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The Lurker Mar 20, 2019 1:40 AM

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Originally Posted by donnie (Post 8511635)
Lemonheads....

Forget your umbrella? ;)

mark0 Mar 20, 2019 2:00 AM

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Originally Posted by donnie (Post 8511635)
According to everyone that visits this site, every spot in Chicago is iconic and deserves a 1000 footer or it's a bust!

Lemonheads....

UHHHH no. More like people screaming "BUILD IT" to anything thats proposed. Wolf point deserves so much better than this.

bhawk66 Mar 20, 2019 2:24 AM

And I had so much respect for the Kennedy's...well the older ones. Kids today, smh.

Zapatan Mar 20, 2019 5:06 AM

The renderings make this building look so nice

835 is kinda lame (for this lot) but then again Chicago is one of the world's most spoiled skyscraper cities, so still a great addition

Steely Dan Mar 20, 2019 3:40 PM

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Originally Posted by chicubs111 (Post 8511567)
I agree... such a prime spot we were looking for something iconic...we just get a very nice tower... :shrug:

that kinda sums up my feelings as well.

the proposed building is certainly not offensive to me, but i was really hoping for something more magical at this supremely prominent spot.

Hines is playing it safe here. there's nothing objectively wrong with that (that's how successful businesses stay in business), but i imagine the final result will always feel a little bit like a lost opportunity to me.


it's a nice enough tower, but oh what could've been...........

toddguy Mar 20, 2019 4:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Steely Dan (Post 8512352)
that kinda sums up my feelings as well.

the proposed building is certainly not offensive to me, but i was really hoping for something more magical at this supremely prominent spot.

Hines is playing it safe here. there's nothing objectively wrong with that (that's how successful businesses stay in business), but i imagine the final result will always feel a little bit like a lost opportunity to me.


it's a nice enough tower, but oh what could've been...........

There is still hope for something very tall and iconic at the Spire site still, right?
That is another spot that would really stand out.

tm30 Mar 20, 2019 5:58 PM

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Originally Posted by chicubs111 (Post 8511567)
I agree... such a prime spot we were looking for something iconic...we just get a very nice tower... :shrug:

My feelings on this have bounced around a lot. Now I'm back to "what a letdown". Height is irrelevant. It's not the 835 feet. It's the 835 feet of "meh".

I've also grown less enamored with WPE as its grown. I'm probably in the extreme minority on that. But neither of these really move the needle IMO, after so much anticipation.

maru2501 Mar 20, 2019 7:13 PM

it's just a great spot for an exclamation point and not another part of the great blue glass wall now forming on the river's south branch

donnie Apr 8, 2019 5:14 PM

raise your shields! :shitstorm:https://www.chicagoarchitecture.org/...ed-back-again/

Zapatan Apr 8, 2019 5:36 PM

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Originally Posted by donnie (Post 8533430)

I got nervous when I read this because I thought they scaled it back from 813'.

Just old news different article though. This and 110N will work well together

BonoboZill4 Apr 8, 2019 8:57 PM

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Originally Posted by donnie (Post 8533430)

Lol... classic Editor being like 6 months behind on things. Same guy that still thinks OCS is gonna be over 1000 feet. His lame millennial joke doesn't even make sense. Gen X was the one that started participation awards :haha:

I almost wish we'd just ignore this dude existed tbh

Fvn Apr 8, 2019 9:14 PM

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Originally Posted by BonoboZill4 (Post 8533695)
Lol... classic Editor being like 6 months behind on things. Same guy that still thinks OCS is gonna be over 1000 feet. His lame millennial joke doesn't even make sense. Gen X was the one that started participation awards :haha:

I almost wish we'd just ignore this dude existed tbh

To be fair if you Google 'one chicago square height' it still says 1011 feet. But if you run a blog on Chicago architecture you should probably know that kinda stuff and not look on Wikipedia.
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Regarding this project (and Chicago Architecture Blog) they did post drawings in that blog showing where the tower will be located. You can see the room they will have for staging (for those curious)

AMWChicago Apr 8, 2019 10:33 PM

It's too bad. I really like Chicago Architecture Blog but they haven't had their shit together this year. OCS and now this :brickwall:

10023 Apr 9, 2019 8:31 AM

The extra 150 feet are missed though. Proportions are all off now.

pianowizard Apr 9, 2019 2:40 PM

This is a very crucial spot indeed, even more special than where Trump Hotel & Tower is. Trump looks appropriate for its prime location, but this 835-footer does not.

HomrQT Apr 9, 2019 11:49 PM

Would writing a heartfelt message to the Kennedy family help change their minds to making a taller building? =p Do they still own and operate the space?

Zapatan Apr 10, 2019 12:05 AM

Man and people give me crap about being a height enthusiast...

Not that there's anything wrong with that, but in any case it seems like it's one of those "maximize profit" projects and not a "make a statement" project like Tribune.

I don't think writing a letter would do anything, giving them the extra millions to go the extra feet may ;)

HomrQT Apr 10, 2019 12:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Zapatan (Post 8535021)
Man and people give me crap about being a height enthusiast...

Not that there's anything wrong with that, but in any case it seems like it's one of those "maximize profit" projects and not a "make a statement" project like Tribune.

I don't think writing a letter would do anything, giving them the extra millions to go the extra feet may ;)

Let me just dust off the old shoebox here and.... hmmm... that's odd... I know I put my millions around here somewhere. Let me check a few places, I'll get back to you on that one. :P

BVictor1 Apr 10, 2019 1:33 AM

Everything is bigger in Texas except Hines...

rgarri4 Apr 11, 2019 12:18 AM

From my 3d model

https://images2.imgbox.com/a1/5c/zapCIo4K_o.jpg

https://images2.imgbox.com/b9/55/eNHu0StA_o.jpg

https://images2.imgbox.com/a2/e5/CXhSVsWn_o.jpg


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