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Old November 12th, 2008, 03:59 AM   #4741
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Old November 12th, 2008, 04:20 PM   #4742
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Well,as promised,ill begin the countdown from today.


ONLY 4 MORE DAYS LEFT TILL THE SPIRE IS ON THE TOWER!


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Don't count on it. The tower crane will need to be removed before the spire can rise.
Instead, look for some activity on top of Aon Center (still Standard Oil Building to me) on Sunday involving a helicopter.
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Old November 12th, 2008, 04:37 PM   #4743
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I like the way it looks, completely changed the skyline. Thanks for the updates.
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Old November 12th, 2008, 08:26 PM   #4744
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Chicago skyline with Trump Tower from SSC forumer andydie:
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Old November 13th, 2008, 01:01 AM   #4745
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nice one.
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Old November 13th, 2008, 01:19 AM   #4746
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very nice indeed!
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Old November 13th, 2008, 04:58 AM   #4747
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all right,ONLY 3 MORE DAYS LEFT!!!
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Old November 13th, 2008, 05:54 AM   #4748
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I love love love this building so please don't get me wrong. I was at the Bears game this past weekend(yuck, damn Titans!). The only thing I do not like about this building is from far away it looks very slim. Does not have the power of a Hancock or Sears.

Again, I am nitpicking. Up close this thing is beautiful!!!!!!!!
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Old November 13th, 2008, 07:58 AM   #4749
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I was on the real LSD a few weeks ago and while looking at the CN Tower here at home bend and swirl (), I thought of how cool the Chicago skyline would be on LSD while standing on LSD.
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Old November 13th, 2008, 06:18 PM   #4750
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I invite you to try it. Just don't blame me when a taxi slams you over the guard rail and into the lake.
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Old November 14th, 2008, 01:47 AM   #4751
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2 more days left.(or more)
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Old November 14th, 2008, 01:53 AM   #4752
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BVictor at SSP is reporting that the spire probably won't be installed until December..
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Old November 14th, 2008, 04:05 AM   #4753
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for what reason?
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Old November 14th, 2008, 04:13 AM   #4754
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http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/theskyline/

Trump spire installation postponed again

This is beginning to sound like a broken record: The installation of the spire atop Donald Trump's 92-story Chicago hotel and condo tower has been put off.

Again.

In an email this morning, Trump Organization executive vice president Andrew Weiss, wrote: "I have just been informed that the spire installation for this Sunday is off. No new date has been designated yet."

Weiss did not offer a reason for the latest postponement, which follows earlier scrubbings of installations planned for late October and early November.

Earlier this week, the Trump Organization was working with city officials and federal agencies that must sign off on the installation.

A helicopter was to have lifted sections of the spire into place. They consist of three-legged sections of steel wrapped in fiberglass. The building's total height, including the spire, will be 1,361 feet, making it the tallest building in America since the completion of Sears Tower in 1974.

The base of the spire already has been constructed and can be seen from points around downtown.
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Old November 14th, 2008, 04:31 AM   #4755
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These delays are getting ridiculous. It's not as if this is the first spire or antennae added to a really tall building before. Probably just some power-tripping middle manager bureaucrats who want to push paper around all day back and forth. So wastefull and pointless.
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Old November 14th, 2008, 05:39 PM   #4756
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These delays are getting ridiculous. It's not as if this is the first spire or antennae added to a really tall building before. Probably just some power-tripping middle manager bureaucrats who want to push paper around all day back and forth. So wastefull and pointless.
Lighten up Francis.... It'll happen when it happens.
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Old November 14th, 2008, 06:53 PM   #4757
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Delaying of the spire installatrion isn't a surprise anyway.
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Old November 15th, 2008, 06:58 AM   #4758
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It's still an impressive work even without a spire. Frankly if the spire never went on I don't think I'd miss it.. though if the spire is acting as an antenna (I couldn't go through all 191 pages of this to find out), perhaps if I were a broadcaster I might utter a discouraging word or two.

Much to like about this design.. something different to look at every ten or so floors as you go up. Sleek, too.
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Old November 15th, 2008, 09:32 AM   #4759
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this is getting ridiculous...
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Old November 15th, 2008, 06:51 PM   #4760
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mannnn, i was waiting for this for a while, it wouldve been cool to watch it get installed
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