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Old September 17th, 2007, 07:16 AM   #1741
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There is not an actual delay in the construction progress. Each setback has a transfer floor which takes longer to construct than the normal floors. The last transfer floor/setback took about 61 days to complete, so during that time the building stopped rising. There will be another transfer floor to build at the next setback which, if memory serves me correct, is scheduled to take 45 days. During the construction of this upcoming transfer floor, there will be a DELAY in the vertical rise of the building but contruction progress will continue.
I assume that the same amount of concrete is being poured, it is just all being reconfigured into a single bigger chunk than with the separate floors.

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Old September 18th, 2007, 02:46 AM   #1742
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For those who are interested, Trump Chicago will be featured on the next Build it Bigger, this Wednesday night on Discovery.

High Risk Tower
Danny Forester examines construction of Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago, built entirely of reinforced concrete, making it the tallest formwork structure in the world.
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Old September 18th, 2007, 07:42 AM   #1743
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^Burj Dubai is reinforced concrete
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Old September 18th, 2007, 07:49 AM   #1744
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^Burj Dubai is reinforced concrete
But it uses steel at the top no? Trump Tower Chicago goes all the way as concrete.
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Old September 18th, 2007, 08:55 AM   #1745
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God, this is a massive building, Trump's signiture will sure be a definate mark on the Chicago skyline, to me this is a case of the renderings doing no justice to the actual size of the finished building, this building is very large.!!!
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Old September 18th, 2007, 08:59 PM   #1746
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Old September 18th, 2007, 09:03 PM   #1747
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how is the weather in Chicago guys can u still go around in a T-shirt?

also the Trump tower is real slow construction i hasnt really topped out since March when i was there but there again they are starting the glass work as soon as the concrete is done!
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Old September 18th, 2007, 10:33 PM   #1748
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how is the weather in Chicago guys can u still go around in a T-shirt?

also the Trump tower is real slow construction i hasnt really topped out since March when i was there but there again they are starting the glass work as soon as the concrete is done!
Standard late summer stuff in the midwestern USA - low-mid 20s for highs, low-mid teens for lows.



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Old September 18th, 2007, 11:22 PM   #1749
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Old September 18th, 2007, 11:24 PM   #1750
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Wow, great shot. What beautiful weather and surroundings, not to mention I love the layout of the Viet Nam memorial.
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Old September 18th, 2007, 11:32 PM   #1751
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Standard late summer stuff in the midwestern USA - low-mid 20s for highs, low-mid teens for lows.



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In the U.S. we use Fahrenheit. So by low-mid twenties, he means seventy to eighty degrees, and by low-mid teens, he means in the fifties. So the two mistakes were (a) using centigrade, which is really only used for scientific endeavors in the U.S., and (b) thinking the guy was being sardonic in his, admittedly accurate, postings.
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Old September 18th, 2007, 11:34 PM   #1752
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OH.........
i feel stupid.
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Old September 18th, 2007, 11:36 PM   #1753
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Yeah, it's a good idea to label units (F/C, ft/m, etc) in a forum like this.
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Old September 19th, 2007, 01:27 AM   #1754
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That makes perfect sense, if someone says mid-20s then automatically i know its 20 degrees not Fahrenheit because here in UK we use degrees not Fahrenheit, Fahrenheit just makes life so complicated!
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Old September 19th, 2007, 05:52 AM   #1755
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That makes perfect sense, if someone says mid-20s then automatically i know its 20 degrees not Fahrenheit because here in UK we use degrees not Fahrenheit, Fahrenheit just makes life so complicated!
...That's the stubborn USA for you..
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Old September 19th, 2007, 07:42 AM   #1756
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I learned looooong ago to use metric measures as my 'default' mode in any internet-based writings that I do, since the 'net' is such an international medium, as that is what 95% of the World's population knows best.

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Old September 19th, 2007, 07:44 AM   #1757
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Wow, great shot. What beautiful weather and surroundings, not to mention I love the layout of the Viet Nam memorial.
Those dead-calm sunny early morning shots looking west along the river are just magical to me, too.



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Old September 19th, 2007, 07:52 AM   #1758
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There's Something about this building.... It's not that its architecturally magnificent, as a matter of fact as far as modern towers go, I think it's kid of boring, But it just seems to fit so perfectly into its context, that it looks like its been there for years!, and that its the perfect building for the site.

I'm very happy to see THIS building on THIS spot.
That is a common theme among many whom have posted in these forvms - Chicago really does have a way of putting the right buildings into the right places.

Build on!

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Old September 19th, 2007, 11:57 AM   #1759
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...That's the stubborn USA for you..
Fahrenheit isn't that bad. Temperature is pretty arbitrary when used in daily life anyway, and in science everything is in Kelvin.

Miles, on the other hand, are another story:
1 mile = 5,280 feet = 63,360 inches
That's a real mess.

What I notice is that there isn't such a thing as a silver facade. Silver itself is only a perfect reflector, so a "silver" building would be the color of whatever it reflects. On a drab day, Trump Tower will look drab.
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Old September 19th, 2007, 12:53 PM   #1760
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Fahrenheit isn't that bad. Temperature is pretty arbitrary when used in daily life anyway, and in science everything is in Kelvin.

Miles, on the other hand, are another story:
1 mile = 5,280 feet = 63,360 inches
That's a real mess.

What I notice is that there isn't such a thing as a silver facade. Silver itself is only a perfect reflector, so a "silver" building would be the color of whatever it reflects. On a drab day, Trump Tower will look drab.
I have pretty much adapted to the metric system having lived abroad so long, but I miss Fahrenheit. It's more detailed. With Celsius you pretty much stay between minus 10 or so and 35...with Fahrenheit you get to minus 10 but up to over 100.

It's more detailed.
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