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Old August 20th, 2010, 07:04 AM   #4701
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From what I remember, the diameter at the base of the Spire was ~218ft.(~66.5m) It pretty much filled up the entire site with not much room between the roadway and the neighboring building. It wasn't as narrow and skinny as people are making it out to be.
That's correct. The outer support foundation bases are in place and are covered with dirt, as is the secant wall around the perimeter. It nearly reaches the edges of the site. Refer to the now closed Chicago Spire thread (and go back to 2007-08) for many fine pix of construction in progress. This discussion is somewhat on topic as we are comparing the two buildings.
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Old August 20th, 2010, 07:06 AM   #4702
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Chicago Spire looks better than this, imo, based on renders.
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Old August 20th, 2010, 10:44 AM   #4703
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Old August 21st, 2010, 03:57 PM   #4704
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[QUOTE=tesseract;62152341]and hopefully it won't end like the Spire...


In the communist country it is not possible.
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Old August 21st, 2010, 05:35 PM   #4705
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and hopefully it won't end like the Spire...


In the communist country it is not possible.
China is far from being a communist state nowadays...
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 02:47 PM   #4706
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 03:08 PM   #4707
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 07:25 PM   #4708
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Who was the guy saying they can't complete the basement part till the end of September?
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 08:55 PM   #4709
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The exact phrase was "by September." Dunno about you, but for me that implies Sept. 1st. (bis September)
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 09:29 PM   #4710
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Nah, the exact words are 'in September', and that is by Google translation.
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 09:38 PM   #4711
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Checking back on it you are correct that the Google translation of the article says that. It was Nordschleife who used the words "by September" before the link to the article was posted.
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 10:39 PM   #4712
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Correct, there was discussion if it may be done by september, and it clearly can't.
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Old August 24th, 2010, 12:33 AM   #4713
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Didn't someone already said the work scedule is for it to be completed by the end of September? The Google translation and the interpretations of it are irrelevant.
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Old August 24th, 2010, 01:18 AM   #4714
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That basement structure could use some reinforcement. Looks way to weak.



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Old August 24th, 2010, 01:22 AM   #4715
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Hi all.

The talk a month or two ago was to have the lower levels done in Sept. When they were getting ready to pour the last level (floor of B2) they were looking to be on track for that target. Now they are well on the way to pouring B1 possibly in August - great pace. So they will definately finish the lower levels with the pouring of the ground level in Sept. if they keep this pace up.

Level B2 is near twice the height of the levels below. Then B1 will be taller yet so they did follow the only small section drawing we've seen with the 5 basement levels.

Also for whatever reason the floors of B2 and B1 do line up with the unevenly spaced compression rings around the hole as I posted months ago.

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Old August 24th, 2010, 06:13 AM   #4716
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Well, I'm not sure about it, is there any possibality that B2 and B1 have the same height? And maybe they are about 50% higher than the lower levels.
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Old August 24th, 2010, 09:09 AM   #4717
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Hi all.

Hi Nord.

You are correct, B2 is approx. 50 % taller than the levels below- my point was that it is substantially taller.
Providing the floor of the ground level is even with the top of the highest compression ring (and I would presume it will be) it will make B1 taller than B2 as I said.

Here is a labelled shot with the arrows pointing to the top of the poured floors of the lower levels.



- The floor of the ground level will presumably be where I pointed it to be - we shall see once they get there.
- We can see the floors of B1 and B2 line up with the top of a compression ring

When I first posted on the height and number of lower levels I was going by this tiny drawing that was posted here.



I had said it was only a possibility they would follow it and now it appears they have.

The next thing I'm noticing is the structure, once above ground, has 9 sections. The bottom includes the podium(s) and the top includes the elaborate structural top.

This is a great project and we are lucky to be able to "watch" it from the start. I do hope many more plans and drawings become available. They allow the opportunity to post on different aspects of the construction.

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Old August 24th, 2010, 09:54 AM   #4718
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Old August 24th, 2010, 10:01 AM   #4720
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Pretty cool. What is that second tallest tower?
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