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harryc Mar 26, 2017 2:50 PM

Apple on the River
 
March 24
Curves !







HowardL Mar 26, 2017 3:53 PM

^^ I had no idea the corners were curved glass. Those two images make me SO happy.

Busy Bee Mar 26, 2017 4:38 PM

Love me some curved glass. I'm a curved glass man. I can't help it. It's how I'm wired. Everybody's got their thing right?

spyguy Mar 26, 2017 5:34 PM

^Curved glass is nice.

No curves here, though: Moxy Hotel
https://s10.postimg.org/9h1964vqh/download.jpg
https://s21.postimg.org/48png27pz/chimoxy2_1200.jpg

J_M_Tungsten Mar 26, 2017 6:05 PM

^That was the same artwork that was on the west side of the new-ish building on the sw corner of Ashland and Division for a while.

LouisVanDerWright Mar 26, 2017 6:36 PM

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Originally Posted by denizen467 (Post 7752130)
This conjures up images of the amazing 1950s photos of the original swath of site clearance when Congress Expressway construction was underway. Kind of makes you wish similar right of way were available in parts of the city that could really benefit from upgrades of mass transit, high speed rail, and the like; I think about 10 miles west of here there is a situation like that.

Are you suggesting a vigorous program of "Suburban Renewal"? Now that gets me off! How excellent would it be to see mass demolition of poorly built auto oriented suburban corridors being replaced with dense, pedestrian oriented development? I mean many of the suburbs are starting to approach the point where they need significant rebuilding of infrastructure, perhaps we will see large projects to eliminate parking lots around office towers and replace them with retail and parking decks? If they could ram the Blue Line back through it's original Western corridor I think that would create a huge impetus for such projects.

Quote:

Originally Posted by HowardL (Post 7752277)
^^ I had no idea the corners were curved glass. Those two images make me SO happy.

:slob::slob::slob::slob::slob::slob::slob::slob:

Curved glass is so tight. This Apple store is going to be the sexiest in the world and is really going to blow up the Riverwalk. Honestly people have no idea what the Riverwalk is going to do for Chicago. It's already approaching an Millennium Park level of tranformative power downtown. But if we start getting massive retailers to locate along it like Apple and see it expanded up and down the North and South Branches, we are going to have a public space that will stand with the boulevards of Paris or Central Park. The power of having continuous River Walk from Ping Tom Park to the Finkl site to the Bloomingdale Trail to the Lake would be immense. Remember that growth travels along corridors, we would be opening up direct routes of growth radiating outwards from downtown. Screw the high line, Chicago could eventually have a network of such spaces sprawling out through our old industrial corridors spreading redevelopment as they go.

BVictor1 Mar 26, 2017 6:39 PM

03/25/17

https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a...D720/ry%3D480/

harryc Mar 26, 2017 9:01 PM

171 N Aberdeen
 
March 20

harryc Mar 26, 2017 9:25 PM

Milwaukee / Western
 
Feb 18


Mar 23

harryc Mar 26, 2017 9:40 PM

1767 N Milwaukee - Centrum Bucktown
 
March 24



Rizzo Mar 26, 2017 11:49 PM

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Originally Posted by spyguy (Post 7752337)

Nice!! Biked past there today and wondered what this would look like

marothisu Mar 26, 2017 11:52 PM

^ I guess then it's unofficially officially a Moxy hotel. The table has the hash tag on it which Moxy hotels use (#atthemoxy). Their website list of hotels still doesn't list Chicago but lists Memphis, Richmond, Denver, Seattle, DC, Nashville, Minneapolis, Boston, San Francisco, Columbus, New Orleans, Atlanta amongst other non American cities. WTF?

the urban politician Mar 26, 2017 11:58 PM

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Originally Posted by spyguy (Post 7752337)

Moxy is a pleasant surprise, isn't it?

Nothing amazing, but perfect infill. No podium. Replaces a parking lot.

What more could we ask for?

chicubs111 Mar 27, 2017 12:07 AM

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Originally Posted by the urban politician (Post 7752601)
Moxy is a pleasant surprise, isn't it?

Nothing amazing, but perfect infill. No podium. Replaces a parking lot.

What more could we ask for?

Great street level presence with the two story glass base

the urban politician Mar 27, 2017 12:16 AM

2 construction projects I'm curious about--both large sites with construction fencing:

1. Northern part of University Village, visible from the Dan Ryan
2. A large site on Archer Ave somewhere in the vicinity of Halsted. The sign says it is financed by Lakeside Bank

Anybody?

Randomguy34 Mar 27, 2017 12:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the urban politician (Post 7752614)
1. Northern part of University Village, visible from the Dan Ryan

Most likely for the 'U' apartments:
http://chicago.curbed.com/2017/3/1/1...w-u-apartments

the urban politician Mar 27, 2017 8:43 PM

Chicago Blues Museum? Where is everybody?

Chi-Sky21 Mar 27, 2017 8:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the urban politician (Post 7753580)
Chicago Blues Museum? Where is everybody?

Always thought Chicago missed the boat by not having a Blues Museum. Also should have a nice railway museum in my worthless opinion. :)

Via Chicago Mar 27, 2017 9:04 PM

blues museum just seems like such a missed opportunity. would have been awesome to see that go into bronzeville or a similar SS neighborhood that A) actually needs the investment, and B) actually contributed to the genres formation. what about redeveloping one of those vacant lots off the 43rd street L stop, and rehabbing the Forum building while they're at it? start booking shows there again, give people a reason to come to the neighborhood. partner with the community at a grassroots level. you want to talk about an investment that actually has the opportunity to make an impact and honor the legacy of the genre at the same time.

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https://static1.squarespace.com/stat...g?format=1000w

but god forbid anything gets built outside of the Loop and isnt sterilized for Iowa and Asian tourists

ithakas Mar 27, 2017 9:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Via Chicago (Post 7753608)
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but god forbid anything gets built outside of the Loop and isnt sterilized for Iowa and Asian tourists

I wish it were built here too - really would have given people outside of the neighborhood a reason to come to Bronzeville, with great transit access to boot.

If it had to be downtown, I'm glad it came to the Loop – better connectivity with Motor Row (if it becomes a springboard to revitalizing that area) and builds the Loop's vibrancy beyond office more.


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