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Old October 30th, 2008, 02:43 AM   #4641
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thanks chi649- so this weekend? cool. hope weather is kind.
@ 415m, it will be 4th tallest bldg in USA? or 2nd if you count spire as height!

Sears tower-442m (ant-527m)
JHC-343m (ant-457m)
ESB-381m (ant-449m)
Trump tower-357m (415m)
You're welcome Cul
I think I'm inclined to agree with your list. I also don't think many Chicagoans will rub it in New York's face that Trump is officially taller because I doubt many of them believe it actually is. Myself I am perfectly fine considering ESB taller.


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Memo to Mr. Trump: Take a reader's advice and light up your spire at night

A reader of this blog, Steve Perlman, posed an excellent question Monday: Will the spire atop Donald Trump's Chicago mega-skyscraper be lit and, if so, how? "Chicago has arguably the most significant and unique collection of illuminated architectural peaks in the world," Steve wrote, acknowledging that New York and Hong Kong might beg to differ. "This was so dramatically illustrated as the entire Chicago skyline was illuminated in pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month."

I put Steve's question to Andrew Weiss, an executive vice president of the Trump Organization, and here's what Andrew emailed back: "Lighting is still ahead of us. I was just talking to Mr. Trump about the upcoming spire installation [a helicopter will install the spire on Saturday and Sunday] and I mentioned your interest in it. He said that if lighting was important to you, he would make it 'the best lit spire in Chicago.'"

Memo to Mr. Trump: Lighting isn't just important to me. It's a point of pride for readers such as Steve and for Mayor Richard M. Daley, who ordered you to put up the spire in the first place. The mayor has been pushing building owners to light the tops of their buildings at night, correctly arguing that it promotes an image of vitality. Frankly, I'm astonished that King Rich's planners haven't already forced you to come up with a lighting plan. No matter how your spire turns out--and I'm not exactly confident it's going to live up to the standard set by the Chrysler Building, given that you're using the same materials for it as the broadcast antennas on Sears Tower--it should be a nighttime focal point. So by all means, check out your lighting options. And by the way, thanks for putting a spire up there instead of something totally garish like a giant letter "T."
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Old October 30th, 2008, 02:48 AM   #4642
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best lit spire in chicago???i gotta see that!
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Old October 30th, 2008, 03:59 AM   #4643
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Oct 29

The usual lunchtime delivery of stuff (diswashers for Trump Tower)


The not so usual delivery ( lower Wabash ) 2 big sections of the spire.


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Old October 30th, 2008, 04:03 AM   #4644
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HDRd - using Photomatix

Thought it looked like that. I love what these cameras can do.
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Old October 30th, 2008, 04:04 AM   #4645
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Great pictures everybody Trump is AWESOME!
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Old October 30th, 2008, 07:31 PM   #4646
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From flickr by cellodoug and chi_cowboy.

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Old October 30th, 2008, 07:43 PM   #4647
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Now that's a shinny and reflective building!
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Old October 30th, 2008, 09:40 PM   #4648
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last pic = WOW!
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Old October 30th, 2008, 09:41 PM   #4649
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FYI: spire work delayed a couple more weeks, due to expected high boat traffic on the river.

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Old October 30th, 2008, 10:33 PM   #4650
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why would the boat traffic hold it up?
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Old October 30th, 2008, 11:01 PM   #4651
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why would the boat traffic hold it up?
Because they have to insure as much security as possible. If there is a high boat traffic that day due to some event, moving the installation of the spire a couple of days will not affect anybody money-wise and will be more risk-free, since the installation of the spire via helicopter will naturally affect the security of the river due to the location of Trump Tower.
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Old October 30th, 2008, 11:12 PM   #4652
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I'm curious... Will the spires be installed by tower crane or helicopter?
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Old October 30th, 2008, 11:22 PM   #4653
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by helicopter.
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Old October 30th, 2008, 11:35 PM   #4654
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Actually, one recent post said that the first 92 feet or so would be by the tower crane and the helicopter would lift the final sections in.
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Old October 31st, 2008, 12:51 AM   #4655
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If there is a high boat traffic that day due to some event...
The event: At the end of the season, all the boats are moved off the lake, down the river and into dry dock for the winter. This weekend is one of the busiest, hence the safety concerns for boaters. It's actually quite entertaining to watch the bridges opening in sequence, to let the sailboats through.
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Old October 31st, 2008, 01:00 AM   #4656
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someone should change the label from u/c to delayed.
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Old October 31st, 2008, 02:39 AM   #4657
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^Umm...what?
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Old October 31st, 2008, 02:50 AM   #4658
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It's only delayed by a couple of weeks, i'm sure entire floors take longer to build.
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Old October 31st, 2008, 04:34 AM   #4659
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thanks for the pics
there are amazing!
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Old October 31st, 2008, 04:37 AM   #4660
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someone should change the label from u/c to delayed.
Hahahahah, this one was truly hilarious..... I'm afraid to ask, but do you even know what delayed means when applied to a construction?
A hint: You do not use it when the building is topped out.....
come on, that was a really big help, can you guess?
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