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Old July 28th, 2007, 12:02 AM   #2421
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Sorry, guys, false alarm. This one isn't quite under construction yet, so I'm knocking it back down to prep. But it'll be any day now.
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Old July 28th, 2007, 12:15 AM   #2422
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Thanks for the up to the minute status report, i_am_hydrogen. So what is the real story with the believed caisson?

I can't wait to see this thing start. Still wishing someone could do daily fixed point photos I have half a mind to move to Chicago and do it myself.
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Old July 28th, 2007, 12:30 AM   #2423
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Sorry about the false alarm...

I was misinformed by the surveyors, and I feel like an ass, but its all mute as it should be U/C within a few days, i.e. Monday.
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Old July 28th, 2007, 12:32 AM   #2424
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The caisson looks too close to LSD to be a caisson for the tower. Maybe is a "test" caisson.....in any case, to me that is already U/C
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Old July 28th, 2007, 12:40 AM   #2425
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Sorry for the false alarm...

I was misinformed by the surveyors, and I feel like an ass, but its all mute as it should be U/C within a few days, i.e. Monday.
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Old July 28th, 2007, 12:43 AM   #2426
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damn.......that sux. o well, should be any day now.
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Old July 28th, 2007, 01:12 AM   #2427
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So, it's u/c when I leave for work. When I get back, it's not u/c, and we have the developer yelling up at BVic that it's going to happen.
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Old July 28th, 2007, 01:20 AM   #2428
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Wikipedia officially changes the status from "proposed" to the "Under construction"
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Old July 28th, 2007, 01:29 AM   #2429
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I was misinformed by the surveyors, and I feel like an ass, but its all mute as it should be U/C within a few days, i.e. Monday.
Moot. Sorry, it's a peeve of mine.
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Old July 28th, 2007, 01:30 AM   #2430
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Am going to enjoy this going up! Keep the pics coming guys!
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Old July 28th, 2007, 02:07 AM   #2431
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I was misinformed by the surveyors, and I feel like an ass, but its all mute as it should be U/C within a few days, i.e. Monday.
Don't sweat it Shawn, I'll just never trust anything you say ever again.

Kidding.
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Old July 28th, 2007, 02:26 AM   #2432
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Wikipedia officially changes the status from "proposed" to the "Under construction"
You know that ANYONE can edit Wikipedia articles, right? There's nothing "official" about it.
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Old July 28th, 2007, 03:16 AM   #2433
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the dancing stickman is back. and he ain't happy about this...
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Old July 28th, 2007, 06:00 AM   #2434
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So, it's u/c when I leave for work. When I get back, it's not u/c, and we have the developer yelling up at BVic that it's going to happen.
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the dancing stickman is back. and he ain't happy about this...
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Old July 28th, 2007, 09:11 AM   #2435
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Old July 28th, 2007, 09:21 AM   #2436
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seems like a small plot of land for such an enormous building....and then to be surrounded by water on two sides....will the land it sits on be stable enough to this monster of a building...my only problems with the site is the rather large and possible nosiey highway....but very nice to see prep going as planned
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Old July 28th, 2007, 10:45 AM   #2437
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seems like a small plot of land for such an enormous building....and then to be surrounded by water on two sides....will the land it sits on be stable enough to this monster of a building...my only problems with the site is the rather large and possible nosiey highway....but very nice to see prep going as planned
It doesn't matter if the ground is stable or not. The building is build on caissons and they're placed on very stable bedrock.
About the traffic noise. they'll probably use 2 layers of glas for a window where one layer is thicker than the otherone. This stops sound very effective and is aslo very good for the thermic insulation of the tower.
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Old July 28th, 2007, 05:22 PM   #2438
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Old July 28th, 2007, 10:42 PM   #2439
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As far as security concerns from LSD . . .
I would be more worried about its psychedelic effects; who the hell cares about security when you're discovering the meaning of the universe?

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Considering anyone can edit Wikipedia, and considering that virtually everyone on the internet already realizes that, there's nothing "official" about what it says.

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Old July 29th, 2007, 02:14 AM   #2440
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JUST RECIEVED CONFORMATION FROM A PAIR OF SURVEYORS, THE FIRST TEST CAISSON HAS BEGUN AT ABOUT 10:30 THIS MORNING. 10 FEET IN DAIMETER TO BEDROCK. WE ARE NOW..................

NOW OFFICIALLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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