HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForum About
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Discussion Forums > Buildings & Architecture > Completed Project Threads Archive


 

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #661  
Old Posted Jun 6, 2018, 10:31 PM
Tom In Chicago's Avatar
Tom In Chicago Tom In Chicago is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Sick City
Posts: 6,830
^I think you made your point. . .

. . .
__________________
Tom in Chicago
. . .
Near the day of Purification, there will be cobwebs spun back and forth in the sky.
     
     
  #662  
Old Posted Jun 6, 2018, 10:35 PM
Notyrview Notyrview is offline
BANNED
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: New York City
Posts: 1,648
And I think Harry's made his too
     
     
  #663  
Old Posted Jun 6, 2018, 11:16 PM
10023's Avatar
10023 10023 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: London
Posts: 21,146
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrinChi View Post
Just hire a couple of gondolas to go back and forth
I imagine got mean boats, but what about an aerial gondola?

Chicago needs to have one of those crossing the river somewhere.
__________________
There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge." - Isaac Asimov
     
     
  #664  
Old Posted Jun 10, 2018, 7:00 PM
Nate1357 Nate1357 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 2


From this morning's fog.

Last edited by Nate1357; Jun 10, 2018 at 7:15 PM.
     
     
  #665  
Old Posted Jun 10, 2018, 8:10 PM
jc5680's Avatar
jc5680 jc5680 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,367
     
     
  #666  
Old Posted Jun 10, 2018, 9:16 PM
KWillChicago's Avatar
KWillChicago KWillChicago is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,046
Thanks for the pic jc. Looking at it from that view across the river, it would have been cool if they but a pedway in underneath the riverwalks for all three buildings. With connections to the parking garages.
     
     
  #667  
Old Posted Jun 10, 2018, 11:12 PM
aaron38's Avatar
aaron38 aaron38 is offline
312
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Palatine
Posts: 4,095
Why does everything have to be a destination? A destination for who? Most people don’t want to live and work at a tourist destination and deal with the security and hassles that come with that.
     
     
  #668  
Old Posted Jun 13, 2018, 12:53 AM
SolarWind's Avatar
SolarWind SolarWind is offline
Chicago
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 4,814
June 12, 2018



     
     
  #669  
Old Posted Jun 13, 2018, 1:22 AM
donnie's Avatar
donnie donnie is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 574
Just me or does the core look massive?
     
     
  #670  
Old Posted Jun 13, 2018, 1:52 AM
SolarWind's Avatar
SolarWind SolarWind is offline
Chicago
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 4,814
300 North LaSalle

April 5, 2007



300 North LaSalle has one of the larger cores that can I recall. Check out how small the workers look next to it.
     
     
  #671  
Old Posted Jun 13, 2018, 2:45 AM
LouisVanDerWright LouisVanDerWright is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 7,398
Quote:
Originally Posted by donnie View Post
Just me or does the core look massive?
This is a large building, core is in line with what we saw at 150 and 444 and most of the other 700' class office buildings. This is a 679' skyscraper, it's in the same general height class as all of the big modern class A office blocks around it.
     
     
  #672  
Old Posted Jun 13, 2018, 1:05 PM
BuildThemTaller BuildThemTaller is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Long Island City, NY
Posts: 851
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chicago_Forever View Post
[IMG]Wolf Point's second tower to rise 66 stories
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/reale...ise-66-stories


By Ryan Ori J G




Wolf Point's developers are planning to launch construction of a 66-story apartment tower in early 2017, the second of three planned towers on the riverside site near the Merchandise Mart, in early 2017.

Wolf Point East will be a 750-foot-tall tower with 707 luxury apartments, according to the AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust, an investor in the first two phases of the development. The tower will be 66 stories.

Crain's first reported in April that the tower's developers, a venture led by Hines Interests and Joseph P. Kennedy Enterprises planned to break ground on the second tower in the first quarter of 2017. At the time, specific details of the project were not disclosed...
^Is it odd to see such a large core, one in line with Class A office towers, on a residential building? Perhaps a bank of elevators will terminate at the 30th or so floor.
     
     
  #673  
Old Posted Jun 13, 2018, 1:32 PM
left of center's Avatar
left of center left of center is offline
1st Ward
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: The Big Onion
Posts: 2,419
^ I got excited when I saw the height stat from that article claimed WPE would be 750 feet tall... then everything came back down to earth when I saw it was from 2016. Its too damn early to have an emotional rollercoaster!
__________________
"Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world." -Frank Lloyd Wright
     
     
  #674  
Old Posted Jun 14, 2018, 11:02 PM
harryc's Avatar
harryc harryc is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Oak Park, Il
Posts: 14,989
June 13









June 8



__________________
Harry C - Urbanize Chicago- My Flickr stream HRC_OakPark
The man who trades freedom for security does not deserve nor will he ever receive either. B Franklin.
     
