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harryc Aug 13, 2017 4:58 PM

Aug 12

SolarWind Aug 29, 2017 5:22 PM

August 28, 2017








harryc Aug 29, 2017 11:45 PM

Aug 23





gebs Aug 30, 2017 1:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by harryc (Post 7906969)
Aug 23



Just three years ago this image would have been so different. In that sliver of construction alone, you could point to three buildings/sites and say "New, newer, newest."

Le Baron Aug 30, 2017 3:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gebs (Post 7907374)
just three years ago this image would have been so different. In that sliver of construction alone, you could point to three buildings/sites and say "new, newer, newest."

*4

Kumdogmillionaire Aug 30, 2017 11:32 PM

5 if you include the bank on the street there

Handro Aug 31, 2017 3:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by harryc (Post 7906969)
Aug 23


For comparison (June, 2011):
http://i.imgur.com/hGsoAWT.jpg?2
Quite a transformation... MAN, this has been a fun boom.

SolarWind Sep 15, 2017 9:18 AM

September 13, 2017




harryc Sep 23, 2017 8:46 PM

Sept 23




harryc Oct 12, 2017 9:55 PM

Oct 4



The bottom of the top of the climbing form



SolarWind Oct 27, 2017 2:33 AM

October 26, 2017




harryc Oct 31, 2017 7:23 PM

Oct 30





These hold up the forms for the floor, once the floor sets they are cranked down, the form pried off, and they are then re-used a few levels up.

SolarWind Nov 17, 2017 4:15 AM

November 13, 2017


harryc Nov 21, 2017 3:50 PM

Nov 20




harryc Dec 12, 2017 1:27 AM

Dec 8



Good neighbors - venting the concrete pump out to the street - not into the tight alley.


A hole for Batman to jump down.

BVictor1 Dec 31, 2017 11:26 PM

12/28/17

https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/ng/ser...703627/enhance

https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/ng/ser...703979/enhance

https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/ng/ser...703829/enhance

The core formwork reminds me of the black legal paperclips
https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/ng/ser...703920/enhance

https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/ng/ser...703873/enhance

https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/ng/ser...703661/enhance

https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/ng/ser...703628/enhance

KWillChicago Jan 1, 2018 11:50 AM

I didn't realize how complex this thing is. No wonder it's taking so long to rise.

BVictor1 Jan 1, 2018 3:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KWillChicago (Post 8033087)
I didn't realize how complex this thing is. No wonder it's taking so long to rise.

Parking podiums usually take a lot of time to build because of the intricacies of the ramps.

Fvn Jan 1, 2018 8:38 PM

it'll fly once the podium is done (looks about half way?)

harryc Jan 2, 2018 1:39 PM

Jan 1




BVictor1 Jan 15, 2018 1:09 AM

01/13/18
[IMG]https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/ng/ser...978320/enhance[/IMG]

harryc Jan 28, 2018 1:16 PM

Jan 27




harryc Feb 9, 2018 4:00 PM

Feb 7




ChiHi Feb 9, 2018 6:32 PM

They've already got glass up on the first 2 floors. It's been dark when I've walked past but looks decent so far from what I've seen.

BVictor1 Feb 15, 2018 8:50 AM

02/14/18

https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/ng/ser...684353/enhance

https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/ng/ser...684365/enhance

https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/ng/ser...684259/enhance

https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/ng/ser...684222/enhance

https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/ng/ser...684223/enhance

Skyguy_7 Feb 15, 2018 1:04 PM

^ Thanks for the update Bvic. Good to see some new eye-catching architecture there in the south loop!

Bombardier Feb 15, 2018 1:16 PM

That glass looks cool! I think this building will look great when it is complete.

BVictor1 Feb 15, 2018 2:30 PM

^^I just noticed in my own images, but look how the edges of the tower are cut off to create the shape.

F1 Tommy Feb 15, 2018 2:35 PM

This one and One South Halsted are two little gems from this boom. They are also built in good areas in need of some stand out architecture.

Notyrview Feb 15, 2018 2:58 PM

So far so good. The sculpted edges juxtapose nicely with that neoclassical bldg.

SamInTheLoop Feb 15, 2018 3:06 PM

Glass is looking sharp. Very pleasant surprise.

Also, gives me hope that the entire tower might be curtain wall, which is always very nice to see on a residential tower.....sick of all the cheating-out with window wall.....

sox102 Feb 15, 2018 3:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SamInTheLoop (Post 8086607)
Glass is looking sharp. Very pleasant surprise.

Also, gives me hope that the entire tower might be curtain wall, which is always very nice to see on a residential tower.....sick of all the cheating-out with window wall.....

It still is window wall. It's called hybrid window wall. It looks like curtain wall, but the system starts and stops at the slab edges. Saves money on fire safing all the slab edges.

colemonkee Feb 15, 2018 10:47 PM

Wow, I never knew there was a hybrid window wall. That's amazing. It looks just like curtain wall. #icantbelieveitsnotbutter

left of center Feb 15, 2018 11:54 PM

Oh man, that glass looks awesome! Very nice surprise. Thanks for the pics, BVic!

Fvn Feb 16, 2018 12:34 AM

Now known as The Paragon Chicago.
http://theparagonchicago.com/

(new rendering)
http://theparagonchicago.com/wp-cont...2/building.jpg
The Paragon Chicago - http://theparagonchicago.com/wp-cont...2/building.jpg

maru2501 Feb 16, 2018 1:38 AM

nice if that's what it looks like

left of center Feb 16, 2018 1:38 AM

Wow, that's one hell of an attractive rendering.

KWillChicago Feb 16, 2018 1:42 AM

Those corner windows will look baller from the inside.

Arm&Kedzie Feb 16, 2018 2:32 AM

Kind of getting a subtle Vista vibe in that rendering.

donnie Feb 16, 2018 3:15 AM

This is one of the few that ends up surpassing its renderings!

gebs Feb 16, 2018 2:54 PM

These building nicknames are getting a little hyperbolic, but I will admit, it's much, much better than "SoMi".

Notyrview Feb 16, 2018 3:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fvn (Post 8087490)

Yummy

r18tdi Feb 16, 2018 3:30 PM

Much better name. Time to update the thread title!

BuildThemTaller Feb 16, 2018 4:33 PM

Just noticed in the new rendering that the gym is on the top floor amenity deck facing East and then there's an outdoor area with what I assume will be a pool on the West side. Very cool. I would love to run on that treadmill looking out at Lake Michigan in the winter. And then to have those views of downtown Chicago on the sun deck in the summer... Very nice. :tup:

SamInTheLoop Feb 18, 2018 6:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sox102 (Post 8086617)
It still is window wall. It's called hybrid window wall. It looks like curtain wall, but the system starts and stops at the slab edges. Saves money on fire safing all the slab edges.


Interesting....thanks for the explanation. If it looks this good, hybrid window wall system works for me!

harryc Feb 19, 2018 5:14 PM

Feb 17






JMKeynes Feb 19, 2018 5:30 PM

Very nice!

I like the female element in the middle of the facade.

harryc Feb 19, 2018 5:35 PM

1411 S Michigan
 
w.t.

Kumdogmillionaire Feb 19, 2018 5:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JMKeynes (Post 8090872)
Very nice!

I like the female element in the middle of the facade.


"Female element" :haha: We are adults, you can call it a vagina

left of center Feb 20, 2018 12:20 AM

Adding in the masculine element on the east facade facing Michigan, it appears that the architect clearly had something else on his mind when designing this building :haha:


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