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Old November 9th, 2005, 04:48 PM   #161
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Trump won't be at his tower, he's being paid big bucks by the learning Annex to give a pep talk to a bunch of schmucks who don't know any better.
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Old November 11th, 2005, 12:51 AM   #162
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Here are a few shots that I took myself the other day.









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Old November 12th, 2005, 08:10 PM   #163
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Old November 13th, 2005, 11:07 PM   #164
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Old November 14th, 2005, 12:14 AM   #165
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Very nice
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Old November 16th, 2005, 08:39 PM   #166
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BVictor1, thanks for that article, very nice!
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Old November 18th, 2005, 05:43 PM   #167
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Viaduct done; Wabash to reopen

Published November 18, 2005


With the completion of a viaduct reconstruction project, Wabash Avenue between Kinzie Street and Wacker Drive will reopen to traffic before the evening rush hour on Friday, city officials said.

However, northbound traffic on Wabash from Wacker to Kinzie will be reduced to one lane through fall 2007 to accommodate ongoing construction of Trump Tower Chicago, officials said.

Southbound traffic on Wabash will not be affected.

The viaduct reconstruction project is part of the Trump Tower development.

The $8 million improvement includes a deck replacement, street resurfacing, new sidewalks and ornamental streetlights, officials said.










does anyone have pics of the finnished product?
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Old November 18th, 2005, 11:38 PM   #168
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I've walked past it everday for close to 26 months. Gotta say I'm completely underwhelmed by the product as of this point: Looks like there's some touch up left to do, including an additional layer of pavement. I know its only a road, but after the build up with promises of a landscaped median and ornamental lighting, the final product fails to overwhelm. Keeping my fingers crossed for a last minute improvement.
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Old November 18th, 2005, 11:59 PM   #169
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Quote:
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I've walked past it everday for close to 26 months. Gotta say I'm completely underwhelmed by the product as of this point: Looks like there's some touch up left to do, including an additional layer of pavement. I know its only a road, but after the build up with promises of a landscaped median and ornamental lighting, the final product fails to overwhelm. Keeping my fingers crossed for a last minute improvement.
^And you never even taken a picture.

As for another layer of pavement, didn't they already add like 4 on the top...how many do they need? Did they plant the plants in the median yet? If they did then give them some time to grow. I'm sure it will look just fine when everything is said and done (tower and everything else).
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Old November 19th, 2005, 09:00 PM   #170
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I heard that the second tower crane would be erected within the next 3 weeks or so.
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Old November 19th, 2005, 09:11 PM   #171
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Interesting
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Old November 19th, 2005, 10:08 PM   #172
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Quote:
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I've walked past it everday for close to 26 months. Gotta say I'm completely underwhelmed by the product as of this point: Looks like there's some touch up left to do, including an additional layer of pavement. I know its only a road, but after the build up with promises of a landscaped median and ornamental lighting, the final product fails to overwhelm. Keeping my fingers crossed for a last minute improvement.
Time will tell, give it some more time I guess.
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Old November 21st, 2005, 09:31 PM   #173
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I demand pictures.
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Old November 22nd, 2005, 05:16 AM   #174
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By the way, for those of you who are interested... Wabash avenue is OPEN at this point and is once again proving it's the fastest way from the Old Coast to the loop on any day of the week!
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Old November 23rd, 2005, 07:19 AM   #175
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I demand pictures.
Ok Fine, here are two from last Thursday:

From the southwest


Wabash viaduct one week before opening.


I couldn't get close enough to the site for some pics viewing into the pit, because work crews were staged on the bridge. The lighting was bad anyway. But, hope they tide you over for now...
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Old November 25th, 2005, 09:55 PM   #176
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I took this picture yestreday. I believe that this if for the second tower crane.

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Old November 25th, 2005, 09:59 PM   #177
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Very nice
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Old November 25th, 2005, 11:54 PM   #178
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I just came from the site, and upon closer inspection and from talking with several people at the site. I believe that this just might be an extension for the crane that is currently on site. The legs just don't seem thick enough to ensure me that this is indeed the base for the second crane.

But I did find out from the city website that they have received the permit to erect the second tower crane, so that's good news.

ERECT A TEMPORARY TOWER CRANE MODEL LIEBHERR 420 EC-H CRANE

Total Records: 6

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Status

ADMIN REVIEW
APPROVED

ARCH
APPROVED

CONSTRUCTION EQUIP
APPROVED

FINAL REVIEW
APPROVED

STRUCTURAL
APPROVED

ZONING
APPROVED


The owners of this address received a permit on 11/16/05

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Old November 26th, 2005, 01:47 AM   #179
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good news.

Is the construction going to be paused because of the snow? (It better not )
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Old November 26th, 2005, 04:47 AM   #180
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A question BVictor:

Actually Chad brought this up, but I'm curious as well. Is the spire going to be metal or glass? From the renderings it looks like it could be either.
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