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Old October 5th, 2007, 09:20 PM   #801
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Residential structures are typically made of reinforced concrete because it flexes less, thus making the living environment more livable (don't want the building swaying while you're trying to sleep or watch TV). Offices are usually steel because people can deal with a little more sway when they're working and its cheaper and quicker to build. Look at the pictures for the Trump Tower, Waterview, and Burj Dubai (all residential), and then look at the NY times tower, B.O.A.T. which are both offices and are mostly steel.
The John Hancock Center is a good example if what you're talking about. The residential floors (44-92) creak and groan like a hammock in the galley of a pirate ship on windy days. Fortunately, that is the only real hint that things are moving. I've watched glasses of water on windy days and even though the old girl was creaking up a storm the water didn't move. I've done this as high as 90. I guess that puts the old urban legend about sloshing toilets in the Signature Room to rest.
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Old October 5th, 2007, 11:17 PM   #802
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I took this today (3rd October) while walking across the Dearborn st. bridge
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I have not posted images before so I hope this works!
what are they going to do to the hidden windows of the brick-building? waterview tower is just few cm away it. those will be closed coz no sunligth will go through them?
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Old October 5th, 2007, 11:24 PM   #803
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what are they going to do to the hidden windows of the brick-building? waterview tower is just few cm away it. those will be closed coz no sunligth will go through them?
probably - but here we call it inches ;-)

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Old October 5th, 2007, 11:29 PM   #804
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at certain angels it looks shockingly like the u.s bank tower from L.A, but eitherway, i loveee the design!! if it was taller i would so love it more!!
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Old October 6th, 2007, 09:41 AM   #805
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Come on... start picking up speed already! Jeezus, is this thing going like a floor a month?
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Old October 6th, 2007, 03:55 PM   #806
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Come on... start picking up speed already! Jeezus, is this thing going like a floor a month?
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Old October 6th, 2007, 04:59 PM   #807
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Come on... start picking up speed already! Jeezus, is this thing going like a floor a month?
Dude...this thing is flying!
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Old October 6th, 2007, 05:14 PM   #808
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Such a small footprint and such a great project - simply amazing.
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Old October 7th, 2007, 02:52 AM   #809
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Full set ( zoomable - http://picasaweb.google.com/harry.r....terviewCourner )
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very nice sequence of pics there....hope u continue...it will be amazing to see something like this right up until the completion of the building!!
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Old October 7th, 2007, 09:09 AM   #810
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Dude, you just quoted five pages' worth of images. Could you not do that again, or God will kill a kitten?

Waterview is incredible. I have a special fondness for small-footprint skyscrapers; most supertall projects tend to be surrounded with impractical or otherwise poorly implemented plazas that hamper street life, masquerading as "public spaces." Projects should have an awe-inspiring, neck-craning plaza, like the Thompson Center, or none at all.
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Old October 7th, 2007, 09:24 AM   #811
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How can you build literally up against the side of another building? Wouldn't that prevent you from doing work? Wouldn't that eventually lead to damage to both facades because of thermal expansion
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Old October 7th, 2007, 09:32 AM   #812
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How can you build literally up against the side of another building? Wouldn't that prevent you from doing work? Wouldn't that eventually lead to damage to both facades because of thermal expansion
There is space there, just not much. A few inches is enough to accommodate thermal expansion. My concern is about wind sway -- Waterview leaning over a few inches is enough to ruin somebody's day.
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Old October 7th, 2007, 12:17 PM   #813
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the rate of the build is impressive
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Old October 8th, 2007, 11:38 PM   #814
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Old October 8th, 2007, 11:44 PM   #815
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I never really knew where this building was until I saw these pictures. Thanks.
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Old October 8th, 2007, 11:50 PM   #816
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I never really knew where this building was until I saw these pictures. Thanks.
cool, my hard work pays off eh?
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Old October 9th, 2007, 11:38 PM   #817
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Wow.

I had no idea that the Waterview was that close to the Trump Tower. They're virtually right across the river from each other. Thanks cbotnyse for putting things in perspective.
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Old October 9th, 2007, 11:56 PM   #818
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For those who don't know where exactly it is. It will sky over Donnelley:
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Old October 10th, 2007, 12:04 AM   #819
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its going right here right? ( in the very center (not those two cranes) )

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Old October 10th, 2007, 12:12 AM   #820
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yes, it is rising next to the skyscraper with the triangular roof
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