     
  #675  
Old Posted Jun 21, 2018, 4:10 AM
SolarWind's Avatar
SolarWind SolarWind is offline
Chicago
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 4,814
June 20, 2018

     
     
  #676  
Old Posted Jun 21, 2018, 4:19 AM
donnie's Avatar
donnie donnie is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 574
What a profound difference a paint job can make!
:aplause:
     
     
  #677  
Old Posted Jun 21, 2018, 4:41 AM
HomrQT's Avatar
HomrQT HomrQT is offline
All-American City Boy
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Hinsdale / Uptown, Chicago
Posts: 1,882
Quote:
Originally Posted by aaron38 View Post
Why does everything have to be a destination? A destination for who? Most people don’t want to live and work at a tourist destination and deal with the security and hassles that come with that.
The grandest cities in the world are just one "destination" after another... NYC, Paris, London, Rome have another "destination" everytime you turn your head.
__________________
1. 111 W 57 - Manhattan, New York - SHoP Architects - Photo
2. The Smith Center - Las Vegas, Nevada - David M. Schwarz Architects - Photo
3. One Chicago Square - Chicago - HPA and Goettsch Partners - Photo
4. Chicago Board of Trade - Chicago - Holabird & Root - Photo
5. Cathedral of Learning - Pittsburgh - Charles Klauder - Photo
     
     
  #678  
Old Posted Jun 21, 2018, 5:22 AM
AMWChicago's Avatar
AMWChicago AMWChicago is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Chicago
Posts: 202
Quote:
Originally Posted by Suiram View Post
As a side note, I would love to see a pedestrian & bicycle only bridge across the Chicago river that is a "modern" take on Chicago-style bascule bridges. I may be in the minority but it would look cool if it captures the context. And of course would be practical.
I think that would be interesting. Like the Millennium Bridge in London. I think the only difficulty is the demand for one. Because the Loop is so well connected by streets already within the grid it may be hard to propose a strong location for it. Maybe in between the gap from LSD to Columbus or a connector from Union Station to the Loop.

Come to think of it, the upcoming pedestrian bridge under construction from Grand across the river along LSD is already an example of this idea. Just not as independent of bridge as i believe you're thinking of.

I'd love to see something like this realized though.
     
     
  #679  
Old Posted Jun 21, 2018, 10:55 AM
harryc's Avatar
harryc harryc is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Oak Park, Il
Posts: 14,989
Quote:
Originally Posted by Suiram View Post
As a side note, I would love to see a pedestrian & bicycle only bridge across the Chicago river that is a "modern" take on Chicago-style bascule bridges. I may be in the minority but it would look cool if it captures the context. And of course would be practical.
In this shot from April:
The Rectangle on the Left is the riverside for 444 W lake to discourage use by non tenants it is a long set of stairs down to the river level on the South - or a climb up to the upper deck - then a long(er) set of stairs on the N.


The RiverView (?) condos do have a nice bit of frontage - open to the public - nicely maintained. connects to the Riverside to the south, but again at the end you have a significant climb. --- to the North (red box on the right), well that is all private.



a contrasting example would be 150 N Riverside - where the open plaza at street level is inviting, strategically located, and well used.
__________________
Harry C - Urbanize Chicago- My Flickr stream HRC_OakPark
The man who trades freedom for security does not deserve nor will he ever receive either. B Franklin.
     
     
  #680  
Old Posted Jun 21, 2018, 2:06 PM
ardecila's Avatar
ardecila ardecila is offline
TL;DR
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: the city o'wind
Posts: 15,860
Quote:
Originally Posted by AMWChicago View Post
I think that would be interesting. Like the Millennium Bridge in London. I think the only difficulty is the demand for one. Because the Loop is so well connected by streets already within the grid it may be hard to propose a strong location for it. Maybe in between the gap from LSD to Columbus or a connector from Union Station to the Loop.

Come to think of it, the upcoming pedestrian bridge under construction from Grand across the river along LSD is already an example of this idea. Just not as independent of bridge as i believe you're thinking of.

I'd love to see something like this realized though.
Yes the city's Central Area Plan calls for new pedestrian bridges at McClurg and Quincy, but both would have to be operable so they would be quite expensive.

I agree with the need for a bridge to Wolf Point, though, it could land on the upper deck of River Point's plaza with (existing) stairs and elevator down to the end of Fulton St.

Just as Daniel Burnham intended:

src
__________________
la forme d'une ville change plus vite, hélas! que le coeur d'un mortel...
     
     
This discussion thread continues

Use the page links to the lower-right to go to the next page for additional posts
 
 
 

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Discussion Forums > Buildings & Architecture > Completed Project Threads Archive
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:17 AM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.