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It's street theater to the nth degree. Usually, construction sites are closed off from public view behind chain-link fencing and green netting. Along Illinois and New Streets, the site of the 600-foot tall 435 North Park, designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, is no exception. Walk north down Park Drive, however, as it rises on an incline, and the entire two-block square parcel falls open to your view.
posted renderings and daytime video - less than two weeks ago, but coming upon it, floodlit at night, is one of the most dramatic cityscapes you're likely to encounter. It's like stumbling across the landing strip at Roswell.