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Old June 21st, 2007, 02:06 AM   #141
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In the meanwhile they started working 24 hours...


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Old June 25th, 2007, 12:46 AM   #142
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Quick update from last Friday. The pit is almost completly cleared, and another crane founds its position. There will be five of them. The second has a height of 80 meters from ground and the first one will get as assumed another top part and will also rise with the tower.








Works for the steel reinforcement have reached the north end of the future foundation slab. Currently they are cultivating a small pond in the middle, hope they don't want to settle frogs there.








And finally an overview from the Maintower observation deck.







And a quick view to the Parktower. The roof is still missing.




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Old June 25th, 2007, 01:12 PM   #143
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Thanks for the update
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Old June 25th, 2007, 03:19 PM   #144
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There are rumors that there will be also a penthouse apartment in this tower which Mr. Speyer wants to use himself. It should also have a pool, but I guess he does not want to use the elevator to the basement to go for swimming.

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Old June 25th, 2007, 07:36 PM   #145
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Indeed, a fantastic update! I'll go there in August, hope I have the time to follow the call of the building site and enjoy eased watching while these builders have to do their arduous work
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Old June 25th, 2007, 07:38 PM   #146
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great update, as i can see on the webcam from today they're prepairing the core
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Old June 26th, 2007, 12:34 AM   #147
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It won't be long until they poure the towers slab, end of July is planned. It will be up to 3 meters thick and about 6.000 cubic meters of concrete and 1.700 tons of steel will be used for it. That means about 700 of concrete trucks will deliver this non-stop over probably two days. 36 hours were mentioned in a local newspaper, which sounds quite tight, but maybe they use more than one concrete pump, compared to others this place is well accessable. Will be really spectaclar, can't wait for it.

Soon the second tower crane with a final height of about 186m will be assembled (and later disassembled) by the first one.

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Old June 29th, 2007, 11:05 AM   #148
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In the lower left corner of this webcam picture you can see preparations for a fourth crane

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Old July 3rd, 2007, 01:14 PM   #149
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And here a better picture of the preps for the fourth crane which probably will be installed this Friday, there will be another one installed middle of next week in the area of the low rise building.

The ramp has been reduced to a necessary minimum for now, except two all excavators have been removed. In the moment mostly steel workers are ruling this place. The steel reinforcement for the foundation makes huge progress. Some inofficial but obviously trustful sources state that the slab will be poured starting on Friday evening, 13th of July. The tower will rise with an average speed of 1 level per week, unfortunatly the 3 underground levels and the first 8 levels over ground will take approx. 2 weeks per level. After that when changing to the standard floor plan one level will take about 4-5 days in average. So the tower should be topping out in about one year from now.















In the meanwhile they started errecting the frames of the construction fence. It will have windows and probably there will also be a gallery. Hopefully it will not disturb the view on this place too much...


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Old July 3rd, 2007, 05:49 PM   #150
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Good stuff. Thanks for this update, CY!
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Old July 3rd, 2007, 07:24 PM   #151
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wow ... lot of steel ...
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Old July 4th, 2007, 04:00 PM   #152
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I really like this building, the desgin is great.
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Old July 4th, 2007, 05:33 PM   #153
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1 year of construction from now... Damn, sounds like a long thirsty time to me - but I cain't wait to see the final result
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Old July 9th, 2007, 01:36 PM   #154
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the construction site looks bigger than the actual result - part of what is construction site now will be turned into a park.
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Old July 9th, 2007, 10:00 PM   #155
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Update from last Friday. Cladding on the Parktower is close to be completed, also the technical installations getting covered by a simple type of roof.






At the Opernturm constrcution side the 4th crane has been assembled. Today another small crane was positioned in the corner area of the low building, obviously for logistic purposes as the low rise should not be build until the tower is finished.






Unfortunatly the construction fence will disturb substantially the view on the site. There are only a view elements with windows of awful transparency.






So let's enjoy those detailed pictures as we don't know what we find next week.


















By the way, the probably youngest and most faithful Opernturm fan so far. His mother told me that they were visiting the construction site almost every day since start.




And last not least the site as seen from the Maintower...






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Old July 10th, 2007, 12:59 AM   #156
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nice update, thx ... lovely kiddy
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Old July 11th, 2007, 04:24 PM   #157
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nice update, ty
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Old July 13th, 2007, 12:41 PM   #158
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CYstillFI, I love your extensive updates
Feels like being there myself.
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Old July 13th, 2007, 07:35 PM   #159
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Seems like they have begun to pour the foundation
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Old July 13th, 2007, 11:27 PM   #160
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yes, i see it on the webcam
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