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Old December 12th, 2006, 10:47 PM   #281
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Waterview Newsletter

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Here are some excepts from the Waterview Tower e-Newsletter, 12/07/06. Most of you probably already have this, but oh well:

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What does it take to get a five star rating?

Many developments tout five star living in thier ads, but do they have what it takes to achieve this highly coveted and very rare rating? Among Chicago's hundreds of hotels, only three of them are rated 5 stars. What goes into a five-star hotel? While rating organizations won't reveal all of the details, we do know this: the speed of the elevators, the thread count of the sheets and the number of seconds you wait at the bar before being offered a drink are all taken into account. In addition, the furniture cannot contain any veneer, the artwork must be of gallery quality and a full room service menu must be available 24 hours a day. While no hotel under construction can guarantee that they will be rated 5 stars (they must be rated by at least two separate evaluators after they are open), all of the current Shangri-La Hotels around the globe are 5 stars, and we fully expect the Shangri-La Hotel, Chicago to be no different.


Construction Update

The construction crew recently installed a 180 foot tall section of the tower crane that will remain in place throughout the construction, and will grow taller as the building progresses. Able to lift over 12 tons, the crane will play a crucial role in delivering materials to the site. The crane operator begins his morning aerobics by climbing the 180 foot tall ladder to his cab high above the site, where he stays until his shift is over. Once at its full height of 1,100 feet, the operator will be able to take service elevators most of the way up. Shortly, perimeter excavation will begin around the building's core, followed by another large cement pour to complete the lower levels. You can visit our website to view the construction progress.


Shangri-La's CEO wins 2006 Hotelier of the World

Giovanni Angelini, CEO of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, was recently awarded 'Hotelier of the World' by Hotels Magazine. Angelini, who has worked in the hotel business since he was young, follows his philosophy of "Hire for attitude and train for skill" which is Shangri-La's way of doing business. "A stable and motivated team of professionals comes on top of any other priority in the hotel industry," he says. And one of the accomplishments he is most proud of during his seven years as CEO is the low rate of employee turnover. With all of the energy Shangri-La puts into caring for its employees, you can imagine the effort they put into caring for their hotel guests.


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Old December 12th, 2006, 11:07 PM   #282
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Looking good. One of my favorite towers at the moment.
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Old December 13th, 2006, 05:34 AM   #283
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love these pic's
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Old December 15th, 2006, 01:01 AM   #284
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New ground pic's or info ?
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Old December 16th, 2006, 08:34 AM   #285
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update they are now constructing level 1 , here's the link http://www.teng.com/waterview/flash_...indextest.html
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Old December 16th, 2006, 08:50 AM   #286
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Thanks for the updates!
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Old December 16th, 2006, 09:00 AM   #287
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no problem
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Old December 16th, 2006, 10:25 AM   #288
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Chicago looks so good! I love it. I love their buildings. They are tall, slim and they are just simple yet designed well. I wish Sydney could adopt the same strategy.
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Old December 16th, 2006, 01:16 PM   #289
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thx megatower
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Old December 20th, 2006, 02:43 AM   #290
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another good update!!!, and it has official raised out of the ground http://www.teng.com/waterview/flash_...indextest.html
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Old December 20th, 2006, 07:56 PM   #291
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good progress
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Old December 21st, 2006, 12:16 AM   #292
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Old December 28th, 2006, 08:15 AM   #293
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I went out today (12/27/06) and got several updated shots...

The core has now been built up to the upper Wacker drive level. Excavation should begin soon.







You can clearly see the lower levels.
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Old December 28th, 2006, 06:11 PM   #294
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uhm...yea...that is very slender. I wonder if it would make it financially less feasible....
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Old December 28th, 2006, 11:39 PM   #296
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really nice tower
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Old December 29th, 2006, 01:05 AM   #297
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uhm...yea...that is very slender. I wonder if it would make it financially less feasible....
It's just the core, but still its really skinny. It must be feasible or they wouldnt be building it, its tallness makes up for its slenderness.
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Old December 29th, 2006, 03:42 AM   #298
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We should see a reconfiguration of the core soon, right? I'm assuming we will, because you'd think there would be more elevator shafts for the tower portion.
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here's an update http://www.teng.com/waterview/flash_...indextest.html enjoy
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