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Old Posted Mar 6, 2019, 3:40 AM
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The notion river north hasn’t seen quality developments is kind silly either way.
Essex & NEMA will have commanding views and are pretty unique architecturally.

Newer RN building are quite bland, but there's been a lot of movement in the luxury high rises space. 2017 brought TEN towers alone. When WPE is finished, 3500 new units will have been added to the market in just 2 years...

OCS will also be right on the edge and will likely start construction in a couple weeks.
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 7, 2019, 5:21 AM
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The notion river north hasn’t seen quality developments is kind silly either way. Wolf point is a thing that exists in river north. Aside from Fulton market has anywhere else seen as much development as that stretch of Wells?

We got a building built to hug the curve of the L: awesome.

We saw the effen building’s roof converted to an amenity deck instead of another homogenous blob of a podium.

Numerous parking lots bit the dust.

A healthy amount of architectural variety.

I mean, c’mon.
I'm very satisfied with the way River North is developing, especially the Wells corridor. Compare that to the awful 2000s-era corridors on State or Wabash. Just explaining why developers in River North haven't pushed for serious height...
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Old Posted Mar 7, 2019, 5:14 PM
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Sure, my comment wasn't really meant to be directed towards you - and I agree with point. It was more in somewhat of exasperation from the lazy comments made prior that appear not actually consider the random neighborhoods named or want to draw absolute lines between height and 'quality'
     
     
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So many of these buildings didn't exist just five years ago.

     
     
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View from the top, via Curbed.
Neat to see the Michigan Avenue streetwall from the middle, usually it's from either the north or south end.
Kinda makes me want to put on a suit and monocle bluff my way into touring the penthouse unit!
Also, time to move this one out of U/C?

     
     
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Old Posted Mar 8, 2019, 10:27 PM
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River North's biggest issue besides the podiums and the Mc'Donald's, Rain Forest Cafe, BP, Hard-Rock, Walgreens, Portillo's, Ohio House etc. etc. suburban super blocks is there is little height/depth/density, especially west of State. Way too many surface lots, underutilized sites, low-rise housing and single story structures. The east/west corridors are wide open, more skyscrapers need to fill in these blocks to grow the core west and north. There's is a definite significant drop off in scale.
Spectacular example of the comments I mentioned
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 9, 2019, 1:19 AM
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View from the top, via Curbed.
Neat to see the Michigan Avenue streetwall from the middle, usually it's from either the north or south end.
Kinda makes me want to put on a suit and monocle bluff my way into touring the penthouse unit!
Also, time to move this one out of U/C?

The thing I like most about this view is that you can see pretty much the entire ancient skyscraper CBD of Chicago and how well preserved it is. The area along Dearborn, Federal, State, Wabash, and Michigan between Congress and Randolph is absolutely amazing.
     
     
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That view is intoxicating. I second the move for a covert monocle and pipe trip to the top.
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I'd rather a lot of river north get jumped and have height west and northwest of it.

we need a vibrant lowrise area downtown for clubs and restaurants. We don't need 20 more glass encased parking garage bases that are dead at 930 pm
     
     
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I'd rather a lot of river north get jumped and have height west and northwest of it.

we need a vibrant lowrise area downtown for clubs and restaurants. We don't need 20 more glass encased parking garage bases that are dead at 930 pm
Chicago just really needs to ban the parking garage bases.

If that means new housing is much more expensive, so be it. If that means there is much less new development of any kind, so be it. But they are ruining parts of the city.
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Old Posted Mar 9, 2019, 5:25 PM
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That view is intoxicating. I second the move for a covert monocle and pipe trip to the top.
Anyone know the prices of the full floor penthouses here. They gotta be starting around $8/$9 figuring thats what legacy started at... at that height. So for rents i guess that would be like $30,000 a month?
     
     
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^Monthly rent starts at $11,500 for the penthouses, which are 2,100 to 2,385 square feet and have four bedrooms.

Per Crains article:
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/resi...oes-apartments
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 9, 2019, 7:18 PM
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Chicago just really needs to ban the parking garage bases.

If that means new housing is much more expensive, so be it. If that means there is much less new development of any kind, so be it. But they are ruining parts of the city.
Can probably get away with just banning them in the core (East of Halsted, south of Chicago, north of Roosevelt).
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Old Posted Mar 9, 2019, 9:02 PM
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Calling it right now... that picture will be unrecognizable in 25 years. All those lots between Wabash and Dearborn will have big towers by then
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Old Posted Mar 15, 2019, 3:36 PM
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Chicago just really needs to ban the parking garage bases.

If that means new housing is much more expensive, so be it. If that means there is much less new development of any kind, so be it. But they are ruining parts of the city.
Wouldn't housing be cheaper since the developers wouldn't need to waste money on huge bases?
     
     
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Wouldn't housing be cheaper since the developers wouldn't need to waste money on huge bases?
From my understanding building taller and/or digging is more expensive than making the first several levels wider.
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 15, 2019, 10:51 PM
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From my understanding building taller and/or digging is more expensive than making the first several levels wider.
This is correct. Going underground is extremely expensive and time consuming
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Old Posted Mar 18, 2019, 4:16 PM
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I've started seeing ads for apartments at the Essex, when will residents start moving in?
     
     
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