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Old Posted Aug 15, 2019, 3:28 AM
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Really great point. Would a residential project (of this scale) this good have been even conceivable (as in realistic chances to be built) in Chicago 15 or 20 years ago? I have doubts....
That was such a dim period in Chicago architecture, when it was not uncommon to find folks who thought LaGrange was actual design, and a sea of souless beige bunkers was rising in River North....
Love these comments and agree 100%. There are so many trash beige towers in River North.

I generally agree with critiques of bland "blue boxes" but I think in this case River North could use a bit more blue.
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 15, 2019, 2:40 PM
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Love these comments and agree 100%. There are so many trash beige towers in River North.

I generally agree with critiques of bland "blue boxes" but I think in this case River North could use a bit more blue.
I remember 20 years ago Blair Kamin going off about that very thing. Absolutely ripped the situation.That article is probably still available.
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 15, 2019, 4:16 PM
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that reddish frame is an elevator?
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 15, 2019, 7:05 PM
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Air Show. WPE style...

^yep, that's the Elevator going going down from the Street level to the river level.


... thanks Bonobo and others.. I got lucky with this one... click for bigger original...





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Old Posted Aug 15, 2019, 7:26 PM
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Old Posted Aug 21, 2019, 7:03 AM
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Had the chance to take a couple of photos from the office today.

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Oak Park's skyline in the distance.


Bonus shot with 110 N Wacker barely peeking out on the left.




Hoping 167 N Green and the hotel proposal for 810 W Lake will fill in some of that empty space between the Wolf Point towers and River Point (444 W Lake).
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Old Posted Aug 29, 2019, 4:34 AM
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Really love the last shot there
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Old Posted Aug 30, 2019, 3:00 AM
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I really like the North Branch shot there, flaccer
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Old Posted Aug 30, 2019, 4:29 AM
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My girlfriend's mom visited last weekend and commented how "tall" WPE was. Clearly, it's not THAT tall, but perhaps there's a little bit of an illusion with it being right next to the relatively short Merch Mart?

Anyone else notice this?
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 30, 2019, 12:49 PM
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Is the indented dark glass band 2/3 the way up the tower a special floor? Like a pool or something? It doesn't look mechanical







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My girlfriend's mom visited last weekend and commented how "tall" WPE was. Clearly, it's not THAT tall, but perhaps there's a little bit of an illusion with it being right next to the relatively short Merch Mart?

Anyone else notice this?
Absolutely. It's all about context. One Museum Park looks enormous when you're next to it (smaller now that NEMA is next door), but put it in the Loop and it would disappear. WPE (and later WPS) are going to absolutely jut skyward more than most buildings because of their comparatively shorter surroundings.
     
     
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^^ Of course. It looks Yuuge from any direction, which gives me great hope for the appearance of Salesforce Tower, which will also appear to be a monster, relatively speaking.
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Old Posted Aug 30, 2019, 7:56 PM
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Based on the shape of this monster, I can't see how Vista had more issues with wind than this beast. Tall, wide, flat and thin. It may as well be a giant sail.
     
     
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Absolutely. It's all about context. One Museum Park looks enormous when you're next to it (smaller now that NEMA is next door), but put it in the Loop and it would disappear. WPE (and later WPS) are going to absolutely jut skyward more than most buildings because of their comparatively shorter surroundings.
Also the plot it's on, with the building seemingly rising straight out of the river helps it look taller.
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Wolf Point East is officially Topped Off!


Wolf Point East Ground Breaking Ceremony June 18, 2018


Construction on Wolf Point East tower reaches final 679-foot height
https://chicago.curbed.com/2019/8/30...h-rise-top-off


We're officially topped off! Many forms and side platforms are on the ground ready to be broken down and shipped out. I'll upload images later as I took hundreds from a kayak last weekend and have some sorting to do. But I uploaded a video of the ground-breaking ceremony last year to commemorate the topping off.

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Since WPE is topped out, will they start prepping the WPS site for breaking ground soon?
     
     
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