17137

But a few corner windows were still missing in the above Nov 23 photo. Have they been installed?
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^ there taking there good ole time but its getting there...
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Oh shit, I just thought of something: they should just put the St. Regis signage on the surface/face of the blow-through floor! Two sides can have the logo, and the other two opposite sides can have the name.
THIS ⬆️

I think this would be a great option for consideration. Although, I'm not sure if it is possible/would defeat the purpose of the blow-through floor? But I am all for it.
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I think this would be a great option for consideration. Although, I'm not sure if it is possible/would defeat the purpose of the blow-through floor? But I am all for it.
They should put it on that mechanical floor that doesn't go all the way across
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Old Posted Dec 5, 2020, 6:52 AM
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They should put it on that mechanical floor that doesn't go all the way across
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^ there taking there good ole time but its getting there...
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They finally put in the last window just a couple hours ago.
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Old Posted Dec 6, 2020, 1:27 AM
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Honestly, the mechanicals and blow through hole do not bother me as much as the failure to just taper that last section at the very top.
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