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Old September 1st, 2007, 07:08 PM   #1601
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Glass melts with time too, even if it takes centuries, but it melts.
Brendan is right, the slightest imperfection gives dramatic warping effects.
And if you can see cladding reflecting entire building images, it's because of the random warping effect on each panel.
no, glass dont melts with time. Thats a urban myth. The glass from cathedrals is NOT thicker in the bottom because it melted. Its thicker on the bottom due to the way they manufactured glass in the middle ages.

In fact, several VERY OLD glass panels in cathedrals have the THICKER part in the top. So unless glass not only melts but also has anti-gravity properties, the melt theory is bogus.



The urban legend in fact is about glass being in reality a liquid, not a solid (its in fact an amorphous solid)


http://dwb.unl.edu/Teacher/NSF/C01/C...en/florin.html
"The legend usually appears in any of the following forms:

* Antique windowpanes are thicker at the bottom, because glass has flowed to the bottom over time.

* Glass has no crystalline structure, hence it is NOT a solid.

* Glass is a supercooled liquid.

* Glass is a liquid that flows very slowly.

* Glass is a liquid. "

"The Antique Windowpanes Story

The question of antique windowpanes has been addressed by Plumb, 1989[2]. He noted the following:

[...W]hy are the panes of antique window glass thicker on the bottom than the top? There really are observable variations in thickness, although there seem to have been no statistical studies that document the frequency and magnitudes of such variations. This author believes that the correct explanation lies in the process by which window panes were manufactured at that time: the Crown glass process.

In other words, while some antique windowpanes are thicker at the bottom, there are no statistical studies to show that all or most antique windowpanes are thicker at the bottom than at the top. The variations in thickness of antique windowpanes has nothing to do with whether glass is a solid or a liquid; its cause lies in the glass manufacturing process employed at the time, which made the production of glass panes of constant thickness quite difficult. "
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Old September 1st, 2007, 07:08 PM   #1602
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Old September 1st, 2007, 07:18 PM   #1603
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Thanks for explanation
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Old September 1st, 2007, 07:19 PM   #1604
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this building is 1/2 way done!
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Old September 1st, 2007, 07:53 PM   #1605
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how long will the setback take?
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12 3-4 days?
No

From what I understand, the next transfer floor will take about 6 weeks to complete. There will be one final transfer floor after that, and that's around floor 72. The final floor is pissant compared to the previous ones and it should take about 2 weeks to do.

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Old September 1st, 2007, 11:42 PM   #1606
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1. From my hotel at the Mather Tower (August 10)
[IMG]http://i10.************/664x4t2.jpg[/IMG]

2. From Wacker Drive (August 11)
[IMG]http://i5.************/6238745.jpg[/IMG]

3. From the Hancock Observatory
[IMG]http://i13.************/6cr4fu8.jpg[/IMG]

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[IMG]http://i3.************/63axfgn.jpg[/IMG]

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6. From the Sears Skydeck (August 13)
[IMG]http://i9.************/61ygl80.jpg[/IMG]

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Old September 2nd, 2007, 12:42 AM   #1607
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Trump Tower looks fabulous!
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 01:06 AM   #1608
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 05:11 AM   #1609
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 06:29 AM   #1610
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Wow, fantastic pics everyone! Thanks
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 08:20 AM   #1611
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 11:59 AM   #1612
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Wow! It'll be taller than I thought.
The real cladding is so much better than the one in the render.

Chicago, keep up the good work.
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 12:05 PM   #1613
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welcome m-life!
i agree about the cladding. it looks better in real life than in the renders.
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 04:55 PM   #1614
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This is totally gonna look awesome together with the Chicago Spire.
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 05:13 PM   #1615
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wow..


seeing this pic..



combined with this

[img]http://i16.************/5x65fg9.jpg[/img]

marks the first time I can sense the magnitude of this building....As a long-time fan of the Hancock....I am worried....in a good way....

I just hate the T word attached to it....I pray that at some point, someone changes the name...
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 06:52 PM   #1616
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 07:08 PM   #1617
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the next setback is going so suck! waiting in general sucks
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 07:46 AM   #1618
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 07:50 AM   #1619
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WOW! One of raddest landscape designs even I seen! Can you please post the model(s) of Trump Tower too? Thanks!
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 07:52 AM   #1620
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Man, it just keeps getting better and better. It really blends in with the rest of the area I think
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