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Old June 3rd, 2008, 03:32 AM   #6321
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June 01 - Images



I see three




Not much stuff left ( they could always get more ).


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Old June 3rd, 2008, 04:52 PM   #6322
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sweet pics, <harry>!
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 05:21 PM   #6323
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Pics of materials and working people. I can understand that photographing the same hole every day is a bit boring
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 06:24 PM   #6324
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I can understand that photographing the same hole every day is a bit boring
Not if it's Jessica Alba's.



Oh that's right....I went there.
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 08:42 PM   #6325
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I can't say I'm into pregnant chicks. I guess everybody has there own...
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 09:14 PM   #6326
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the 7 lev basement will be huge.
Yeah, no kidding. I wonder if they'll put any mechanical stuff down there along with the parking.

Does anyone know if there are going to be mechanical floors above grade or will it be purely residential?
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Old June 4th, 2008, 04:41 AM   #6327
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Pics of materials and working people. I can understand that photographing the same hole every day is a bit boring
All kudos to Harryc

I have learned more about the process of building skyscrapers from these pics than from any other source. It's a pity we can't get this sort of detail about some of the other big projects around.
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Old June 4th, 2008, 05:46 AM   #6328
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There will be mechanical floor firstly at lev5. then levels 38 & 39. i think every 30 floors or so.
the highest unit is lev145 or 568m. so above this will be non resi use.
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Old June 4th, 2008, 02:33 PM   #6329
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30% of Spire's condos are sold
Mark shows it will be built, developer says

http://www.chicagotribune.com/busine...,2383654.story

THERE IS A MUST-SEE VIDEO ON THE LINK ABOVE. IT SHOWS HOW IT WILL BE BUILT.

The Chicago Spire's developer said Tuesday that it has sold 30 percent of the building's condo units, which, it says, is proof the world's tallest residential structure will be built.

Reaching the 30 percent sales mark historically was the minimum for a condo project to win backing from lenders.

Developer Garrett Kelleher, executive chairman of the Ireland-based Shelbourne Development Group, has been financing construction, according to a spokeswoman who said that will change later this year. Critics will be watching to see when that occurs and which lenders back the project, perhaps an even more significant step than attaining the 30 percent sales figure....

Metcalfe emphasized that the 352 units booked are sales, not just offers of interest accompanied by deposits. "This is clearly a benchmark," she said.

The Spire is designed with 1,194 units, including a $40 million penthouse, which is still for sale. The building is scheduled for completion in 2012.
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Old June 4th, 2008, 03:56 PM   #6330
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A very informative video. It looks like they won't install tower cranes on the core until it reaches 10-20 floors. Also they will be using prefabrication for the actual outer structure.
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Old June 4th, 2008, 04:55 PM   #6331
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thx for the video, that shows what next steps will be.
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Old June 4th, 2008, 05:23 PM   #6332
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This morning on WGN the engineer said the basement would be eight levels, not the seven we previously thought. He also kept repeating about how it's "Chicago's deepest basement."
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Old June 4th, 2008, 06:09 PM   #6333
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30% of Spire's condos are sold
great news. I'd love to know the break down of buyers. I get the feeling that most will be non-americans. I only base that opinion on the worldwide traveling marketing campaign they've been doing up to this point. many Chicagoans still dont even know about it.
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Old June 4th, 2008, 07:06 PM   #6334
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30% of Spire's condos are sold
Mark shows it will be built, developer says

http://www.chicagotribune.com/busine...,2383654.story

THERE IS A MUST-SEE VIDEO ON THE LINK ABOVE. IT SHOWS HOW IT WILL BE BUILT.

The Chicago Spire's developer said Tuesday that it has sold 30 percent of the building's condo units, which, it says, is proof the world's tallest residential structure will be built.

Reaching the 30 percent sales mark historically was the minimum for a condo project to win backing from lenders.

Developer Garrett Kelleher, executive chairman of the Ireland-based Shelbourne Development Group, has been financing construction, according to a spokeswoman who said that will change later this year. Critics will be watching to see when that occurs and which lenders back the project, perhaps an even more significant step than attaining the 30 percent sales figure....

Metcalfe emphasized that the 352 units booked are sales, not just offers of interest accompanied by deposits. "This is clearly a benchmark," she said.

