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Old Posted Jan 25, 2017, 4:43 AM
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1035 West Van Buren

Is that glass I see?

[IMG]1035 West Van Buren by Daniel Schell, on Flickr[/IMG]

Yes. Yes it is.

[IMG][url=https://flic.kr/p/QXwoZ3][/IMG]

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Old Posted Jan 25, 2017, 3:53 PM
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very bad taste. sad!
I have to look out my window at this POS every day. Every time I go into that bldg it makes me mad - The same corruption that built this is responsible for our 100bln in pension liabilities and other corruption.

Tear it down and let the private sector build something useful.

Whatever the state does, they should sell the land on the condition that something specific be built on the property, approved by the state first, and ensure that the developer has the money to complete it.

I like the 115 floor design. Will add more uniqueness to the city skyline
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2017, 4:36 PM
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I have to look out my window at this POS every day. Every time I go into that bldg it makes me mad - The same corruption that built this is responsible for our 100bln in pension liabilities and other corruption.

Tear it down and let the private sector build something useful.

Whatever the state does, they should sell the land on the condition that something specific be built on the property, approved by the state first, and ensure that the developer has the money to complete it.


I like the 115 floor design. Will add more uniqueness to the city skyline
So you think the state government is inept and terrible and shouldn't make decisions and then proceed to suggest that the same government make specific demands on what the private sector should do with the land. The cognitive dissonance here is outstanding.

If this is about maximizing revenue, then the state should put it up for bid and back out. Let the developers make as many choices as possible. My only recommendation would be a demand that any development maintain or possibly improve access to public transit. Let's not forget that TC sits is connected to the Blue, Brown, Green, Orange, and Pink lines.
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2017, 6:11 PM
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Thompson Center Sale Could Birth Willis Tower Usurper
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Renewed calls to sell and potentially raze an icon of Postmodern architecture in Downtown Chicago could lead to a 115-storey skyscraper that eclipses the landmark Willis Tower. In a move to curry favour with detractors and political opponents, Illinois Republicans and Governor Bruce Rauner have presented a conceptual rendering of a 1,700-foot mixed-use supertall, illustrating the enormous potential of the site.
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2017, 6:57 PM
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Construction Imminent for 1101 S Wabash in Downtown Chicago
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Following the demolition of a former two-storey parking garage and clearing of the site, 1101 S Wabash is set to begin construction. The 30-storey 281-key hotel is set to occupy the prime downtown location when it opens in late 2018. Located just south of the Chicago Loop, and within easy walking distance to the waterfront, the future Homewood Hilton Hotel will take up 196 rooms within the tower, while the rest will consist of long-term rooms. This is part of a recent local trend that has seen an uptick in hospitality-based development projects over the last few years.
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2017, 8:23 PM
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This Saturday I went for my first long walk in months, and bKL's Exhibit looked much nicer, and much less beige, than it had this summer/fall. Any thoughts as to how that happened?

Curbed has photos: http://chicago.curbed.com/2017/1/25/...or-river-north
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2017, 8:24 PM
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Standard Oil plans new tower in Illinois Central development


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Sources have told skyrisecities.com that Standard Oil (Indiana) is looking closely at a new 80-story office building that would be the tallest building in Chicago, topping even the recently completed John Hancock Center. Edward Durell Stone is said to be designing the new monolith, with assistance from Chicago's Perkins & Will.
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2017, 8:31 PM
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This Saturday I went for my first long walk in months, and bKL's Exhibit looked much nicer, and much less beige, than it had this summer/fall. Any thoughts as to how that happened?

Curbed has photos: http://chicago.curbed.com/2017/1/25/...or-river-north
Maybe the bricks were painted recently?
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2017, 8:32 PM
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2017, 8:39 PM
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No Way!

I hope they clad it with really thin marble veneer panels.
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2017, 8:39 PM
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there's twitter chatter about action in rezkoville... fencing and site-clearing
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2017, 9:05 PM
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i hope they clad it with very thin marble veneer panels!
I'd recommend against that, considering Chicago's harsh winters. A Mount Airy white granite panel would be much more suitable.
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2017, 9:27 PM
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I can't get the link to open up the article.
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2017, 9:50 PM
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I found a rendering of what the proposed tower will look like


Source: John Chuckman
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2017, 10:00 PM
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I found a rendering of what the proposed tower will look like


Source: John Chuckman
Ugh, no imagination. Why can't we get more Marina City-esque designs in this city? Please send this box to Detroit!
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2017, 10:01 PM
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^LOL

It looks like the forms are coming off of Gallery on Wells. I guess we can consider that sucker T/O.
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2017, 11:37 PM
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I found a rendering of what the proposed tower will look like


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No way this thing happens. How are you gonna draw tenants to a tower with those slits for windows? And good luck getting the financing to build it on spec. Write this one off as a blatant attempt at height-mongering.
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2017, 3:19 AM
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This Saturday I went for my first long walk in months, and bKL's Exhibit looked much nicer, and much less beige, than it had this summer/fall. Any thoughts as to how that happened?

Curbed has photos: http://chicago.curbed.com/2017/1/25/...or-river-north
Winter light is always bluer, that's why winter "looks" cold as well as feels cold.
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2017, 3:22 AM
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I took an image someone posted on the 1000 S Michigan page from Jahn's site and added 1 Grant Park (mostly hidden), Essex and Vista (obscures Hancock). Still a lot of infill to go if the South Loop has any hope of achieving the visual density of the Loop.


Jahn's site with edits by me.

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Old Posted Jan 26, 2017, 3:41 AM
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Any idea where OBP would be?
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