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Old September 3rd, 2005, 07:54 PM   #81
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Wooohoooo windows!!!!!

And the final word: TIME LIFE = ******* GARBAGE.
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Old September 4th, 2005, 05:09 AM   #82
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but it's pretty ******* cool that the Time Life has double decker elevators.
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Old September 4th, 2005, 06:16 AM   #83
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^ I'm mystified by the vitriol with which some hate the (former?) Time-Life Building. I am really fond of that structure. I like the shape of the columns, and the soaring lobby. Of the people who don't like this building, how many also dislike (former) IBM Tower, Daley Center, and the Federal Center?
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Old September 4th, 2005, 05:47 PM   #84
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IBM isn't formet yet, is it? And I hate none of them. I consistently consider IBM to be my favorite building in the entire city; I also love Daley and the Fed Center.

Obviously you're trying to figure out if people hate modernism in general or just the building, specifically. Well, modernism happens to be my favorite architectural style - so, my hatred is completely focused on the Time Life Building itself.
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Old September 11th, 2005, 04:58 PM   #85
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345 East Ohio is now also known as:

www.thestreeter.com
THE STREETER
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Old September 11th, 2005, 06:00 PM   #86
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The........Streeter............................................?
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Old September 11th, 2005, 06:26 PM   #87
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thats pretty lame
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Old September 14th, 2005, 05:17 AM   #88
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That's like... the worst name ever. Well, okay, it's better than Fordham Spire, but it's pretty craptastic nonetheless.

Anyway, tonight marks the first time I was able to catch a glimpse of the "Streeter's" tower crane over top of the Wyndham and Time Life. As she gets a bit taller I'll be able to contribute more frequent updates.

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Old September 14th, 2005, 04:28 PM   #89
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Hmm looks like you live like couple blocks from me Geoff. I should go up on my roof and see if I can see anything.
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Old September 16th, 2005, 03:07 AM   #90
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I'm at Huron and Wabash.
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Old September 16th, 2005, 04:07 AM   #91
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Oh ok so a little more then a couple blocks. I'm at Michigan and Grand.
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Old October 2nd, 2005, 08:23 PM   #92
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Images of 345 East Ohio taken last week.



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Old October 3rd, 2005, 12:53 AM   #93
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Woohoo!!! I should be able to see it creeping over the top of Time Life in the near future!
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Old October 3rd, 2005, 12:59 AM   #94
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I wonder if there are units on the lower floors facing the garage building
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Old October 3rd, 2005, 01:02 AM   #95
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Moving quite fast.
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Old October 3rd, 2005, 02:47 PM   #96
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Quote:
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I wonder if there are units on the lower floors facing the garage building
The parking garage actually goes pretty far into the building itself at those levels. There is only one or two units on the west side of the core, depending on how they are purchased. Those units have windows to the north facing Ohio Street, and I would guess just a door to the hallway coming from the elevators. So, no there are not any units facing the parking garage at the southwest corner of the building.
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Old October 3rd, 2005, 07:42 PM   #97
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Thanks, kayos, for sharing construction info with us.
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Old October 7th, 2005, 06:54 PM   #98
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Walsh just poured the 30th floor yesterday (10/6/05). I'm guessing this building is topped out, (structure only) by January 2006.

On a side note, I was reading the trump tower thread over on SSP.com and found a few posts from people saying that Walsh is not a very good company in terms of warranty items. I am unable to sign up for SSP.com so I'll post a minor defense of my company here (Steely, kindly point me in the right direction to take this if here is not the place). From what I understand, all contractors, including Walsh, use only approved building materials. So when the owner starts complaining that slabs are deflecting or walls are cracking, it is probably due to the value engineered steel reinforcing they approved because the original steel design was too expensive. Walsh can start framing on a slab as soon as a person is able to walk on it. Almost all the floors nowadays are latexed so footprints, scratches, and other blemishes disappear. Plus, those little issues do not dramatically affect a slab's structural integrity. Previously poured slabs are "reshored" an additional 30 or so days or until 4 floors have been poured above. The owner, owner's rep, or architect/structural engineer are always notified of the intent to remove unneeded shoring, so they have their chance to voice disapproval if they think it should stay in longer. The contractor is in the business of building a structure, its all you engineers and architects that need to worry about approving the correct building materials. I'm not saying that we don't care, but when all the stakeholders involved in a building are trying to save money, reduce duration, and increase quality; something has to give. It is impossible to have all three and something suffers in the end. So don't blame it all on Walsh for the issues their buldings may have. It is not all of their buildings and I've heard stories just as bad about companies like McHugh, Adjustable Forms, Power,...etc. That is all, discuss.
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Old November 9th, 2005, 12:38 AM   #99
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Here's a rendering from SCB's site:

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Old November 9th, 2005, 12:49 AM   #100
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^ Strangely, it looks like a copycat of 50 E. Chestnut.

Of course, SCB designed both of them.
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