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LostInTheZone Mar 4, 2007 2:06 AM

What do you think of this building?
Chicago General Developments

Imperial Court Hotel Plaza - 150 rooms + 20000 s.f. retail

I kind of like it. You could call it tacky, but it's pretty well-proportioned and detailed and it would definitely be a landmark.

bnk Mar 4, 2007 2:25 AM

Well, it will be built in China town so I think it would fit nicely.

Otherwise it would be weird.

Stephenapolis Mar 4, 2007 2:37 AM

I like it. It is very unique to most areas in America. Being somewhat a high-rise makes it even more intresting.

STERNyc Mar 4, 2007 2:42 AM

Not a bigfan, the pagoda style should be limited to pagodas, specifically lowrises. It reminds me of early American skyscrapers when there was no clear design direction.

Xelebes Mar 4, 2007 2:49 AM

I'm imagining broad wings like that of a phoenix spreading themselves from the sides with a tail of a massive whale poking out of the rear.

What do you think?

tackledspoon Mar 4, 2007 3:09 AM

I think that how this turns out really depends on what materials they use and how closely the facade work matches that of the diagram. It could be a somewhat tasteful building with an interesting, high-rise pagoda design, but it could also end up as a gaudy, cheaply built monstrosity.

bnk Mar 4, 2007 3:10 AM


Originally Posted by Stephenapolis (Post 2664091)
It is very unique to most areas in America. .

Unique to metro areas without a true China Town, which I would guess is ,most areas in America.

Good point, but it is not out of scale where this one is going up.

Tom Servo Mar 4, 2007 4:03 AM

I think that if a building is gonna be tacky, why not be insane tacky? This thing is gonna look SO bad, it will awesome. And why shouldn't China Town look like Disney Land? Why I first saw I laughed and was like 'YES'! So yeah... :shrug: It's fine, whatever.
But where is this going? Can you show me on a map?

bryson662001 Mar 4, 2007 4:06 AM

It's really cool.....I love it! I wish we had it in our chinatown.

LMich Mar 4, 2007 4:49 AM

It's rare for this part of the world, but it's essentially PoMo. If you like PoMo, you'll like this. If you don't, you won't.

latennisguy Mar 4, 2007 6:29 AM

it's very cartoony..this is going in chinatown? from the first rendering I woudl'nt think so...those people are so not chinese

Latoso Mar 4, 2007 10:15 AM


Originally Posted by AdrianXSands (Post 2664152)
But where is this going? Can you show me on a map?

I believe it's on the sw corner of Clark St. & Archer Ave. against the railroad r.o.w.

Grumpy Mar 4, 2007 10:18 AM

would fit nicely in Dubai or in a Chinese city but in Chicago : no thanks

oilcan Mar 4, 2007 12:20 PM

Vegas could probably pull it off obviously as a themed casino, a few other cities with bustling China towns.. ie.. Sisco/Couver it could be interesting... however, not for it personally.. not there anyway..

But tip the hat for thinking out side the box... just a little too far out imo..

malec Mar 4, 2007 1:41 PM

Depends on quality of materials

rockyi Mar 4, 2007 5:00 PM

It's a very silly design but...why not, it is Chinatown after all.

Tom In Chicago Mar 4, 2007 5:23 PM

I'd like it even more if they built the buildings behind it as shown in the first rendering. . . but otherwise it will be a gaudy landmark to Chicago's Chinatown. . . but the shoe surely fits in this case. . .

Exodus Mar 4, 2007 7:05 PM

Looks really good. It will be a great addition to Chinatown.

vid Mar 4, 2007 9:45 PM

It looks better than most of the other buildings that try to look like that.

wheelscomp Mar 5, 2007 2:35 AM

Is it just me or is the perspective off in the first rendering?

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