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Old Posted Aug 31, 2016, 1:27 PM
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^ Nice. 'Bout time!
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^ Nice. 'Bout time!
Yep. For anyone wondering too, it's Building D, which is basically at Polk & Wells right near where 801 S Financial is U/C (http://chicago.curbed.com/2016/3/25/...wer-south-loop).
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Permit issued yesterday for the foundation of one of the buildings.... 27 stories, 452 units
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Yep. For anyone wondering too, it's Building D, which is basically at Polk & Wells right near where 801 S Financial is U/C (http://chicago.curbed.com/2016/3/25/...wer-south-loop).
The article talks about 33 stories and more units. Downsizing?
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Old Posted Aug 31, 2016, 5:18 PM
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The article talks about 33 stories and more units. Downsizing?
I think you're getting confused. Riverline is not 801 S Financial Pl. Riverline, at least this building is 720 S Wells. I was providing a link to 801 S Financial so people will remember what that project was (which is a floor or two off the ground now).
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Old Posted Aug 31, 2016, 11:42 PM
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There's new signage up just West of the corner of Wells and Harrison. It's big, eye catching and a beauty of a rendering!
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^^^Is the rendering one we haven't seen before?
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http://www.chicagobusiness.com/reale...ouch-the-river

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For 3,700-home South Loop project, architects aim to 'touch the river'

By Dennis Rodkin



For a weedy 14-acre tract of land along the South Branch of the Chicago River, architect Ralph Johnson has drawn up plans for a series of modern residential towers, public green spaces and a "soft," environmentally friendly connection with the river.

The developers of the property, a joint venture of CMK and Lendlease, expect to break ground on the project in mid-September, beginning the first of several buildings in a 3,700-unit residential community called Riverline.



"It's not a single building, it's a neighborhood, and that gives us room to do things that really make a difference in the way people live along the river," said Johnson, global design director at Perkins & Will who has designed Chicago buildings including the Boeing headquarters, O'Hare airport's international terminal and a trio of edgy condo towers north, west and south of the Loop.

Riverline's use of a naturalistic river edge in place of the customary stark seawalls—a fundamental piece of Perkins & Will's approach—will be visible in the first phase of work. All the project's green space, 5.8 acres, is part of the first phase, along with the first two buildings—a 452-unit apartment tower called Ancora and a 282-condominium building called Current. The green space includes parklike areas both north and south of the existing River City building, as well as more than half a mile of new riverwalk from Harrison Street to Roosevelt Road.












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As Riverline develops over the course of years, the design of future buildings now on the boards may change. One pie-in-the-sky possibility is an 80-story tower made of wood instead of steel. Timber construction has captured the imagination of architects, including Johnson, who want to build tall buildings with lighter-weight, renewable resources in place of energy-intensive steel. Working with Cambridge University, Perkins & Will designed the wood tower for a site at the north end of Riverline, but Johnson said that at the moment it's largely an academic exercise. "A lot would have to happen for that to get built, but it was something we looked into," he said.
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^^^Is the rendering one we haven't seen before?
It's the top one on Bvic's post, above
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It's the top one on Bvic's post, above
Are you sure? The permit is for a 27 story building. The first two from his pics above are under 20 stories.
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They're talking about what's in the rendering that's on a banner up at the site, not the permitted building.
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Kinda reminds me of Parco Vittoria in Milan. The lowrise portions at least.



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Nice renders this is really going to change the south loop and trigger the beginning of a whole new side of Chicago. This project is like adding downtown Evanston in one parcel of land lol (I'm exaggerating) but can you guys imagine what related Midwest has in stored on the much bigger parcel south of this, going to be like a city within a city.
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And this is what happens when you don't take the extra precautions to set them evenly in soft ground (of course, drilling into bedrock always helps)

http://archpaper.com/2016/08/san-fra...tower-sinking/


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http://sf.curbed.com/2016/8/9/124167...ng-sf-building
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Will be interesting to see what the owners of Harrison & Wells do - hopefully go big.
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IMO, this is slightly underwhelming for the area. Shame they really can't really capitalize on this location ( The huge, elongated tract on which this is being built on) . 7,000 units would be the sweet spot as opposed to 3,700. Given the walkability of the area, in the CBD or on the fringes of it, would be worthwhile.
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IMO, this is slightly underwhelming for the area. Shame they really can't really capitalize on this location ( The huge, elongated tract on which this is being built on) . 7,000 units would be the sweet spot as opposed to 3,700. Given the walkability of the area, in the CBD or on the fringes of it, would be worthwhile.
Gonna have to go and disagree completely. There isn't even enough infrastructure in place to manage 3700 new units let alone 7000. 7000 units would cause such a clusterfuck in new traffic on very small and out of the way routes. That would create so many problems, also the demand for 7000 units wouldn't fulfill the potential of the area. There is no demand for 7000 units there, therefore there isn't a missed potential.
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IMO, this is slightly underwhelming for the area. Shame they really can't really capitalize on this location ( The huge, elongated tract on which this is being built on) . 7,000 units would be the sweet spot as opposed to 3,700. Given the walkability of the area, in the CBD or on the fringes of it, would be worthwhile.
Agree with this... infrastructure can follow... people adapt... for god's sake, it's in walking distance to everything...
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If I was to move back home, this neighborhood would be up near the top of places to live....
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IMO, this is slightly underwhelming for the area. Shame they really can't really capitalize on this location ( The huge, elongated tract on which this is being built on) . 7,000 units would be the sweet spot as opposed to 3,700. Given the walkability of the area, in the CBD or on the fringes of it, would be worthwhile.
Ok trying to determine the population density...

13 acres = 0.0203 square miles;
3700 units. Let's conservatively say 1.5 residents per unit. That's 5,550 residents.
5,550/0.0203 = 274,000 people per square mile.

Assuming my math is correct... isn't this plenty dense?
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Ok trying to determine the population density...

13 acres = 0.0203 square miles;
3700 units. Let's conservatively say 1.5 residents per unit. That's 5,550 residents.
5,550/0.0203 = 274,000 people per square mile.

Assuming my math is correct... isn't this plenty dense?
IIRC, that's denser than most of the tracts in the Upper East Side. This is not even taking into account that the Harrison/Wells site also has potential to be pretty dense
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