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Old January 1st, 2010, 02:46 PM   #1581
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Shame that this tower has been cancelled, it looked nice.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 10:14 PM   #1582
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Skip extended to top - mounting small crane to lower big crane.
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Old January 6th, 2010, 01:23 PM   #1583
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Jan 5



Skip up


Extra skip Parts.


Preparing the crane - to take down the crane.
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Old January 7th, 2010, 06:39 AM   #1584
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I think they can replace those billboards now.
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Old January 7th, 2010, 06:40 PM   #1585
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from SSP
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here's the abc story on waterview...

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?sec...eam&id=7205043
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Old January 8th, 2010, 12:28 AM   #1586
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I think they can replace those billboards now.
Yea..

When I was in Chicago last year they still had the huge billboard of One Michigan Park. Is that ever going to happen? Anyone knows?
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Old January 8th, 2010, 09:04 AM   #1587
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cancelled unfortunately
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Old January 8th, 2010, 09:23 AM   #1588
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surely this is only temporary cancelled, once the market recovers the funding will be again secured and it will continue to rise skywards!
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Old January 9th, 2010, 11:09 PM   #1589
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but that will be a while. They will probably just build a shorter version.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 07:52 PM   #1590
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The crane comes down

Jan 8
A weighty job


Shoveling with what you got.


One last look


small rig




Jan 11
Reserved parking spaces


Coming down


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Old January 20th, 2010, 05:45 AM   #1591
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The crane at Waterview

A story of two red cranes

Oct 4 2006 - Initially fixed, sizing the base in the bottom pad.


Nov 14 2006 - Tower up.


July 31 2007


Sept 20 1007


Feb 25 2008
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Old January 20th, 2010, 05:46 AM   #1592
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The crane comes down

The little crane was brought in to bring the big one down.


Piece by piece


















Motor - note visual aides applied to spool so motion is obvious.








Tower sections

Power connection (Electric ?)




the pads for the climbing mechanism.






Base of the climbing section
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Old January 20th, 2010, 05:48 AM   #1593
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The show is over - packing up.

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Little crane in pieces. Jan 19 2010




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Old January 20th, 2010, 05:54 AM   #1594
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surely this is only temporary cancelled, once the market recovers the funding will be again secured and it will continue to rise skywards!
Unfortunately that may not be the case. The way funding has been going lately, I don't see this getting on its feet for a long time, if ever.
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Old January 20th, 2010, 05:58 AM   #1595
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Sad story, I think I'm going to move this to the archives because it's not a real project anymore..
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Old January 20th, 2010, 06:30 AM   #1596
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So what's going to happen with the surroundings (billboards, any barriers, etc)? They'll have to clear them off for pedestrains and motorists anyways.
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Old January 20th, 2010, 06:49 AM   #1597
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I like this tower. It is unfortunate that it is canceled. Maybe if somebody with enough money buys the property they could resume construction or just leave it at that height. Given the economy, I reckon it would pretty hard to find person with money.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 12:25 PM   #1598
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wow what a beautiful city.....
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Old January 25th, 2010, 08:37 PM   #1599
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What are they going to do with the part that's already built? Sad..
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Old January 26th, 2010, 02:47 AM   #1600
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Union crews - leave a clean site.


Better than a surface lot.
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