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^How much different is the weather at 800 S. Michigan than the rest of downtown? It may have something to do with the super thin floorplates, but I think it has more to do with labor/man-power. The Empire State Building for instance took only 11 months to build. It took just about that long for that Homewood Hilton around the corner to get out of the ground, but there were two dudes working on that one
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Crane coming down...

It was a fun ride, but now on to completion.
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Crane coming down...

It was a fun ride, but now on to completion.
Don't be sad it's over, be happy it happened
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Although the views from Grant Park and the lake really do make this tower stand out, I keep coming back to this particular view:

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It's not the best picture, but I like how it sticks our of the traditional brick towers that surround it.
     
     
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Although the views from Grant Park and the lake really do make this tower stand out, I keep coming back to this particular view:

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It's not the best picture, but I like how it sticks our of the traditional brick towers that surround it.
Has anyone bought that parking lot ?
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 24, 2018, 11:33 PM
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One day, I hope to see something 600-800 feet built there so it's presence is felt from Grant Park.
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 27, 2018, 11:38 PM
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Great pics Solar!

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One day, I hope to see something 600-800 feet built there so it's presence is felt from Grant Park.
That would be great. Considering how fast those parking lots along south Wabash and State are getting developed, it makes sense that the few remaining lots would rise in value and attract a big project.
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Man this building is so gorgeous
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That's the worst color. It's the same sickly green that they used on the new glass on 3 Bryant Park in NY.
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^ i for one LOVE the color, particularly how the green compliments many of the red brick buildings in its immediate vicinity, as seen in solar's pic below:


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Agree to disagree :]

I do think the building is decent. I like the fins. They remind me of a budget-version 300 N LaSalle.
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That's the worst color. It's the same sickly green that they used on the new glass on 4 Bryant Park in NY.
Really? I for one absolutely love it. It contrasts well with its surroundings. Its a breath of fresh air amid a conveyor belt of endless blue glass towers.
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That's the worst color. It's the same sickly green that they used on the new glass on 4 Bryant Park in NY.
I had to look that one up, but I really don't see the resemblance at all :/
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Agree to disagree :]

I do think the building is decent. I like the fins. They remind me of a budget-version 300 N LaSalle.
These comparisons are really starting to confuse me
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I don't hate it but it doesn't live up to its rendering at all.
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 29, 2018, 3:56 AM
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That's the worst color. It's the same sickly green that they used on the new glass on 4 Bryant Park in NY.
Did you happen to mean 3 Bryant Park?
https://nyocommercialobserver.files....ge-1.jpg?w=666

Also that's an interesting take. I'm never one to tell someone they're wrong (to each their own) but the glass is universally loved. I think it looks great but you're certainly entitled to your opinion. Did you have a style or color you would have rather seen?

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Old Posted Aug 29, 2018, 4:58 AM
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Saw this posted on reddit by u/elzilio. It's awesome how prominent Essex is from this vantage point. (The green glass looks great too)

https://www.reddit.com/r/chicago/com...ks_ago_when_i/

     
     
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