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Renovations Coming to 10 West Adams Street
« on: March 05, 2010, 06:02:39 AM »
Renovations Coming to 10 West Adams Street



The Law Offices of Eddie Farah have announced plans to renovate the historic Kress Building and convert the former Lerner Shops site into an urban courtyard.


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Re: Renovations Coming to 10 West Adams Street
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2010, 06:47:47 AM »
Cool!

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Re: Renovations Coming to 10 West Adams Street
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2010, 07:15:49 AM »
Looks like a good plan, although I'm still sad about the loss of the Lerner building.  I'm confused by this headline - was Kress a predecessor of Woolworth?

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Re: Renovations Coming to 10 West Adams Street
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2010, 08:11:21 AM »
^No. That was a mistake on our part.  Thanks for noticing that. 
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Re: Renovations Coming to 10 West Adams Street
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2010, 08:49:22 AM »
Nice project.

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Re: Renovations Coming to 10 West Adams Street
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2010, 09:25:29 AM »
who's the architect of record?  does anyone know?

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Re: Renovations Coming to 10 West Adams Street
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2010, 09:26:12 AM »
At least they didnt tear down the building without any intention of doing something with it.  Not really sure why a Law office needs a courtyard, but I guess that's why I am not a lawyer

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Re: Renovations Coming to 10 West Adams Street
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2010, 09:53:41 AM »
..."I'm not a lawyer, I'm a spokesman!"

Agree on the need for a courtyard.  Refurbing the Lerner building would've been more worthwhile, for both economic and aesthetic reasons.  In the moon-cratered downtown core, who needs more craters?
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Re: Renovations Coming to 10 West Adams Street
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2010, 10:01:47 AM »
It would have been cool if they left the facade of the Lerner Shops as the front door to the garden.

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Re: Renovations Coming to 10 West Adams Street
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2010, 10:53:54 AM »
The old lunch counter looks really cool.  I wish we had preserved more of that kind of thing in this country.

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Re: Renovations Coming to 10 West Adams Street
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2010, 12:04:05 PM »
A patio? Swap a 101 year old building for a ......patio.

Anyone who doesn't feel slightly enraged by the failiure of our community (us) to preserve the lerner building, probably hasn't any soul. This wasn't some distant event in the 1970's when our parents watched 60-70 % of our historic stock downtown turn to dust, this was 2009. This community is magnificantly effective at making empty gestures and talking a good talk, but when the time comes for tough decisions and bold vision, we have none of that (anymore). At this point could we all agree that everything downtown should just be torn down. In for a penny in for a pound. Only a fool (or someone with vested interest and no alternatives) would think the situation will do anything but get worse. People get what they deserve I guess.

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Re: Renovations Coming to 10 West Adams Street
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2010, 12:46:22 PM »
I don't see how this is cool, since us regular people probably won't be able to use it. But what would we use it for anyways. Another waste of a demolished building. I do agree with Lunican though, would have been better if they could have at least saved the facade.

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Re: Renovations Coming to 10 West Adams Street
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2010, 01:27:19 PM »
The window washer will have a time with those glass entry canopies and the glass above them.

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Re: Renovations Coming to 10 West Adams Street
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2010, 03:51:41 PM »
Land of the absurd.

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Re: Renovations Coming to 10 West Adams Street
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2010, 04:13:51 PM »
i'm glad they are renovating the woolworth building, but very disappointed that the lerner building was removed for a courtyard.