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Hubbard Place, across from the East Bank Club at 360 West Hubbard in Chicago's River North, is the latest residential tower from Solomon Cordwell Buenz, with Daniel Weinbach and Partner's generous landscaping complete with a new sculpture, Lotus, by Chicago sculptor Terrence Karpowicz. (See the photos of the installation from the indomitable Jyoti Srivastava's Public Art blog, here.)
Looking at the structure now, most of those accents seem not to have made the final cut, but still survive in the whimsical carrot planters that flank the entrance.
had to say.
A city's character is made of many things. Some good. Some bad. Some so inscrutably bad they become their own kind of landmark, a poke in the eye that won't be ignored. The colorstrips of the Hubbard Place garage are that kind of landmark. They bring a whole new outbreak of crazy-quilt stitchery to Chicago's urban fabric.