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Old February 19th, 2007, 04:27 PM   #581
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6 more floors till the next setback
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Old February 19th, 2007, 09:07 PM   #582
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I think it goes without saying that we dodged a bullet on this one . A very square bullet. A very ugly bullet.
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Old February 20th, 2007, 01:17 AM   #583
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this picture reminds me of the fact that with each setback in the building's design comes a faster rate of rise. In other words, some time in the not-too-distant future, this puppy is going to start poking up and emerging from the surrounding skyline, visible from the Kennedy, Ryan, LSD, and more.
heading south on the kennedy i accualy see it already mainly the crain but i think i can see the very top of the building too
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Old February 22nd, 2007, 04:14 AM   #584
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Old February 22nd, 2007, 04:27 AM   #585
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Man, the cladding looks simply amazing! Nice shot, Retro!
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Old February 22nd, 2007, 05:08 AM   #586
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That picture is ******* great. Not only the Trump's progress, but look at the river!
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for the Pelasgians, too, were a Greek nation originally from the Peloponnesus
The Roman Antiquities of Dionysius of Halicarnassus
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...assus/1B*.html

Macedonia, of course, is a part of Greece". Strabo, VII, Frg. 9
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...ragments*.html

But north of the gulf, the first inhabitants are Greeks called Epirotes....
Procopius
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Old February 22nd, 2007, 08:21 PM   #587
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seems it's warmer than at the last update
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Old February 23rd, 2007, 06:55 AM   #588
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^ Look what's missing today.
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Old February 23rd, 2007, 07:31 AM   #589
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Can anybody see my analogy?:

Trump Tower gives the Chicago River corridor defnition through it s height the same way that the Hancok did for Michigan Avenue whenit went up years ago.
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Old February 23rd, 2007, 11:43 AM   #590
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^ Look what's missing today.

I kinda forgot whose tower it is already.
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Old February 25th, 2007, 02:05 AM   #591
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Old February 25th, 2007, 03:52 AM   #592
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Love that pic even more w/ the ice in the canal
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Old February 25th, 2007, 05:33 AM   #593
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It's a real river, not a canal. Of course, it's the world's only river that flows backwards, so it's not exactly normal.
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Old February 25th, 2007, 05:45 AM   #594
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It's a real river, not a canal. Of course, it's the world's only river that flows backwards, so it's not exactly normal.
Yeah, rivers are just vehicles that deliver runoff water reserves into larger and more permanent bodies of water. When you think about the Chicago River, it's almost like waterfall in the sense that a larger body of water is feeding the runoff. Strange. How'd they reverse the flow again?

And speaking of the transport of water, can anyone name the only Chicagoland town that naturally sends half its runoff rain water into Lake Michigan and the other half into the Mississippi River?
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Old February 26th, 2007, 07:46 PM   #595
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Lake Huron feeds the Detroit River, Lake Erie feeds the Niagara River and Lake Ontario feeds the St Lawrence River. Not so strange.
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Old February 26th, 2007, 08:50 PM   #596
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Lake Huron feeds the Detroit River, Lake Erie feeds the Niagara River and Lake Ontario feeds the St Lawrence River. Not so strange.
I think you might have misunderstood why this is unusual. It's unusual because the river flows backwards due to changes in irrigation, locks, etc.

It would be akin to a river in Toronto feeding the James Bay instead of the Great Lakes.
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Old February 27th, 2007, 12:30 AM   #597
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I get the fact they reversed the flow of the river. I thought you found it strange that a big lake could flow into a river. My mistake.
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Old February 28th, 2007, 01:08 AM   #598
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Yeah, rivers are just vehicles that deliver runoff water reserves into larger and more permanent bodies of water. When you think about the Chicago River, it's almost like waterfall in the sense that a larger body of water is feeding the runoff. Strange. How'd they reverse the flow again?

And speaking of the transport of water, can anyone name the only Chicagoland town that naturally sends half its runoff rain water into Lake Michigan and the other half into the Mississippi River?
Didnt they build a hill so the water rolled up onto it and flowed back in the other direction? That and added canals and dredging I think. Someone correct me.
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Old February 28th, 2007, 02:25 AM   #599
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Didnt they build a hill so the water rolled up onto it and flowed back in the other direction? That and added canals and dredging I think. Someone correct me.
http://live.asce.org/hh/index.mxml?l...onChecked=true

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago...and_Ship_Canal



The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, historically known as the Chicago Drainage Canal, is the only shipping link between the Great Lakes (specifically Lake Michigan by the Chicago River) with the Mississippi River system, by way of the Illinois and Des Plaines Rivers. The canal also carries Chicago's treated sewage into the Des Plaines River. Before completion of the canal in 1900, the sewage of Chicago was dumped into Lake Michigan, the city's drinking water supply. The canal is part of the Chicago Wastewater System, operated by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. The system has been named a Civil Engineering Monument of the Millennium by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal is 28 miles (48 kilometers) long, 202 feet (62 meters) wide, and 24 feet (7.3 meters) deep. Prior to its building, the Illinois and Michigan Canal connected the same waterways for boat travel.

See also

http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohisto...es/300018.html

The album itself begins with a narrative poem about the construction of the Sanitary and Ship Canal, written by its chief engineer, Isham Randolph. In 26 stanzas, Randolph describes the canal construction in epic terms.

There was daring, there was genius

There was brain there was brawn

And from their gendered labor

Twas a River that was born.
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Old February 28th, 2007, 03:53 AM   #600
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Yeah. They dug a canal from the Chicago River to the Illinois River, connecting the Great Lakes and Mississippi River water systems. Water from Lake Michigan flows down the Chicago River, down the Sanitary & Ship Canal, and eventually into the Mississippi and the Gulf of Mexico.

They originally did this to stop the flow of sewage into Lake Michigan. Unfortunately, this would mean that towns further downstream on the canal/Illinois River got screwed with all of Chicago's sewage for years, until we started treating our own sewage.
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