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Old September 16th, 2007, 05:56 PM   #3241
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^ YES its worth it!!!...(I mean I haven't even seen it yet but any new news is good news with this baby so PLEASE scan and post!!!! : )
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Old September 16th, 2007, 09:55 PM   #3242
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Pfft, rather have frostbite then Heat related blackouts.
Oh of course. After a blizzard, I go skiing. But our winters are miserable for everyone south of Kentucky.

I wonder how much the smaller units cost. I can't imagine shelling out a million for a one-bedroom when I can pick one up in the Hancock for $350k.
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Old September 17th, 2007, 03:04 AM   #3243
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Holy crap I can't believe they're starting to build this thing! I am flabbergasted!
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Old September 17th, 2007, 04:07 AM   #3244
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Old September 17th, 2007, 07:56 PM   #3245
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Holy crap I can't believe they're starting to build this thing! I am flabbergasted!
probably you didn't visit the thread for a long time
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Old September 18th, 2007, 03:57 AM   #3246
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Sept 17th - AM

View from above
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Secant sleeve pusher ?





Secant sleeves ?



Gang Green and their bits.



Crane for unloading stuff (?) not sure how this big of a load (I beams) gets in there, but there appears to be a will and a way.

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Old September 18th, 2007, 11:54 AM   #3247
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The central cassion opening is covered again, back in message 117 there's an image of the pristine site that suggests it was a test bore hole - or perhaps that's Calatrava's office and he expects rain.

And what are those two machines doing at the far south end of the site?
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Old September 18th, 2007, 12:19 PM   #3248
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Attempt to mark all seven primary footings ... corrections welcome.
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Old September 18th, 2007, 02:00 PM   #3249
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The central cassion opening is covered again, back in message 117 there's an image of the pristine site that suggests it was a test bore hole - or perhaps that's Calatrava's office and he expects rain.

And what are those two machines doing at the far south end of the site?
The consensus on SSP was: The central hole is for filling in the old freight tunnels, not sure why it would still be open ( check to see the filling isn't leaking out ? ).

Far south - W of LSD - staging for new equipment - looks like rigs for the secant wall caissons ( my guess).

Far south - E of LSD - 2 cranes - for unloading stuff - possibly barges.

And thank you Astonded for the markup on the photo ! That is exactly what I keep on planning to do, but never find the time ( or skill ).
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Old September 18th, 2007, 04:30 PM   #3250
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what is a Secant sleeve?
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Old September 18th, 2007, 05:41 PM   #3251
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what is a Secant sleeve?
Used in making Secant walls - lots of "little" caissons.

http://www.calice.igt.ethz.ch/Challe...nge/secant.htm
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Old September 18th, 2007, 06:15 PM   #3252
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Mind sendin it my way? Sent you a PM.
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Old September 18th, 2007, 11:34 PM   #3253
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Man I can't believe this building is on LSD . . . maybe it's just a hallucination??

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Old September 19th, 2007, 04:16 PM   #3254
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Secant wall starting.







Another caisson top arrives.



It must have been backed down this street.

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Old September 19th, 2007, 06:15 PM   #3255
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very busy on the site!
good to see this amount of progress.
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Old September 19th, 2007, 06:29 PM   #3256
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Why is this progress so slow? This will take forever!!!

Just kidding, Moochie One must be _very_ stupid to think this tower will rise any time soon.

At the beginning I thought this will be nothing but a new proposal not getting built, but now things are different. I've just got to get to Chicago some time. It has been the best looking city in the States, and it will be even better when this one is built. The hight never stops amazing me.
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Old September 19th, 2007, 08:30 PM   #3257
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Here is the e-mail they just sent out if you are signed up on the official Spire site for updates:

http://blab.thirdeyedesign.co.uk/bro...c2bebc966e3cf/

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Old September 19th, 2007, 08:48 PM   #3258
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John Hancock Center still bigger?

Well, I will follow this unique and wonderfull project untill the last plate...
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Old September 19th, 2007, 08:50 PM   #3259
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These are large cassions, at least 12' in diameter, but i just can't imagine one per the 7 main footings, it would seem to me that a cassion "cluster" would be in order here, also there has to be more than one cassion below the core.

time will tell i guess.!!!
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Old September 19th, 2007, 09:05 PM   #3260
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These are large cassions, at least 12' in diameter, but i just can't imagine one per the 7 main footings, it would seem to me that a cassion "cluster" would be in order here, also there has to be more than one cassion below the core.

time will tell i guess.!!!

There is to be two cassions for each footing total of 14 parameter cassions.
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