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Old Posted Jul 14, 2020, 1:56 PM
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is this the new concern trolling thread?
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Old Posted Jul 14, 2020, 3:13 PM
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^ it's become the thread where i dump all of the idiotic axe-grinding from the political shitheads to keep the useful threads of this forum on track.
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Old Posted Jul 16, 2020, 3:49 AM
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LOL here's something a little more interesting. Chicago made one of these lists in a positive way:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/advisor.../#9ebad6760a68

"Chicago received more home shopping attention on Zillow this year than it did last, with the majority of traffic coming from St. Louis, Milwaukee and Boston.

Chicago is one of the most affordable big cities in the country,” Tucker says. “Millennials are getting older, many are approaching 30, which is the age range when people are moving from renting to owning. These are people that don’t have a big nest egg to put down but they still want to be in a city, so places like Chicago are appealing.”
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Old Posted Jul 17, 2020, 4:39 AM
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LOL here's something a little more interesting. Chicago made one of these lists in a positive way:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/advisor.../#9ebad6760a68

"Chicago received more home shopping attention on Zillow this year than it did last, with the majority of traffic coming from St. Louis, Milwaukee and Boston.

Chicago is one of the most affordable big cities in the country,” Tucker says. “Millennials are getting older, many are approaching 30, which is the age range when people are moving from renting to owning. These are people that don’t have a big nest egg to put down but they still want to be in a city, so places like Chicago are appealing.”
Impressive, but not surprising. I used to travel all around the country for work and am still amazed at what people think is worth high a cost of living. Chicago is an amazing city in the entire world let alone the US which is almost entirely shitty..
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2020, 1:52 AM
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I was bored and started looking at seattle buildings and one Chicago would be Seattle's tallest skyscraper and its gonna be our 8th tallest. Chicago and New York city really are on another level when it comes to skyscrapers
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I was bored and started looking at seattle buildings and one Chicago would be Seattle's tallest skyscraper and its gonna be our 8th tallest. Chicago and New York city really are on another level when it comes to skyscrapers
One day we will over take New York to have the tallest building in America, with or without spire
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2020, 12:51 PM
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I was bored and started looking at seattle buildings and one Chicago would be Seattle's tallest skyscraper and its gonna be our 8th tallest. Chicago and New York city really are on another level when it comes to skyscrapers
To be fair, One Chicago would be the 17th tallest in NYC. It really is NYC in a stratosphere of it's own, with Chicago the clear #2 in the US.
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Old Posted Jul 28, 2020, 2:07 AM
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Editorial: No Congressional bailout for Illinois

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With Congress debating another relief package to protect the economy from the coronavirus pandemic, state governments likely will receive federal money to offset revenue losses, Illinois included.

Please, Washington: Don’t turn this fifth go-round in COVID-19 aid into a bailout of poorly managed states like ours.

Any money flowing to Illinois should come with strings attached to ensure federal money is reserved strictly for the purpose of addressing virus-related losses. Insist that funds coming here are commensurate with those going to other states. Demand transparency for every dime spent. Don’t let federal aid for a global health pandemic expand into a rescue effort of Illinois for its decades of reckless state government spending.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/opini...wye-story.html
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Man, that last one is just the biggest hodgepodge of architecture. Honestly, not the most flattering perspective, imo.
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Man, that last one is just the biggest hodgepodge of architecture. Honestly, not the most flattering perspective, imo.
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Man, that last one is just the biggest hodgepodge of architecture. Honestly, not the most flattering perspective, imo.
Yeah... the lighting is awful for a shot from that angle. Makes everything sort of blend together in the worst possible way.
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Hopefully between this and the OPO, more development will be driven south of the Congress (in our brave Post-COVID future, I guess). The area between the Congress and Polk, which lies between the CBD and a major research university, is criminally underused.


Also, there better be a stunt planned for that temporarily-truncated Circle Interchange Ramp.
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Hopefully between this and the OPO, more development will be driven south of the Congress (in our brave Post-COVID future, I guess). The area between the Congress and Polk, which lies between the CBD and a major research university, is criminally underused.


Also, there better be a stunt planned for that temporarily-truncated Circle Interchange Ramp.
Pretty much everything from Congress down to Roosevelt, actually. I'd imagine that it won't be too many years before many of the empty lots and simple warehouse buildings along Clinton and Jefferson will be turned into mid and highrises. Desplaines as well.

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Old Posted Aug 24, 2020, 2:09 AM
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^^I hope so....It's always been under utilized. There's basically nothing on Taylor St. anymore... a few Italian restaurants and housing projects....that's the way it was 10-11 years ago anyway.
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The two UIC parking garages along the expressway are asking for something good. Especially the Halsted one.
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Pretty much everything from Congress down to Roosevelt, actually. I'd imagine that it won't be too many years before many of the empty lots and simple warehouse buildings along Clinton and Jefferson will be turned into mid and highrises. Desplaines as well.

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What's sort of interesting about this corridor though is that it's almost all zoned DS- Downtown Service. I've seen a handful of proposals for residential on Clinton/Jefferson in the area that have ultimately been shelved due to the alderman wanting to retain "services" proximal to downtown.
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Old Posted Aug 24, 2020, 9:27 PM
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What's sort of interesting about this corridor though is that it's almost all zoned DS- Downtown Service. I've seen a handful of proposals for residential on Clinton/Jefferson in the area that have ultimately been shelved due to the alderman wanting to retain "services" proximal to downtown.
In that case, the alderman is an imbecile. I understand the need to keep some Loop-adjacent property available at a price-point where service-oriented companies can stay in business and thrive, but so much of the current land is in terrible repair and/or vacant of any building whatsoever. This would be a perfect area for reasonably-priced (by Loop-adjacent standards) housing, perhaps 10-20 stories, not anything fancy but what I'd call "upper-middle" in furnishings, size and design. The fact that nobody really lives in the area makes it a bit of a potentially dangerous place to walk at night due to the homeless population as well as the Greyhound terminal, among others.

Even I'm not a fan of the walk from the Clinton Blue Line station (which is sorely in need of renovation!) down to where I worked at the Binny's on Jefferson near Roosevelt. (Thankfully I'm now much, much closer to home at the Logan Square location! )

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Yeah... the lighting is awful for a shot from that angle. Makes everything sort of blend together in the worst possible way.
So you say you disagree?
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Old Posted Aug 25, 2020, 3:20 PM
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So you say you disagree?
Nah, I agree with what you're saying. Not a pretty shot of the city. Skyline and cityscape looks awkward
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Nah, I agree with what you're saying. Not a pretty shot of the city. Skyline and cityscape looks awkward
Aerials are tricky. You're moving fast and can literally circle the entire skyline multiple times in a few short minutes. You can have terrible shadows one moment, then get brilliant light illuminating your subject tower the next. Unless you're directing a pilot to get very specific shots that you've prepared for (i.e. a morning flight to get the east side of the skyline lit up) there's a certain "you take what's given to you" approach to aerial photography.

edit: I guess the other aspect of aerial photography is knowing when not to take a photo. That said. Sometimes even a 'bad' photo is good in the future when looking back for comparison or historical purposes.
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