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Old Posted Aug 12, 2019, 9:12 PM
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I think it's pretty crisp. Very clean and sharp like Essex.
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Old Posted Aug 13, 2019, 1:41 AM
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Some Pictures from this past Saturday 8/10/2019.







     
     
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Old Posted Aug 13, 2019, 2:24 AM
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It feels like every time I’m working downtown on the weekdays the weather never cooperates and it is always dreary and grey outside!

Pics from this afternoon 8/12/2019





     
     
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Old Posted Aug 13, 2019, 12:42 PM
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How many floors to go ?
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 13, 2019, 4:05 PM
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How many floors to go ?
They appear to be finished pouring or nearly finished pouring the main roof. All that's left is the penthouse.
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 13, 2019, 6:19 PM
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Old Posted Aug 13, 2019, 6:51 PM
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They appear to be finished pouring or nearly finished pouring the main roof. All that's left is the penthouse.
The pump boom is down - but they are still hoisting buckets of concrete as I type.
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Old Posted Aug 14, 2019, 1:43 AM
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First river cruise in years and I forgot my good camera!

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Old Posted Aug 14, 2019, 2:10 AM
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Great shots! This tower only makes me more excited for WPS!
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 14, 2019, 2:24 AM
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Quite an improvement from the days of One Superior Place and Grand Plaza, et al. :-D
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 14, 2019, 10:21 AM
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Almost there...

Clicking on the image will now pull up the original on imgur:

I caught some wicked colored clouds early this AM:










First look into what the building looks like of the units with lights on at night. I see Refrigerators in these units so the internal build out has begun.

Also, looks like the last floor poured is the one at the 638-6 mark.... leaving the roof level and top of building/crown left.

Note: Interesting differences in heights on some of these floors. like 16' on floor 55? maybe a false ceiling and buffer before the penthouses.

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Old Posted Aug 14, 2019, 10:59 AM
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Essex reign was short lived!!!!


Those nite shots tho....
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 14, 2019, 12:39 PM
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^At night she just glows beautifully with those white fins!
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 14, 2019, 4:55 PM
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Awesome, in-depth update and analysis there wolf point watcher!!
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Old Posted Aug 14, 2019, 6:08 PM
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Great shots! This tower only makes me more excited for WPS!
Same. This tower is so on-point.
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Old Posted Aug 14, 2019, 6:10 PM
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Quite an improvement from the days of One Superior Place and Grand Plaza, et al. :-D
Really great point. Would a residential project (of this scale) this good have been even conceivable (as in realistic chances to be built) in Chicago 15 or 20 years ago? I have doubts....
That was such a dim period in Chicago architecture, when it was not uncommon to find folks who thought LaGrange was actual design, and a sea of souless beige bunkers was rising in River North....
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Old Posted Aug 15, 2019, 3:28 AM
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Really great point. Would a residential project (of this scale) this good have been even conceivable (as in realistic chances to be built) in Chicago 15 or 20 years ago? I have doubts....
That was such a dim period in Chicago architecture, when it was not uncommon to find folks who thought LaGrange was actual design, and a sea of souless beige bunkers was rising in River North....
Love these comments and agree 100%. There are so many trash beige towers in River North.

I generally agree with critiques of bland "blue boxes" but I think in this case River North could use a bit more blue.
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 15, 2019, 2:40 PM
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Love these comments and agree 100%. There are so many trash beige towers in River North.

I generally agree with critiques of bland "blue boxes" but I think in this case River North could use a bit more blue.
I remember 20 years ago Blair Kamin going off about that very thing. Absolutely ripped the situation.That article is probably still available.
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 15, 2019, 4:16 PM
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that reddish frame is an elevator?
     
     
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