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go go white sox Sep 18, 2018 3:40 AM

For real right, when the other proposals are build the South loop will be able to stand alone as one of the top skylines in the country, all by itself. Oh and of course.. .DA BEARS!

BVictor1 Sep 25, 2018 4:02 AM

The core is now topped out on this one...

09/19/18
https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/ng/ser...889741/enhance

09/21/18
https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/ng/ser...092256/enhance

BonoboZill4 Sep 25, 2018 11:20 PM

That damn Jewel... Pls someone build a supertall there and/or at the gas station across from it

SolarWind Sep 26, 2018 2:52 AM

September 25, 2018


lakeshoredrive Sep 26, 2018 3:30 AM

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Originally Posted by BonoboZill4 (Post 8326286)
That damn Jewel... Pls someone build a supertall there and/or at the gas station across from it

Someday...

SolarWind Oct 6, 2018 10:19 AM

October 3, 2018


SolarWind Oct 21, 2018 3:23 PM

October 18, 2018


harryc Oct 24, 2018 1:54 AM

Oct 13
From BCBS-Ill OHC





Oct 14
From X-Chicago (710 W 14th) OHC





Oct 16




BVictor1 Oct 24, 2018 5:32 AM

^Sexy

gebs Oct 24, 2018 1:50 PM

I want to know why the eastern half of this tower is slightly taller. Is it the penthouse floor? Mechanical? The tiny bump will (I think) make it look slightly less visually intriguing than it is right now. It should have been either a flat roof or a considerably taller eastern half.

This tower is going to look great when finished, but I think they should have lowered the western half and stretched the eastern portion. But that's just me.

BuildThemTaller Oct 24, 2018 2:48 PM

^ That's always how the building was designed. It's had the step-down from the original renders.

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Originally Posted by gebs (Post 7794739)


gebs Oct 24, 2018 3:09 PM

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Originally Posted by BuildThemTaller (Post 8355902)
^ That's always how the building was designed. It's had the step-down from the original renders.

Oh, I'm aware, I've been following this since it was announced. But I still wish, and your screen name might suggest that you'd agree with me, that they had built the eastern half taller. It just looks ... odd.

RedCorsair87 Oct 24, 2018 3:53 PM

Wow! Killer curves on this one

maru2501 Oct 24, 2018 4:33 PM

design element bumps this up from just filler

BuildThemTaller Oct 24, 2018 4:52 PM

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Originally Posted by gebs (Post 8355944)
Oh, I'm aware, I've been following this since it was announced. But I still wish, and your screen name might suggest that you'd agree with me, that they had built the eastern half taller. It just looks ... odd.

Yes, I do wish it was taller. Called out!

The top of the Eastern half is an amenity floor, including gym. Above that is a mechanical penthouse.

kolchak Oct 24, 2018 6:09 PM

Man some of those corner windows are gonna have a real 'Luxor Hotel' effect from inside...

The tower looks good but I dont like what I'm seeing as far as how the building meets the street. The symetrical base is weird. I'll hold out judgement until its finished - will have a good close up view walking to Soldier Field this Sunday...

BuildThemTaller Oct 24, 2018 8:23 PM

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Originally Posted by kolchak (Post 8356259)
Man some of those corner windows are gonna have a real 'Luxor Hotel' effect from inside...

The tower looks good but I dont like what I'm seeing as far as how the building meets the street. The symetrical base is weird. I'll hold out judgement until its finished - will have a good close up view walking to Soldier Field this Sunday...

I think this one has done a better job of minimizing the visual heft of the parking podium than others (*cough* One South Halsted). The garage doesn't seem to be the main thing that meets that street. I agree that waiting to see how it turns out is the best approach.

left of center Oct 24, 2018 9:39 PM

This tower is turning into a real unsung hero of this building cycle. Both it and Essex are high on my list.

BonoboZill4 Oct 25, 2018 1:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gebs (Post 8355944)
Oh, I'm aware, I've been following this since it was announced. But I still wish, and your screen name might suggest that you'd agree with me, that they had built the eastern half taller. It just looks ... odd.

Yeah, it's slightly awkward, I'll have to agree... That being said, it's has grown on me the more I've seen it in person and in real pictures as compared to the renderings, so I imagine the same will be the case for the weird crown.

Chi-Sky21 Oct 25, 2018 2:56 PM

I don't think the crown looks bad at all, i like the variation, looks much better than the top of Essex. THAT is a bad crown.


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