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Old January 22nd, 2008, 11:34 PM   #501
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Well tough shit! You will do like the rest of us and search the thread for info
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 11:52 PM   #502
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why is it on hold
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 11:54 PM   #503
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One word: WATER.
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 12:47 AM   #504
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You really want to get banned, don't you?

If you take just 3-5 minutes and look only a little on the thread you will find pictures and discussion about the breached Marina wall and water flooding the site. But as I see in most of your posts the only thing you do is read the thread title and then post questions that are already answered a thousand times in a thread.
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 04:58 AM   #505
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The process is too slow!
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 06:10 AM   #506
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 07:38 PM   #507
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I remain optimistic now, even if the interest towards construction is a bit less now, because the CS is being constructed...

Anyway, it will be interesting to witness (thanks to you Imre) how they are going to deal with the water problem. In my humble opinion, there are still good signs of working on the site, with equipment in the hole, so they are still working on it some way.

My guess is that on ground level, they still continue injecting some waterproofing materials, that will help reduce water flow, and consolidate the side walls. The drilling at the bottom is maybe for safety reasons (soil testing ?) so that they are sure the bottom didn't deteriorate ?

Imre, have you had the opportunity to talk a bit with the workers ?

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Old January 24th, 2008, 10:19 AM   #508
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Yeah, that is a very good idea, maybe Imre could speak to workers and ask about the strategy they got to stop water pouring in.

I know that it is probably too much to ask for

So.....

What do you think Imre????
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Old January 24th, 2008, 10:55 AM   #509
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Anyway, it will be interesting to witness (thanks to you Imre) how they are going to deal with the water problem. In my humble opinion, there are still good signs of working on the site, with equipment in the hole, so they are still working on it some way.

My guess is that on ground level, they still continue injecting some waterproofing materials, that will help reduce water flow, and consolidate the side walls. The drilling at the bottom is maybe for safety reasons (soil testing ?) so that they are sure the bottom didn't deteriorate ?

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I agree, It may be slow right now, but as long as we see equipment in the hole and some kind of movement it shows they haven't given up and that's a reason to stay optimistic. There is many other projects for us to watch until this one is back to normal pace. Just be patient. When we see all the equipment moved offsite and no more workers, then we can be upset. And when there's any updates, Imre will be there with his camera for us
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Old January 24th, 2008, 06:45 PM   #510
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Yeah, that is a very good idea, maybe Imre could speak to workers and ask about the strategy they got to stop water pouring in.

I know that it is probably too much to ask for

So.....

What do you think Imre????

Honestly, I asked them many times but they have no idea and it seems they dont care about when will resolve the problem
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Old January 24th, 2008, 07:37 PM   #511
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Infinity Tower lolzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Just like Titanic "The Unsinkable Ship"
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Old January 26th, 2008, 02:09 AM   #512
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It's ironic that this is called the Infinity Tower because it looks like it will take forever to finish.
Aptly named, to the consternation of investors. To add insult to injury im sure there is some fine print in the contracts that screws one person more than the other.
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Old February 1st, 2008, 11:01 AM   #513
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01/February/2008

Infinity Tower, some workers from the Arabtec (main contractor) at the site, they are making the fence and waiting for the miracle











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Old February 1st, 2008, 01:25 PM   #514
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thanks for the update imre
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Old February 1st, 2008, 05:03 PM   #515
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so here's what's been hapenning so far since so long...the water keeps comin in,the machines keep suckin the water out.how long is this gonna continue...into the infinity
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Old February 1st, 2008, 06:25 PM   #516
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There has never been any tower that had a name that was that appropriate
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Old February 1st, 2008, 06:30 PM   #517
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i like the infinity tower,great design
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Old February 1st, 2008, 06:45 PM   #518
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There is still something going on on the site, but I don't see any real progress for like a year...
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Old February 1st, 2008, 06:51 PM   #519
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so here's what's been hapenning so far since so long...the water keeps comin in,the machines keep suckin the water out.how long is this gonna continue...into the infinity
Looks like the drill rig might be installing a pump suction line for a dewatering system, common for this type of situation.

When the Aon tower in Los Angeles was built, they ran into an underground river with a small continuous flow, so they built a pipe diversion channel around the foundation. And the Citicorp tower in San Francisco, at One Sansome st. also had to install a dewatering system that was unforeseen.
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 11:21 PM   #520
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Why am I not surprised about this?
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