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Glass is being installed on the north elevation right now.
     
     
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That winter garden/pool deck is going to look stunning at night a year from now.
     
     
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I heard the crane is being jumped this weekend. Also from here on out the concrete cycle is one floor every 3 days.
     
     
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I heard the crane is being jumped this weekend. Also from here on out the concrete cycle is one floor every 3 days.
Holy crap that's wicked fast. Small floor plates will do that...
     
     
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Already fitting into the streetwall nicely. Its looking great so far, to be honest I like this version much more than the original proposal with the slanted criss-crossing columns in the winter garden space. Here it would look like a gimmick, save that for where it is needed, such as 110 N Wacker. That location gives them purpose, but not here.
     
     
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^The purpose here was to allow the hotel occupants on those floors views of the lake and to stiffen the building laterally. They were not just a gimmick, even if that is what it looked like. The watered down landmarks version costs considerably more with the added glass and the shearwall that had to be added to stiffen the building.
     
     
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Hilton and best western need to build towers on their sites. Just try to keep boxing in grant park with towers like central park.
     
     
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Hilton and best western need to build towers on their sites. Just try to keep boxing in grant park with towers like central park.
As long as they're not anorexic looking towers i agree!

Those things are hideous.....
     
     
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As long as they're not anorexic looking towers i agree!

Those things are hideous.....
It's hard to hate 111 W 57th. Really hard.
     
     
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It's hard to hate 111 W 57th. Really hard.
I wouldn't say I hate that building, but i definitely think supertall and skinny buildings would look stupid in Chicago.
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It's hard to hate 111 W 57th. Really hard.
I saw a list recently that was taken by one of the NY magazines or newspapers (I have forgotten which one - you can look it up) that listed something like the 15 greatest eyesores in NY city.... that building made the list.

I agree with you though... I don't think it is too bad... (even though it offers little in the way of architectural interest and was designed after a trash can)... still, if given a choice of take it or leave it... I would take it.

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I saw a list recently that was taken by one of the NY magazines or newspapers (I have forgotten which one - you can look it up) that listed something like the 15 greatest eyesores in NY city.... that building made the list.

I agree with you though... I don't think it is too bad... (even though it offers little in the way of architectural interest and was designed after a trash can)... still, if given a choice of take it or leave it... I would take it.

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But it's nowhere near completed... do they just consider any ongoing construction an "eyesore"? The facade is world class, at least.

https://images.datahubus.com/59d267f...w-57th-st_.jpg

https://www.elegran.com/nyc/building...st-57th-street

Anyway, there are some examples of incongruous designs like Spire v1.0 that make me cringe, but I think smaller dimensions that still present Chicago style architecture/massing can make sense in context. Legacy fits the bill viewed straight-on. Essex in the same respect. Mostly, I think ultra-slim just serves to fill in gaps (e.g. LondonHouse, if that even counts) when it comes to Chicago, not so much as anchor supertalls, because of the buyers and the value of land. Maybe in 25-50 years?

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[QUOTE=Domer2019;7998117]But it's nowhere near completed... do they just consider any ongoing construction an "eyesore"? The facade is world class, at least.


My bad. I got this one mixed up with the other tall pencil thin building over NY - 432 Park.

432 Park is the one that made the list of eyesores.

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