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Old Posted Oct 22, 2020, 3:48 PM
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For the best, Jahn towers don't age well anyway
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For the best, Jahn towers don't age well anyway
600 N. Fairbanks is holding its own.
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Old Posted Oct 22, 2020, 6:51 PM
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For the best, Jahn towers don't age well anyway
The Liberty Place Towers in Philly still look great, as well as the Messeturm in Frankfurt and 50 West in NY. Just to name a few.

Aside from that this was not my favorite. Not really a huge loss, hopefully something nice rises here though.
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Old Posted Oct 22, 2020, 6:52 PM
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Gives us all a lot more time to (a) hope for a better design and (b) save up for the 20-25% down banks will probably ask for in the future.
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Something like Rose Hill in NYC would look nice here
Careful what you wish for, the Chicago equivalent is a Lucien Lagrange shitstack... (sigh)
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Careful what you wish for, the Chicago equivalent is a Lucien Lagrange shitstack... (sigh)
Is there a reason Lagrange is the go-to? There is evident demand for the style. Others should be able to command that work
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600 N. Fairbanks is holding its own.
We'll have to agree to disagree on that...
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The Liberty Place Towers in Philly still look great, as well as the Messeturm in Frankfurt and 50 West in NY. Just to name a few.

Aside from that this was not my favorite. Not really a huge loss, hopefully something nice rises here though.
Liberty Place Towers are borderline iconic they are so good. These other two you mentioned are VERY "meh". Despite him being here in Chicago for a long time, I just don't like most of his work, especially the stuff that has been put up in Chicago. I'm still hoping for the Thomspon Center to be completely rehabbed or torn down.
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Is there a reason Lagrange is the go-to? There is evident demand for the style. Others should be able to command that work
Do his products flop? If not, then offering a successful product at reasonable costs will ensure he gets to continue producing less than stellar visuals. And he's been doing it for so long here I'm sure he has very wide reaching connections.
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Do his products flop? If not, then offering a successful product at reasonable costs will ensure he gets to continue producing less than stellar visuals. And he's been doing it for so long here I'm sure he has very wide reaching connections.
Sure, if buyers are not discerning then that is what they will get. But then there should be room for more alternatives that would provide a contrast. There are a few
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Minor activity on site. Truck brought some new rebar cages for piles on monday. Seem to be a small diameter compared to the current ones.
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Minor activity on site. Truck brought some new rebar cages for piles on monday. Seem to be a small diameter compared to the current ones.
well that's certainly curious.

you didn't happen to snap a pic, did you?

anyone have a clue what these could be for?
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The rebar to the bottom right side on the rack is new.


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Is there a chance this isn't totally dead?

If not, why on earth would they bring those to the site?
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I wonder if its rebar that was purchased before it got shut down and where ever it was being stored needed to be freed up so they just put it brought it there?
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I wonder if its rebar that was purchased before it got shut down and where ever it was being stored needed to be freed up so they just put it brought it there?
Yea I thought this too, going to assume that's the case and not get my hopes up. Would love to be wrong...
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I wonder if its rebar that was purchased before it got shut down and where ever it was being stored needed to be freed up so they just put it brought it there?
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1000M could be revived as apartments

Unit layouts are being redesigned at 1000M, the Helmut Jahn-designed condo tower on South Michigan Avenue, in an effort to refinance the project and resume construction next year, “primarily as a rental project.”

“The exterior of the building would remain substantially as previously approved,” Francis Greenburger, chairman and CEO of New York-based Time Equities, added in an emailed statement. “Our hope would be to commence construction next year, but this will depend on economic conditions and the availability of financing.”

The plans are preliminary, and there’s no guarantee the tweaks will lead to a relaunch of the 74-story project.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/colum...000M-skyscrape
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That's awesome! What this project probably should have been in the first place.
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