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Elements of Urbanism: Chicago
« on: February 25, 2009, 05:00:00 AM »
Elements of Urbanism: Chicago



A photo tour around the downtown core of the nation's third largest city: Chicago.

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Chicago
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2009, 05:52:27 AM »
Not that you needed to me to tell you but Chicago is an amazing city. I have friends that live in Andersonville and I go every chance I get. I love all of the neighborhoods and how each has it's own personality. The restaurants are terrific but the weather can be brutal.

http://photos.metrojacksonville.com/gallery/7376233_VC9xc#474995836_FQKmk

That is one of my favorite buildings anywhere. I love the boat parking which you cannot see in this photo.

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Chicago
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2009, 08:26:23 AM »
I believe I see three pictures of my dorm building. I'm finally glad the Oriental stopped showing Wicked, but it does seem a little trite to be showing Chicago in Chicago. Maybe that's just me being irritable. Good thing it wasn't under snow when these pictures were taken. But too bad the Louis Sullivan building still has the scaffolding. We were shown pictures of the Art Nouveau façade and I can't believe that what's been hiding behind plywood and bars for years is so lovely.

While watching the Dark Knight, I couldn't take it seriously at all, because I kept having moments of recognition with the architecture--"Corn cobs!" "Trib building!"...but not that I was going to take a Batman movie seriously in the first place...
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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Chicago
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2009, 09:31:49 AM »
Wonderful photo tour of a wonderful city.

Man is that god-awful spire ever going to hurt that skyline though.

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Chicago
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2009, 10:16:09 AM »
What a cool city. Lights, banners and signs a city that looks alive. I have always wanted to visit Chicago.

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Chicago
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2009, 10:30:49 AM »
Great photo tour! I went to Chicago for the first time last year and loved it. I brought my bike and rode around the city and saw so much more of the city then I could on foot. One thing that surprised me was how much cleaner it was then NY.

I stayed near Milwaukee Ave. and Division St. but rode to Wrigley Field, Millennium Park, etc. Such an awesome city and there were a lot of bike lanes which I really enjoyed as well.


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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Chicago
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2009, 11:34:30 AM »
Wonderful photo tour of a wonderful city.

Man is that god-awful spire ever going to hurt that skyline though.

Don't worry, it is indeffinetly on hold.
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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Chicago
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2009, 11:48:37 AM »
Awesome!

What about Trump's tower? Did that ever break ground?

Just never been a fan of ruining a beautiful, symmetrical skyline with a disproportionately massive, self-masturbatory megatower (or mega drillbit, in the case of the spire). In fact, this is probably going to sound like the most insensitive thing in the world to say, but putting all terrible tragedy and loss of life aside, the New York skyline looks so much better without the twin towers. I would gladly have them back to save those 3,000+ people, of course.
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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Chicago
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2009, 11:56:30 AM »
In fact, this is probably going to sound like the most insensitive thing in the world to say, but putting all terrible tragedy and loss of life aside, the New York skyline looks so much better without the twin towers. I would gladly have them back to save those 3,000+ people, of course.

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Chicago
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2009, 12:04:16 PM »
Trump Tower is complete:


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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Chicago
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2009, 01:26:16 PM »
Any reason why this time you guys compared all Fortune 500 Companies instead of just downtown-based? Are many of Chicago's located outside the CBD?

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Chicago
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2009, 07:05:24 AM »
A local Jax company is getting ready to take Chicago by storm

Firehouse Subs expanding with 125 restaurants in Chicago

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Jacksonville-based Firehouse Subs announces plans for a 125-restaurant expansion in the Chicago area in the next five to seven years. The Chicago agreement will add to the steady growth by the company, from 30 locations in 2000 to 373 current locations.

http://jacksonville.com/business/2009-11-05/story/firehouse_subs_expanding_with_125_restaurants_in_chicago
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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Chicago
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2012, 12:15:28 PM »
This is a good video.

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Chicago
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2012, 12:43:37 PM »
Mistakes, changes since this was published, interesting tidbit:

-Chicago Spire is on indefinite hold with just the foundation complete
-New Orleans is the other city in the US where 6 Class I railroads meet

Any reason why this time you guys compared all Fortune 500 Companies instead of just downtown-based? Are many of Chicago's located outside the CBD?

There are about 30 Fortune 500 companies HQed in Chicagoland, I think 8 of them are in the city proper.

Trains coming from the West Coast may take 48 hours to get to Chicago and then spend 30 hours in rail congestion through Chicago. I mention this in support of projects to expand the multi-modal potential of JAXPORT. Logistics cities underinvest in infrastructure at their own peril.

http://jacksonville.com/news/florida/2012-02-21/story/look-out-jaxport-here-comes-brunswick
http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2011-10-31/story/jaxport-pursues-grant-create-new-hub
http://jacksonville.com/business/2011-10-25/story/jaxport-seek-25-million-upgrade-trapac-terminal

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Chicago
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2012, 02:26:15 PM »
This is a good video.

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Just checked out all of his vids and they are all incredible.  Really amusing and incredible resolution and editing.
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