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Old Posted Jul 4, 2020, 2:27 PM
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holy moly! sweet pics harry, i had no idea the "underneath area"? of that overhang was going to end up so darn big. I imagine it will be similar to aqua's in terms of style. what is that area called?


Saw that base jump stuff.. seems like he pulled it off safely... idk much about base jumping but that seems risky and selfish. I read that he posted his video on tiktok.. I will enjoy that first person view if it ever surfaces
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A couple more from Thursday evening/Friday afternoon. I was planning to go to the Navy Pier parking deck to get some shots of Vista, but I sort of accidentally stumbled upon Navy Pier's updated Polk Bros Park with its wildflowers and natural prairie grasses on Thursday evening. The location/angle was so fresh, I went back to check the AM light, too.










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July 4th Pics

Haven't seen much movement on the skip coming down. Is this thing still targeting a 2020 opening?

[IMG]20200704_183244 by ajdrewster, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Haven't seen much movement on the skip coming down. Is this thing still targeting a 2020 opening?
As of two weeks ago, a little birdie told me it was supposed to be down by July 18th - weather permitting. There were definitely some windy days the last couple weeks that may have slowed progress, but it certainly looks like it hasn't moved in at least a week.
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^^The north facade is so awesome, especially with the newly-completed bump-out. Just gorgeous.

As for the south facade and blow-thru; I am getting used to it. It actually compliments Trump Tower's mechanical levels quite well, as seen in SIGSEGV's last photo. If they would replace the last setback louvers with glass blades or a blue-colored metal, I'd rate the building a 9.4/10.
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holy moly! sweet pics harry, i had no idea the "underneath area"? of that overhang was going to end up so darn big. I imagine it will be similar to aqua's in terms of style. what is that area called?
Sort of similar to Aqua. The idea is that there will be a swooping, mirrored canopy that pulls light into the undercroft area so it feels more inviting and lures pedestrians to the Riverwalk. Looks good in renderings but I imagine there's a risk it could turn out kinda chintzy and 80s-looking.



They're probably intending for it to be something like this:
https://divisare.com/projects/225043...-port-pavilion
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woah, that reflectivity would be crazy. and probably work well given all the greenery in the park. exciting stuff!

hopefully that bird vexxed heard from is right about this skip coming down
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Sort of similar to Aqua. The idea is that there will be a swooping, mirrored canopy that pulls light into the undercroft area so it feels more inviting and lures pedestrians to the Riverwalk. Looks good in renderings but I imagine there's a risk it could turn out kinda chintzy and 80s-looking.



They're probably intending for it to be something like this:
https://divisare.com/projects/225043...-port-pavilion
Interesting. I never paid attention to this in the renderings. I think it'll come down to the quality of the material (like most things I guess). My fear is how it weathers. It might look cook at the beginning, but how will it hold up after years of water/road salt, and other nasty stuff cascades down it? The underside of Aqua is cool, but it's starting to show some age...countless cranes for junk/spider webs to get stuck in.
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^ Yeah time will tell. I hope it will be cleaned semi-annually when they do the window washing, but you'd probably have to do that from a scissor lift... is the building ownership gonna buy one and keep it around for that purpose? Etc etc.
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Wow, such great shots by everyone! She's a beaut!
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Nice photos indeed. At least most of GEMS is built, and is looking pretty good next to Vista.

Is the stall due to GEMs connection with Saudi Arabia, and their government's shake-up with the king? (Side note, I'd love to know how GEMs teaches the events of September 11th.)
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Nice photos indeed. At least most of GEMS is built, and is looking pretty good next to Vista.

Is the stall due to GEMs connection with Saudi Arabia, and their government's shake-up with the king? (Side note, I'd love to know how GEMs teaches the events of September 11th.)
Looks like they just want some "help" finishing so they can leave. https://therealdeal.com/chicago/2020...enant-in-mind/
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The curved under-hang thing looks so strange in person. I can't believe they went with steel studs to build that whole thing. It reminds me of Heatherwick's hairy pavilion of something.
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Nice.. this is a good day for Vista. Time to shine. Would love to see the window washing setup up close. I'm sure harry will get to that one day soon
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