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Old Posted Jul 10, 2017, 6:01 PM
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Lol...

But in all seriousness, now I get why some of the gay members of our community have requested shots of the construction eye candy. That guy is ripped on a whole nother level. Probably pretty good workout to swing a 20 lbs sledge over your head while hanging halfway off a tower crane.
I mean, no. Go to a gym. There are a few superman/Thor/captain America looking fuckers at each one.
     
     
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Old Posted Jul 10, 2017, 6:20 PM
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I mean, no. Go to a gym. There are a few superman/Thor/captain America looking fuckers at each one.
But as my cousin who works at a gym as a personal trainer said when I asked him if he was going to bulk up more. "Nobody is interested in a guy that's gotten so big he can't reach his arm around to wipe his own ass."
     
     
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Old Posted Jul 10, 2017, 8:16 PM
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But as my cousin who works at a gym as a personal trainer said when I asked him if he was going to bulk up more. "Nobody is interested in a guy that's gotten so big he can't reach his arm around to wipe his own ass."
Oh no the grunting power-lifters are annoying. I used to lifeguard at a GB ymca, those tools would go in the hot tub. Same 3 guys for years.



No there are some Adonis/Amazon* looking guys/girls in each gym.





* (i feel bad i cant recall a buff female greek, i know at least one existed in AoM)
     
     
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Great pics BVic! Looks like some country's Olympic team is missing its weight lifting ringer.

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* (i feel bad i cant recall a buff female greek, i know at least one existed in AoM)
Uhh, Xena, Warrior Princess obviously!

Maybe you were thinking of Atalanta (person, not city in Georgia)? She was a famous heroine who performed feats of strength and refused to marry any man weaker than her, and hence never got married.
     
     
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Holy crap thats a great view of what this will change mich Ave. Permanently. Take another 6 months from now.
     
     
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2017, 4:12 PM
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Making good progress with the core climbing forms. This will start to be felt in no time.
     
     
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Old Posted Jul 23, 2017, 12:03 AM
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Holy crap thats a great view of what this will change mich Ave. Permanently. Take another 6 months from now.
Hopefully the Ebony/Jet building and the lot next to it are the next to be redeveloped.
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Old Posted Jul 23, 2017, 12:08 AM
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Hopefully the Ebony/Jet building and the lot next to it are the next to be redeveloped.
Didn't the city consider landmarking the Ebony/Jet building? Frankly, I think its hideous and redeveloping it would be a great idea, as opposed to keeping it around like an ugly birthmark on the face of Boul Mich.
     
     
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Didn't the city consider landmarking the Ebony/Jet building? Frankly, I think its hideous and redeveloping it would be a great idea, as opposed to keeping it around like an ugly birthmark on the face of Boul Mich.
Yeah they did landmark it back in March.....unfortunately
     
     
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^ It's an important piece of Chicago history even though the building isn't that special. I think that counts for something
     
     
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Yeah they did landmark it back in March.....unfortunately
That hunk of garbage is landmarked. Wow.
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The Ebony / Jet building looks horrendous. The company left Chicago for LA.

Put some memorabilia in a museum and raze it.
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...
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Old Posted Jul 23, 2017, 11:24 AM
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Screw it. Throw those interiors into a museum and tear it down. You know know some big name hotel will buy that property in a second and build a highrise. I'm looking at you mandarin Oriental. Plus that new tower and essex would stand spectacularly with the tiny college in between it. Then hilton can put a highrise up as well. Sorry, im writing myself into a daydream.
     
     
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Screw it. Throw those interiors into a museum and tear it down. You know know some big name hotel will buy that property in a second and build a highrise. I'm looking at you mandarin Oriental. Plus that new tower and essex would stand spectacularly with the tiny college in between it. Then hilton can put a highrise up as well. Sorry, im writing myself into a daydream.
My goodness, those interiors! I hope the interiors never change.

I think this building would look a lot better if it had a neighbor to the south. The semi-exposed cinder block wall is the biggest problem to me. I would enjoy seeing a tall tower alongside to fill in the gap. That would help emphasize the horizontal lines and clean look of the exterior.
     
     
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The interiors are amazing and would be great to preserve. The exterior I'm no huge fan of, but there is history there...

830 S Michigan (old YWCA) should be a prime development site.
     
     
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Old Posted Jul 31, 2017, 1:55 AM
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830 S Michigan (old YWCA) should be a prime development site.
Yeah, it really sholl haven been.
     
     
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Old Posted Jul 31, 2017, 2:36 AM
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Wish they could have at least saved the old YMCA building. Shame it had to be torn down.
     
     
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