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Bombardier Jan 16, 2021 4:04 PM

Very cool! Thanks for capturing that!

BrinChi Jan 16, 2021 9:19 PM

Wow! I did not think that would be reinforced concrete! Anyone know if this is just cheaper or actually stronger than steel columns?

kolchak Jan 16, 2021 10:25 PM

Beautiful sets all along Harry :-)

This one will be great I have a feeling...

Skyguy_7 Jan 17, 2021 9:52 PM

^^Probably cheaper.

Now if only they would continue with that formwork all the way up!

Rizzo Jan 18, 2021 12:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BrinChi (Post 9162266)
Wow! I did not think that would be reinforced concrete! Anyone know if this is just cheaper or actually stronger than steel columns?

The spans aren't all that large so concrete makes sense. It's less about what is stronger and more about efficiency. With the tight spacing of the angled columns on the transfer floor, it's mostly compression forces from double to single columns. Steel is optimal for really long spans, particularly in office buildings, but then you get really deep ceiling-floor plenums which isn't ideal in residential.

Chicagolover88 Feb 3, 2021 12:31 AM

https://www.instagram.com/p/CKfUgSwA...d=9nn3l4cp8jtf

This was on January 25th. It looks really cool

harryc Feb 13, 2021 2:40 AM

Feb 11













Getting ready for the screens.

BuildThemTaller Feb 13, 2021 4:37 PM

Do you suppose the developers are trying to lure M&M as a tenant?

harryc Feb 13, 2021 4:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BuildThemTaller (Post 9190124)
Do you suppose the developers are trying to lure M&M as a tenant?

There is a Mars plant in Galewood ( ~9mi )

BruceP Feb 13, 2021 5:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by harryc (Post 9190129)
There is a Mars plant in Galewood ( ~9mi )

And Mars' Mars/Wrigley operations are HQ'd on Goose Island.

Handro Feb 13, 2021 6:08 PM

Those are some awesome pics... the snow, carbide & carbon building, bold diagonal columns... great job HarryC. I’d want a couple of those to frame if I was in any way connected to this project.

vexxed82 Feb 18, 2021 10:11 PM

I was out shooting the river on Tuesday night, and while on the DuSable Bridge, the right work lights at 300 N Michigan caught my eye. So I wandered over there for a few frames.

https://nickulivieriphotography.zenf...32153644-6.jpg


https://nickulivieriphotography.zenf...32153816-6.jpg

Tighter crop of the above shot:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EuiD4BCX...pg&name=medium

PittsburghPA Feb 18, 2021 10:33 PM

I think this is a great project for the location. The A bracing is a nice architectural touch that makes this tower uniquely respectable.

Great shots all around!

SouthCentralPA Feb 18, 2021 10:58 PM

Wow, great photos! Love those A/V (?) columns as well.

Tombstoner Feb 19, 2021 2:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SouthCentralPA (Post 9194801)
Wow, great photos! Love those A/V (?) columns as well.

They are great shots. I always assumed they were "M"s for either Michigan or Citizen M (or both).

killaviews Feb 19, 2021 4:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Tombstoner (Post 9194945)
They are great shots. I always assumed they were "M"s for either Michigan or Citizen M (or both).

The Magnificent Mile Building!

Tombstoner Feb 19, 2021 5:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by killaviews (Post 9195035)
The Magnificent Mile Building!

even better!

pilsenarch Feb 19, 2021 6:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by killaviews (Post 9195035)
The Magnificent Mile Building!

well, except that it's not on the Magnificent Mile... sorry for being a Debbie Downer... :runaway:

AMWChicago Feb 19, 2021 7:57 PM

How about Millennium Mile :cheers:

harryc Feb 21, 2021 5:56 PM

Feb 16





the backside



Chi-Sky21 Feb 22, 2021 2:14 PM

Looks like 332 North Michigan is getting completely gutted. Anybody know what that will be ? A lot of work to stay a chicago sports novelty shop.

Toasty Joe Feb 22, 2021 2:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chi-Sky21 (Post 9197484)
Looks like 332 North Michigan is getting completely gutted. Anybody know what that will be ? A lot of work to stay a chicago sports novelty shop.

wouldn't mind that building and it's neighbors to get knocked down and redeveloped, hopefully into something tall and architecturally interesting to counterbalance the sheer glass wall that 300 N Michigan will become.

harryc Mar 7, 2021 3:11 PM

March 1


chris08876 Mar 9, 2021 11:58 PM

https://aws1.discourse-cdn.com/busin...2260c8466.jpeg
Credit: James Novotny

r18tdi Mar 17, 2021 4:57 AM

This says that they're taking a notch out of the crown and eliminating the balconies on the western facade.

I'm not sure if that's good or bad, but the west side will be super visible from the river. Balconies typically look like shit, but there's really nothing else going on with the upper facade of this thing.

https://www.chicagoarchitecture.org/...esign-tweaked/

Skyguy_7 Mar 17, 2021 12:03 PM

^You're right about there being not much aesthetic on the West facade now, but I do like the new symmetrical crown. It's all up to the glass now!

