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Old Posted Mar 16, 2016, 1:12 PM
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Originally Posted by sirkingwilliam View Post
Height is 273 FT to the roof plus another 35-40 FT of structure. So, basically a 300 foot building in River North.
Let's celebrate the potential erasure of a surface parking lot for a vertical structure that includes a residential component.

If I have a criticism, it is that this is the Grand Hyatt Jr. It's a 300' tall wall.

I have some sympathy as the odd, skinny lot obviously brings a challenge in design.

What I am hopeful for is that somehow the way it is set on the lot will limit the "wall-i-ness" from prominent viewing angles. It looks great from the Riverwalk itself in the renderings... I think it'll be imposing (not necessarily in a good way) from St Mary's heading south.

Either way, beggars can't be choosers. But they can critical.

I don't love the wall. I wish they'd bury the parking (although I don't resent the extra 70' in height). I would've loved to see retail on street level.

No matter - I'm glad this is coming.
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