The Spire is designed with 1,194 units, including a $40 million penthouse, which is still for sale. The building is scheduled for completion in 2012.
That's good news. I still have time to win the lotto.
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Old June 4th, 2008, 07:17 PM   #6335
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I guess "The Donald" was wrong

I guess Trump does not know or foresee everything correctly. In December 2006 he said, "‘‘The Chicago market is not good. There are many planned projects that won’t get built, and I predict this is one of them.” And this is before the full extent of the real estate downturn was realized.
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Old June 4th, 2008, 07:19 PM   #6336
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, yes...i remember that article.
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Old June 4th, 2008, 07:49 PM   #6337
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Here is the story as it was sent out from the Spire marketing people via e-mail:

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The Chicago Spire achieves 30 per cent sales

After only four months – highly successful roadshow achieves sales in US and all corners of the globe

Savills announces today that 30 per cent of the apartments at The Chicago Spire have been sold. To date, 352 units have been sold in the 2,000ft, Santiago Calatrava-designed structure which, when complete, will be the tallest residential building in the world.

This announcement comes just four months into the global marketing campaign, which was launched in late January 2008 featuring exhibitions in Dublin, Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Johannesburg and New York. The international road show will visit major city centres (including London later this month) in Russia, the Middle East, Korea, India, Japan, Canada and Europe in the coming months. In addition, the sales team will return to several markets in Southeast Asia and China due to a mounting number of inquiries in those regions since the initial visit.

“Wherever we have gone in the world, buyers have recognised not only that this is a masterpiece, but also that Chicago represents extraordinary value, particularly with the weak dollar,” said Dominic Grace, head of Savills residential development and leader of the global sales campaign. “With their deposit today and then a five-year completion date, they are also making a canny investment in what they confidently expect to be a much more buoyant economy.”

"The Chicago Spire has captured the imagination of astute buyers in the US and around the world" said Garrett Kelleher, executive chairman of Shelbourne Development Group, Inc. "Not only have we sold homes in every market where we have visited, we've had tremendous success with local buyers in Chicago. In fact, the mix of buyers is equally split between the US and international markets, confirming that the city of Chicago is a world-class place to visit, live and invest."

The strong sales figures reflect the potential of the Chicago residential real estate market to continue to outperform other US cities. The most recent report from the National Association of Realtors indicates the median price of a Chicago condominium increased 10.8 percent from Q1 2007 to Q1 2008. In addition, according to first quarter figures from the Federal Housing Board, Chicago continues to oppose national housing trends. During the first four months of this year, the average home price in Chicago experienced a 16.4 percent gain compared to the same period one year ago.

"While the housing markets remain challenging in certain sectors in the United States, there is a very strong demand for exceptional properties in major urban centres, and The Chicago Spire is the leading product in one of the world's leading cities," said Ivan B. Murphy, President International, Shelbourne Development Group, Inc. "For the second year running, Trader magazine named Chicago the best city for traders globally, and the trend-setting Fast Company magazine voted Chicago the 2008 US City of the Year."

The nearly 20,000 square-foot Chicago Spire sales centre, which overlooks the construction site on the shores of Lake Michigan, features a Santiago Calatrava museum, movie theatre and gallery and also incorporates fully finished condominiums with floor-to-ceiling windows reflecting the panoramic views from a number of different aspects and floors.

The Chicago Spire will be home to 1,194 individual residences and a range of amenities that will rival any in the world when complete by early 2012. No two residences are alike at The Chicago Spire, with each suite, gallery, one-to-four bedroom home and penthouse offering a unique floor plan and outstanding city and lakefront views. Situated on a 2.2 acre site where the Chicago River meets Lake Michigan, The Chicago Spire will be the world's tallest residential building.

Construction of The Chicago Spire began in June 2007. The building's foundation is now more than 90pc complete. Completion and occupancy are expected in 2012.

For more information call Savills on 020 7016 3796 or visit www.thechicagospire.com
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Old June 4th, 2008, 08:31 PM   #6338
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im terribly sorry, but every time i see pics of this building, it looks like a giant ***** to me
the building is elegant and pretty looking, despite above fact,
but i think it doesnt fit well with chicagos skyline
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Old June 4th, 2008, 09:04 PM   #6339
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im terribly sorry, but every time i see pics of this building, it looks like a giant ***** to me
the building is elegant and pretty looking, despite above fact,
but i think it doesnt fit well with chicagos skyline
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Old June 4th, 2008, 09:12 PM   #6340
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im terribly sorry, but every time i see pics of this building, it looks like a giant ***** to me
the building is elegant and pretty looking, despite above fact,
but i think it doesnt fit well with chicagos skyline
wow, that's really clever

anyway, THANK YOU FOR THE VIDEO, i feel like there was some scientifical breakthrough

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