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Old April 18th, 2007, 08:37 AM   #641
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How is it that some projects get skinned quickly as they go up, and others don't. Like what's up with Burj Dubai? Still no skin. Can't they get the glass right for the windows? Is it just that some developers are better at scheduling and project management than others? What gives?
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Old April 18th, 2007, 07:51 PM   #642
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I was driving south down Wabash yesterday, and was almost blinded from the glow off of Trump Tower. It was seriously bright. Beautiful but pratically blinding. Daylight Savings Time coming earlier this year has helped get nice photos later in the evening earlier in the year.

View to the south down wabash Avenue from Superior Street - 2007-4-17


View to the south down Wabash Avenue from Ohio Street - 2007-4-17


View to the south from Hubbard Stree - 2007-4-17
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Old April 18th, 2007, 08:09 PM   #643
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Love this tower, and OMG the cladding looks fantastic
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Old April 18th, 2007, 09:49 PM   #644
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great lightning in the pics
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Old April 18th, 2007, 10:58 PM   #645
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pgold21 I think the reason is:

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MY guess is that the rapid cladding of the Trump Tower and its lack in Dubai is a factor of the extreme difference in climate. The cladding of the Trump protects interior workers from the cold, while its lack in Dubai allows for desert breezes, if any; just a guess of course.
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Old April 19th, 2007, 01:47 AM   #646
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Burj Dubai was a weird case - the manufacturer went bankrupt (or something to that effect), which is obviously delaying the cladding. On the other hand, Trump needs the exterior to be completed faster because they need to work on the interior to open the lower portions of the building this year.
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Old April 19th, 2007, 08:39 AM   #647
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You mean that people will be living there while its still being built?
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Old April 19th, 2007, 11:48 PM   #648
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seems so
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Old April 20th, 2007, 02:49 AM   #649
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You mean that people will be living there while its still being built?
My understanding is that they wanted to open [part of] the hotel portion this year. Perhaps someone with more info could correct me if I'm wrong, but at the same time I'm not surprised since there's money to be made and this is a Trump building.
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Old April 21st, 2007, 10:24 AM   #650
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What's the estimated date for the building's topping out?
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Old April 21st, 2007, 04:48 PM   #651
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Old April 21st, 2007, 05:00 PM   #652
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Great shot retro, yours too Bvic!
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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
http://books.google.com/books?id=9m6...page&q&f=false
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Old April 21st, 2007, 07:38 PM   #653
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When was the transfer floor supposed to be finished? May right?
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 12:28 AM   #654
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 10:31 AM   #655
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This building is interesting. It's beauty is directly related to the weather.
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 04:31 PM   #656
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This building is interesting. It's beauty is directly related to the weather.
Good observation -- and I'm starting to realize how different it will look when it's taller and the reflections we see are predominantly of the sky instead of neighboring buildings. I'm hopeful about that.
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Old April 28th, 2007, 12:18 AM   #657
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here's a pic I took from last friday. it's in the middle
This is exactly why we need more SKYSCRAPERS SOUTH OF CONGRESS. The area looks so dead.
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Old May 1st, 2007, 05:39 PM   #658
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This was included in Kamin's take on Fountain Square proposal in Evanston. Any truth to this? I think the cladding on Trump looks pretty darn good so far, but I'm no architect either:

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Problem three is really a caveat: This tower would have a mostly glass skin, which will, ideally, emphasize its lightness. But a cheap skin can look like a cheap suit. Exhibit A: the distorted reflections emanating from some exterior glass on the still-under-construction Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago. If you want to build tall, you had better build well."
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 05:45 PM   #659
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Taken this past Sunday

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Old May 3rd, 2007, 12:02 AM   #660
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Best shot ever! Thanks Vic. Wow, I can image that shot with a completed Trump.
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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

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http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...ragments*.html

But north of the gulf, the first inhabitants are Greeks called Epirotes....
Procopius
http://books.google.com/books?id=9m6...page&q&f=false
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