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Old Posted Nov 23, 2020, 6:20 PM
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Lord Blair's take from today: https://www.chicagotribune.com/colum...g54-story.html

He deducts a few points for the blow-through, but ignores the sloppy treatment of the mechanical floors.
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Lord Blair's take from today: https://www.chicagotribune.com/colum...g54-story.html

He deducts a few points for the blow-through, but ignores the sloppy treatment of the mechanical floors.
He ignores a lot of sh*t... and, by the way, the building isn't even finished yet...
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Old Posted Nov 23, 2020, 7:07 PM
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I gotta say I have been impressed with the attempt at a gradient with the colored glass on vista. It turned out way better than I thought it would. Creating an even color progression is really easy to get wrong in any medium cause people are really sensitive to the slightest variation from the pattern. I imagine it's especially difficult with glass that's going to be seen in all sorts of different lighting conditions etc.
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Old Posted Nov 23, 2020, 7:43 PM
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This is a nice bit of information, not previously known to me:
"In another urban design plus, Vista is turning what used to be the dull dead end of East Wacker into a small park, open to the public, that will overlook the river and Navy Pier. OLIN landscape architects of Philadelphia are handling that part of the project."

Also, I am very much looking forward to this, along with a cocktail:
"There is one extraordinary interior space: the hotel’s restaurant, which flaunts 38-foot ceilings and massive, dramatically canted concrete columns that are pulled back from the façade to maintain riverfront views. This is a bravura display of old-fashioned Chicago muscle. Metal window frames subdivide the cube’s exterior into truncated pyramids, further breaking down the tower’s scale."
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Old Posted Nov 23, 2020, 8:52 PM
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So if yall could choose. Would you pick the mechanical floors to go or the blow through floor to go
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Old Posted Nov 23, 2020, 9:11 PM
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Lord Blair's take from today: https://www.chicagotribune.com/colum...g54-story.html

He deducts a few points for the blow-through, but ignores the sloppy treatment of the mechanical floors.
I dont know how its possible to ignore the glaring random mechanical floors/screen that was done...Blair is supposed to be the biggest stickler for all that stuff? I have even seen promotional pictures of vista with the mechanical screens not even shown...that's how bad it is when you cant even accurately depict the building that is built with what your showing in ad's.
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I dont know how its possible to ignore the glaring random mechanical floors/screen that was done...Blair is supposed to be the biggest stickler for all that stuff? I have even seen promotional pictures of vista with the mechanical screens not even shown...that's how bad it is when you cant even accurately depict the building that is built with what your showing in ad's.
I think he doesn't mind them because unlike the blow through they only interrupt the tower's flow from one side, and I quite frankly agree with him on this.
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So if yall could choose. Would you pick the mechanical floors to go or the blow through floor to go
The mechanical is worse for me. I strongly dislike the single louvers on the east and west side. Always steals my attention
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So if yall could choose. Would you pick the mechanical floors to go or the blow through floor to go
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I do not mind the mechanical's screens because from a distance I think they echo the screens on Sears and they add a sort of abstract pattern to the skyline.

I do think however that covering the corner columns on the blow-through space with matching glass would reduce the disconnected feel by helping the viewer

follow the vertical lines and make the opening appear as if it wasn't unfinished or an afterthought. The sense of integrity is interrupted as it is.

The opening, as it is, gives the building a comical look - as if it is agog - while the rest of the building has an elegance.
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Old Posted Nov 25, 2020, 1:05 PM
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So much for Vista Tower. St. Regis it is.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/colum...5ha-story.html
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Old Posted Nov 25, 2020, 2:51 PM
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Nice to finally know what hotel is going in. I prefer the name over 'Vista' tower, at least St. Regis is a brand that people recognize more easily.
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Old Posted Nov 25, 2020, 2:58 PM
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What a horrible rename, only one thing I will ever think of now!...Regis Philbin..... And it being Alinea related for the restaurant means I will never get to enjoy cause it will always be booked....looks like i will only get to enjoy that beautiful lobby from the bar.
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Old Posted Nov 25, 2020, 3:08 PM
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I love it. We need more Saints in this world, not less.

Vista didn't have a good ring to it originally in my opinion, but I got used to it. We'll get used to St Regis.

ChiSky, if you save up and make a reservation ahead of time, you'll get to enjoy the restaurant. It's built for customers so there's always a way to find an opening.
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Old Posted Nov 25, 2020, 3:24 PM
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Great news about the new flag.

I wonder what effect this has on those 2 frivolous lawsuits
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Old Posted Nov 25, 2020, 3:32 PM
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There are many many other multi-use (hotel+residential) towers around the world that are named after their hotel component, it's not at all unheard of. For many developments, it's a major selling point because of potential shared amenities for residents to use. To me, it's better than 'Wanda'.
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Old Posted Nov 25, 2020, 4:18 PM
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The skyline looks weird but cool with the 3 super talls in the middle cause they look the same height
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Old Posted Nov 25, 2020, 4:20 PM
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Why was the whole name of the thread changed just because of the hotel?

That's going to throw people off.
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