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Old Posted Sep 23, 2022, 1:16 AM
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Tall buildings really should look tall from any perspective...lol....once you get to that 950ft range angles really don't matter.....it will look tall regardless.... Unfortanlty we couldn't squeezy another 100ft out of this one and to think the opportunity there of doing it with the amount of space that was leased ..could of easily added another 10 floors
Even another 50 ft would have really given Salesforce a much more pronounced and imposing feel. It's still a great tower. But perhaps a wasted opportunity given its location.
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yeah its a dud, unfortunately, not as bland as the Ronan tower but considering the site and the height this is the architectural equivalent of warmed over porridge. C-
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Yeah if it hit the 1000' mark and wasn't just blue glass, in a sea of other blue glass, it could've been something special. And it really should have been taller as we saw leasing numbers were very strong. Even the original plan with a spire and taller height wasn't exactly the centerpiece to the river that this site deserves.

Not only from the south branch, but this could've created so many amazing street scenes if something akin to Brooklyn Tower or One Vanderbilt was put here. Imagine:

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Amazing shot
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^^ holy crap!

What a shot!
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Beautiful shot!!!
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Here's some photos from a tour I took earlier this spring.















Behind the building's mechanical louvres




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Suffice to say the tenants are going to have some insane views.
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Woah! Thanks for sharing.
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A) yeah that's really something

B) thank god One Chicago isn't beige
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Suffice to say the tenants are going to have some insane views.
Suffice to say the Kennedy family just wiped out a classic evening sun-lit view of the best part of Chicago. Well done. Glad the pencil pushers have great view for their 9 to 5 though. Could have easily been a different way.
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Suffice to say the Kennedy family just wiped out a classic evening sun-lit view of the best part of Chicago. Well done. Glad the pencil pushers have great view for their 9 to 5 though. Could have easily been a different way.
What would you have proposed, if you don't mind me asking?
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Definitely one supertall, maybe a two-tower scheme with a supertall and one ~800'. I don't mind as much about blocking a sunset view down the river, but if you do it, don't put up a boring glass wall. Add something of substance to the collection of historic architecture that the site commands or let someone else do it. All these plain glass towers do is prioritize views of the people inside, without adding much (if anything) to the cityscape. It's beyond disappointing as a double(!) focal point on the river.

300 N Michigan is another example... it might as well not even be there. Even in this flattering pic with a nice reflection of Mather Tower, it adds nothing of its own. Now imagine 900 W Randolph (hopefully taller) was built there. Would be a dynamic clash of modern and classic.
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300 N Michigan is another example... it might as well not even be there. Even in this flattering pic with a nice reflection of Mather Tower, it adds nothing of its own. Now imagine 900 W Randolph (hopefully taller) was built there. Would be a dynamic clash of modern and classic.
The fun thing about that reflection of Mather Tower though is that it was supposed to have a never-built twin at 330 Michigan Avenue, so 300 Michigan now sort of unintentionally completes that vision.
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Not that anyone cares, but my opinion on this tower and the whole development hasn't changed much since the height and design was finalized.

It looks great from the street and along the Riverwalk. You don't really see it once you get outside of the CBD. It would have been nice if it was about 100+ feet taller. As it is, this is a vast improvement over the surface parking lot that had stood there for decades. The fact that a very nice development covers up the Apparel Mart is a big, big win. It's an A- development, maybe B+. Criticisms of its shortcomings are warranted, but I'm not going to call this anything less than very nice.
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Not that anyone cares, but my opinion on this tower and the whole development hasn't changed much since the height and design was finalized.

It looks great from the street and along the Riverwalk. You don't really see it once you get outside of the CBD. It would have been nice if it was about 100+ feet taller. As it is, this is a vast improvement over the surface parking lot that had stood there for decades. The fact that a very nice development covers up the Apparel Mart is a big, big win. It's an A- development, maybe B+. Criticisms of its shortcomings are warranted, but I'm not going to call this anything less than very nice.




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Old Posted Sep 29, 2022, 3:39 AM
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What would you have proposed, if you don't mind me asking?


One less building.

But Wolf Point West fooled the kids. Well done Kennedy's. Took one view, sold units. and then slammed those views after sales, Smart. In the mean time hogged the sun.

Awesome.
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One less building.

But Wolf Point West fooled the kids. Well done Kennedy's. Took one view, sold units. and then slammed those views after sales, Smart. In the mean time hogged the sun.

Awesome.
Don't make it sound like they intentionally misled people. From the start they made it very clear the two buildings left on the site next to WPW were going to be significantly larger...
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