1954 SOM's first curtain wall building

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1954 SOM's first curtain wall building

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Postby SDR » Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:52 pm

55 feet clear height inside. What could it become ?

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Postby googieagog » Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:01 am

SOM has done a proposal, pro bono, to turn it into a cafeteria. It essentially would be a building within a building, same as the original office core there now, but larger. Cost would be about the same as knocking it down and building a new cafeteria.

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Postby SDR » Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:23 am

Excellent !

The other buildings on the site, while maybe not "our style," are certainly worthy of preservation, as well. Those two brick blocks, with their handsome symmetrical exteriors and gorgeous staircases, are rich stuff, and superior to anything we have here at the Presidio, I believe.

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Eric Green's DFW mid-mod site:
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Postby SDR » Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:21 pm

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Postby DFWmidmodfan » Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:41 am

Eric Green's DFW mid-mod site:

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Postby SDR » Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:39 pm

"I laugh in the face of danger! Then I hide until it goes away." Bender

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Postby DFWmidmodfan » Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:06 pm

Eric Green's DFW mid-mod site:

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Postby googieagog » Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:27 am

A funny local radio ad features a Chicagoan of Eastern European origin who refers to the lake as "the Michigan Ocean." But Lake Michigan is swimmable -- not so Lake Superior. Now that's cold, even in August.

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Postby googieagog » Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:53 am

Update in Tribune (thanks for heads up, Jetset Joe) provides a glimmer of hope:


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Postby EdJ » Thu May 01, 2008 4:31 pm

A positive update in todays Tribune:


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