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Old Posted Aug 28, 2008, 8:15 AM
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Originally Posted by haurb View Post
After looking at Ryan81's renderings, I disagree with the location being horrible. Because of the shape of the Thompson center that area receives quite a lot of sunlight, even well into winter when the sun hangs more to the south. Also the atrium seems to be close to level if not a little higher than the el tracks right there. I'm not saying that the light of god will shine through from morning til dawn, but you might be surprised with the amount that bounces around down there, whether it be direct or reflected.

As for the noise, it comes with the territory. I live right next to the el (although not downtown) and I don't even notice it anymore. Personally I think the juxtaposition of the el beams and rounded glass forms would look fantastic.
I agree with you. After seeing the rendering I think the location will be pretty nice. It shows just how nice it will look and stand out in the skyline. I think it will get enough light being where it is to do just fine. It is a great design and I think if built it would look amazing and add a great deal to the city.
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