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Old Posted Dec 20, 2019, 8:48 PM
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This building sucks. Just another boring blue box. The only redeeming feature is the riverwalk with the stilts.
     
     
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This building sucks. Just another boring blue box. The only redeeming feature is the riverwalk with the stilts.
And the serrated edge on the west facade. They provide some neat reflections and interesting floor plans.
     
     
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Old Posted Dec 21, 2019, 3:15 AM
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I think in this case this combined group of blue whales is far greater than the sum of its parts. That is to say, the impact on the river canyon of all these towers taken together is probably the best part of any of the individual buildings.
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Old Posted Dec 21, 2019, 3:25 AM
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Gandalf...you had yourself a day. Awesome updates on all the notable projects!!!

To those of you that aren't a fan of 110 I simply ask, have you seen this in person or just pictures?

It is a stunning project and I can't imagine much better for the site.
     
     
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Old Posted Dec 21, 2019, 4:27 AM
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Gandalf...you had yourself a day. Awesome updates on all the notable projects!!!
Back from college for winter break, had to see my babies
     
     
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Old Posted Dec 22, 2019, 7:19 PM
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This building sucks. Just another boring blue box. The only redeeming feature is the riverwalk with the stilts.
Boring?? You think?

This one doesn't suck, imo. And this is coming from someone who detests the "Blue Glass" movement

(why always blue? Just why?)

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Old Posted Dec 29, 2019, 5:01 PM
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From the steps of the Adler planetarium this can just be seen peeking out in the skyline to the left of the big red building.
     
     
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this building has grown on me so much. will be perfectly woven into the fabric of the chicago river
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I'm curious what that angled western facade will like when it's all glassed up and reflects the sunset. Hoping it shines like 401 wabash.
     
     
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^I'm curious what their going to do with the V supports. Is the cladding going to be shiny/dull, square/cirlce?
     
     
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Not sure what these are for - part of the elevator system ? doesn't seem to be much space for a take-up real.


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^I'm curious what their going to do with the V supports. Is the cladding going to be shiny/dull, square/cirlce?
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^The SSP consensus, for the most part, was to keep the square aesthetic. Round would make no sense here.

PLEASE GOETTSCH, keep it square!
     
     
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^The SSP consensus, for the most part, was to keep the square aesthetic. Round would make no sense here.

PLEASE GOETTSCH, keep it square!
Actually I think the opposite on this one. I don't think the square aesthetic makes much sense here. It doesn't make sense to me because of the angle at which the tridents follow the stepped side of the building. As a result square trident columns would not be square with the buildings hard right angles. The tridents are going to clash with the building no matter the aesthetic so in this case I think it's a better design choice to commit to exaggerating that contrast rather than trying to force a matching aesthetic that doesn't match.
     
     
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^Interesting take. I see what you mean how the tridents are on a slight angle, but I still think square tridents would still work better than round.

To accommodate the change in the angle, it would be awesome, but pricey, if each square column of the tridents did a slight "twist", several sections per column, like a DNA Helix. I don't have a napkin handy, otherwise I'd sketch what I mean.
     
     
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compromise......Hexagonal
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 6, 2020, 8:35 PM
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compromise......Hexagonal
The cladding of the spit V's on the Union Station Tower are going to basically be hexagons.

Kind of similar to the single round column on Rorn's CNA tower, I see the round cladding here to be something that is intentionally differentiated to provide some interest in an otherwise very restrained design.
     
     
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