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Old November 14th, 2006, 07:33 AM   #41
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This building was originally designed and planned to be constructed in LA. But due to the lack of intrest from the general populace the location was changed to Chicago.
so i should like it now?
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Old November 15th, 2006, 07:32 AM   #42
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so i should like it now?
I just talked to the owners! If you would just change your stance I think we could bring it back to la if you would not be so nerdy. I mean we could even increase the height ONLY if your not so proud. If only you could gravel a little more and then we will think about it. Just think about of having a massive=1/64 of a chicago sky line.

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Old December 9th, 2006, 10:38 AM   #43
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Old December 9th, 2006, 10:58 AM   #44
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Thanks retro for updates even in the cold!
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Old January 5th, 2007, 11:18 AM   #45
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So what up with this progress thus far? It's been a while since there was an update. Have they poured the concrete for the foundation yet? UPDATE!
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Old January 5th, 2007, 08:55 PM   #46
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Someone representing La and Houston complaining about "typical boxes" ... um like, yeah, totally.......
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Old January 6th, 2007, 04:45 AM   #47
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this building is so...bland...another typical box
There must be some great boxes where you're from if this is "typical".
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Old January 6th, 2007, 05:00 AM   #48
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Latest Pic: 1/4/07 from Monkey36 on SSP


The mat was pored weeks ago according to one forumer.
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Old January 10th, 2007, 06:06 AM   #49
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Old January 10th, 2007, 09:47 AM   #50
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cheers for the update, slowly progressing
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Old March 21st, 2007, 08:29 AM   #51
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Old March 21st, 2007, 08:32 AM   #52
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A rendering of the "updated" version, originally posted by spyguy.
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Old March 22nd, 2007, 02:12 AM   #53
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Thanx for the pics Retro....seems like this beauty is lost amoung the soon to be towing giants of the Waterview and the Trump. Must be nice to have to concentrate on several buildings in one 5 mile radius. Keep us updated bro.
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 02:34 PM   #54
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looks like a modern version of WTC only it is rectangle. i like it.
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 02:59 PM   #55
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what a wonderful building!!
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 07:22 PM   #56
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This building makes me drool. Very nice looking tower.
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 11:34 PM   #57
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this building is so...bland...another typical box
Because, of course, buildings in Houston aren't bland at all
Save judgement until it's done, then hate it (or love it) all you want.
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Old April 5th, 2007, 05:01 AM   #58
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Interesting news from a insider (otis1 from SSP)
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The general contractor has realized the 5 week excavation plan is not going to happen. The new completion target is around mid may.

Work on a LaSalle street lane closure has begun. The steel will be hoisted from there.

We have to slow down a bit on the core as it is becoming increasingly difficult to get material up there without a tower crane. We need to finish some interior slabs before we can assemble the hanging stairway to access the core as well. Its becoming a bit like chutes and ladders.

I will keep everyone posted about the dates of the barge/tower crane erection schedule. Its too early now to say when. It would probably be unwise to take a chicago river architectural tour during that phase of construction.

If thats not crazy enough for you, you might ask: How are they going to get that crane that is closest to the river out of there, since it will be blocked in by a 30' deep hole?

Well, its going south. They plan to DRIVE it OFF the river wall and ONTO a specially rigged tall barge. The barge will be not only moored off to the riverwall but will require a tugboat positioned to the south of it, ramming the barge into the seawall at full throttle while the crane operator makes the transition. There will be heavy coast guard presence and a team of divers standing by. The crane operator is required to wear a life vest (This is not something he is looking forward to, he has expressed concerns that a life vest is rather futile when you are in the belly of a 100 ton machine)

These are the kinds of things that can happen when you let an ex-army-paratrooper run a construction project.
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Old April 5th, 2007, 11:33 PM   #59
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A rendering of the "updated" version, originally posted by spyguy.
The building looks massive compared to everything else areound it. Is the render accurate to 784 feet? I hope so, it looks great
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Old April 6th, 2007, 06:37 AM   #60
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