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Old April 16th, 2007, 05:37 AM   #201
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Jeez, just finish it already!!! What time this year were they planning on finishing it?
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Old April 18th, 2007, 06:03 AM   #202
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I really don't think they care about sealing the top. Check out these pics from today. Top floors still open.

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Old April 18th, 2007, 07:20 AM   #203
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But thank god we've got window-washing harnesses in place to wash all those missing windows!!!
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Old April 19th, 2007, 09:39 PM   #204
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They've finally started to finish the glass on this puppy. Working on the 2nd to last floor today.
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Old May 11th, 2007, 12:13 AM   #205
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Yeah, they're finally making (very slow) progress. If you look closely, you can see that a bit of paneling has been added above the top story of glass. Also, about 30-35 more balconies have been finished.

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Old May 11th, 2007, 12:45 AM   #206
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... I still can't believe how long the top of this building has taken to complete- it's been unfinished just like that for months now, probably since January or early february.
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Old May 11th, 2007, 01:00 AM   #207
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I actually didn't notice that the top 4 stories have balconies across the entire south face. I'm guessing the wind gusts up there play havoc with alfresco dinners though, assuming they're as bad or worse as what happens at street level.
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Old May 11th, 2007, 01:01 AM   #208
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Is it possible that maybe they have primarily been working on the interior, and completing the individual condos themselves, over the past few months? I can't imagine that completing hundreds of condos would be something that would just take a few weeks or so....
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Old May 11th, 2007, 04:47 AM   #209
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Maybe now that it's hot it's better to leave it open and use the breeze to cool the workers?
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Old May 11th, 2007, 07:39 PM   #210
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This tower is sexy. It looks best and most sleek when viewed from its sides.
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Old May 12th, 2007, 07:36 AM   #211
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Now that it's almost finished, I wonder what type of light decoration it will have. I could only guess the white horizontal lines will be illuminated, or maybe not. Hmmm.. I'm looking forward to see what it will be. Does anyone know what the actually sceme will be?
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Old May 14th, 2007, 09:48 PM   #212
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Now that it's almost finished, I wonder what type of light decoration it will have. I could only guess the white horizontal lines will be illuminated, or maybe not. Hmmm.. I'm looking forward to see what it will be. Does anyone know what the actually sceme will be?
When I first walked by, there seemed to be nothing besides white metal and glass. On closer inspection, I see small holes with conduit, every 2 stories, on the white steel facing south. I'm guessing those will eventually be small uplights, probably the same time they take the film off all the metal.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 04:54 PM   #214
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.....probably the same time they take the film off all the metal.
Is this for sure, that the white of the horizontal banding is just a film cover, with metal underneath? I had hoped for metallic but assumed they'd just gone w/white.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 05:07 PM   #215
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340 isn't the most spectactular bit of work I've ever seen, but from Grant Park it looks perfect along the northern skyline. Perfect fit for the spot, perfect neighbor to BC/BS.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 06:18 PM   #216
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Is this for sure, that the white of the horizontal banding is just a film cover, with metal underneath? I had hoped for metallic but assumed they'd just gone w/white.
The metal underneath is actually white. Sorry for the confusion.
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Old May 28th, 2007, 05:25 AM   #217
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Old May 28th, 2007, 06:54 AM   #218
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Are they going to build every building one those podium/platforms?
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Old May 28th, 2007, 08:00 AM   #219
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is that the roof of the blue cross blue shield building being deconstructed ?
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Old May 28th, 2007, 07:37 PM   #220
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Are they going to build every building one those podium/platforms?
huh?

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is that the roof of the blue cross blue shield building being deconstructed ?
I don't see any signs of work going on?
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