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    04/07/09

    View to the west from the Lake Shore Drive Bridge



    They still have to finish cladding the spire.

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    Poor little Marina Towers. I remember when they were the only thing over there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stache View Post
    Poor little Marina Towers. I remember when they were the only thing over there.
    Why poor Marina City? They're still there and look better than ever.

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    They look tiny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stache View Post
    They look tiny.
    They are tiny. Only about 600' tall.

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    Default My point being

    they were not considered tiny when they were new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stache View Post
    they were not considered tiny when they were new.
    True, but you also must remember that they were new 40 years ago.

    This is true of most major cities.

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    Yes. I'm being nostalgic.

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    05/16/09


    05/18/09








    05/24/09

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    Just like the renders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoyokA View Post
    How about, no.

    I think of Chicago I think of Sears and Hancock, I dont think of postmodernism or Smith.
    That's exactly what I was going to say. You can't think of Chicago without thinking of Sears.

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    On a recent Chicago trip--I admit--the first time I saw it, I thought it was pretty wonderful. It is soooo tall and it sits right on the water, and the glass is nice. But over the next couple days I hardly noticed it. It is dull. Really dull. For its great location, it is just adequate enough to not be a travesty; but only just.

    In that respect it is very much like the Bank of America Building on Bryant Park. Both spaces make me ache to think about how wonderful it would have been to get a brilliant piece of architecture in the place of what we got.

    I'm a little less pained by the Trump Tower though. Not just because it's in chicago, and not because i think it's better (it isn't); but because the bryant park space was soooo choice.

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    You should have seen the early renders of 1 Bryant Park; 800' and blah.

    But we were excited back then because we weren't spoiled with all the wonderful proposals and renders that have been released over the past few years.

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    Very sharp. Trump delivered a gem to Chicago. It doesn't stand out for a 1,100 foot tower, but that's ok.

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