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Old Posted Aug 25, 2022, 6:24 PM
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The reality is that it is chicago's style to be cutesy, given the apparent love for Matthew Hoffman: http://www.heyitsmatthew.com/. Somebody should put up a sign in cursive saying "insipid".
I try not to be too cynically critical of art, but this is bad. It's the equivalent of those horrible signs from TJ Maxx or Home Goods that people put in their kitchens that say "EAT" or "COFFEE" or whatever. Just bigger and in a millennial-oriented font.
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Old Posted Aug 25, 2022, 6:47 PM
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I try not to be too cynically critical of art, but this is bad. It's the equivalent of those horrible signs from TJ Maxx or Home Goods that people put in their kitchens that say "EAT" or "COFFEE" or whatever. Just bigger and in a millennial-oriented font.
We went from Jenny Holzer to Hobby Lobby.

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Old Posted Aug 26, 2022, 2:58 PM
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it's all around Chicago, for many many years....

https://you-are-beautiful.com/pages/public-art
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Old Posted Aug 26, 2022, 3:21 PM
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Count me in the minority but I like it. Not necessarily for the look of it... because the "look" is rather blah... but I like it for the "message" of it. With TV and the media in general (rightly or wrongly) giving us daily messages of murder, death and rampant criminality, this city can never get enough "positive" messaging. If these signs give 1 person hope... 1 kid hope... and we know that "hope" can turn a life around, particularly when juxtaposed against "hopelessness" which we see all too much of/which we know can lead to criminal behavior... then these signs are worth it.

This city is big enough and expansive enough, that I don't think we need worry about these occasional messages and blurbs engulfing the cityscape.

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Old Posted Aug 26, 2022, 4:09 PM
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Or perhaps SOUTH LOOP STRONG...

People will ask what the tragedy was. It will be like a ouroboros or a chicken or egg situation...
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Old Posted Aug 26, 2022, 4:57 PM
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This is on the top of a school. I'm sure the parents love it and the kids are indifferent. I know it's not Chicago's style to be cutesy, but there are worse things.
I dunno, I'm still not behind it. Actions speak louder than words. Emblazoning a school with such an au courant phrase and in such an exuberantly cute script seems more like a marketing signal for the school than anything constructive for the students...

Add to that the fact that I don't find phrases like this to be supportive at all. It's just another exhortation telling someone how to feel, in my mind. Like parents yelling at their kid's sports game "YOU GOT THIS!" and then having a meltdown when their kid doesn't perform to their expectations. What if people don't "got it"? I'd rather live in a world where that's acceptable.

If I could appreciate it in a vacuum I would say that I value the positivity of it, certainly.

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Or perhaps SOUTH LOOP STRONG...

People will ask what the tragedy was. It will be like a ouroboros or a chicken or egg situation...
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Old Posted Aug 28, 2022, 11:20 PM
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That facade is really turning out fantastic!

However I sincerely hope that the garage isn't finished as it currently is, and that they will covered it up somehow.
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Old Posted Aug 29, 2022, 1:19 PM
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Maybe it's an illusion, but it looks like the facade installation has stalled on this one. Haven't seen any progress in a while.
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Old Posted Aug 29, 2022, 8:06 PM
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Some nice images from Urbanize. Loving the view from the top:
https://chicago.urbanize.city/post/s...tion-week-reed

Haha the way Legacy aligns with Aon in this photo makes it seem like Aon is being reskinned!
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You're not alone. I have noticed little to no action on the façade installation for about a month. I have a nice clear view of The Reed from my apartment.

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Maybe it's an illusion, but it looks like the facade installation has stalled on this one. Haven't seen any progress in a while.
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Old Posted Aug 29, 2022, 10:11 PM
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Supply chain issue?
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Old Posted Aug 29, 2022, 10:22 PM
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I just noticed photos from the Urbanize update show workers installing windows. So, you could be correct regarding issues with getting the supply on time.

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You're not alone. I have noticed little to no action on the façade installation for about a month. I have a nice clear view of The Reed from my apartment.
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The rail yard is more attractive than that building's parking garage
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Crane is now coming down.
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Sooo..they're not gonna cover the parking garage? lol
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Sorry if its a repeat question, haven't been on here in some time. Any idea which tower will start up next? Or will this one stand still for awhile?
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Old Posted Sep 3, 2022, 5:31 PM
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The renderings appear to show covering.

https://chicagoyimby.com/2022/07/con...outh-loop.html

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