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Old August 28th, 2005, 09:21 PM   #81
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^Then we should just make more steel domestically.
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Old August 28th, 2005, 10:28 PM   #82
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^Then we should just make more steel domestically.
That would be self-defeating in our steel industry's thinking; here they can now raise their prices even more leaving the American consumers to pay twice. Nice work if you can get it.
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Old August 28th, 2005, 11:36 PM   #83
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but steel has never really been that prevalent in residential construction. Steel sections are deeper, which works well in commercial construction, where you have layers of MEPFP, but residential is better suited to the shallower profile that concrete presents.

We'll see more sexy steel construction, when we start building a few more office buildings.
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Old August 29th, 2005, 01:29 AM   #84
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I wasn't trying to start any discourse on steel use... and I know that 99% of residential highrise construction is reinforced concrete... I was just making general statement that I'm sick of watching re-con buildings go up! They're not nearly as fun as a steel-skeleton structure to watch!
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Old August 29th, 2005, 01:52 AM   #85
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^OK
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Old August 29th, 2005, 04:49 PM   #86
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I wasn't trying to start any discourse on steel use... and I know that 99% of residential highrise construction is reinforced concrete... I was just making general statement that I'm sick of watching re-con buildings go up! They're not nearly as fun as a steel-skeleton structure to watch!
Well, you're only going to have to wait a little while longer. I'm sure that 300 N. LaSalle will be a steel building.
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Old August 29th, 2005, 07:35 PM   #87
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I shouldn't complain, 1SD was fun as was Hyatt and 111.

I just want something super-tall and steel )
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Old August 31st, 2005, 04:16 AM   #88
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^The Fairbanks at City Front Plaza will also be a steel frame.
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Old September 2nd, 2005, 12:24 AM   #89
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STEEL: Decline in orders pushes prices down

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Published September 1, 2005

U.S. steel prices fell for the 11th straight month in August because of fewer orders, a trade publication said Wednesday.

Purchasing Magazine said steel sheet, the most common form of metal, dropped 5.4 percent from July, to $435 a ton. Prices have slid 42 percent since reaching a record $756 a ton in September 2004.

Analyst Charles Bradford said prices likely will jump at least $30 a ton in September, following a price increase announcement by Nucor Corp. earlier this month. Nucor, the nation's second-biggest steelmaker, behind U.S. Steel Corp., is boosting prices to cover the increasing cost of scrap the company melts to make new steel.

Prices for scrap from junked vehicles, or so-called auto bundles, rose 30 percent in August, to $205 a ton. "Scrap is a real good indicator of the health of the market," Bradford said.
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Old September 7th, 2005, 09:22 PM   #90
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One shot from last monday:
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Old September 7th, 2005, 11:48 PM   #91
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Thanks for all these construction updates!
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Old October 28th, 2005, 07:27 AM   #92
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Here's one from the 340 Owner's site:



Construction seems to be cruising along well.
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Old October 28th, 2005, 11:47 PM   #93
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I likey!
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Old November 15th, 2005, 05:24 AM   #94
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Looking at a Tribune article they say about 80% has been sold.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 01:44 AM   #95
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340 On the Park'
View to the southeast from Columbus Drive - 2005-11-26


View to the north - 2005-11-26


Water pipes and ventilation ducts being instaalled in the lower levels - 2005-11-26


Looking up the eastern face from Buckingham Plaza's driveway - 2005-11-26
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Old November 29th, 2005, 01:56 AM   #96
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sweet, thanks for the pic update
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Old November 29th, 2005, 02:50 AM   #97
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340 on the park look good. great picture.
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Old December 8th, 2005, 09:35 PM   #98
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I saw the blue glass windows installed on first two (or three) stories on the west side of 340OTP this morning. It looks nice.
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Old December 26th, 2005, 04:52 AM   #99
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