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Old October 27th, 2007, 03:39 AM   #101
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HarryC, thanks for the great action photos. Post some more! Also, feel free to write some longer captions to explain stuff. A lot of us like learning about these things, whether it's a crane or a big piece of a building getting hoisted up. Again, great photos!
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Old November 17th, 2007, 06:01 AM   #102
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Good Morning !

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The foundation work continues



Self raising form being constructed





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Old November 18th, 2007, 10:52 AM   #103
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Old November 20th, 2007, 02:06 PM   #104
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Nov 19 - Self raising form

Putting it all together



Detail ( rebar will be installed between the forms, the black sides will face the new wall ).

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Old November 27th, 2007, 05:23 AM   #105
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Nov 26

Self raising form nearly complete.
Waterview on the left - 300 N LaSalle on the right



- Odd wall - slanted - why ?



- lights in the dark.

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Old November 27th, 2007, 07:12 AM   #106
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Even though this one is really plain I think it will be a good filler and add nice density there.
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Old November 27th, 2007, 07:26 AM   #107
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It's not nearly as plain as older boxy buildings around the Loop. Goettsch Partners is the descendant firm of Mies', and therefore I trust their work thoroughly when it comes to glassy boxes, that they will go above and beyond what is necessary.
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Old November 27th, 2007, 05:00 PM   #108
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It's not nearly as plain as older boxy buildings around the Loop. Goettsch Partners is the descendant firm of Mies', and therefore I trust their work thoroughly when it comes to glassy boxes, that they will go above and beyond what is necessary.

This is not Goettsch Partners. Rather, it is Lohan Anderson. Granted, Lohan left Goettsch to form Lohan Anderson a few years ago, but there's a big difference, as all of the large commercial stuff in Goettsch when Lohan was still there seemed to have been designed from the Goettsch-Niles side of the firm, and the institutional stuff was from Lohan. With this tower from Lohan Anderson, you can see the differences from the typical Goettsch commercial work (BCBS, UBS, 111 S Wacker, etc)....
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Old November 27th, 2007, 11:34 PM   #109
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With this tower from Lohan Anderson, you can see the differences from the typical Goettsch commercial work (BCBS, UBS, 111 S Wacker, etc)....
A very simple massing... the curtain-wall design has more emphasis on the vertical... how is this not at least halfway Miesian? I doubt Mies would have approved of the blue-tinted glass, of course.
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Old November 30th, 2007, 05:08 AM   #110
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Nov 29

Trap doors on self raising form, closed until the rebar is installed and the stubs ( which will extend above the poured wall ) are installed.





Pouring the SE wall



note use of safety line - even when working in the basement.



Putting in raker beams on the SW corner



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Old December 2nd, 2007, 07:05 AM   #111
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353 N. Clark, today
















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Old December 8th, 2007, 07:16 AM   #112
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A whole truckload of adjustable forms, they were in place within a few hours.









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Old December 13th, 2007, 04:03 PM   #113
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Core is rising - first ceiling/floor being put in.



I suspect that the floor will be used to brace the walls, then the rakers can be removed, and the bottom floor poured ( time will tell ).





Cable rails & throw rugs along the sheet pile






Rakers in t he mud



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Old December 18th, 2007, 04:16 AM   #114
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Panoramic [ Full set - zoomable http://picasaweb.google.com/harry.r....3_N_ClarkS_pan ]



Looks like the ramp was removed and then put back in.



Prepared for floor tie in to core



Forms ready




Many more sets http://buildings.stashandstuff.com/353_N_Clark.html
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Old December 20th, 2007, 02:38 PM   #115
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Dec 19

The core in the morning





Overview of East end ( coated re-bar, and slanting floor - parking )



Forgot a caisson ? saw this rig come in yesterday, couldn't figure it out until later





The carpenters built this nice frame, leaving the snow in the column untouched.



Many more bars to go



Curiouser and Curiouser







Checking the ends for leaks ( pump rig is off frame on the left )





Some sort of catch basin - but not hooked into the sewer system, and going down below the level of the (nearby) river.





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Old December 22nd, 2007, 03:23 AM   #116
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In Solar's last pic of 353 N Clark above, are they pouring the slab with the raker beams still in place? It looks like they've become part of the rebar mat. Interesting technique, although you'd think that a beam that large in the slab would weaken it.
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I think that once they pour the concrete and let it cure, it'll create the same lateral forces upon the retaining wall that the raker beams are now producing and then the beams will be cut.
Yes the floor will replace th rakers - same as at 300 N LaSalle and Waterview, and unlike the top-down method being used at 37 block and (soon) at the Chicago Spire.

The rebar is in place, just need to get those pesky beams out and finish the job.

Dec 20 - lunch time ( now )





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Old December 22nd, 2007, 05:22 AM   #117
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Core taking shape



Not sure what to make of the carpeted sheet pile, must be only the top couple of feet - will this help in cutting off the sheet piles later ?







Getting ready for more



Detail of the self raising form
Sitting on these grey pieces ?


With the forms apart
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Old December 24th, 2007, 01:18 AM   #118
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Old December 30th, 2007, 01:54 AM   #119
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From the past

Photos from 2006.
Looks like the bridge was redone in the 20th Century. This building was part of the railyards and served by the underground freight system.

Feb 2006






Limestone block, laid against old brick wall and window.


At one point in the past few decades improvements were started on the suface lot ( asphault on fill ), never finished.




Aug 2006 The old buildings brick wall has been removed to expose the limestone block wall from the bridge ramp.


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Old December 30th, 2007, 05:09 AM   #120
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Carpet

These are _not_ "Rag rugs" put up by the workers over the sharp steel sheeting.



This is Voltex The World's Leading Bentonite-Geotextile Waterproofing System -- http://www.cetco.com/bmg/Products/Wa...ing/Voltex.htm -- "Voltex is a highly effective waterproofing composite comprised of two high strength geotextiles and 1.10-lbs. of sodium bentonite per square foot; the most bentonite in any commercially available waterproofing product."







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