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Old Posted Jun 7, 2021, 7:17 PM
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Extremely underwhelming! What could have been considering the location.
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Old Posted Jun 7, 2021, 7:27 PM
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Don't worry, they are saving the (second) best for last, the 950' Site I.

Actually, I find this view quite pleasing as is.
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Extremely underwhelming! What could have been considering the location.
Totally disagree, these are filler to backdrop site I. I actually love how these relate to chandler on the right (red stripes on the right tower) and white/aquamarine color scheme to park shore on the left. That plus the interesting amagamation of bay windows makes these a solid background for a landmark tower in the most prominent spot.


Speaking of Site I, anyone want to start a pool on the construction start date for Site I now that these two towers and the pandemic are wrapping up?
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Yea I agree about having the darker color on the outside larger tower and the lighter color on the smaller interior tower. That smaller tower will be pretty much blocked from this vantage point once Parcel I gets developed
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Close enough, time to start Site I.
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Photos: Cascade Park opens in Lakeshore East

The article says: "The opening of Cascade Park also coincides with the first move-ins at the 37-story Cascade apartment tower at nearby 455 E. Waterside Drive...Cascade's sibling, a 47-story condominium building, known as Cirrus, is on track to welcome residents to its 350 for-sale units this fall."

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Old Posted Aug 9, 2021, 12:42 AM
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Some of these parks and public spaces, like this cascading park, are just as special as the towers themselves.

They will make this a special place for generations, especially as the vegetation grows in
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That park is amazing especially as vines grow up that concrete wall. Will be a very special place in a few years.
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These turned out well, the details are nicely done. My only complaint is that the As on the CASCADE font don't match. Why didn't they bend the legs of the As like they bent every other letter?
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These turned out well, the details are nicely done. My only complaint is that the As on the CASCADE font don't match. Why didn't they bend the legs of the As like they bent every other letter?
Huh? This criticism makes no sense.

The "bent legs" are only being used with curvy letters or curvy portions of letters. Such as the 'C' or the 'S'. You will notice that the 'E' is all straight, as is the vertical portion of the 'D'

The 'A' having no bent legs is totally consistent.
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now i can't unsee it..many thanks : )

these look really good for what they are - nice fillers before the big guy

my beef with this whole area is the park and walking around / between levels to get in, out, or to anything - it's really difficult and tiring. Maybe once the last two lots are built it will gel?
You wouldn't say this in San Francisco or Hong Kong!

The level changes are an awesome change of pace in a dead-flat city, and they open up all kinds of great views and overlooks. Most of the level changes are handled carefully with monumental stairs and elevators scattered throughout.

Honestly I think LSE does gel for the most part, although up until Vista the streets themselves were the usual CDOT standard from everywhere else in the city - wide empty concrete pavement, sidewalks too narrow, etc. Missed opportunity to provide truly pedestrian-friendly streetscapes. Hopefully this mistake is not repeated on The 78, Lincoln Yards, and Bronzeville Lakefront.
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These turned out well, the details are nicely done. My only complaint is that the As on the CASCADE font don't match. Why didn't they bend the legs of the As like they bent every other letter?
Really??
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The level changes are an awesome change of pace in a dead-flat city, and they open up all kinds of great views and overlooks. Most of the level changes are handled carefully with monumental stairs and elevators scattered throughout.
I agree with you in theory, but checking it out yesterday it seemed very cramped, incoherent and inaccessible. It will make a nice open space for Cascade residents, but doesn't seem to dialogue with the rest of LSE or the Lakefront Trail.
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^I had the same reaction. The ADA switchbacks just break it up into tiny bits and pieces of turf that add up to nothing but a place to empty the dog.
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^I had the same reaction. The ADA switchbacks just break it up into tiny bits and pieces of turf that add up to nothing but a place to empty the dog.
Are the handrails on the lightly sloping segments temporary? They seem cheap and like they stop free flow through the park.
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