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Old Posted Dec 6, 2018, 9:15 PM
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General question for anyone with high rise construction knowledge.

Why does this building have such a tall maintenance "box" on top, where a building like The Parker (2 blocks up, also tall-ish high rise) has a relatively low box? I can't see The Parker's roof equipment from street view most of the time, but One South's is easy to spot.
     
     
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492 units vs 277 units would be my guess. More equipment needed to heat and cool the building.
     
     
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Old Posted Dec 7, 2018, 5:59 PM
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General question for anyone with high rise construction knowledge.

Why does this building have such a tall maintenance "box" on top, where a building like The Parker (2 blocks up, also tall-ish high rise) has a relatively low box? I can't see The Parker's roof equipment from street view most of the time, but One South's is easy to spot.
  • The mechanical space needed for any highrise can vary significantly based upon the type of HVAC system used, type of use, etc., etc
  • The location of the mechanical spaces can be located pretty much anywhere in the building and don't necessarily need to be on the roof.
  • Finally, the developer can make an investment with concealing that equipment so that there is no 'box' at all... best current example would be OBP... the top of that tower is arguably one of the most expensive mechanical screens in the city.
     
     
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Old Posted Dec 11, 2018, 4:15 AM
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Hard to see I guess, but you can see it making an impact on the Madison street canyon going west now:



A couple more blocks and the canyon will basically fade off into the horizon
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Should we move this to completed projects? I have to imagine they're in punchlist mode by now.

Honestly this is such a disappointing tower. I was looking forward to a midrise base with active uses, now it's just an awful parking garage with useless glass patches. The only good thing is the arcade along Halsted widening the dreadful narrow Halsted sidewalks, and maybe the pedestrian-friendly woonerf-style motor court.
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When this thread is bumped, I usually ignore it because it's either another complaint or a photo to which I say "woof".

The building adds some nice texture to the drive in from 290 and some bulk coming in from the Kennedy. So it's only good from afar. Onto the next one.
     
     
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Should we move this to completed projects? I have to imagine they're in punchlist mode by now.

Honestly this is such a disappointing tower. I was looking forward to a midrise base with active uses, now it's just an awful parking garage with useless glass patches. The only good thing is the arcade along Halsted widening the dreadful narrow Halsted sidewalks, and maybe the pedestrian-friendly woonerf-style motor court.
I think mods move threads upon confirmation of residents being cleared to move in, which I'm not sure if that has begun or not. They might also still be holding out hope for a crown haha
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3/6/19 Excuse the blurriness but they are testing out the crown lighting.

     
     
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Nice grab. I was hoping they would have crown lighting. C'mon one bennett.
     
     
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Very L.A.ish.....
     
     
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Yea good call Donnie. I'll reserve judgement but it looks pretty unimpressive. Very thin LED strip that most likely will change color instantaneously and in a wave like manner. My picture makes it look more robust/bright than it is.
     
     
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I think mods move threads upon confirmation of residents being cleared to move in, which I'm not sure if that has begun or not. They might also still be holding out hope for a crown haha
Definitely completed. I see residents coming and going on a regular basis and the front desk is staffed with a doorman.
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