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Helmut in Chicago600 N. Fairbanks getting its glass. That’s in “Streeterville,” near the lake, a little north of the river, across the river from where the Calatrava would be. Kitty-corner (as we say in Chicago) to Harry Weese’s powerful bronze-toned Time-Life Building.

We don’t build that expression of power anymore.

This is a more delicate place now. The people want ‘lighter.’ Like the new Calatrava. It’s not “broad-shouldered” like say, Sears Tower. And the 60’s and 70’s towers tend to be dark.

The corners on Helmut’s new tower are nicely transparent.