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On 3/18/2020 at 10:00 AM, ironyisadeadscene said:

I could have sworn I read that. Maybe i got it confused with the 5/3 building they are redoing now.

The smaller building they are re-doing now had two floors added. yes. correct. 

DJAugustine knows his stuff, he's saying that the gray stone 5/3 "tower" is planned to be re-clad with glass, which would be unbelievably different for that area. 

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2 minutes ago, GRDadof3 said:

The smaller building they are re-doing now had two floors added. yes. correct. 

DJAugustine knows his stuff, he's saying that the gray stone 5/3 "tower" is planned to be re-clad with glass, which would be unbelievably different for that area. 

No, I know that. I thought I read that the tower was ALSO getting heightened and re-skinned.

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111 Lyon is not pretty but it has timeless qualities, especially up close. Buildings designed with SketchUp lack the same character.  But it's dark inside, so skinning it with glass is sensible. It'll look cool for ten, maybe twenty years.  After that, it'll be another glass box with aging Tubelite.   

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Out of boredom, I drove around downtown yesterday (social distancing + cabin fever). Not much going on, most projects are on hold, but saw a few new things (maybe added before the shutdown?). The facade is going up on this development. 

Not a big fan of the dark tint on the windows, but we’ll see as it gets further along. 
 

 

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On 7/31/2020 at 9:56 AM, ironyisadeadscene said:

I actually really love this project so far. I wish it were taller (as I do with everything, right) or they redo the 5/3 tower behind it. The north side of downtown is so sterile and needs more life.

My fear would be the HPC declaring the 5/3 tower behind it a precious piece of history, and not allowing it to be updated. 

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On 3/27/2020 at 9:08 PM, Paramaribo said:

111 Lyon is not pretty but it has timeless qualities, especially up close. Buildings designed with SketchUp lack the same character.  But it's dark inside, so skinning it with glass is sensible. It'll look cool for ten, maybe twenty years.  After that, it'll be another glass box with aging Tubelite.   

The new exterior at 200 Monroe looks amazing. Kudos to CWD! Seeing the progress over the past four months has changed my perspective of the 5/3 tower.  I'd love to see a new exterior for this building as well. Would be a huge win for the block and for the city in general. 

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