JMKeynes Mar 17, 2021 1:39 PM

Beautiful!

ih8spires Mar 17, 2021 2:45 PM

VE strikes again! :hell: Now, the building will look shorter and have an ugly block on top as in 55 east Erie.

Toasty Joe Mar 17, 2021 3:40 PM

Got hopeful by the header that they were gonna add a crown or some embellishment up top

jirish Mar 17, 2021 7:57 PM

The top of this building is so much more important from an aesthetic point of view then the base. Although I do love the V columns, moving south across Michigan avenue bridge (arguably one of the most famous views of Chicago), the building is going to pretty much going to pop out as a banal blue box that obscures the carbide building. I wish they had made this building a little thinner/taller with some type of design on the top. Overall the quality is good but the visual impact nearly depletes from the city since it is removing the visual impact of such an iconic building (carbide) from such a unique location. It kind of feels like they are taking away part of old school Chicago (by obscuring it) that makes this city so great.

Mounika Mar 18, 2021 5:08 PM

Attractive architect
 
Its very nice to see. Design of building is very attractive as it is in boxy shape and covered with glasses. But parking space is some what disappointing.

Kumdogmillionaire Mar 18, 2021 7:15 PM

Such an absurdly dense block

harryc Mar 21, 2021 8:02 PM

March 11


bcp Mar 23, 2021 5:32 PM

I really feel like they could have rotated the tower 90 degrees - tons of setback to the north is available. A setback of 20 feet or so above the WW piers would have really respected CnC building without (as far as I can tell) a big change to the cost

harryc Apr 3, 2021 1:45 PM

March 22









Clamps for the climbing gallery/screen - these appear to be anchored on the surface of the floor not the edge of the slab.
The holes are where the nuts on the end of the post-tension cables are recessed into the slab.







dweeprise Apr 5, 2021 4:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chi-Sky21 (Post 9197484)
Looks like 332 North Michigan is getting completely gutted. Anybody know what that will be ? A lot of work to stay a chicago sports novelty shop.

A permit was issued on 3/23 for: "CONVERSION OF EXISTING OFFICE SPACE INTO RESIDENTIAL DWELLING UNIT AS PER PLANS (EXISTING OCCUPANCY S-1 PROPOSED OCCUPANCY R-3, TYPE IIIA CONSTRUCTION)(conditional permit subject to field inspections)"

(please move to general if necessary)

KOgc Apr 5, 2021 4:12 PM

The 332 building was severely damaged during the unrest in June. There was some pretty wild footage of it on fire. I walked through it afterwards. Kind of incredible. I think they are restoring it to what it was - though updated, which if I remember right, was two levels of retail (including a lower level), an office for the store above and then a small apartment.

SIGSEGV Apr 12, 2021 9:12 PM

From yesterday:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw...-no?authuser=0

Randomguy34 Apr 12, 2021 9:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SIGSEGV (Post 9246340)

I think you have the photo on private, since I'm not seeing it but I see the web link

SIGSEGV Apr 12, 2021 10:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Randomguy34 (Post 9246390)
I think you have the photo on private, since I'm not seeing it but I see the web link

thanks, fixed I think?

Randomguy34 Apr 12, 2021 11:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SIGSEGV (Post 9246391)
thanks, fixed I think?

Quote:

Originally Posted by SIGSEGV (Post 9246340)

Yup, I see it now!

WhatTheHeck5205 Apr 13, 2021 3:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bcp (Post 9226415)
I really feel like they could have rotated the tower 90 degrees - tons of setback to the north is available. A setback of 20 feet or so above the WW piers would have really respected CnC building without (as far as I can tell) a big change to the cost

I’ve always wondered why they didn’t do that. I guess they didn’t want to break up the Michigan Avenue elevation with a weird angled section ( as much as I’d like the view of Carbide & Carbon preserved, I feel like that would look kind of awkward). We should at least be thankful that they didn’t plunk it right on the corner and obscure the view of C&C from the bridge completely. If I’m picturing it right in my head, you should still be able to get a glimpse of it from the Tribune/Pioneer Court side. I’m not in Chicago, so maybe one of you guys can tell me for sure.

Chicagolover88 Apr 15, 2021 7:34 PM

https://www.instagram.com/p/CNsppj8j...d=43ciir1kh1i0

Chi-Sky21 Apr 15, 2021 9:27 PM

No need to turn it, they just should have pushed the tower a little more north and then had the developer make it a little thinner so it could be pushed back off Michigan slightly more.

harryc Apr 18, 2021 3:14 AM

April 15








Toasty Joe Apr 18, 2021 6:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by harryc (Post 9252773)
April 15

great shots as usual Harry. Imagining the tower from this angle, wish it were taller and/or more interesting than this nondescript blue box... from above 4 stories I guess.

harryc Apr 25, 2021 1:38 PM

April 23


harryc May 2, 2021 7:13 PM

April 29




Steely Dan May 3, 2021 8:19 PM

from MC roofdeck 5/3:

starting to poke up.

https://i.postimg.cc/qMSFjwK8/PXL-20...-192657726.jpg

BVictor1 May 4, 2021 12:42 AM

04.29.21

https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/ng/ser...088730/enhance


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