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Old Posted Mar 6, 2017, 2:27 AM
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I concur w HC - this is a nice perspective
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LVDR, these photos are awesome. Imagine a riverwalk wrapped all the way down from rooselvelt up to lake street and connect with the eastway. One can dream.
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Park? What park?
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Old Posted Mar 6, 2017, 5:00 PM
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Any update on when the sales office might open? I signed up - twice - with not even a response of "thanks for signing up". Just a black hole.
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Old Posted Mar 6, 2017, 6:06 PM
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LVDR, these photos are awesome. Imagine a riverwalk wrapped all the way down from rooselvelt up to lake street and connect with the eastway. One can dream.
Does anyone know if the city has a plan (funds) to connect these privately developed riverwalks?
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This site suddenly doesn't seem so huge anymore. Once the park is in and the first tower in complete, the redevelopment of this wasteland won't seem so insurmountable. Any other rumblings on the corner parcel at Wells and Congress?
Yes! My thoughts exactly. I hadn't seen an overhead photo until now (Thanks teohwp85!) and suddenly, the space doesn't seem so daunting. I'm even more excited for this project then i was before. I want the delvelopers to rush heedlessly into building it all now, because i really like the the project as currently designed.
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Trying to get back to construction....Have the developers hinted on which tower will be the second to break ground?
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Trying to get back to construction....Have the developers hinted on which tower will be the second to break ground?
I believe it's supposed to be a condo tower just to the south of River City. But there haven't been any sign of pre-sales, etc. yet.
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I have become incredibly unrealistic about this project. I want it all built NOW, as designed. I mean I REALLY WANT THEM TO BUILD ALL OF THIS NOW! NOW! As Designed!

I have no intention of living there, and it may not end up as terrific as it looks in renderings, but the team behind this, Ralph Johnson especially, have put together something very special. I just love this project. It is a game changer not just for the south Loop, but the city. And I have irrational exuberance about it.
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So 1 floor every 35 days??? This one is moving slow. Nice updates.
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Second to last shot is really cool, Harry.
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So 1 floor every 35 days??? This one is moving slow. Nice updates.
I've been walking by a couple times a week and it has been moving slow, but it's also a really complex base – you've got an exposed parking ramp on the east side, liner units on the north/south, and liner townhomes zigzagging on the west. Will be worth the wait for the great design, though.


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It looks like they're finally on the last floor of the base though, so hopefully it picks up soon!

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I have become incredibly unrealistic about this project. I want it all built NOW, as designed. I mean I REALLY WANT THEM TO BUILD ALL OF THIS NOW! NOW! As Designed!

I have no intention of living there, and it may not end up as terrific as it looks in renderings, but the team behind this, Ralph Johnson especially, have put together something very special. I just love this project. It is a game changer not just for the south Loop, but the city. And I have irrational exuberance about it.
I wish I shared your enthusiasm but for me this project needs a signature tower, (or two)....This site is too homogeneous and completely underwhelming for a massive riverside development. I'd rather see a supertall or something close to it even if it meant sacrificing some density. The plans for the southern plot on the site is quite pathetic and looks like it belongs far from downtown. A couple 500'ish buildings and a 700'-800'er by the bridge would be ideal and what I'd expect to see for such a prominent location. I can't believe they are wasting so much land with those 3 or 4 floor condos. Hopefully Related brings a modern world class vision to their land south to make up for this bust.

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I love this shot because the 311 S Wacker top looks like it could just be some sort of water or gas storage facility instead of the top of a 900+ foot tall tower. Speaking of which, I always forget of just how tall that building is. If it weren't next to the Willis Tower it would completely dominate almost any other corner in the world!

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If it weren't next to the Willis Tower it would completely dominate almost any other corner in the world!
This.

Pointing out 311 S Wacker was a guilty pleasure of mine when showing the city to out of town visitors. I'd point out how short it looked when compared to the Sears Tower, and then proclaim that it was only a 50 feet shorter than the tallest building in LA (at the time, US Bank Tower). *Cue the oohs and ahhs*

Wilshire Grande has taken the steam out of this claim as of late, even though the roof height is technically shorter than both 311 and US Bank. Gorgeous building though.

Apologies for going way off topic
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