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Old November 5th, 2006, 01:43 AM   #201
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Future view:

Looking up from Wacker Drive


View up the southeast corner



I was also told that sales were pretty good last month, didn't get an exact figure though.
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Old November 5th, 2006, 09:35 PM   #202
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doe's any body know what kind of tower crane's they are using for the tower's construction??
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Old November 5th, 2006, 11:28 PM   #203
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Sweeet, thanks for the updates.
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Old November 6th, 2006, 03:31 AM   #204
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any updates
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Old November 6th, 2006, 06:56 AM   #205
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any updates
Here are a few from Novembe 2nd

View of the site from the Transportation Building - 2006-11-2


Workers removing one of the raker beams - 2006-11-2
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Old November 6th, 2006, 11:56 AM   #206
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not long and it's over ground
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Old November 8th, 2006, 01:20 AM   #207
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update????
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Old November 8th, 2006, 02:18 AM   #208
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^A whole lot does not change in 5 days, especially at this stage in construction.
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Old November 8th, 2006, 11:01 AM   #209
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Old November 8th, 2006, 11:59 AM   #210
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This one has taken forever to get out of the ground. When did it start...back in february? Anyway there must have been some complications with the driving and foundation work. Look how those crossbars are holding the walls or the core pit out. That is not normal construction, at least I haven't seen anything like it before.
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Old November 12th, 2006, 12:57 AM   #211
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UPDATE'S???
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Old November 12th, 2006, 07:22 AM   #212
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Alright, alright

So the tower crane is finally going up. You can see in these pics how small this site really is and how challenging it will be for them to build a 1000-footer next to all these adjacent structures.

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And another crane shoots up along the Chicago River:


That truck was delivering a piece as I was shooting:
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Old November 12th, 2006, 08:49 AM   #213
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Alright, alright

So the tower crane is finally going up. You can see in these pics how small this site really is and how challenging it will be for them to build a 1000-footer next to all these adjacent structures.

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Thanks for the update, i appreciate it. finally the tower crane is going up
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Old November 12th, 2006, 10:41 AM   #214
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Thanks for all updates!
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Old November 12th, 2006, 10:51 AM   #215
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Man that couldn't be denser. The plots tiny compared to what the height of the bulding will be.
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Old November 12th, 2006, 04:47 PM   #216
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Indeed.
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Old November 13th, 2006, 07:23 AM   #217
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Okay, this is what I learned today,

The height of the building is now!!!!!!!!!


1,056'

I went to the sitr, you know to just take pictures and shit, to watch the installation of the tower crane, and I struck up a conversation with a Teng official yesterday and just did it again today (he knew about Emporis). Anyway, I was asking about the construction schedule, talking about the height; about the impact the building will make on the skyline and how most people don't even realize this yet. I mentioned the 1,047' height, and he kindly corrected me

I almost pissed myself. I had to ask him again, and he repeated himself with a slight grin and said "you didn't know that huh?, we went up a bit" I started jumping around flailing my arms, and almost smacked a passerby upside the head, which is funny in itself, because I ended up finding out we had a class together several years ago.

For those you you who think that Waterview Tower will catch Trump, I hate to crush your dreams, but it aint gonna happen. This comes from a highly reliable source.

The main structure itself won't be up to Wacker Drive until about May. Remember that they have more excavating to do around the core. They have to go down 4 floors, then they have to builld all that stuff back up.

The transfer floor on this one will be pretty massive also. Floor 28. The mat for the transfer will be bigger than it was for the core. Where as the core mat was 8' thick, the transfer floor will be between 8-10' thick.

I am going to try to confirm this new height from another contact that I have, but I wouldn't post it if I wasn't confident in it's truth.

Whatever else new I find out I will let you guys know.
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Old November 13th, 2006, 02:38 PM   #218
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very small footprint!!
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Old November 13th, 2006, 08:36 PM   #219
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it's a tall tower not a fat
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Old November 13th, 2006, 09:16 PM   #220
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Here are a few shots from late Saturday afternoon.

View of the tower crane installation from Clark Street - 2006-11-11


Workers installing the tower crane - 2006-11-11


View of the site from the 10th floor of the Transportation Building - 2006-11-11
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