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Old September 29th, 2007, 02:51 PM   #3501
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can someone tell me what "diameter" the spire has at its "widest" point?

And whats the heigt/widht ratio?...its so friggin thin.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 04:13 PM   #3502
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Iīve made this from the Panoramas section of the web page, www.thechicagospire.com .


140th floor:




Itīs amazing to see Sears Tower below you!!
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Old September 29th, 2007, 04:51 PM   #3503
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can someone tell me what "diameter" the spire has at its "widest" point?

And whats the heigt/widht ratio?...its so friggin thin.
I believe the diameter at the base is 225' or around there.
Petronas base is 150' in diameter.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 04:54 PM   #3504
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that are 68m...more than the old twin towers, wow!
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Old September 29th, 2007, 05:18 PM   #3505
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I believe the diameter at the base is 225' or around there.
Petronas base is 150' in diameter.
Pretronas base is huge in my opinion, 225 ft? OMG
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Old September 29th, 2007, 08:24 PM   #3506
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Cant be. According to G-Earth maximum possible diameter of the site is about 50 meters.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 08:57 PM   #3507
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Cant be. According to G-Earth maximum possible diameter of the site is about 50 meters.
My GE ruler says 82 meters (266')

The base of the tower is at the slightly wider north end of the site.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 09:12 PM   #3508
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Okey, when u set the ruler exactly at the edge of the site. I kept a few meters distance from the water. cant believe the build it directly spaceless at the riverside.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 09:35 PM   #3509
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just imagine what that looks like at night
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Old September 29th, 2007, 09:46 PM   #3510
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well if the space is 266' across, and the diameter of the base is claimed to be 225', that leaves around 20' on each side, no?
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Old September 29th, 2007, 09:58 PM   #3511
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Hey I like the Entertainment and Dining Room of the 4 Bd / 4.5 Bt Set. Many of the floor designs have something in common. The Master Bedroom has a long hallway (especially the 2 Bd / 2.5 Bt) and it will take awhile to walk from it to another place in the house. They should put another outlet door just for shortcut.

I wonder if they are going to make a 1 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom set?
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Old September 30th, 2007, 12:33 AM   #3512
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This is a landmark building for the US and I love it...plans for a place like this don't need to be constained within the norm [room for the plasma, etc]...these buyers will more than likely have those that rise up out of a mahogany cabinet anyway...
lol ur absolutely right! I forgot about those! I guess I'm just not thinking like a rich guy.
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Old September 30th, 2007, 01:38 AM   #3513
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well if the space is 266' across, and the diameter of the base is claimed to be 225', that leaves around 20' on each side, no?
wouldn't it be more like ten? and i bet they build it closer to one corner of the lot than the others
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Old September 30th, 2007, 03:05 AM   #3514
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Okey, when u set the ruler exactly at the edge of the site. I kept a few meters distance from the water. cant believe the build it directly spaceless at the riverside.
Less than a meter ( this is the Northern Secant wall )

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Old September 30th, 2007, 03:20 AM   #3515
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Still a nice base; still a nice middle....but still a pretty average top at best.

I do like how Calatrava states this building is not for corporations but for human beings....that presumably own corporations.
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Old September 30th, 2007, 03:40 AM   #3516
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This question has probably been asked, but I was wondering what the last 10 floors or so (141-150) will be used? The elevator tops out at 568m, so that would put it right around 140th floor... but what about the remaining???
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Old September 30th, 2007, 03:45 AM   #3517
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And this is really for the foundation? I thought this wall is first ment to be used as a retaining wall for the water when they start digging, so that they do better as they did with the Infinity Tower in Dubai (remember this pic http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/4...asementur2.jpg )
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Old September 30th, 2007, 03:53 AM   #3518
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And this is really for the foundation? I thought this wall is first ment to be used as a retaining wall for the water when they start digging, so that they do better as they did with the Infinity Tower in Dubai (remember this pic http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/4...asementur2.jpg )
Yes the secant wall will form the outer wall of the 70' basement. The primary load bearing will be on the rock caissons for the tower, and on the hard pan caissons for the garage area.
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Old September 30th, 2007, 04:13 AM   #3519
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the way i measured, the lot has 96 meters which is over 315 feet
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Old September 30th, 2007, 04:37 AM   #3520
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Yes the secant wall will form the outer wall of the 70' basement. The primary load bearing will be on the rock caissons for the tower, and on the hard pan caissons for the garage area.
Ah, thx... nice to know. I havent been observing skyscraper construction for a long time. But all construction i've seen so far, they first digged the hole, and then started piling.
So here they start right on the survace, thats why i thought its just preparation for the real piling.


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the way i measured, the lot has 96 meters which is over 315 feet
Ah and how do you measure???

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