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Damn, not bad....

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Old Posted Jul 31, 2017, 7:19 AM
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Wish they could have at least saved the old YMCA building. Shame it had to be torn down.
The amount of times that Chicago has shot itself in the foot by losing such wonderful architecture is infuriating.

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It's a damn shame. The Chicago Federal Building ūüėę

But the collective loss of all the brownstones and greystones, and even just brick 3 flats, is greater than any one great demolished building.
     
     
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It's a damn shame. The Chicago Federal Building ūüėę
At least with the loss of the Federal Building we got Mies' Federal Plaza which, arguably, did more for architecture and Chicago.

I'm not necessarily against losing some of these old buildings if we replace them with similarly impressive structures.
     
     
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Old Posted Jul 31, 2017, 2:28 PM
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Some confusion here. The building at 830 S. Michigan was the YWCA, not the YMCA, which had the huge building at 9th & Wabash (now Burnham Park Plaza).

Park Michigan proposed saving only the front 40 feet, a mere façadectomy.
     
     
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Damn, not bad....

Millennium tower was a tragedy to lose especially with that awesome crown. Maybe it will go up elsewhere someday. I'm looking at you Hilton. Twin towers?

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The amount of times that Chicago has shot itself in the foot by losing such wonderful architecture is infuriating.

FYI, these buildings still exist. On the left is the Central YMCA, 19 S. Lasalle, on the right is the National Life Building, 29 S. Lasalle. Both were designed by Jenney & Mundie. Since this post card 19 had it's top floor replaced by 3 floors without the mansard roof and 29 had it's entire facade renovated by Holabird & Root in the 1940s.
     
     
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FYI, these buildings still exist. On the left is the Central YMCA, 19 S. Lasalle, on the right is the National Life Building, 29 S. Lasalle. Both were designed by Jenney & Mundie. Since this post card 19 had it's top floor replaced by 3 floors without the mansard roof and 29 had it's entire facade renovated by Holabird & Root in the 1940s.
Sounds like 29 S. isn't long for this world:

http://www.gpchicago.com/architectur...redevelopment/
     
     
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Sounds like 29 S. isn't long for this world:

http://www.gpchicago.com/architectur...redevelopment/
Wish that was the case but I believe 29 is being converted to apartments.

https://chicago.curbed.com/2017/1/17...uction-chicago
     
     
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iirc, the stony island arts bank has most of its archives already... still, some of the interiors of ebony/jet maintain 1970s-era decor that few other places still have.

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-blog...9-9aa99df0fb22

admittedly, the building's no looker from the exterior, but still...
This would make one hell of a boutique hotel conversion.
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I want one !
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Awesome to start seeing this gap along Michigan Avenue filling up!
     
     
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Concrete pump on the other side of the existing hotel - pumping through the hotel.


(nice one with the faces Solar)
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^ Reminds me, if they can tunnel the McCormick Busway under the IC tracks so simply, then think of what all else they could do for transit ...
     
     
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