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Old October 6th, 2005, 05:59 AM   #61
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So, I ducked out of work today for a bit and walked past the site. They were doing some mad caisson drilling. Jesus, the people next door, or at least the ones home during the day, will be going crazy from all the activity.

Lately it really hit me how dramatically that short stretch of Rush/Wabash is changing. In a three block span, there are 4 towers going up. Loyola and the Claire at Pearson. This one. Then two blocks up, The Elysian at Oak.

Good times. Good times.
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Old October 6th, 2005, 06:18 AM   #62
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Yea, its pretty awesome. All you see is construction. Dont forget 30 W. Oak, which is U/C.
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Old October 6th, 2005, 06:33 AM   #63
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So, I ducked out of work today for a bit and walked past the site. They were doing some mad caisson drilling. Jesus, the people next door, or at least the ones home during the day, will be going crazy from all the activity.

Lately it really hit me how dramatically that short stretch of Rush/Wabash is changing. In a three block span, there are 4 towers going up. Loyola and the Claire at Pearson. This one. Then two blocks up, The Elysian at Oak.

Good times. Good times.
^Yeah, but I will only consider it good times if the County Commission votes against demolishing the old County Hospital.
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Old October 6th, 2005, 06:36 AM   #64
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@TUP, I agree completely. I was just letting myself get caught up in the excitement of peeking up Rush from Chicago Ave and imagining the orgy of activity and concrete trucks.

RE the old hospital, this city still be doing some ****ed up shit that needs to be worked out.
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Old October 6th, 2005, 09:21 AM   #65
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^ One thing I wish someone would explain to me.. in Europe, they continue to reuse buildings that are literally hundreds and hundreds of years old. No one would think of tearing down those buildings. But here, a gem of a building no more than 80 years old is considered not worth keeping by the authorities.
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Old October 6th, 2005, 05:24 PM   #66
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^ One thing I wish someone would explain to me.. in Europe, they continue to reuse buildings that are literally hundreds and hundreds of years old. No one would think of tearing down those buildings. But here, a gem of a building no more than 80 years old is considered not worth keeping by the authorities.
^Yeah, but I honestly think the push for demolition is all coming from Stroger, who wants his own hospital to dominate that area. He's selfish and needs to be replaced by somebody more competent. Anyway, back to 50 E. Chestnut
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Old January 29th, 2006, 07:53 PM   #67
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Quickie shot.

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Old January 29th, 2006, 08:08 PM   #68
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I almost forgot about this one. Thanks for the update. You certainly got your money's worth.
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Old February 20th, 2006, 02:57 AM   #69
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McHugh is really trying to fast track this job. I'm scheduled to start installing the pre-glazed curtainwall/punched openings/balconies, starting on the 6th floor at the end of June. McHugh says it'll pour a floor every 3 days (6 - 39) and they want a floor of windows every 4 days. It's tight!
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Old February 25th, 2006, 04:08 AM   #70
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Holy hell that's quick!
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Old February 25th, 2006, 10:12 PM   #71
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The hardest part will be to get all material, concrete, pre-glazed windows, etc., ONTO the site as it is the tightest I've ever seen. Lots of Saturday and Sunday unloading, I fear.
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Old February 28th, 2006, 03:33 AM   #72
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Yeah, there is certainly NO room anywhere around that site to store anything. I'm surprised that haven't cut off more of the traffic on Chestnut or Rush.
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Old February 28th, 2006, 06:43 AM   #73
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Does anyone have new sales figures on this building? Sure, its a fabulous location, but the building is ho-hum compared to the other buildings offering options like these. That said, there's a real exclusivity to it, with only, what, 34 units in the building.

Last time I checked -- a few days ago -- there were a bunch of units for sale on the MLS www.realtor.com. But I doubt one could gauge what's left just by what's listed in the MLS.
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Old March 1st, 2006, 03:15 AM   #74
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I heard they wouldn't start building until 1/2 the units were sold. This was originally going to be 50 stories, but they had a hard time selling, so they cut it down to 40 stories. So, I'd guess, at least 17 are sold.
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Old July 27th, 2006, 07:46 PM   #75
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Old July 27th, 2006, 07:55 PM   #76
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McHugh is really trying to fast track this job. I'm scheduled to start installing the pre-glazed curtainwall/punched openings/balconies, starting on the 6th floor at the end of June. McHugh says it'll pour a floor every 3 days (6 - 39) and they want a floor of windows every 4 days. It's tight!
What happened to the time-table on this one?
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Old July 27th, 2006, 08:25 PM   #77
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Thanks for the needed update, spyguy!
Its like forgotten on this one!
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Old July 28th, 2006, 04:34 AM   #78
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Yeah I forgot about this project also.
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Old July 29th, 2006, 06:11 AM   #79
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McHugh has 'revised' our window installation schedule twice. We have a meeting on 8/1 to get a 'realistic' schedule to follow. Much time has been spent on how to get large semi's onsite to deliver materials. IDOT has the final say on how much of Rush St. sidewalk can be closed. The dock and skip hoist will now be on the corner of Chestnut and Rush. More info after Tuesday's meeting - but I expect they'll be pouring a floor every 4 days (6 to 39) and window installation to start, (on the 6th floor) on the same aggressive schedule, in late September.
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McHugh has 'revised' our window installation schedule twice. We have a meeting on 8/1 to get a 'realistic' schedule to follow. Much time has been spent on how to get large semi's onsite to deliver materials. IDOT has the final say on how much of Rush St. sidewalk can be closed. The dock and skip hoist will now be on the corner of Chestnut and Rush. More info after Tuesday's meeting - but I expect they'll be pouring a floor every 4 days (6 to 39) and window installation to start, (on the 6th floor) on the same aggressive schedule, in late September.
Nice to know da detail, thanks! It sounds great that it is back on track!
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