SkyscraperPage Forum

SkyscraperPage Forum (https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/index.php)
-   Completed Project Threads Archive (https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=348)
-   -   CHICAGO | SoMi Tower | 488 FT | 47 FLOORS (https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/showthread.php?t=225446)

spidey7312 Feb 20, 2018 12:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by harryc (Post 8090883)
Jan 27





Feb 17


wrong thread lol

harryc Mar 7, 2018 7:38 PM

March 6







Good neighbors vent their exhaust out to the street - not into the confined alley



Notyrview Mar 7, 2018 8:06 PM

Those edges are sweet. This and Essex are turning into surprise hits.

left of center Mar 7, 2018 11:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Notyrview (Post 8111373)
Those edges are sweet. This and Essex are turning into surprise hits.

Couldn't agree more. I was a bit meh on both of these projects when they were initially proposed. They are currently among my favorite towers going up in the city right now.

Notyrview Mar 8, 2018 3:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by left of center (Post 8111624)
Couldn't agree more. I was a bit meh on both of these projects when they were initially proposed. They are currently among my favorite towers going up in the city right now.

Same!

gebs Mar 8, 2018 3:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by left of center (Post 8111624)
Couldn't agree more. I was a bit meh on both of these projects when they were initially proposed. They are currently among my favorite towers going up in the city right now.

As a resident of the South Loop, I also agree. Hopefully this will give the neighborhood a little more character. Though I love living there, I constantly admit that it's very bland in terms of personality. The buildings themselves might not do the trick, but the influx of people and the corresponding restaurants might.

harryc Mar 8, 2018 4:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gebs (Post 8112455)
As a resident of the South Loop, I also agree. Hopefully this will give the neighborhood a little more character. Though I love living there, I constantly admit that it's very bland in terms of personality. The buildings themselves might not do the trick, but the influx of people and the corresponding restaurants might.

If only you could step back to '79 , bland was not a word the we used to describe the South Loop.

gebs Mar 8, 2018 4:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by harryc (Post 8112497)
If only you could step back to '79 , bland was not a word the we used to describe the South Loop.

Ha! So I've been told, Harry. I've heard that there was a time when no one would venture south of Congress.

Zerton Mar 8, 2018 5:41 PM

Vista's little sister! (I was going to say "brother" before I saw the "female element" comments lol)

230Roberto Mar 8, 2018 9:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gebs (Post 8112455)
As a resident of the South Loop, I also agree. Hopefully this will give the neighborhood a little more character. Though I love living there, I constantly admit that it's very bland in terms of personality. The buildings themselves might not do the trick, but the influx of people and the corresponding restaurants might.

Agreed the south loop deserves better architecture. It's still missing that one building that everybody would look at and be like "oh yea that's the south loop" I don't even think Grant Park is it (maybe with Phase 2 then it would look like behemoth) For example. Presidential Towers, Sears Tower, Trump Tower, John Hancock, Tribune Tower, Crain Communications Building. All these towers have their own part of town.

harryc Mar 26, 2018 11:00 PM

March 21










Kumdogmillionaire Mar 27, 2018 1:49 AM

If the South Loop/Near South Side can keep getting gems like this and OGP it'll be as wonderful to walk through in 10 years as any part of the city.

rlw777 Mar 27, 2018 1:59 AM

So far this one is surprising me and turning out better than I expected.
Largely due to that glass which looks great.

Le Baron Apr 7, 2018 3:24 PM

4/7/2018
 
starting to peek out from the east
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/901/41...7312eb0a_h.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/821/41...02913636_b.jpg

harryc Apr 8, 2018 3:33 AM

April 6


SolarWind May 2, 2018 3:09 AM

April 30, 2018


marothisu May 2, 2018 4:56 AM

I like the shape of the glass on this. Looks over half way erected now.

kolchak May 3, 2018 1:17 AM

Great pic Solarwind (better use of lighting than I can manage)

TODAY -

http://i64.tinypic.com/mkjasl.jpg

Le Baron Jun 2, 2018 7:56 PM

6/2/2018
 
https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1724/4...ecc33e85_h.jpg

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1729/4...c870b247_h.jpg

harryc Jun 2, 2018 9:18 PM

May 30








lu9 Jun 4, 2018 1:55 PM

I'll quit lurking for a hot second to show mad love to Harry's first pic above. :slob:

donnie Jun 4, 2018 7:23 PM

How many floors left?

gebs Jun 4, 2018 7:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by donnie (Post 8209521)
How many floors left?

