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Old Posted Feb 10, 2021, 9:52 PM
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It's just filler gibberish in the rendering of course. It will likely be the Preamble to the Constitution or another such inscription of great national significance.
Part of me hopes that wires get crossed somewhere and we end up with giant stone letters spelling out "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet..."
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Old Posted Feb 10, 2021, 11:07 PM
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Part of me hopes that wires get crossed somewhere and we end up with giant stone letters spelling out "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet..."
I always thought that was called jabberwocky for some reason. Maybe that was just my professors name for it.
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I like it. Its like something out of Ancient Aliens. Its unique.
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In the final design what is written out on the top left? Is it gibberish
The final text used will be from an Obama Speech that has yet to be chosen.
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Really?? I think it looked weird, like some sort of ancient Egyptian mastaba:



https://www.architecture.org/news/ev...ential-center/

The current/final design is more refined, and not as fortress-like:

Less Lime Kilnesque...

Do not like, needs girant wooden braces encircling the top...
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Old Posted Feb 11, 2021, 2:12 PM
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Whatever ends up happening with those letters, no denying that the building + site plan is elegant and will be a fantastic asset to Jackson Park and the city. Can't wait to see this become reality.
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Whatever ends up happening with those letters, no denying that the building + site plan is elegant and will be a fantastic asset to Jackson Park and the city. Can't wait to see this become reality.
Why is there no denying that?
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Old Posted Feb 12, 2021, 2:23 PM
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Why is there no denying that?
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Old Posted Feb 12, 2021, 10:47 PM
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This new iteration is definitely more elegant. I'm still not 100% sold on the overall design, but I'm sure it's one of those things that will grow on me.

Street removal in Jackson Park is still my favorite part of this whole project. A lot of our other parks need to undergo this as well.
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Really?? I think it looked weird, like some sort of ancient Egyptian mastaba:

I liked it.

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The current/final design is more refined, and not as fortress-like:
It looks like a mess to me now.
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This new iteration is definitely more elegant. I'm still not 100% sold on the overall design, but I'm sure it's one of those things that will grow on me.

Street removal in Jackson Park is still my favorite part of this whole project. A lot of our other parks need to undergo this as well.
Agreed. Garfield through Washington Park isn't great. Realistically it should probably get a couple of underpasses. The weird leg of Damen thru McKinley Park sucks too.
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Agreed. Garfield through Washington Park isn't great. Realistically it should probably get a couple of underpasses. The weird leg of Damen thru McKinley Park sucks too.
Jackson Park's status quo is sadly actually better than many parks... Washington Park has terrible pedestrian connectivity (and bicycle connectivity too). There is literally no safe way to cross from the North Side to the South Side of the park without going to the East or West edge. And don't get me started on the flooding issues...

And every time I walk or Divvy between the Garfield Green Line to the UC Campus, this intersection is super hairy. There's not even a signed crosswalk across Morgan Dr (not that it would help much).

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.7912...7i16384!8i8192

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Jackson Park's status quo is sadly actually better than many parks... Washington Park has terrible pedestrian connectivity (and bicycle connectivity too). There is literally no safe way to cross from the North Side to the South Side of the park without going to the East or West edge. And don't get me started on the flooding issues...

And every time I walk or Divvy between the Garfield Green Line to the UC Campus, this intersection is super hairy. There's not even a signed crosswalk across Morgan Dr (not that it would help much).

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.7912...7i16384!8i8192

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Even while driving, try turning left here. I say a prayer every time.
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Even while driving, try turning left here. I say a prayer every time.
Next time try it on a bike
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Even while driving, try turning left here. I say a prayer every time.
Oh God, I know exactly where that is - it is legit terrifying
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Agreed. Garfield through Washington Park isn't great. Realistically it should probably get a couple of underpasses. The weird leg of Damen thru McKinley Park sucks too.
The sad thing is how totally unnecessary that leg is. Doesn't do a better job of getting you to Pershing than the regular 2000W length of Damen. And both Damen's end at Pershing anyway due to the railyard.

Hopefully one day the city can budget some money to giving the parks road diets. Really, just closing many of them to traffic would be fine. Turn them to bike paths/pedestrian walkways. Shouldn't cost all that much.
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Old Posted Feb 14, 2021, 4:35 AM
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I believe the Damen layout at McKinley Park is a a remnant of the old Damen viaduct that went down to 47th. Shame they've never tried to fix it in the decades since the viaduct came down.

My dream for the boulevards is that they become something like the parkway system in Minneapolis and St Paul. A lot of the boulevards are not major streets and would be really nice if they were limited to one lane each way and a design that kept cars down to 20-25 mph max.
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Wow, never knew about that Damen viaduct but I wondered about the weird bit of Damen north of 47th. Crazy that they tore it down, but even shittier that they tore it down without restoring McKinley Park.

Removing any links in the grid just makes other parts of the grid into even worse auto sewers - in this case Western and Ashland which are god-awful drag strips. I assume removing the viaduct also meant removing the bus line, so McKinley Park and Back of the Yards became much less transit-friendly as a result.

Garfield/55th should really be a major BRT line connecting Hyde Park and Midway - there's plenty of room for dedicated bus lanes on the boulevard.
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The 48 South Damen bus has been rush hour service only for decades. When the viaduct was condemned in March 2000, the bus was rerouted via Damen-Pershing-Western Blvd.-47th-Damen to 35th/Archer Orange Line. In late 2008, that was truncated to Western Orange Line.

The X55 operated as a demonstration project, paid for with special federal money, on Garfield and 55th from June 2002 until Feb 2010.
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