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Old Posted Apr 1, 2018, 2:26 AM
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Eh i don't know. I had such high hopes for this. It literally feels like 50 years since the first renderings were released. It would have been so much better had they not cheaped out on the recessed balconies. C+
Lol who says this? "I wish this design had balconies"... When have balconies ever made a design better (not including Aqua or MC where the design IS balconies)? Maybe you could say that recessed balconies would be better if they changed then to protruding balconies or basket balconies, but I've literally never seen a building where someone added balconies and been like "oh yeah, thumbs up, wayyy better"...
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 1, 2018, 3:13 AM
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That looks exactly like the building as is, there are no balconies in the rendering, and there never were on any blueprints. The reflections on the glass are a bit exaggerated, but you both are wrong
Exactly. Never were intended.
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 1, 2018, 4:12 PM
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There is literally 0% chance any sort of normal balconies would make this building look any better. It would make it look worse, easily. This is turning out to be one of my favorite buildings in Chicago in recent years.
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Old Posted Apr 1, 2018, 5:19 PM
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They didn't cheap out, they just didn't include them in the final product. Seems like only a handful of units would have had balconies in the first place.
"Include". Nah, they were never there to begin with friend. Y'all are getting optical allusion disease here
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Old Posted Apr 1, 2018, 5:38 PM
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Actually, I think at one point the design did include balconies. In some ways I'm glad this project took so long for that reason and the parking decreases.
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 1, 2018, 6:34 PM
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Found an early on drawing on Curbed from 2016 that depicts balconies as well as a rendering that appears to have balconies on it



https://chicago.curbed.com/2016/3/11...halsted-update
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 1, 2018, 9:00 PM
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Yeah a vertical stretch of recessed balconies def would have been an improvement. All these walls of blue glass are so overbearing and often look warped and cheap. It helps to carve them up. I guess the pattern is supposed to do that but i still see saran wrap in many pictures. It's gonna look very dated very fast. It looks dated now tbh.
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 1, 2018, 9:44 PM
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Lol ick, no balconies would not have been an improvement...
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 1, 2018, 11:09 PM
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"Include". Nah, they were never there to begin with friend. Y'all are getting optical allusion disease here
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Old Posted Apr 1, 2018, 11:50 PM
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I stand corrected. Still think the rendering is showing a reflection of Skybridge though
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Old Posted Apr 1, 2018, 11:58 PM
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I stand corrected. Still think the rendering is showing a reflection of Skybridge though
In that rendering, yea. The ones I showed are from 2016 when it was first announced
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 2, 2018, 3:08 PM
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Lol ick, no balconies would not have been an improvement...
Ok you can have another banal blue glass tower but all one needs to do is look at WPW and 200 N Michigan to observe how balconies done well improve the vertical expression of residential glass towers as well as mitigate the saran wrap problem.
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 16, 2018, 4:51 AM
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It's really starting to stand out amongst the West Loop, and not just in height. That design is a beaut
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^ Completely agree. It adds a great contrast to the area in terms of height, shape, and color.
     
     
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Looks like about 4 to 5 floors until top out
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