It looks like they're 30-31 floors up out of 47. So they're just about 2/3 of the way up.

left of center Jun 4, 2018 10:52 PM

I'm really digging those concave corners... this one will be a stunner once its done.

Still holding out hope for a 12' flagpole on the roof of this thing :)

RobertMugabe Jun 7, 2018 2:10 AM

This is very well executed. Props to all involved, and a special thank you to all the exceptional photographers on the forum.

PittsburghPA Jun 7, 2018 2:55 AM

I drove past this yesterday. It looks great. I would love to see one of the sections considerably taller than the other to give it more of a "Vista" feel but it will be a great addition to the South Loop none the less.

donnie Jun 7, 2018 2:58 AM

We're going to have to clone more :gkwillie:`s to keep up with demand!

Le Baron Jun 19, 2018 1:11 AM

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1827/4...d830491b_h.jpg

gebs Jun 26, 2018 4:36 PM

June 24, 2018

From the Roosevelt Collection to the west, poking out of the South Loop highlands.

https://i.imgur.com/tI8moeJh.jpg

left of center Jun 26, 2018 6:01 PM

I love the "South Loop highlands"

We don't have much geographical variation in Illinois. So we build them.

aaron38 Jun 26, 2018 6:16 PM

The impact this will have from Grant Park is huge. It fills a void and continues the wall of buildings around the corner to the Michigan Ave wall.

SolarWind Jul 21, 2018 7:16 AM

July 18, 2018


SolarWind Aug 3, 2018 1:33 AM

August 2, 2018












Notyrview Aug 3, 2018 7:35 PM

Well, you can't say it's a shy building

pilsenarch Aug 4, 2018 12:54 AM

^omfg, lol

BuildThemTaller Aug 4, 2018 3:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Notyrview (Post 8271784)
Well, you can't say it's a shy building

My favorite comment you've made on this forum :tup:

Kumdogmillionaire Aug 5, 2018 1:58 AM

Oh my god that Stern gif is still one of the best

AMWChicago Aug 6, 2018 6:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by left of center (Post 8233493)
I love the "South Loop highlands"

We don't have much geographical variation in Illinois. So we build them.

I like calling them highlands lol

The Streeterville Highlands
The Lakeshore East Highlands

:cool:

SIGSEGV Aug 6, 2018 10:54 PM

You have to go pretty far to find a hill taller than the Sears Tower. I think possibly Northern Minnesota (the highest points of Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan are all lower)

Notyrview Aug 6, 2018 11:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SIGSEGV (Post 8273910)
You have to go pretty far to find a hill taller than the Sears Tower. I think possibly Northern Minnesota (the highest points of Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan are all lower)

Mt Avron in the UP of Michigan is the closest I believe. 1,979 feet.

The Lurker Aug 6, 2018 11:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Notyrview (Post 8273917)
Mt Avron in the UP of Michigan is the closest I believe. 1,979 feet.

Good call, however Chicago sits at roughly 600 feet above sea level so by that measurement Sears is no less than 2,050 feet tall

left of center Aug 6, 2018 11:54 PM

Well, if we are going to get technical about it, are we going by roof height or top of the antenna?

:)

The Lurker Aug 7, 2018 10:44 AM

If antennae/spires count Trump Tower is almost 2,000 feet as well! Great to finally put behind us this whole New York vs Chicago thing. Because Denver clearly has the tallest skyscrapers :notacrook:

SIGSEGV Aug 7, 2018 7:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Lurker (Post 8274254)
If antennae/spires count Trump Tower is almost 2,000 feet as well! Great to finally put behind us this whole New York vs Chicago thing. Because Denver clearly has the tallest skyscrapers :notacrook:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meyer%...le_Observatory that's the tallest skyscraper in the country.

left of center Aug 7, 2018 10:51 PM

Such a magnificent, soaring structure!

J_M_Tungsten Aug 7, 2018 11:00 PM

^not for much longer, though. It is getting demolished this year due to lack of funding and interest, per the wiki-link.

Le Baron Aug 8, 2018 3:09 AM

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1772/4...8e3e711b_h.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/855/43...aa7a1cd3_h.jpg

donnie Aug 8, 2018 3:37 AM

I bet she's got some great legs under those pants!

Hubba,hubba._.

Le Baron Aug 8, 2018 3:47 AM

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1774/4...58a4e84a_h.jpg

SteelMonkey Aug 8, 2018 11:01 PM

Liking this one a bunch. Sleek and sexy


All times are GMT. The time now is 5:57 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.