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Old Posted May 29, 2020, 4:33 PM
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interesting article noting recent innovative solutions for addressing 'dampening' and shear forces...

https://archpaper.com/2020/05/facade...8fyeCOzLMe2-LI
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just like aspects of aqua have been copied the world over
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a small hick up
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Old Posted May 29, 2020, 4:59 PM
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to each their own..

i'm stoked for this building to open. seems to stir up so much emotion, will likely become one of chicago's most recognizable buildings.
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Old Posted Jun 1, 2020, 3:06 PM
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I hope they keep that bluish light on that floor. Looks kinda nice. Blue or blueish green.
Apparently there are laws prohibiting lighting on the blow-through floor. The light we see now is probably allowed only for construction. But I agree the blow-through looks nice when lit at night.

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Old Posted Jun 1, 2020, 6:47 PM
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beautiful pics

yeah iirc nobody can find a solid source for any real ordinance prohibiting a blow thru light but wont be surprised if it is prohibited somehow

all i've found is from chicagoarchitecture.org
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I don't get the issue though with such lighting. Like what makes lighting on crows ok (or even occupied floors above it), but not on blow throughs. Surely would serve as a beacon should any aircraft fly by. I mean unless the luminosity is off the charts that it could blind pilots, I don't see what the problemo is with lighting on blow throughs.

Seems like a silly ordinance.
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I don't get the issue though with such lighting. Like what makes lighting on crows ok (or even occupied floors above it), but not on blow throughs. Surely would serve as a beacon should any aircraft fly by. I mean unless the luminosity is off the charts that it could blind pilots, I don't see what the problemo is with lighting on blow throughs.

Seems like a silly ordinance.
I assume it will be changed sometime in the future. I hope...
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Old Posted Jun 4, 2020, 12:14 AM
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I assume it will be changed sometime in the future. I hope...
Same. Who knows if this is even a real problem.

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I don't get the issue though with such lighting
I'm curious why it would be seen as different from JHC's crown, from a legal perspective of course. The best criticism I've found through google is that "Colorful Lights Are Turning Skyscrapers Into Tacky Billboards". Nice quick read.

Lights are bad for birds but it seems like all city lights are bad for birds, and they will have a hard time downtown no matter what?

Last argument I can think of: Sears, Hancock, 311 S Wacker, they all have massive lights. But Vista's blow through floor fully illuminated might be by far the largest solid chunk of light in the skyline. Could look bad if not done carefully

Idk I vote lights
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^Entire NW corner of Vista now fits in pretty nicely with the rest of the city :/
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Damn son! Cant wait to see that view at night when completed. ^
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^^My favorite aspect of this tower is the hotel bump-out. That facade system is second to none and perfectly breaks up the street wall. There is no room for improvement in that regard.
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^Great lighting!
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Old Posted Jun 13, 2020, 5:29 PM
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Why the hell is this taking so long to finish all the glass...i feel like been looking at the same view for months of the glass not making any progress to just enclose this thing already!
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Third shot from the bottom is gorgeous!
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Old Posted Jun 13, 2020, 5:56 PM
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How fitting that Vista's best angle is from Navy Pier since that's where the most views will come from! Am i the only one that's liking the blow-through as time passes?
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