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Old June 18th, 2007, 08:44 AM   #741
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While its always nice when a new high-rise goes up, its an entirely different experience to witness a skyscraper go up.
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Old June 18th, 2007, 04:07 PM   #742
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I'm gaining a new appreciation for just how slender TTC is going to be after the third and final setback. It's already a quite modest footprint after the second setback, but, the next one is going to give is something much more elegant than I expected.

Too bad that glommed on that piece of shit parking ramp at the base.
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Old June 18th, 2007, 04:16 PM   #743
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The parking ramp is abysmal.

Also, the building looks spectacular when viewed from the east sidewalk of Michigan avenue. If you stand in the right spots, the Wrigley building lines up perfectly with the lower floors of trump.
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Old June 20th, 2007, 12:31 AM   #744
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I think the ramp could have been halfway decent if they had just clad it differently. Or hell, even leave it unenclosed and just show us the concrete drive and guard. Anything would have been better than what they did.
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Old June 20th, 2007, 12:54 AM   #745
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I walked by it today, just to see what all the fuss is about. Why the hell couldn't they (at least) clad it in the same color/kind/tint of glass as the rest of the building? It's frosted glass, so maybe that's causing the problems. Still...no excuse. Yuck!
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Old June 20th, 2007, 01:24 AM   #746
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I think the ramp is fine.


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Old June 20th, 2007, 02:10 AM   #747
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I hate the ramp curtain wall, but would it make sense that they did it for HVAC purposes? You know, that way they can keep the heat in during the winter. Sure they could have just made it the same color or clear in that case. Whatever.
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Old June 20th, 2007, 07:24 AM   #748
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Old June 20th, 2007, 10:11 AM   #749
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Thanks Retro. 2 out of 3 setbacks done already but only 35% of floors completed. The vertical progress should be much more satisfying going forward. I am so excited as this is the first supertall or "real" skyscraper I have ever witnessed (in person that is) being built.
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Old June 21st, 2007, 02:14 AM   #750
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Taken today:

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Old June 21st, 2007, 03:30 AM   #751
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These pictures are great! I have been watching this tower go up since I moved to the city in January. I completely agree that witnessing a supertall tower go up in person is great!
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Old June 21st, 2007, 05:19 AM   #752
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It's becoming more evident just how beautiful the glass of this building is
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Old June 21st, 2007, 05:24 AM   #753
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These pictures are great! I have been watching this tower go up since I moved to the city in January. I completely agree that witnessing a supertall tower go up in person is great!
It is great. I've been lucky enough to have it happen right outside my window. I knew it too, before I bought it. I think people sold in my building beforehand because they thought it would block our view. But it has only enhanced it.

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I agree. It is really gonna be a standout building in the city.
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Old June 21st, 2007, 05:40 AM   #754
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While One Museum Park East or whatever it's called may have a better overall concept and takes more risks, I think the quality of Trump's Chicago building makes it look pretty amateurish....now if he could just do something with that weird hair of his.
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Old June 23rd, 2007, 04:11 AM   #755
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Old June 27th, 2007, 05:38 AM   #756
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Old June 28th, 2007, 02:58 AM   #757
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*sigh*

The aweful garage ramp with YET ANOTHER horribly overgrown canopy :\\

GRRR!!!
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Old June 28th, 2007, 03:38 AM   #758
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I'm sure with landscaping at the base the ramp will stick out less.
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Old June 28th, 2007, 07:04 AM   #759
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My calculation

I have attempted to work out some progress/milestone dates on TT. The floor counts are based on renderings and I used a rate of 1 floor completed per every 6 days. I think this rate is on the conservative side so hopefully, if I am right, this building might even be done faster. I found it interesting that it looks like the third transfer floor will be complete in Dec. 2007, the same month that they plan to open the hotel. Maybe they wanted to finish the last transfer floor and then open the hotel as soon as possible?

There are 23 floors in current segment between transfer floors. 18 floors left until the next transfer floor. 108 days to complete the 18 left. Would be done on 10-13-07.

60 days to finish the third and final transfer floor, would be complete on Dec 12, 2007.


43 floors remaining in last segment between transfer floors, 258 days to complete. Would be finished on 8-26-2008.

Oh yeah, bring on the spire!
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Old June 28th, 2007, 06:21 PM   #760
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Well the floors now are on a 4 day schedule and after the next transfer floor, they're on a 3 day schedule, so that is pretty conservative. My guess is that they'll be wrapping up in early summer of 08.
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