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Old Posted Oct 6, 2018, 6:29 PM
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Jeez Louise this turned out great!

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Old Posted Oct 9, 2018, 3:16 AM
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That first one reminds me of a stretched out Inland Steel Building, but really only in that shot.
     
     
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Old Posted Oct 9, 2018, 12:22 PM
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Solar, why are you posting renderings?




Just beautiful.
     
     
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Old Posted Oct 9, 2018, 1:40 PM
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Even though this tower is only in the 600s, when the skyline is viewed from the Planetarium/Aquarium, it easily looks 800+ and is a great addition to the city! Love the green
     
     
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Even though this tower is only in the 600s, when the skyline is viewed from the Planetarium/Aquarium, it easily looks 800+ and is a great addition to the city! Love the green
Location, Location, Location. Imagine if it was built in the central Loop. Nobody would ever see it. 181 West Madison comes to mind when thinking of buildings that have little impact despite being impressively tall with a striking design.
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This one is a stunner.
     
     
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Old Posted Oct 10, 2018, 2:44 AM
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Location, Location, Location. Imagine if it was built in the central Loop. Nobody would ever see it. 181 West Madison comes to mind when thinking of buildings that have little impact despite being impressively tall with a striking design.
Yep! 181 West Madison is one of my favorites to stand underneath. It's verticality and mass make it so imposing when in the close quarter confines of other buildings.
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The biggest disappearing act of any large building in Chicago is Chase Tower which is all but invisible unless you are standing right next to it or like in Itasca. You can see a bit of it from certain angles in Grant Park, but for an 850' tall block long building it's damn near invisible.
     
     
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The biggest disappearing act of any large building in Chicago is Chase Tower which is all but invisible unless you are standing right next to it or like in Itasca. You can see a bit of it from certain angles in Grant Park, but for an 850' tall block long building it's damn near invisible.
As someone who spends about half his time on the South side, and I commute back and forth between the Loop and downtown I've got to disagree. It's a massive and unmistakable building when viewed from the south. Very pretty at night too with the crown lit up
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Old Posted Oct 15, 2018, 3:13 AM
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That emerald green glass is gorgeous, this one is a gem.
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there is something about this building. It seems to be reaching & stretching towards the sky and I absolutely love it
     
     
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Old Posted Oct 22, 2018, 3:13 PM
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^ I agree.

My only qualm is I hope they either glaze the exposed concrete on the penthouse or carry the silver metal panels up and onto that area. It would create a very cool flying buttress appearance. (<-- Redundant, I know)
     
     
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Old Posted Oct 22, 2018, 5:26 PM
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^ I agree.

My only qualm is I hope they either glaze the exposed concrete on the penthouse or carry the silver metal panels up and onto that area. It would create a very cool flying buttress appearance. (<-- Redundant, I know)
I was wondering th same thing!

Personally I hope they continue the silver panels.
     
     
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Old Posted Oct 22, 2018, 5:54 PM
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there is something about this building. It seems to be reaching & stretching towards the sky and I absolutely love it
They should just shorten it to 'Sex on the Park...
     
     
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I'm pretty sure that the renderings show the metal panel extending across the exposed concrete surfaces.

Also, I just noticed in the photo looking up from the base that the fins on the tower's podium step in slightly transitioning from the first several floors to the winter garden space. That's a very subtle and clever nod to the way the piers on the main tower step back at mid-height.
     
     
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Old Posted Oct 22, 2018, 11:34 PM
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^ I agree.

My only qualm is I hope they either glaze the exposed concrete on the penthouse or carry the silver metal panels up and onto that area. It would create a very cool flying buttress appearance. (<-- Redundant, I know)
The panels on the west side are already close to complete. You can see them if you drive east on Congress. Anyone have a photo of this? I think it looks really good.
     
     
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Old Posted Oct 23, 2018, 3:13 AM
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I'm pretty sure that the renderings show the metal panel extending across the exposed concrete surfaces.

Also, I just noticed in the photo looking up from the base that the fins on the tower's podium step in slightly transitioning from the first several floors to the winter garden space. That's a very subtle and clever nod to the way the piers on the main tower step back at mid-height.
Definitely what I'm seeing as well
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