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Old Posted May 1, 2022, 6:54 AM
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something about this new blue wall just feels underwhelming... maybe it is because they're almost all the same in terms of massing, height and color.... am I alone on this?
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something about this new blue wall just feels underwhelming... maybe it is because they're almost all the same in terms of massing, height and color.... am I alone on this?
I think it is because of the lack of articulation at the tops of 110 and 150. However it is really only when viewing the group from the west. From the confluence the four office towers are much more interesting with the clear view of the bases (150 and 110's strong points) meeting the River and the reflections of the surrounding buildings varying the look and feel of the curtain walls.

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If the sun would actually make an appearance, it would change the whole vibe of the all that blue glass. Cloudy skies are no friend of blue glass.
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I like how it completely swallows up Wolf Point West from this view.
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If the sun would actually make an appearance, it would change the whole vibe of the all that blue glass. Cloudy skies are no friend of blue glass.
All of these newer buildings really don't have blue glass though, true? It's clear glass with a reflective coating, that can appear blue when the sky is blue, grey when the sky is grey. When viewed at the base one can see the true appearance. Of course the St. Regis would be an exception, with it's many shades of blue...
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This is turning out great, big fan.

Could've been taller but it complements the other WP towers pretty well.
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This is turning out great, big fan.

Could've been taller but it complements the other WP towers pretty well.
Agreed, I really like the building as well. Though like probably so many, I too wish it was a little more taller to have more of an impact on the skyline when coming in to the city. On occasion when driving downtown to my office on I-55, I find that it blends in more than it stands out which is unfortunate because its such a good looking building. Especially when looking up right at it
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Turned out good, could have been great.
Just imagine a tower like New York's 270 Park Ave at this location....
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Nice massing and the whole row of blue glass boxes on the river really add a nice density but they are all cookie cutter other than 444 West Lake.

I am hoping they can add a few more interesting buildings west of this row making these buildings a blue canvas that can accent future towers (and not blue).
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I'm having a hard time resizing these if one of the mods could assist I would greatly appreciate it.



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Great shot! Though it reminds me that the wounds of what 55 E. Erie could have been still run deep.
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