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Old Posted Feb 25, 2016, 6:22 PM
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^ I can confirm that the esteemed Acorn Fence company out of Indiana (Related employs all the best vendors for each and every project aspect) as of noon on this very day, has begun installing posts for said fencing around the perimeter of the soon-to-be-closed park.

Chicago is about to get a Robert AM Stern. May the Design Gods have mercy on our wicked city's soul, to the extent there is one such extant......
Good God, the mob-mentality against the design on this building is so funny. Be thankful it's a RAMSA design and NOT LaGrange. It's not my personal taste whatsoever, but it's not nearly as evil a design as some of you have come to believe. The Trumpish mobbing against the design is baseless and whiny and hilarious.
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Old Posted Feb 25, 2016, 7:07 PM
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As per Boom Rundown: the fencing on site is going up for this one today. Could be worse, but that's not an acceptable line of reasoning to justify this crappy design. Now we get to sit back and see just how awful it turns out.

Also, final height is 843'
     
     
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Old Posted Feb 25, 2016, 7:19 PM
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As per Boom Rundown: the fencing on site is going up for this one today. Could be worse, but that's not an acceptable line of reasoning to justify this crappy design. Now we get to sit back and see just how awful it turns out.

Also, final height is 843'
Too late to scrap the AM Stern design and get Herzog & de Meuron to throw something up here?
     
     
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Old Posted Feb 25, 2016, 7:53 PM
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On its own I can live with a subpar mediocre design (which this surely is). What I lament is that these units will be filled by buyers that otherwise could may buy units in better designs elsewhere we all would like to see get off the ground.
     
     
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Old Posted Feb 25, 2016, 8:03 PM
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I'd like to share my favorite Stern building, the fabled Fein Hall of the Brooklyn Law School. Fresh yet elegant, never to be heavy handed, this unapologetically handsome masterpiece boasts ornamental terraces, bay windows, and what appears to be a very attractive prison at its top.

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Old Posted Feb 25, 2016, 8:08 PM
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Be thankful it's a RAMSA design and NOT LaGrange.
Preach!
     
     
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Old Posted Feb 25, 2016, 10:14 PM
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I still like the top
     
     
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Old Posted Feb 26, 2016, 7:37 PM
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backhoe on site today at lunch
     
     
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Old Posted Feb 26, 2016, 10:47 PM
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^ Site Prep on pg. 1 now?
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 1, 2016, 4:31 PM
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First thing I noticed out my window this morning - they have started ripping the park up in between this site and Parkview West as well. Hopefully the improved park design is a pleasant surprise when all is said and done.
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 1, 2016, 4:59 PM
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First thing I noticed out my window this morning - they have started ripping the park up in between this site and Parkview West as well. Hopefully the improved park design is a pleasant surprise when all is said and done.
Well it's the same landscape designer as Maggie Daley Park and the 606.
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Old Posted Mar 1, 2016, 5:20 PM
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First thing I noticed out my window this morning - they have started ripping the park up in between this site and Parkview West as well. Hopefully the improved park design is a pleasant surprise when all is said and done.
hopefully you have a good photo vantage point for us...
     
     
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sorry doggy, dog park is closed

     
     
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Old Posted Mar 2, 2016, 6:12 PM
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^Poor pup; Sad to see his park go.
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 2, 2016, 6:49 PM
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^Poor pup; Sad to see his park go.
Finally that dog park will stop leaking gravel all over the sidewalk...
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 2, 2016, 7:12 PM
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Finally that dog park will stop leaking gravel all over the sidewalk...
And smelling.
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Old Posted Mar 2, 2016, 8:06 PM
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Seriously, the gravel piss-pit was nasty. The dog run in the new park looks so much better.
     
     
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Not a bad modern interpretation of the vernacular:

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Old Posted Mar 2, 2016, 9:28 PM
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agree, if top actually looks like that
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 2, 2016, 11:24 PM
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Whoa, they are going to have some amazing views in that place.
     
     
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