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harryc Feb 15, 2019 1:47 AM

Feb 13








KWillChicago Feb 15, 2019 6:29 AM

Nice harry. Cant wait to see this crown lit up.

donnie Feb 15, 2019 7:43 AM

Amazing how little details can leave a lasting effect!

That lantern is sweet....

BonoboZill4 Feb 16, 2019 1:53 AM

Best sub 500 footer of the cycle BY FAR

bgsrand Feb 16, 2019 6:24 PM

Nice little building, has Roosevelt U. Tower vibes to it

BonoboZill4 Feb 25, 2019 4:43 AM

https://i.imgur.com/UoqDSE1.jpg

harryc Feb 26, 2019 3:26 AM

Feb 25





gebs Mar 8, 2019 7:03 PM

March 7th, 2019

So many of these buildings didn't exist just five years ago.

https://i.imgur.com/RLlPeeLh.jpg

Bonsai Tree Jun 7, 2019 3:06 PM

Paragon:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...6f0da6_k_d.jpg
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...33a7fe_k_d.jpg

KWillChicago Jun 7, 2019 9:13 PM

Sorry to be late to the party, go ahead and laugh, but what are the two low rise parts of this tower to the north and south? Are they apartments as well? Amenity floors? Or are they buisness/parking?

donnie Jun 7, 2019 11:25 PM

What a star....

Fvn Jun 8, 2019 1:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KWillChicago (Post 8598875)
Sorry to be late to the party, go ahead and laugh, but what are the two low rise parts of this tower to the north and south? Are they apartments as well? Amenity floors? Or are they buisness/parking?

I think its hiding the parking garage. The concrete on the sides looks like the structure of a parking garage

harryc Jun 8, 2019 1:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KWillChicago (Post 8598875)
Sorry to be late to the party, go ahead and laugh, but what are the two low rise parts of this tower to the north and south? Are they apartments as well? Amenity floors? Or are they buisness/parking?

A celebration of the automobile.

the urban politician Jun 8, 2019 12:59 PM

This one turned out nice. It’s also one of the less oppressive above ground podiums you’re gonna see

BonoboZill4 Jun 8, 2019 5:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by harryc (Post 8599074)
A celebration of the automobile.

If every base could be this well hidden I don't even know if we'd complain that much about parking heavy podiums

SamInTheLoop Jun 9, 2019 2:39 AM

So, this one turned out great. No question about it.

The only thing that tends to rub me the wrong way about it is I’ve always felt it would be better oriented with wider face along the N-S axis (I think that’s my take because there are a couple too many towers in the in the immediate vicinity oriented E-W). That was actually the original design, pre-formal proposal, as I recall someone from SCB describing in the media a few years back. As recounted, they re-oriented to not overwhelm and darken Michigan Ave. Meh. I didn’t quite buy into their concerns, and still don’t.

This is but a quibble I suppose.

Strong work.

gandalf612 Jun 10, 2019 6:27 AM

This is kind of disappointing IMO, and I know it's not a great picture, but it appears that only the eastern side of the crown will be lit up.

A side note; I have much more positive feelings about One Museum Park and its tacky lighting when it caters to me specifically and lights up for Pride month.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...abb52bbc_b.jpgSoMi June 5 2019 by Tomasz Wojtasik, on Flickr

gebs Jun 10, 2019 2:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gandalf612 (Post 8600446)

This image also shows a "trick" that the Paragon has. I read an article recently (either in REJournals or Curbed) about the many technological amenities that the building has and one of them was the ability for building managers to turn on random lights in unleased rooms to give the building the appearance of activity.

Sneaky, and probably not very energy efficient, but it makes for a charming skyline addition ahead of schedule.

BonoboZill4 Jun 11, 2019 12:15 AM

Don't be concerned. I've seen the full crown lit up a few times. Probably just fixing something

ardecila Jun 11, 2019 1:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BonoboZill4 (Post 8601348)
Don't be concerned. I've seen the full crown lit up a few times. Probably just fixing something

Yeah I distinctly remember seeing the crown lit from the TJ's parking lot, which would have been the north face. I'm sure the whole thing will light... with the diagonal bracing and the color of the glazing/color of the light, it reminds me a lot of 7WTC.


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