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Old October 22nd, 2005, 04:03 AM   #141
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Looking great TT! Thanks for lots of construction shots guys! It sure is nice to know that trump tower is ahead of schedule! Probabily had something to do with the good weather so far! Keep it up folks!
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Old October 22nd, 2005, 07:24 PM   #142
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Fabulous Tower
I think it's better 2w8 a little while, befor planning A Trip 2 Chicago.
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Old October 22nd, 2005, 07:51 PM   #143
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I think it's better 2w8 a little while, befor planning A Trip 2 Chicago.
^Why? There is plenty of other stuff to look at.
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Old October 27th, 2005, 02:19 AM   #144
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Chicago Shawn's unique update:

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From the 36th floor of IBM Plaza, Friday 10-21-2005:


Water chiller intakes:



Bonus, how can anyone in IBM Plaza get any work done with views like these:

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Old October 27th, 2005, 02:30 AM   #145
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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 October 27th, 2005, 03:02 AM   #146
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I love those views!
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Old October 27th, 2005, 07:07 PM   #147
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The cover of the October edition of Midwest Construction magazine.




Also, from what I understand the first tower crane will be erected within the next week to 10 days.

Also, I heard that the (If I'm remembering the right location of the site) northwest corner of the site will lag begind a little because the sheeting that was driven in is about 2' off, and they will have to dtive new sheeting in and then excavate that corner.
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Old October 27th, 2005, 10:33 PM   #148
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Is IBM Plaza the Mies (I assume) building in black north of Trump?
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Old October 28th, 2005, 02:43 AM   #149
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It's more west than north, but, yes.
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Old October 28th, 2005, 03:10 AM   #150
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Is IBM Plaza the Mies (I assume) building in black north of Trump?
It was Mies' last project; I caught sight of a few times leaving his trailer. One of his "less is more" principles consisted in almost imperceptibly reducing floor heights; this required less material and reduced the foundation load. The aesthetic payoff is a visual one. This design was cost effective and corrects for the human eye's tendency to make lengthy vertical lines appear convex, an illusion that makes tall buildings seem to swell near their tops. The human eye makes lengthy horizontal lines appear concave. Bottom line, Mies' design technique presents a skyscraper whose geometry appears nearly perfect. The ancient Greeks used various techniques to correct for such optical illusions resulting in temple buildings whose proportions appear perect. The IBM building is a classic Mies.
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Old October 28th, 2005, 06:31 PM   #151
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Thanks for the info. Very fascinating. And yes amazing views.
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Old October 28th, 2005, 06:41 PM   #152
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Mr A. , your still the same as i remember you 10+ years ago haha thats awsome!
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Old November 8th, 2005, 06:00 AM   #153
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can somone post some pics of the construction site as of current? i need my trump fix lol
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Old November 8th, 2005, 06:25 PM   #154
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can somone post some pics of the construction site as of current? i need my trump fix lol
Keep an eye on this thread too:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...&goto=lastpost
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Old November 8th, 2005, 06:52 PM   #155
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The same pictures are posted. The link you posted is for people that don't frequent the chicago threads.
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Old November 8th, 2005, 10:21 PM   #156
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I posted this earlier on SSP and thought you guys would be interested too .

The Tower Crane is Rising!!!!!!!!

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Old November 8th, 2005, 10:36 PM   #157
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I posted this earlier on SSP and thought you guys would be interested too .

The Tower Crane is Rising!!!!!!!!


I was just about to post the below information when I saw your post. I'm going to have to go and snap some shots.

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Old November 8th, 2005, 11:22 PM   #158
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Hooray
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Old November 9th, 2005, 01:31 AM   #159
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I will just post the pics I took tomorrow. It was really cool watching the process. There were trucking in 2 more sections of tower 15 minutes ago, which I'm sure they'll wait to install tomorrow.

We are going to have to wait a while for the second crane. At least that's what I was told today by a McHugh worker.

The images below were posted by Chicago3rd in the SSP forums.
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Old November 9th, 2005, 02:57 PM   #160
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Anyone is going down to see Donald Trump?

But anyways, the construction is going good!
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