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Old April 9th, 2008, 05:30 PM   #1181
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Old April 9th, 2008, 07:18 PM   #1182
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Rumors are true. If this is in trouble, makes me wonder about Chicago Spire.
What is your source saying rumors are true?
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Old April 9th, 2008, 08:27 PM   #1183
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Old April 10th, 2008, 03:46 AM   #1184
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I sent an email this morning:

Mr. ------,

My name is Butler Adams (BVictor1) and I met you several months ago at
the Union League club when there was a presentation on the structural
engineering for Waterview Tower. I'm sure you've read the article in
todays Sun-Times about financing. I've heard these rumors over the past
few weeks and hope that they are resolved soon. I've also heard that
the article is out of date and a lot is happening behind the scenes.

Please tell me that we won't have a 25-story concrete shell sitting at
the corner of Clark and Wacker. I love this project and have been
following it for the past 3 almost 4 years now. I'd be quite
disappointed along with many other people if this project isn't
completed.

Is there any good news to report? Was the article full of it?

I hope that you all will continue to trek along, and I expect to see a
beautiful skyscraper to talk about on my tour in the near future.

Butler V. Adams
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The response I received this afternoon:

Hi Butler,

Thank again for your continued support and admiration for the Waterview
Tower project.

Waterview, LLC, the Teng Companies, Shangri-La Hotel & Resorts, and the
project's exemplary team of contractors remain committed to the success
of Waterview Tower & the Shangri-La Hotel, Chicago. Several large
international funds are in the process of their loan review. In the
meantime, all those involved with the project continue to work together
to protect the integrity and quality of the project while the remaining
funding is being secured. To dispel the rumors, Waterview has no
intention to build anything other than its current 90 story "iconic"
design.

Please keep the faith...

**** *******


I think that we should
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Old April 10th, 2008, 03:54 AM   #1185
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This project is going to be alright! Not to worry!
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Old April 10th, 2008, 04:19 AM   #1186
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I sent an email this morning:

Mr. ------,

My name is Butler Adams (BVictor1) and I met you several months ago at
the Union League club when there was a presentation on the structural
engineering for Waterview Tower. I'm sure you've read the article in
todays Sun-Times about financing. I've heard these rumors over the past
few weeks and hope that they are resolved soon. I've also heard that
the article is out of date and a lot is happening behind the scenes.

Please tell me that we won't have a 25-story concrete shell sitting at
the corner of Clark and Wacker. I love this project and have been
following it for the past 3 almost 4 years now. I'd be quite
disappointed along with many other people if this project isn't
completed.

Is there any good news to report? Was the article full of it?

I hope that you all will continue to trek along, and I expect to see a
beautiful skyscraper to talk about on my tour in the near future.

Butler V. Adams
www.emporis.com


The response I received this afternoon:

Hi Butler,

Thank again for your continued support and admiration for the Waterview
Tower project.

Waterview, LLC, the Teng Companies, Shangri-La Hotel & Resorts, and the
project's exemplary team of contractors remain committed to the success
of Waterview Tower & the Shangri-La Hotel, Chicago. Several large
international funds are in the process of their loan review. In the
meantime, all those involved with the project continue to work together
to protect the integrity and quality of the project while the remaining
funding is being secured. To dispel the rumors, Waterview has no
intention to build anything other than its current 90 story "iconic"
design.

Please keep the faith...

**** *******


I think that we should
BVictor, you are a God. Thank you and I'am keeping the faith.
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Old April 10th, 2008, 05:04 AM   #1187
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We have 2 units in this building and would love to see this building in Chicago. I had a call into the Sales Office and they were very confident that the building is going to be 90 Floors.


I also got this email from them.....


Hi ------,
Reporters can only speculate when they don't talk directly with the source, and the people they referenced in the article are not related in anyway to the project, nor do we know them personally. We are topping off the Shangri-La hotel on floor 27 and the workers are out there right now. This building will get built. Below is a statement from our corporate office: This month I sold 4905 and 5305, the next one-bedroom available is #5705 for $806,000. There are 6 one-bedrooms left. We're doing good.



Letme know if I can answer any other questions.

Take care,

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"Waterview, LLC, the Teng Companies, Shangri-La Hotel & Resorts, and the project's exemplary team of contractors remain committed to the success of Waterview Tower & the Shangri-La Hotel, Chicago. Several large international funds are in the process of their loan review. In the meantime, all those involved with the project continue to work together to protect the integrity and quality of the project while the remaining funding is being secured. Waterview has no intention to build anything other than its current 90 story iconic design."
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Old April 10th, 2008, 07:17 AM   #1188
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That's a kick in the face...
It's true that the West LB is going through a big crisis, and the bank's future is unclear, after negotiations about the fusion with other state banks failed in February. Now the state North Rhine-Westphalia and others have assured to support the West LB and to shield risks up to 5 billion Euro. So I really hope that this trouble won't damage this great project (and also I hope that up to 1500 employees won't lose their jobs in Germany)!

But what about the mentionned "excruciatingly slow" progress on the Waterview Tower... I almost was about to post a positive statement that it's growing well, especially when I see a marvellous pic like this one by Retrograd. Do you think that Waterview Tower has slowed down?
no, it has not 'slowed down'... it's been progressing about a floor a week for six months now.. go to www.waterviewtower.com and see the construction progress for yourself..
if they stop now, they eat all the cost.. w/no return.. can't see that happening. but i can see Chicago spire-less.
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Old April 10th, 2008, 07:26 AM   #1189
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We should put "Please keep the faith..." in the title.
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Old April 10th, 2008, 09:31 AM   #1190
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Old April 10th, 2008, 07:04 PM   #1191
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Old April 10th, 2008, 07:37 PM   #1192
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thx for the pics and especially for the e-mail, that makes me happy now
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Old April 10th, 2008, 08:51 PM   #1193
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The dark side ( South )



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Not sure why these were dipped in concrete and then brought down.
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Old April 12th, 2008, 04:34 AM   #1194
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April 11

Work continues - flying re-bar cages

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Concrete pumping - still going at 4:30pm


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Old April 12th, 2008, 12:50 PM   #1195
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it's great that construction won't slow down
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Old April 12th, 2008, 07:27 PM   #1196
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Old April 12th, 2008, 07:32 PM   #1197
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great photos ..nice to know that this one will be finished as planed
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Old April 13th, 2008, 09:46 AM   #1198
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may i just say that it is so nice to see the many people from the many different countries around the world that know how to speak english, even if it isnt perfect. Here in the U.S.A., there are millions of illegals who neglect to learn any such language. Be proud of our language and dont give in. Maintain English as America's primary language. It will only benefit us all.
Now to comment on the building. It is amazing at how fast it has risen. Any idea when the cladding will arrive???
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Old April 13th, 2008, 08:25 PM   #1199
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may i just say that it is so nice to see the many people from the many different countries around the world that know how to speak english, even if it isnt perfect. Here in the U.S.A., there are millions of illegals who neglect to learn any such language. Be proud of our language and dont give in. Maintain English as America's primary language. It will only benefit us all.
Now to comment on the building. It is amazing at how fast it has risen. Any idea when the cladding will arrive???
They will have children, who will be legal (right by birth), and they will speak english, so don't worry too much.
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Old April 14th, 2008, 07:32 AM   #1200
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where is the rebar that makes up the columns that support the next floor?

back on post 1119 ( sorry, don't know how to supply a link ), the rebar for the support columns for the next floor were in place..

is there a 'next floor'?
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