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Old Posted Jun 26, 2016, 5:17 PM
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Not a fan. I don't see how people look at this and don't immediately think "tacky". It seems like something that would better befit a place like Brazil or Thailand.
I think whatever skin was put on the base looks tacky (is that permanent?), but the building itself is awesome.
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Old Posted Jun 26, 2016, 6:18 PM
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I think whatever skin was put on the base looks tacky (is that permanent?), but the building itself is awesome.
That's actually mosaic tile and it looks pretty cool in person, doesn't translate well to photos though. I'm not sure what's tacky about this design, it's adventurous, but the pattern isnt random or pointless and the backside with all the interwoven balconies is downright epic. Does everything have to be a blue glass box? What's wrong with building something different?
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Old Posted Jun 26, 2016, 6:40 PM
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17 East Illinois - GREC

Would like to see more of this in River North and less 2 story retail boxes.
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Old Posted Jun 26, 2016, 7:07 PM
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Old Posted Jun 26, 2016, 7:09 PM
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Not a fan. I don't see how people look at this and don't immediately think "tacky". It seems like something that would better befit a place like Brazil or Thailand.
I like it, reminds me a little of the 555 California building in SF.
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Old Posted Jun 26, 2016, 8:17 PM
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17 E Illinois is not bad. Slender lot, slender design. Chicago needs more like that downtown at least. What is the unit count? I count 21 or 22 floors - probably 20 of those habitable with maybe an average of 2.5 units per floor - so...around 50 units? How likely is this thing to happen? My gut instinct is that it has a good chance given that it looks like it has low, and possibly no, parking and most of the immediate neighbors are retail/commercial, offices, and hotels.
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Old Posted Jun 26, 2016, 8:23 PM
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17 E Illinois is not bad. Slender lot, slender design. Chicago needs more like that downtown at least. What is the unit count? I count 21 or 22 floors - probably 20 of those habitable with maybe an average of 2.5 units per floor - so...around 50 units? How likely is this thing to happen? My gut instinct is that it has a good chance given that it looks like it has low, and possibly no, parking and most of the immediate neighbors are retail/commercial, offices, and hotels.
^ I don't know, I think I see parking in the first 3 levels.

I think this is going condo
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Old Posted Jun 26, 2016, 8:30 PM
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17 East Illinois - GREC

Would like to see more of this in River North and less 2 story retail boxes.
Definitely. More of this plz!!!
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Old Posted Jun 26, 2016, 8:40 PM
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^ I don't know, I think I see parking in the first 3 levels.

I think this is going condo
Yeah that might be parking. Hard to tell for sure, but if it is, they're going to have to figure out the road situation a little bit at least, probably won't be too difficult. Here is reference for anyone unfamiliar with the site

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.8908...8i6656!6m1!1e1
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Old Posted Jun 27, 2016, 2:00 AM
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City Hyde Park from a different angle. I'm loving those balconies.
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Old Posted Jun 27, 2016, 4:10 AM
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Yeah that might be parking. Hard to tell for sure, but if it is, they're going to have to figure out the road situation a little bit at least, probably won't be too difficult. Here is reference for anyone unfamiliar with the site

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.8908...8i6656!6m1!1e1
The site does have access to lower Wabash:
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.8904...7i13312!8i6656
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Old Posted Jun 27, 2016, 6:43 AM
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On a small site like that, they'll need a car elevator or some kind of automated system. Can't do a traditional ramped parking garage.
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Old Posted Jun 27, 2016, 1:27 PM
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Not a fan. I don't see how people look at this and don't immediately think "tacky". It seems like something that would better befit a place like Brazil or Thailand.
Buildings don't belong in one region vs another because of how they look. Perhaps look at iamhydrogen's more current photo of the south facade and see if you feel the same way.
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Old Posted Jun 27, 2016, 1:35 PM
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Renelle, 403 N Wabash.

I saw this on Friday near the AMA plaza, they are starting to advertise the midrise at 403 N Wabash. Hopefully they will break ground soon.

I cant get the image to save without being massive, so here is the link, sorry: http://i.imgur.com/8gFltjQ.jpg
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Old Posted Jun 27, 2016, 2:25 PM
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Buildings don't belong in one region vs another because of how they look. Perhaps look at iamhydrogen's more current photo of the south facade and see if you feel the same way.
I was just there yesterday. Shopped at the Whole Foods. Although I don't care for the podium, the building looks very cool. For the record, I hate podiums overall, but understand their function.
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Old Posted Jun 27, 2016, 5:18 PM
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Buildings don't belong in one region vs another because of how they look. Perhaps look at iamhydrogen's more current photo of the south facade and see if you feel the same way.
Maybe the building is too "sissy"?
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Old Posted Jun 27, 2016, 6:35 PM
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renelle will be nice, densifying filler in there
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Old Posted Jun 27, 2016, 8:09 PM
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I think whatever skin was put on the base looks tacky (is that permanent?), but the building itself is awesome.
I do think the base is the more "offensive" part of the design to me. But even the top looks like it will appear dated sooner than later.
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Woah there... You're wading dangerously close to questioning the genius of Jeanne Gang and that will get you censured around here
I like some of her stuff, I have respect at her ability to deliver quality on a budget, but I certainly don't like everything she's presented.
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