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Old July 23rd, 2007, 06:15 AM   #2321
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No need to post

I can't do that here,and besides,it is the right location,the other pics on here verify that,same angles as mine,WHEW! That was a long walk there from where I came from lol.
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Old July 23rd, 2007, 07:03 AM   #2322
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Just came home the other day,well an hour ago from the trip itself,and am just in AWE of the city. I felt like a sponge and just obsorbed the city of skyscrapers as I walked around.,truly in my glory,must have did 12 miles lol.. And the trip to the top of the Sears at dusk was awesome. My sister and mom went to a play at the Ford chinese theater and saw WICKED. I'm sure it was great,but this was while I was at the Sears,walk to it from the theater..The top at night was great. It was cool sitting outside the Plaza late that night waiting for them to pick me up. Skateboarders going here and there,while the tower looked down on us lol.. Can't wait to return next year. Now on the CS,I walked down the end of Randolph street by the water and photographed some pics,right by the crossing bridge,well there were two,, of a site under construction. I HOPE IT WAS THE SITE FOR THE SPIRE. There were a few others in the area,but I think it was it.The description should tell you chicago people if it was. Awesome city

glad you enjoyed your time here. I am very thankful to be able to live in sch a great city.
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Old July 23rd, 2007, 07:43 AM   #2323
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Spire's surface dimensions?

Can anyone provide what are the surface dimensions or diameter of the building on ground floor? Especially if you could also provide the same for Hancock Tower in Chicago for comparison purposes.

I am very curious about whether ground surface space is bigger or not of the Spire to Hancock despite being 50+ storey higher! (gee!)

Thanks.

PS: I also would like to add my excitement soon to see 120 feet deep foundation work and especially watching this in an area immediately surrounded by the lake water! We all will witness emerging of this engineering and architechture marvell. I cant wait.

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Old July 23rd, 2007, 03:32 PM   #2324
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More cranes... more pipes...
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Old July 23rd, 2007, 04:51 PM   #2325
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Very fast work going on here!!!
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Old July 23rd, 2007, 04:53 PM   #2326
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If you don't want to see updates then stop reading/spamming this topic.
I was just saying I like seeing the building go up, not the foundation. I believe that is not spamming.
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Old July 23rd, 2007, 09:51 PM   #2327
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I just spoke to a Case supervisor "Ron" and he informed me that if all goes well they should start caisson drilling within a couple of days. He also mentioned that the building will not be finished until 2011. Lot's of activity today!
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Old July 23rd, 2007, 10:02 PM   #2328
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I forgot to mention something interesting that "Ron" from Case stated...that the developer must have some very influencial friends backing this project because in the 20 years he's been working in the construction industry he's never seen a building take shape this quickly.
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Old July 23rd, 2007, 10:13 PM   #2329
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can someone tell me, where I can download a 3d modell of the current version of chicago spire for google earht?

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Old July 23rd, 2007, 10:15 PM   #2330
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maybe in sketch up
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Old July 23rd, 2007, 10:17 PM   #2331
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There's no Spire Tower yet on google 3D warehouse
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Old July 23rd, 2007, 10:26 PM   #2332
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harm....i don't no any other site where i can download 3D models for Google Earth
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Old July 24th, 2007, 12:13 AM   #2333
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GOOGLE 3D Warehouse is the only place where u can download a 3D model, or you can make your own 3d model of the Spire TOwer using Sketch up
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Old July 24th, 2007, 12:29 AM   #2334
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I forgot to mention something interesting that "Ron" from Case stated...that the developer must have some very influencial friends backing this project because in the 20 years he's been working in the construction industry he's never seen a building take shape this quickly.
This really fits into the theme that Keller is a no-nonsense guy that gets things done. I'm sure that he put pressure on Case to get it done as soon as possible because costs are a big concern, especially with a building like this, where it could get out of hand quickly. Time is $. That being said, to me this is just one more small sign that this is really going to be built .

Thanks also for the caisson update.
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Old July 24th, 2007, 12:38 AM   #2335
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Not sure if this belongs here....but here goes....

The entrance of Chicago on the global stage, something Trump seems to think (maybe) occurred when he entered our fair city.....

Has been going on for a long time....

I'm guessing that if the Irish can help NYC's condo market maintan frothiness, they can do even more for Chicago's...

After all, Chicago is the only country in the world with an Irish monarchy...

And let's face it, nothing inManhattan can dream of a Chicago Spire Sunrise....

from the NYTimes....

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/08/re...e6f78d&ei=5070
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Old July 24th, 2007, 12:43 AM   #2336
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can someone tell me, where I can download a 3d modell of the current version of chicago spire for google earht?

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Some guy on SSP has made a pretty good one in sketchup but don't think it's in the 3D warehouse. Maybe try asking him for it if you really need it.

Also I might make a model of this soon since my Dubai Marina model is done and I need something to do
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Old July 24th, 2007, 12:43 AM   #2337
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I find it illuminating how NOONE in Chicago is even a tad bit surprised that an Irishman is planning to outdo New York's leading self-promoter.

I'd pay a million bucks if someone could find a Chicagoan who'd go on film stating his/her surprise that Trump is about to be majorly outdone/outbuilt/out-manouvered.....by an Irish dude....
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Old July 24th, 2007, 02:47 AM   #2338
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who the hell cares where he's from?
Ireland's economy is through the roof right now, no surprise at all.

the real thing to focus on is that both trump and kelleher are making chicago 10X more beautiful than it currently is
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Old July 24th, 2007, 03:15 AM   #2339
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I like the discussion taking place about Kelleher outdoing trump, but honestly, DALEY is a proud Irishman, and it shouldn't be a surprise that the city has been so accomodating. I want to ask a question, but don't know if it's appropriate for this thread. What do all of you think CS will do for Chicago After it hopefully gets built? What are the economic ramifications, how will tourism be affected in this city, will there be others looking to compete with kelleher (trump wanting to build another perhaps), and will this building further rid us of the international image our city has as a "crime city". Because believe it or not, despite our falling crime, a lot of people around the world still see Chi-town as somewhat dangerous since our turnaround has been so recent and rather quick. This may need another thread, but I figured it's relevant enough- sorry if it's too much.
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Old July 24th, 2007, 04:09 AM   #2340
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This thing is going to be... huge...
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