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Old Posted Dec 26, 2020, 8:32 PM
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Offices and residential amenities/common areas are set up differently... these typically recirculate air through return air ducts or plenum ceilings. So you can be less concerned about transmission in your home and more concerned in your office or common areas.
That's good to know. Yes, I thought that multi-unit residential buildings use the same air handling systems found in commercial buildings, offices and schools. I work in a hospital with hundreds of patients daily, so some of us have been concerned about our HVAC system distributing the coronavirus throughout the building. Leadership has assured us that our building's air system exceeds the institution's standards in terms of filtering and exchanges of air, but when it comes to a novel virus, no one knows for sure whether established standards are good enough, especially in terms of very prolonged exposure to trace amounts of the virus.

However, Vista is both residential and commercial, so it's unclear whether it recirculates air.

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Old Posted Dec 26, 2020, 11:47 PM
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^Mixed use properties use the same principles. Air does not recirculate in the residential and hotel dwelling portions. It does in the common areas and restaurants.
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Old Posted Jan 9, 2021, 12:42 AM
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https://www.instagram.com/p/CJwmyjGB...d=gfr2c0am0bbr

Can someone post this on here with this link because I don't know how but the tower looks awesome now.
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Old Posted Jan 11, 2021, 9:12 PM
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^ Damn sexy!
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Old Posted Jan 11, 2021, 9:31 PM
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^^ . Say what you will about the bad louvers, but this tower turned out absolutely fantastic, especially when viewed from directly below, as seen in Nick's first and second shots. Hell of a design.
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Old Posted Jan 11, 2021, 11:27 PM
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Second to last pic Nick!

contrails, your lens or did you try to edit out window washer ropes?

Great pics by the way....
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Old Posted Jan 11, 2021, 11:43 PM
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Second to last pic Nick!

contrails, your lens or did you try to edit out window washer ropes?

Those are just the ropes I didn't edit out. these were quick edits for social. Didn't realize they were so apparent until the *large* version posted to the forum. As for the puffs of smoke from the top, those are from the rooftop HVAC.

Great pics by the way....
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^^ . Say what you will about the bad louvers, but this tower turned out absolutely fantastic, especially when viewed from directly below, as seen in Nick's first and second shots. Hell of a design.
Once the windows are cleaned and it's sparking, it'll be quite a stunner from up close! Similar to Aqua, this one may be more interesting when examined from up close, than simply appreciating its form/height from afar. unlike Aqua however, at least this one has a unique form from a distance...even if the louvers detract a bit.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2021, 12:11 AM
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^^ . Say what you will about the bad louvers, but this tower turned out absolutely fantastic, especially when viewed from directly below, as seen in Nick's first and second shots. Hell of a design.
See to me this reads as:
Say what you will about the thing that makes this building deeply flawed in a way that's obvious to any and all people, but this tower turned out absolutely fantastic!

Utter nonsense.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2021, 12:21 AM
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This building needs a solve. The future has to have something for this building. Our city's front yard is blighted. The idea of forever having a blighted front yard is deeply depressing. I wish this building never got off the ground almost as much as I wish covid never happened.
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See to me this reads as:
Say what you will about the thing that makes this building deeply flawed in a way that's obvious to any and all people, but this tower turned out absolutely fantastic!

Utter nonsense.
Hmmmmm - none of the people I know who see the building on a regular basis - some who live a few doors down - have ever mentioned the louvers.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2021, 3:27 AM
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Say what you will about the fact that, in your opinion, a single detail of this building isn't perfect, but no one else cares.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2021, 4:09 AM
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Say what you will about the fact that, in your opinion, a single detail of this building isn't perfect, but no one else cares.
Nah man, it doesn't work like that. He gets to feel his way about it. As do you, as do I.

One day this building will fade into the built environment, (probably not in a, many-other-supertall-buildings-will-block-it-from-view kind of way, although that would rule), but people will remark on it in the way that any of us remarked on buildings that pre-exist our life times. It will simply be there, such that it's accepted, and probably even beloved. But right now, it's new, and in it's newness comes valid critique.

I also don't like the louvers. They aren't uniform or particularly well considered. They're on the side of the building, that, arguably will get the most visibility, whether that's tourist traffic, actual traffic or Bears game helicopter shots. The north and south sides also have two small louver spots that frankly will never not look like windows that need to be replaced.

Those louvers aren't in any of the renderings which suggests that either the architect didn't want to show them, or more likely, the developer cut corners somewhere and they became necessary, but either way, their existence suggests a failure in the design process at some point along the course of development.

All of the other supertalls in this city integrate their mechanical floors in ways that seem logical and unobtrusive to the building's overall effect. The north side of Regis is clearly the best, and it definitely seems like that was Gang's intent, but unfortunately buildings aren't single sided.

I'm sure one day i'll come to accept the louvers and eventually the building, but I'm not going to make excuses for something that feels like a design failure, either by architect, developer or both. If someone can find an example of a modern supertall that integrates its mechanical floors in such a incongruous way as this, I'd love to see supporting evidence.

Also, preemptively, these louvers aren't a case of form follows function. The building is sculptural in a way that suggests the opposite, which honestly is why the louvres are so upsetting.

Anyway, this my one post for the year. Here's to 100 more supertalls for Chicago.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2021, 8:31 PM
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Vista's own website, www.vistatowerchicago.com, seems embarrassed about the louvers. On this page viewing the building from the northeast, it shows an actual photo:

https://www.vistatowerchicago.com/ne...1-mile-radius/

But on this page viewing the building from the south, it uses renderings:

https://www.vistatowerchicago.com/ne...ty-of-chicago/
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2021, 8:35 PM
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both those photos are renderings

full size
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Great post FLW, I agree.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2021, 11:31 PM
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both those photos are renderings

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Wow, it looks so realistic! Anyway, the northeast view is a faithful rendering, whereas the south view is an "idealized" rendering that hides the blow-through and the louvers.
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