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Old Posted Apr 2, 2018, 12:00 AM
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How so? Wouldn't you love that to be more of a park tower?
The only thing that would be better as more of a park tower would be the Elysian which is basically a cut rate park tower already...
     
     
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The problem is that the building has shit materials and is just ugly looking in general. No change in height would affect that
I agree. But, I guess my thinking is if your going to build a tower of shit, build ... a taller tower of shit.
     
     
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Eh, short sh*t towers are less noticeable

That said, I don't think the Columbian is too bad, considering. I remember back in '05 most posters commending it for using actual brick for the exterior. I forgot if they stuck with that, or ended up VE-ing that idea and switching to a veneer. The brick color is nice as well, and differentiates it from the usual red brick we ended up seeing a lot of in the 00's.

I wouldn't mind if it was 100-150 ft taller, but doubling its height might be a bit too much.
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The 18th street bridge over the river makes for a pretty cool vantage point for this tower and the other projects on the western side of the South Loop. I've never really figured out how to post pictures to this thing but if anyone else is on a picture expedition, that would be a great spot.
     
     
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Took this today. . . been a while since I uploaded any building photos so figured I'd try and contribute more to the discussion. . .

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Old Posted Apr 4, 2018, 9:16 PM
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Slightly sunnier version. . .

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^ Nice shots and thanks for the contribution.

Green is the perfect color for that location. This building is turning into an unexpected stunner.
     
     
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Bvic that overhead shot is awesome. Shows how much those fins will draw eyes in. Any word if the fins will be lit up in anyway. It would look cool with the legacy crown in the background, corresponding vertical lighting. But that lighting would just piss off too many tenants im sure.
     
     
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the color is dope
     
     
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Only thing i learned from these pics is that DIVY bikes are in demand!

Dat grren tho! :happy
     
     
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I love how you can see the termination of the shear wall at the setback




     
     
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Very nice set of photos.
     
     
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This one is becoming very visible from street level at different areas in the south loop. A welcome addition
     
     
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It's a beautiful day for a crane jump. They are adding 8 sections to the crane today, you can watch from the Field Museum Earthcam. They will add the sections at a pace of around 1 per hour. If any of you photographers are in the area, might be worth stopping by!
     
     
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Shots like these make me realize how much better integrated the park could be if the train tracks were covered south to Roosevelt. That, and capping the Kennedy, are my two pipe dream requests.
     
     
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1000 s michigan would be welcome as well
     
     
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Shots like these make me realize how much better integrated the park could be if the train tracks were covered south to Roosevelt. That, and capping the Kennedy, are my two pipe dream requests.
Is the "McCormick Place Busway" that runs alongside the tracks actually used much?

Converting that busway and the barren land between the busway and the tracks into part of Grant Park would markedly diminish the eyesore impact of the railway area.
     
     
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Is the "McCormick Place Busway" that runs alongside the tracks actually used much?

Converting that busway and the barren land between the busway and the tracks into part of Grant Park would markedly diminish the eyesore impact of the railway area.
Its not exactly all that much cheaper to just convert the bus way to park and leave the tracks exposed. It will still be a huge multi million dollar job, and if you are trying to get that much cash committed, might as well pitch the plan for covering the entire gaping scar.

And to answer your question, the bus way isn't used all that frequently, but it is used enough by people of means and clout that it won't be going anywhere anytime soon.
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