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i_am_hydrogen Jul 23, 2010 3:46 PM

Seems like it's usually the best designs that die on the vine while the ugly crap ends up getting built.

SkyscrapersOfNewYork Jul 23, 2010 4:12 PM


Originally Posted by i_am_hydrogen (Post 4922734)
Seems like it's usually the best designs that die on the vine while the ugly crap ends up getting built.

as is the story of architecture that ill never understand...

Tom In Chicago Jul 23, 2010 11:30 PM


Originally Posted by Dylan Leblanc (Post 4922160)
Does anyone know if there is still life left in this project?

I don't think this was ever a serious proposal. . .

. . .

brian.odonnell20 Jul 24, 2010 3:31 PM


Originally Posted by i_am_hydrogen (Post 4922734)
Seems like it's usually the best designs that die on the vine while the ugly crap ends up getting built.

Thank god someone realizes and acknowledges this.

scalziand Jul 24, 2010 5:06 PM

Aw, when I saw this was bumped, I thought there was actual news on it.:(

Chi_Coruscant Jun 26, 2015 7:32 PM

82 stories? In West Loop?

Randomguy34 Jun 26, 2015 7:40 PM

And opening in 2017? They sure want to make quick work of this tower. If they plan to open in 2 years, then how far are they in the approval process?

LouisVanDerWright Jun 26, 2015 7:41 PM


Originally Posted by Chi_Coruscant (Post 7076565)

Man Dream hotels loves to ride fast and loose with their expansion plans. Don't partner with a known entity or a deliverable plan or anything. These developers obviously have no idea what they are doing if they are just throwing out the fact that they are planning a huge tower without disclosing location or anything. Clearly they haven't talked to the alderman first and this proposal is probably DOA as much as I wish it were reality.

ChickeNES Jun 26, 2015 7:42 PM


Originally Posted by Chi_Coruscant (Post 7076565)



Mexico City-based Grupo Posadas plans a Live Aqua hotel with 250 to 300 rooms in the skyscraper, which would also include a hotel run by Dream Hotels, a New York-based chain. A Posadas spokeswoman would not disclose the location of the project. The hotel would open in 2017.

munchymunch Jun 26, 2015 7:44 PM

Me and spyguy called it. :D

This is amazing.

BVictor1 Jun 26, 2015 7:47 PM


June 25, 2015 5:08 p.m. ET

Mexico’s largest hotel company is expanding north of the border, aiming to open up to 10 luxury hotels over the next five years in U.S. cities with large Hispanic populations and ones that attract Latin travelers.

Grupo Posadas S.A.B. de C.V. is teaming with Bighorn Capital Inc., a Las Vegas-based private-equity firm that is investing $450 million to build, acquire or convert properties to Posadas hotels.

The Mexico City-based hospitality company owns or operates 136 hotels with more than 21,000 rooms, all in Mexico, and seven brands. The expansion will introduce to the U.S. its high-end boutique brand called Live Aqua, which will feature the “flavors, colors and textiles” of Mexico, says Javier Barrera, Posadas’ chief franchise officer.

BVictor1 Jun 26, 2015 7:48 PM

ChickeNES Jun 26, 2015 7:48 PM


Originally Posted by BVictor1 (Post 7076582)

From the article:

82-story tower slated to break ground this summer.
What the fuck?

Randomguy34 Jun 26, 2015 7:58 PM

Judging from the article, it seems that the reason why they have big plans in Chicago is because of our large Hispanic population. It would certainly be wonderful to have more Latin travelers welcomed to our city, which would increase our international tourists numbers (even though they're right next to us).

Originally Posted by ChickeNES (Post 7076588)
What the fuck?

What the fuck indeed. Someone over there is clearly ballsy to think they can break ground that quickly. Munchymunch, spyguy. Do you guys know something we don't?

munchymunch Jun 26, 2015 8:02 PM

Starts here Goes on 2 pages later

Conservatory might live!

Domer2019 Jun 26, 2015 8:03 PM

"Latino Cultural Center gets radical redesign" ???


If it's scheduled to be finished so soon they must have it pre-built!

I just hope the actual design is inspired and they don't take shortcuts.

ardecila Jun 26, 2015 8:07 PM

Could be the West Loop location was a misquote. Conservatory looks about 82 stories.

It's also right on top of the city's busiest transit station, with direct links to the city's Mexican neighborhoods on the Pink and Orange Lines as well as both airports.

ChickeNES Jun 26, 2015 8:09 PM

Might have to revive the old thread:

BuildThemTaller Jun 26, 2015 8:11 PM

Any chance it ends up looking like the proposed 625 West Monroe that was floating around last year?

munchymunch Jun 26, 2015 8:11 PM

So this matches the article(crains) earliar this year about 201 n Clark. {amount of rooms) and bighorn being involved. One of the renderings spyguy found was from a Las vegas comany(where bighorn is from). To add to that Dream hotels announced a hotel in Chicago the same day as the article from crains in Chicago.

Possibly ^
This was also posted in november

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