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Old June 3rd, 2007, 01:44 AM   #121
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The foundation for the second tower crane has been poured
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Old June 3rd, 2007, 09:01 AM   #122
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Not really, it just looks so. They covered the steel with some grey plastic. This one will probably poured with the foundation slab.
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Old June 3rd, 2007, 11:47 PM   #123
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really? I also would have thought that this is for a second crane.

great update btw. can't wait to see the parktower facade.
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Old June 10th, 2007, 07:59 PM   #124
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King Crunch, it looks as you were right regarding the second crane foundation being poured in the meanwhile. But they also covered the top with some plastic. I judged that just through the web cam at that time.

BMXican, for sure it is for the second crane, but it seems to be quite far part of the slab when once finished. Btw., heard from someone in another forum, who is working on that construction site, that the crane will finally reach the height of 200 meters.

Here an update from this morning.









On the "back" side's edge of the pit they are building a construction for different facade samples, with light blue and light green glas and different sand stone elements. There should have been a third one, unfortunatly it had an accident. Also a well informed source stated that this not for the tower, but a kind facade surounding of the pit, and that Mr. Speyer will come personally the next days in order to select one of them. Sounds anyhow funny, but we will see...



And in big.

And the lost one.



Probably they have hurry up now...

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Old June 11th, 2007, 05:29 PM   #125
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nice. this is going to be the most attractive construction fence ever - I hope this is not the only reason for mr speyer's visit.

I hope they are going to put some facade samples up there aswell soon.
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Old June 11th, 2007, 07:11 PM   #126
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Yep, and by the way, the first part of the second construction crane been installed today. Here some pics from the webcam...




source: opernturm webcam

And, what I forgot yesterday, Parktower has reached its final height, also the steel construction has been moved to top of the old part.






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Old June 12th, 2007, 12:20 AM   #127
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that was quick. looks like the crane is already taller than the webcam location.

parktower looks good. hope to see the cladding soon.
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Old June 12th, 2007, 12:57 AM   #128
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indeed, the tower crane looks very tall!
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Old June 12th, 2007, 01:14 AM   #129
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yes, but it's only the angle of the webcam, in reality this first ielement is something between 50 and 60 meters in the moment, and 200 at the end. Guess they have to adjust soon
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Old June 13th, 2007, 11:03 PM   #130
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the crane is already visible from many areas in the westend
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Old June 17th, 2007, 11:55 PM   #131
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Update from last rainy Friday evening. The facade samples are now complete and I can't imagine that those are just for the fence. Not the best light, but the colours are quite authentic and you can also take the low rise of the Parktower on the left or the old opera in the background for comparism. The middle one seems to be for the wide side of the tower, the other two the narrow side of the tower or the low rise. The rest is a guess...



The area of the low rise...



The second crane...



Also the back part of the pit where the underground parking will be built is getting cleared now. In the foreground massive reinfrocement works for the foundation slab...





Base elements for two other cranes...







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Old June 18th, 2007, 11:40 AM   #132
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i agree with u cyfistill, i also guess the facade examples are showing all the future used facade styles, very nice.

And vey good update! Thx for keeping us uptodate with those
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Old June 18th, 2007, 12:23 PM   #133
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This is going to be a beautiful facade!
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Old June 18th, 2007, 01:23 PM   #134
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I am really curious for which one they will finally decide. The tower is nothing spectacular, but at this place with this vicinity it is a great project. I love it. And it is the first scyscrapers I personally can see rising in real life.
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Old June 18th, 2007, 01:23 PM   #135
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what is also very interesting is that on the site of the company providing the facade ( http://www.josef-gartner.com/aktuelles.html ), that they start cladding already in march 2008, so i guess until that the tower will be erected completly.
The finish of the cladding is said to be april 2009, the total cladding area is 38.000 m2 (highrise alone).

For comparism the facade of the Skyper ( http://www.emporis.com/ge/wm/bu/?id=101357 ) has a total area of 22.000 m2.

Its going to be a massive tower.
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Old June 18th, 2007, 01:41 PM   #136
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Hmmh, I read somewhere before in this thread that they will be at ground level by August probably end of August. Then it should rise one level per week. So it should be at level 30-32 at beginning of March. At least the tower will be quite far before they start cladding it.
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Old June 18th, 2007, 06:34 PM   #137
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I am really curious for which one they will finally decide. The tower is nothing spectacular, but at this place with this vicinity it is a great project. I love it. And it is the first scyscrapers I personally can see rising in real life.
i can't see it in real life unfortunately but this one is the first german skyscraper i watch from the beginning
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Old June 18th, 2007, 10:15 PM   #138
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Quite impressive figures, newfvgffm, especially if one keep in mind that the difference in height is not that significant. 154 to 170 Meters and 22.000 to 38.000 sqm. It just must be massive. And I can remember well the two of us on the hunt for best pic's of the latest developments back in 2003 when Skyper was at this state.

Also level 30 to 32 reached beginning of March sounds quite reasonable.
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Old June 19th, 2007, 01:00 AM   #139
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And I can remember well the two of us on the hunt for best pic's of the latest developments back in 2003 when Skyper was at this state.
I remember that too, it was always fun
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Old June 19th, 2007, 08:58 AM   #140
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i thought it would be about 178-180 meters high..
still ******* impressive numbers compared to skyper
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