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Old Posted Dec 3, 2020, 8:09 PM
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Is this just some oversight on the city that they didn't automatically do a 90 day hold in the first place? Or is it because it was already on the delay list once that they didn't catch it
I guess there was a mix-up with the address in the city's system, per Block Club.

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A 90-day demolition hold had been entered in the city’s system for 1393 W. Lake St. instead of the address range of 1393-1399 W. Lake St.,” Strazzabosco said. “As there was no hold on the 1399 W. Lake address listed on the application, the Department of Buildings issued the demolition permit. The Department of Planning and Development’s Landmarks Division discovered the discrepancy and immediately requested the permit be revoked."
An odd one for sure.
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Old Posted Dec 3, 2020, 8:45 PM
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I guess there was a mix-up with the address in the city's system, per Block Club.


An odd one for sure.
You just witnessed Chicago magic in action. If it wasn't for the quick viral press about this demo it would have been down and gone before the "mistake" was noticed.
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Old Posted Dec 3, 2020, 10:11 PM
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You just witnessed Chicago magic in action. If it wasn't for the quick viral press about this demo it would have been down and gone before the "mistake" was noticed.
A more elevated scheme than "my contractor started demo without my knowledge" which has been used a few times in recent years on smaller buildings...
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Old Posted Dec 3, 2020, 11:43 PM
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When I made a comment similar to this (bringing up concerns about “anti-racist” statements made by a woman in Woodlawn who wanted to keep that neighborhood a certain “color”) you told me to go back to Libertyville (I can pull up that quote if you’d like)
Yes, please.

I think you have me mistaken with someone else.
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Sears Tower

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The devil is in the details

An earnest try at matching the tower - would be helped by a refinish of the tower itself.







Fortunately the tower still dwarfs the new mall, which does do a good job of blending into the shadows.
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Old Posted Dec 4, 2020, 7:53 PM
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An earnest try at matching the tower - would be helped by a refinish of the tower itself.
Have they tried rubbing the thing with a rag and a can of Brasso?
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Old Posted Dec 5, 2020, 10:32 PM
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1122 W Chicago

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Old Posted Dec 5, 2020, 11:42 PM
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Old Posted Dec 5, 2020, 11:48 PM
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3 blocks blocked off and reserved for "outdoor" dining/bars some of the tents have big screen TVs.

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1122 W Chicago

I really like the projects that have sprung up around this area this cycle.
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Old Posted Dec 6, 2020, 3:26 AM
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I really like the projects that have sprung up around this area this cycle.
seems like the crowdedness of the blue line was scaling down some projects. bummed this one couldn't be taller - I'm sure the demand is there.
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Old Posted Dec 6, 2020, 1:41 PM
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GEMS-II - 355 E Wacker

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Chicago - GEMS-II by Harry Carmichael, on Flickr
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Old Posted Dec 6, 2020, 2:16 PM
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Tirbune Tower - 435 N Michigan

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Making the most of the Sothern exposure.


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Old Posted Dec 6, 2020, 7:24 PM
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900 something on FultonMarket

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What addr is this new vacant lot ? any idea what is planned ?



And a bit west - N edge of Union Park.
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Old Posted Dec 6, 2020, 10:44 PM
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That lot (900 one) is owned by the same developer that just did the new Herman Miller office, and is just starting that hotel/office turned just office at 1025 Fulton.

https://www.fultonstco.com/

Should get started when they wrap up 1025 I believe. But I wouldn’t get too excited about design based on their other stuff
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Old Posted Dec 7, 2020, 5:51 PM
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The devil is in the details
Gensler.

I wonder if SOM was ever contacted for a proposal. Not that they're any less mega-size corporate, but their track record for aesthetic considerations is a lot stronger. (And they'd possibly have some emotional motivation given that they're the building's designers.)
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Old Posted Dec 7, 2020, 8:36 PM
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Is the Gems2 site abandoned? Or are they working on groundscaping? cant tell from a still shot.
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Old Posted Dec 7, 2020, 9:02 PM
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^^looks like they put boards down to allow heavy equipment to run to St. Regis with trees without breaking up the concrete. I believe that construction on GEMS 2 is still stopped.
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