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  1. F1tommy

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    Glad you enjoyed your trip.

    Downtown Chicago is easy to photograph because it is very photogenic. I really think the Daniel Burnham plan made old turn of the 19th century Chicago great. Unfortunately they never finished his plan and tore down a lot of the great old building in it, some as late as the early 1980's!! What some of these big American cities have torn down breaks your heart, but the new high rises are making up for it now. Although not up to NYC, Chicago is still doing pretty well and is a lot more "polished" than NYC. Funny thing about Chicago is some of the bad southside neighborhoods have some of the nicest old houses, left behind by the rich as they moved to the north Shore.
     
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    Always a conundrum, what to save and what to tear down. Lived in Phila and Boston, and with soaring real estate prices, there’s tremendous pressure on the older buildings. In Phila the buildings keep getting taller, though not quite on the Chicago scale.

    Your last statement, about what once was is true in many cities. Newark NJ being another prime example.

    Anyway, your fabulous pics helped me to relive our trip.....until next time.
     
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    You can take the best city panoramas from the Adler.
     
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    Yes it is! While wife was at a conference, rented a bicycle and did an epic bike ride up way up Lakeshore. On the way back, took a detour and ended up passing Wrigley Field (pure coincidence), turns out the Pirates were in town. Copped a ticket, hustled back to drop off the bike, took the Red EL to the Wrigley stop, and caught the game. Followed that up with a hot dog at Portillo’s.
     
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    You score ten points for your tourist pass. Assuming you didn't use any Ketchup on that dog.
     
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    Never, just on the fries. Bummer to think that with all the peddling I did that day (and I did a lot!), probably ended up with a net zero at best on the calorie scale after the gluttony at Portillo’s. And of course had a nice deep dish pizza the next day, just to make sure I didn’t starve.
     
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    Crazy amount of low to mid rise construction going on in Chicago's west Loop, and companies keep asking for more space. This video pretty much covers all the known proposals and under construction buildings. They are building a city in a city.

     
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    Interesting statistics, and with Chicago's much lower cost of living that NYC, SF/SJ and LA it makes me understand why people here buy so many high end items including collector cars.
    This only includes the city proper and not the MSA and Chicago is less than half the size of NYC.


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    The ads are a bit much, but I did not realize how complicated the floor plans were on this building compared to other highrises. Interesting video.
     
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    Revised base on the Tribune Tower East design presented at the developers meeting yesterday evening. Still 1422 feet and 113 stories tall. I really don't like the way they joined the modern and old buildings together. Could have been more creative maybe with the use of more Terra Cotta but still nice.

    https://www.chicagoarchitecture.org/2019/11/19/113-story-michigan-avenue-tower-refined-not-chopped/?fbclid=IwAR2By7Sr6Bbos-vYu5RNZ6JxrlyVMkuWnksSsoyhHLfI2Z37nXistaMl76A

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    The "78" conceptual rendering. It's kind of hard to do future renderings of Chicago as the skyline keeps changing so much. The don't have 1000M Michigan Avenue in the back gound wich is under construction.


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