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Brininstool, Kerwin and Lynch with plans for a high rise in Chicago’s West Loop/Greektown!

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on January 29, 2010


Just caught these plans for a new residential high rise building on the real estate message board, Skyscraperpage.  The proposed building, designed by Brininstool, Kerwin and Lynch, will replace one of the many parking lots in Chicago’s West Loop and Greektown neighborhoods on Green Street between Van Buren and Jackson. 

The Brininstool, Kerwin and Lynch website describes the building as having around 370,000 square feet in 28 story’s, eight of which will be above ground parking clad in glazed horizontal windows.  With the current plans, I’m definitely on the road to really liking the building.  The base from far away actually looks pretty interesting but once you see a close up photo, my opinion goes a complete 180…  It just looks so boring and sterile especially when it’s surrounded by dozens of old, detailed, brick buildings.  Please come up with something better!

Check out the Brininstool, Kerwin and Lynch website for information on the firm and their other projects!

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One Response to “Brininstool, Kerwin and Lynch with plans for a high rise in Chicago’s West Loop/Greektown!”

  1. Intrepid said

    I dunno, I don’t think it’s bad at all, and trust me, Greektown could use not only some glass, but some height! With that said, this one would benefit from an awning, IMHO. You know what else would be nice, if they moved that what looks to be a community park area down below the parking podium so it would sit elevated just one floor above the street, that way, it would connect the residents using it with the street life. It seems a bit redundant to have it located where it is, when you have private balconies just one floor up.

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