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Old December 16th, 2010, 05:12 PM   #18301
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ROOF = 1,368 feet (417 m)

Current top = 612ft (187m)

"halfway" = basic arithmetic fail.


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Old December 16th, 2010, 05:39 PM   #18302
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This thread is like following a TV series. love it. Cant wait to see more and more rows of that niiiiice glass
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Old December 16th, 2010, 06:03 PM   #18303
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Old December 16th, 2010, 06:14 PM   #18304
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December 15th, in.formed..


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Old December 16th, 2010, 06:26 PM   #18305
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Old December 16th, 2010, 06:32 PM   #18306
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I vaugely recall reading a post recently (from Zen ?) that said they were using thicker steel to allow the steel to run further ahead of the core, up to 10 floors (if I remember right).

If so, then those numbers mean the steel is now almost 10 floors ahead and so will have to slow down for the concrete again - maybe is already slowing down.

Not good news.

Why does the concrete always seem to be the blocker on this building ?
I don't think they were using "thicker steel" to keep a larger gap between the steel and concrete, rather they were using a bracing system to distribute the load that would allow them to create the larger gap.

The concrete is so slow in this building because it isn't a typical core. They have to encase the core steel in concrete, so who knows what the forms they are using look like now. Not as straightforward as most buildings. Plus, the concrete is stronger than normal and may take longer to set (?).
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Old December 16th, 2010, 09:17 PM   #18307
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The lighting they have going for Christmas is awesome.
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Old December 16th, 2010, 11:16 PM   #18308
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I don't think they were using "thicker steel" to keep a larger gap between the steel and concrete, rather they were using a bracing system to distribute the load that would allow them to create the larger gap.
Could be. Zensteeldude said thicker columns in post 16871 though (found it!) http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...ostcount=16871.

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The concrete is so slow in this building because it isn't a typical core. They have to encase the core steel in concrete, so who knows what the forms they are using look like now. Not as straightforward as most buildings. Plus, the concrete is stronger than normal and may take longer to set (?).
That should all have been known and planned for though, and if they are pausing the steelwork to let concrete catch up (again) it sounds a lot like it's going slower than planned. Which means more schedule slip on the whole project.
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Old December 16th, 2010, 11:26 PM   #18309
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Could be. Zensteeldude said thicker columns in post 16871 though (found it!) http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...ostcount=16871.

That should all have been known and planned for though, and if they are pausing the steelwork to let concrete catch up (again) it sounds a lot like it's going slower than planned. Which means more schedule slip on the whole project.
Well, Zen would know more about it than I would. I'm sure he can clear stuff up whenever he reads this.
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Old December 17th, 2010, 01:34 AM   #18310
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Old December 17th, 2010, 01:36 AM   #18311
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look at tower one there now one the third floor of cladding and are officially halfway to the top. i expect to see them top out the building by this time next year
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Old December 17th, 2010, 01:44 AM   #18312
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Old December 17th, 2010, 02:02 AM   #18313
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I really like the cladding!
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Old December 17th, 2010, 03:26 AM   #18314
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I really like the cladding!
Yeah it looks really good already!

And I also love your avatar. Minecraft! ^.^
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Old December 17th, 2010, 05:32 AM   #18315
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Old December 17th, 2010, 07:19 AM   #18316
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Cladding looks very promising,also love what they have done for the festive season,very nice.
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Old December 17th, 2010, 08:24 AM   #18317
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The lighting they have going for Christmas is awesome.
...we'ed better enjoy it now, as it probably won't be repeated next year!
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Old December 17th, 2010, 10:23 AM   #18318
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Old December 17th, 2010, 01:20 PM   #18319
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I wonder why did they leave those gaps between windows, on the first cladding floor where glass is supposed to go
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Old December 17th, 2010, 01:45 PM   #18320
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I wonder why did they leave those gaps between windows, on the first cladding floor where glass is supposed to go
been wondering the same thing for weeks now
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