Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Unique and Massive High-rise Renderings Show Up for Vacant Lot at Southeast Corner of Roosevelt and Michigan

New renderings for high-rise at Michigan and Roosevelt (via Curbed Chicago)
Late last year word came out that Cresent Heights had purchased the high-profile vacant lot at Roosevelt and Michigan.  What was to come was still a mystery.

While we don't have official word or confirmation from Crescent Heights, Curbed Chicago has a good post (with a healthy dose of comments) on the topic:
Looks like we have our first revamped project design for the two-acre parcel at Roosevelt & Michigan, as architect Stanley Saitowitz has renderings prepared for a 64-story building (by our count). Skyscraper Page user Ardecila posted the images this morning. The long-vacant site has a new owner/developer in Miami-based Crescent Heights and, pending confirmation, it sure seems like they're keen on making a big splash along the city's most iconic streetwall.
The renderings were first posted on Ardecila on the Skyscraperpage.com.

While we like the bold thinking and unique offering, it looks funny to us and doesn't really fit.  Maybe it takes some getting used to.  For some reason, the old renderings seemed to fit the neighborhood and space better (albiet they were even more conceptual than the design above).

For other pictures of the renderings take a look at the Curbed Chicago post.

Anyway, what do you think?  Like the concept?

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