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Old Posted Jul 29, 2021, 11:05 PM
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My mind can't stop calling it Vista!! Though, now works as "Big Regis," to join Big Stan, John, Wilis, and that guy on Wabash. 😀
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Old Posted Yesterday, 12:40 AM
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My mind can't stop calling it Vista!! Though, now works as "Big Regis," to join Big Stan, John, Wilis, and that guy on Wabash. 😀
This is hilarious, lol.
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Old Posted Yesterday, 5:15 PM
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Nick fantastic shots as always. I simply do not understand the hate for this building. Even with the mechanical floor scars on the south side its still absolutely beautiful. Nitpicking I'm ok with but overall this building will be a great Chicago addition for generations to come.

Edit: Also I love the blow through floor, being unique in Chicago to this building. I just wish they would light it up at night.
Gotta love people who are obtuse about the south-face.

How many people at lolla have already thought, "wtf is wrong with that building"? At least a few thousand I would guess.
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Old Posted Yesterday, 5:35 PM
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^ so that would be about 2 or 3 %?
20% dont care, 70 % think it looks cool, 7% are tripping balls and think it is moving and the vents are a mouth
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Old Posted Yesterday, 6:23 PM
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From the southern angle, it also has to mainly compete with the Aon Center and 2 Pru, both of which are extremely "cohesive" towers with strong lines and heftier materials which serve to highlight St. Regis' blemishes a bit more
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Old Posted Yesterday, 7:36 PM
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Gotta love people who are obtuse about the south-face.

How many people at lolla have already thought, "wtf is wrong with that building"? At least a few thousand I would guess.
I am extremely confident that the 110,000 people at Lolla are not giving two thoughts about this tower. It's just a few pedants on this board that are repeating the same criticisms that have been levied against the building since before it was under construction. Every now and then, there's a slightly new criticism. Assuming everyone holds your point of view is laughable. 95% or more of the general public don't put much thought into these towers beyond "wow, that's tall!" or "that's pretty" or "I like/hate that". That's the only criticism I have to share in this thread.
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Old Posted Yesterday, 8:14 PM
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How many people at lolla have already thought, "wtf is wrong with that building"? At least a few thousand I would guess.
^ Do you honestly think that there will be more than a handful of sober people at Lolla? Trust me, this tower, with all of its flaws, will be looking really groovy to most of them.

I will be at Lolla tomorrow so I will perhaps try to snap a few pics of it and post them here
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Old Posted Yesterday, 9:15 PM
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^ so that would be about 2 or 3 %?
20% dont care, 70 % think it looks cool, 7% are tripping balls and think it is moving and the vents are a mouth
5% don't meaningfully notice any details around them
70% vaguely discern aesthetic flaws to the north of them but don't care and aren't consciously thinking about it
24% consciously notice a fucked up building, some care, some don't
1% "that looks cool"

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Old Posted Yesterday, 9:38 PM
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I am extremely confident that the 110,000 people at Lolla are not giving two thoughts about this tower. It's just a few pedants on this board that are repeating the same criticisms that have been levied against the building since before it was under construction. Every now and then, there's a slightly new criticism. Assuming everyone holds your point of view is laughable. 95% or more of the general public don't put much thought into these towers beyond "wow, that's tall!" or "that's pretty" or "I like/hate that". That's the only criticism I have to share in this thread.
Lol what do you think I'm after? I never criticized this building before it became clear there were going to be scars on the south-face. I didn't even care about the blow-thru...that can be experienced as aesthetically coherent. You can't experience those scars as aesthetically coherent.

So I'm impotently railing against aesthetic incoherence in a skyline that I am deeply attached to (as unhealthy as that is). There was no broken skyline view before...or at least, no view that couldn't be fixed or made coherent with time, money and construction. I don't know how the "front lawn" view gets fixed...can't put a building in front of St Regis. Obviously most people don't care like I do. But there are plenty of with decently developed aesthetic sensibilities who care about the skyline.
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Old Posted Yesterday, 9:44 PM
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^ Do you honestly think that there will be more than a handful of sober people at Lolla? Trust me, this tower, with all of its flaws, will be looking really groovy to most of them.

I will be at Lolla tomorrow so I will perhaps try to snap a few pics of it and post them here
Lol thanks, this has me feeling better. Going to get fucked up and look at the groovy buildings in my neighborhood.
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Old Posted Yesterday, 9:46 PM
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From the southern angle, it also has to mainly compete with the Aon Center and 2 Pru, both of which are extremely "cohesive" towers with strong lines and heftier materials which serve to highlight St. Regis' blemishes a bit more
Well said. I can forgive a bland tower. It won't break a view. Just give me cohesiveness.
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