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Old April 16th, 2008, 01:00 AM   #1221
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i dont think the concrete is curved like a rainbow, i thin that the concrete sticks out as a slight curve away from the building, making it look like its curved upwards.
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Old April 16th, 2008, 01:26 AM   #1222
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Good news that the financing has been secured. Roeder has been proven wrong once again. Let's see how he bad-mouths the project in his column tomorrow
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Old April 16th, 2008, 07:21 AM   #1223
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And I will happily retract my statement in post #1208 of this thread!



Also, yes, the structure and the concrete floor slabs do curve outwards a bit from 'square'.

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Old April 16th, 2008, 08:18 AM   #1224
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Great news for today!
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Old April 16th, 2008, 09:59 AM   #1225
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Old April 16th, 2008, 01:09 PM   #1226
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i dont think the concrete is curved like a rainbow, i thin that the concrete sticks out as a slight curve away from the building, making it look like its curved upwards.

Blatantly!! How could you people think for a second that such a specific design could not have been notice before if it was the case?! And covered up on renders then? Of course the floors curve OUTwards and NOT upwards...
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Old April 16th, 2008, 05:33 PM   #1227
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/busine...,2479984.story

Waterview Tower & Shangri-La Hotel obtains $300 million in construction financing

By Susan Diesenhouse | Tribune staff reporter
4:32 PM CDT, April 15, 2008

Waterview Tower & Shangri-La Hotel, currently under construction along the Chicago River at the corner of West Wacker Drive and Clark Street, has secured $300 million in construction financing to complete the project, according to an announcement on Tuesday.

The loan was arranged by the Beijing Construction Engineering Group Co., which is based in Beijing with its U.S. headquarters in Dallas. The lender is the Export Import Bank of China, said Joe Schuelke, chief operating officer for BCEG-USA, which issued the announcement.

He declined to state if BCEG has a stake in the loan or if it has obtained an equity share of the project.

BCEG generates about $1.3 billion a year in revenue from construction, engineering and design related activities around the world and has about 44,000 employees.

"BCEG is a huge company that has a strategic plan to enter the U.S. market and they want to be part of this iconic project," said Ivan Dvorak, general manager for Teng & Associates Inc., the Chicago-based developer. "They will be part of our team involved in construction."

Once completed in 2010, the luxury 90-story Waterview Tower will have 243 residential condominiums. It will also have 223 hotel condominium units, Dvorak said.

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Old April 16th, 2008, 05:35 PM   #1228
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Old April 16th, 2008, 05:37 PM   #1229
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Fantastic news! Thanks as always, BVic, for sharing your info.
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Old April 16th, 2008, 10:18 PM   #1230
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Old April 17th, 2008, 12:36 AM   #1231
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Blatantly!! How could you people think for a second that such a specific design could not have been notice before if it was the case?! And covered up on renders then? Of course the floors curve OUTwards and NOT upwards...
are you agreeing with me because it sounds like you are.

Im so glad the financing has been taking care of, that would have been sad to see this just stop, what would they have done, just left the concrete skeleton and used it for parking space?
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Old April 17th, 2008, 01:32 AM   #1232
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The crisis seems to be surmounted really quickly, and this is a surprise to me, and a relief. I keep my fingers crossed that the construction keeps going on all the way from the beginning setback up to the top as planned!
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Old April 17th, 2008, 06:39 PM   #1233
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are you agreeing with me because it sounds like you are.

Yes. I agree with you. I was just shocked at reading an 'explanation' as absurd as "upward floors" in this very case...
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Old April 17th, 2008, 09:35 PM   #1234
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So, I assume the concrete pump really is being serviced or did it get pulled for the short time that financing was up in the air?
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Old April 17th, 2008, 09:37 PM   #1235
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So, I assume the concrete pump really is being serviced or did it get pulled for the short time that financing was up in the air?
Some people also think the core has reached the setback, so that might have something to do with it as well. I mean, if you are gonna sit at this level for a while not pumping concrete, then you might as well service and upgrade the parts that won't be in use. But I really have no idea what I'm talking about, just a thought.
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Old April 17th, 2008, 10:16 PM   #1236
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you just need one pumper now
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Old April 17th, 2008, 11:33 PM   #1237
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Here is another article on the new financing - phew!!!!

http://www.chicagorealestatedaily.co...ws.pl?id=29036
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Old April 18th, 2008, 12:50 PM   #1238
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how many floors until the triangle part of the building ?
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Old April 19th, 2008, 03:19 AM   #1239
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Old April 19th, 2008, 03:58 AM   #1240
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