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Construction has already started. 82 Floors, 822 feet.

The design is.. unique. Thoughts?

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I like it. It looks like Godzilla got a hold of it though. Is this located on Columbus (looks like the Blue Cross Blue Shield building is in the background)?

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The design firm is Studio Gang, one of the hot firms in Chicago right now.

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I like it. It looks like Godzilla got a hold of it though. Is this located on Columbus (looks like the Blue Cross Blue Shield building is in the background)?

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Personally, I can't wait to see this thing finished, in person, but it sounds like there's a bunch of other skyscrapers proposed/under construction right around it, possibly masking the architecture save for a side view.

Apparently if I remember correctly, some of those balconies extend up to 12 feet out of the building. That's a very impressive balcony to have.

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Here are some shots of the site today. The sales trailer is very impressive with a huge model showing the entire neighborhood. Worth a visit on your next trip to Chicago.

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Plus or minus the same view as the rendering. Coming up out of the ground above the street.

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Yes, other buildings will block the view, but it will still be impressive.

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From the other side.

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The podium is huge on this one, extends from the street to the park on the back side.

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The top of the adjoining parking garages is the street level entry for this building.

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Now where did I leave my hammer?

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I remember being in the Prudential building (old) and looking south over the trainyards (pre-Millenium park). It's really cool to see all of the development surrounding the park and pushing development South. It's surreal to think of the difference from 10 years ago.

Joe

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