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Old October 11th, 2007, 11:27 PM   #361
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Between 300 North LaSalle and 353 North Clark, that view will be amazing in a couple of years... along with thousands of other views around downtown.
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Old October 15th, 2007, 05:48 AM   #362
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Lower Levels

Oct 12 - ramp down from surface ( note raker beams still in place ).



Oct 14 - Spacious lower level



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Old October 21st, 2007, 12:33 AM   #363
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Old October 29th, 2007, 09:53 PM   #364
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Old October 30th, 2007, 04:46 AM   #365
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Old October 30th, 2007, 06:24 AM   #366
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I like how close this is to the river. Close, but not too close... there's still room for a nice riverfront path. In the renders it looked set-back from the water quite a bit.
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Old October 31st, 2007, 04:47 AM   #367
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Is that the first piece of its cladding?

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Old November 3rd, 2007, 02:51 PM   #368
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 11:10 PM   #369
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Good Updates!
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Old November 14th, 2007, 04:18 AM   #370
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Old November 20th, 2007, 02:53 AM   #371
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Old November 20th, 2007, 05:49 AM   #372
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Does anyone have a link to a site with a good diagram/schematic of a simplified curtain wall. I've heard that the facade basically floats on rails to allow the building to flex without disturbing the exterior. I don't get how this prevents the exterior from falling off if it's not bolted or welded on to the building. How does the weatherproofing work with the building flex?
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Old November 24th, 2007, 05:28 AM   #373
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Old November 25th, 2007, 06:27 AM   #374
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Does anyone have a link to a site with a good diagram/schematic of a simplified curtain wall. I've heard that the facade basically floats on rails to allow the building to flex without disturbing the exterior. I don't get how this prevents the exterior from falling off if it's not bolted or welded on to the building. How does the weatherproofing work with the building flex?
Wausau is one of the leading curtainwall manufacturers in the country. Check out the link below for more info and education....

http://www.wausauwindow.com/products...cts&seriesID=1
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Old November 27th, 2007, 02:57 AM   #375
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Does anyone have a link to a site with a good diagram/schematic of a simplified curtain wall. I've heard that the facade basically floats on rails to allow the building to flex without disturbing the exterior. I don't get how this prevents the exterior from falling off if it's not bolted or welded on to the building. How does the weatherproofing work with the building flex?
Well, to use the term "float" isn't entirely accurate. The curtain wall is either clipped onto the floor slab (using a cast-in bracket system) or suspended from armatures that originate at the slab (this, of course, all depends on the particular building). The facade can be thought of as independent, in some sense, from the rest of the tower, but, the two are still closely linked. When you're only spanning a distance of 10-15' (as a typical curtain panel would span, vertically) the amount of thermal expansion and contraction is quite small and easily handled by the installation of a gasket or by the caulking used to provide the weather-tight seals between the individual panels.
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Old November 29th, 2007, 04:28 AM   #376
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Old December 13th, 2007, 05:21 PM   #379
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thanks retro.its awesome to see this puzzle being put together. I take it for granted that I see it twice a day. thanks for posting.
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Wow, this beauty is going up FAST. For some reason I love the renderings of this project, I hope it final product looks similar.

I just did a quick floor count, I love that we've still got 30+ floors to go. She's gonna be tall!
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