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Old January 19th, 2006, 01:42 AM   #221
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I do go there, and I go to SSP! Everyman has posted some pics from today and posted them in the Construction Updates thread. Thanks, but I'm back to normal now. Thanks.
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Old January 20th, 2006, 02:08 AM   #222
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Can someone PLEASE take some update shots? It's been two weeks, I'm going crazy
Also, the Trib has a Trump Cam up & running:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/s...,2997874.flash
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Old January 20th, 2006, 02:12 AM   #223
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Also, the Trib has a Trump Cam up & running:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/s...,2997874.flash
Thanks, I actually had that as my signature at SSP. Pictures are so much better than the webcam, they're more detailed and you can actually see exactly what's going on.
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Old January 20th, 2006, 11:26 PM   #224
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Here are some shots that I took yesterday. One shot is from last week.

View to the northeast from the Wabash Avenue bridge - 2006-1-12


View to the west from the Michigan Avenue bridge - 2006-1-19


View to the north from Wacker Drive - 2006-1-19


View of the eastern one-third of the tower base and formwork - 2006-1-19


View to the southwest from the plaza between the Wrigley Building - 2006-1-19
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Old January 20th, 2006, 11:35 PM   #225
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Great shots! Thank you for updating us.
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Old January 20th, 2006, 11:51 PM   #226
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Those are great. Thanks a ton Victor!
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Old January 21st, 2006, 05:00 AM   #227
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Can someone please explain to me how those cranes work. If they build the building around them how do they get them out when they are done?
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Old January 21st, 2006, 08:48 AM   #228
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I know 2009 is the completion date for this project but how long do you guys figure before it has a place in the skyline atleast? How tall would it have to be before it does, 5,6,7, 800ft.?
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Old January 21st, 2006, 08:49 PM   #229
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I would expect it to have a decent skyline presence by the end of this calendar year. It should look complete from the exterior by the end of '07 and the remaining 14-20 months would be for interior and finish work.

Anyone got any other timelines in their head?
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Old January 21st, 2006, 11:21 PM   #230
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I'm looking at the timeline right now. It shows the building topping out in early July of 08' and enclosed by late May of 08'.
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Old January 21st, 2006, 11:26 PM   #231
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Oh! And TTC should begin enclosing the building in early July
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Old January 21st, 2006, 11:40 PM   #232
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I don't think that the building will begin to make a skyline presence untio it's in the 500' range from certain directions, but once it surpasses IBM Plaza, that's when it will really be noticable.

By the end of this year I don't think that it will be all that noticable yet skyline wise. It's biggest presence will be from the Michigan Ave. bridge by years end. By this time next year though, it will begin to rise fast, the base will take the longest because the floor plates are so massive.
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Old January 22nd, 2006, 02:34 AM   #233
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Can someone please explain to me how those cranes work. If they build the building around them how do they get them out when they are done?
A smaller crane will sometimes be lifted to the roof of the completed tower to dismantle the tower crane afterward.

Here's a perfect thread that explains in detail with diagrams on how it goes up and how it comes down.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=249236
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Old January 22nd, 2006, 09:54 PM   #234
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Thanks for the link Uberalles. My question has finally been answered. You have no idea how long I have been looking up at these things wondering how the hell do they do that. This may have seemed like a simple question to some, but this has made my day now that I no longer have to wonder.
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Old January 26th, 2006, 07:10 AM   #235
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I created a graphic to make it easier to track progress and show show how much is left to do. I will keep this updated whenever something changes.

Trump Chicago Progress

If I need to make any changes please let me know. I want this to be as accurate as possible and since I'm not in Chicago, all I have is the web cam and recent photos.

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Old January 26th, 2006, 07:23 AM   #236
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That is an awesome idea, IMO. Makes me wish I wouldve thought about it first. It would be cool to have simliar graphics like that for Waterview and other big towers. Not saying that you should/have to do it but it would just be cool. It mightve been simple or not but howd you make that?
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Old January 26th, 2006, 07:31 AM   #237
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There's something similar with the monthly supertall construction diagram, but nowhere as indepth for individual towers. Great idea- hope you stay with it
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Old January 26th, 2006, 07:35 AM   #238
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That is an awesome idea, IMO. Makes me wish I wouldve thought about it first. It would be cool to have simliar graphics like that for Waterview and other big towers. Not saying that you should/have to do it but it would just be cool. It mightve been simple or not but howd you make that?
It was actually amazingly easy. I just copied they image from their online brochure and used Paint to do the rest. The bucket tool makes it so easy.

As for Waterview Tower, I'll see what I can do.
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Old January 29th, 2006, 08:03 PM   #239
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From the Hancock earlier this week.
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Old January 29th, 2006, 08:06 PM   #240
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Wow. Don't think I've seen that angle before.
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