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Old October 25th, 2012, 09:46 PM   #1801
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Shut up you guys. This is a great building, and it looks futuristic. We should be happy something is finally happening here
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Old November 1st, 2012, 04:10 PM   #1802
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"Groundbreaking"

They are set to have an official "groundbreaking" on the project today. In preperation all the old (very weathered) rails (2x4s) were replaced with nice new ones, and those covered with blue cloth just for good measure. A wheelchair ramp was also built. Yesterday they had about a dozen nice new sledgehammers on hand for the ceremony.


11-01-12


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last week
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Old November 1st, 2012, 08:45 PM   #1803
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Over the years

Jan 2006


Jul 2006


Nov 2 2006


Winter 2007


Jul 11 2007


Nov 1 2007


Jun 2008


Dec 2009


Jan 2009 Consolidated Forms' crane comes down
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Old November 2nd, 2012, 05:57 PM   #1804
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Finally... It´s good to see that they've come back to work on this project
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 02:58 PM   #1805
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Progress

The sound of jack hammers greats me every morning now, not so loud from 20flr up. The top work is still shrouded but the work on the face is starting.

11/30/2012






Old system - now being removed
11/11/2011
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 04:44 PM   #1806
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Does anyone know what the final design of this building is? There seems to be so many different concepts floating around this site it's hard to tell which is the final one.
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Old December 7th, 2012, 04:36 PM   #1807
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Putting some skin in the game

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Old December 7th, 2012, 04:40 PM   #1808
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From JM Tungsten on SSP
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^ not sure, but I did find some cool renderings! This is still a pretty good size building.






http://www.ward42chicago.com/documen...11W.Wacker.pdf
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Old December 20th, 2012, 06:59 PM   #1809
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A little off the top please

June 23rd 2012


Oct 3 2012


Oct 16 2012


Dec 19 2012
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Old December 21st, 2012, 04:35 AM   #1810
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Great pics. It's too bad after every post I have to scroll past your political nonsense.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 06:10 PM   #1811
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12-27-2012


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Old January 6th, 2013, 03:54 AM   #1812
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Jan 4 2013



Planning


Taking down the glass
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Old January 6th, 2013, 04:27 AM   #1813
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Green wavy glass?
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Old January 6th, 2013, 01:15 PM   #1814
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Green wavy glass?
Looks way too rippled to be actual glass. My guess is that it's still covered in protecting film.
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Old January 12th, 2013, 04:34 AM   #1815
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Jan 10



2nd set of glass (?) they were dissasembeling the window washing rig that was used to put these up Friday.


Starting the replacement

1/8/13

Trimmed off the sheet pile as well, nice new gravel.
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Old January 19th, 2013, 04:39 AM   #1816
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1-17-2013


Constant sound of work, but no visible changes this week.

The 3rd set of windows ?


Pneumatic Rock grinding bits - June 2nd 2006
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Old January 24th, 2013, 04:08 AM   #1817
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Jan 23 2013

removed the old sidewalk protection, and took a lane off of Wacker yesterday, now deliveries start - hard to stage much on the 1st floor.





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Old January 25th, 2013, 01:24 AM   #1818
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Thanks for the updates, Harry. I hope you are able to continue to get some interesting photos posted. Chances are, a sidewalk canopy will go up again and screen the site from street level.

That glass looks awful. Looks like someone is trying to save a few dollars on the most visible part of the whole project. Whatever they put up is too thin. You are not supposed to see such distortions in the reflections in the glass. I can just imagine that the developer is saying that he doesn't like it, and being told that it is now his problem to decide whether to increase the cost of the project to get something that he likes better.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 04:36 AM   #1819
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Jan 25 2013 - crane base

Wow that's tall


Pouring a new base for the crane (along Wacker side)




From 2008 - lower level - will have to check out how the mounting is continued down here




From 2007 - the crane mounting is in the middle of the left side, lower wacker is on the level of the door on the L side (garage ramp).


111 W Wacker Lower

111 W Wacker Core

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Old January 29th, 2013, 05:43 AM   #1820
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Jan 28 - Curiouser and Curiouser

Working on the cantilever for the crane


These footings are tied into the side of the column.


Think it is the column on the Left in this shot from today (where the sign is mounted). Lower Wacker


the steel frame will be concrete reinforced (better for compression)






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