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Old Posted Jan 20, 2018, 2:43 PM
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What actually blows my mind is how underdeveloped Wabash is particularly Jewelers Row which is one block off Michigan and Millennium Park. There's a ton of vacancy along there right now. Brand new L station too. Meanwhile the Michigan side if the block is hopping with some seriously cool stuff like the Athletic Association popping off.
Wabash just won’t develop into more than a service retail district because of the L.

But I like it the way it is. Lots of historic buildings, very Chicago. Gritty and urban. You can’t replicate that in Dallas or Atlanta
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Old Posted Jan 20, 2018, 2:51 PM
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My bad. Your probly right.
No probably about it - Matrix was mostly filmed in Sydney. The Wachowski siblings do have studios/offices here in Ravenswood now, but there were Chicago names in The Matrix because they grew up in Chicagoland.
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No probably about it - Matrix was mostly filmed in Sydney. The Wachowski siblings do have studios/offices here in Ravenswood now, but there were Chicago names in The Matrix because they grew up in Chicagoland.
And the name Neo was most likely named after the nightclub Neo in Lincoln Park that unfortunately closed a few years ago.
     
     
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Essex on the Park, 800 S Michigan
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Old Posted Jan 23, 2018, 10:13 PM
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This thing is starting to fly. Estimated top-off? Very late 2018?
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 23, 2018, 10:18 PM
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This thing is starting to fly. Estimated top-off? Very late 2018?
I was thinking more May or June. Its going really fast with those small floor plates
     
     
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Essex on the Park, 800 S Michigan
by YoChicago, on Flickr. Shot from a penthouse terrace at 777 South State.
The glass is a bit greener than I thought it would be—it looks damn good though

Can't wait to see what the winter garden glass looks like!!
     
     
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^ Is that a one story parking garage?
     
     
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This is gonna end up looking very Wolf Point West, huh. Wish it was lighter.
     
     
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This thing is already half way up, i think May!
     
     
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Does Essex own that garage? It be good for them for protected west views, but that would be a great lot to develop.
     
     
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Yeah - this is only a few floors away from being half way done regarding floor count. It'll probably be topped out in late spring/early summer.
     
     
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Floor 22 and core from 24 to 25 pours tomorrow. Not quite half way... top off will be in July. Glass looks good up close.
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 24, 2018, 11:37 AM
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This is gonna end up looking very Wolf Point West, huh. Wish it was lighter.
I think once there's spring sunlight it'll look a bit more airy. It's def lighter than WPW.
     
     
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Does Essex own that garage? It be good for them for protected west views, but that would be a great lot to develop.
That parking garage serves E-W University, and is managed by Impark (http://parking.impark.com/chicago-parking-lot-99). I'm sure they can be convinced to part with it for the right price, assuming the university has student/faculty parking elsewhere, or plan on reserving the rights to it on any new development on that lot (ala Holy Name with OCS)
     
     
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(they now have a second row of glass up on the south side; will get picture next time I can)






Not Essex but the hotel on Wabash
     
     
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I really hope they do some form of lighting on those fins on the north and south side. And not just the winter garden portion. It would really make this one stand out.
     
     
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I'm really digging the slim profile of this tower. Its going to look amazing from Grant Park when completed.
     
     
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