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Old November 8th, 2007, 09:42 PM   #3941
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nice plan harryc
now I can follow a bit what's happening
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Old November 8th, 2007, 10:41 PM   #3942
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Cracks appear in Spire accord

November 7, 2007
BY DAVID ROEDER Sun-Times Columnist

Garrett Kelleher, the developer behind construction of the 150-story Chicago Spire, is dealing with a surprise he doesn't need. Kelleher thought he had locked up the neighbors' support for the project, but now the adjacent Riverview Condominium Association is objecting to easements required for construction.
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Old November 8th, 2007, 10:49 PM   #3943
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Cracks appear in Spire accord

November 7, 2007
BY DAVID ROEDER Sun-Times Columnist

Garrett Kelleher, the developer behind construction of the 150-story Chicago Spire, is dealing with a surprise he doesn't need. Kelleher thought he had locked up the neighbors' support for the project, but now the adjacent Riverview Condominium Association is objecting to easements required for construction.
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Old November 8th, 2007, 10:49 PM   #3944
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This is not a quote or re-hash, it is brand new original work, we should all be grateful that he took the time to do this.

Quoting photos to demonstrate or elaborate is also quite fine, the no no is taking an entire photo filled post and simply re-posting it.
I think he was referring to webeagle 12 who previously quoted the same picture as his post above...
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Old November 9th, 2007, 12:44 AM   #3945
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Thought you all might like this...


Harry, I hope you didn't mind me taking the liberty of using a few of your pics. If you want me to take it down, just say the word.
wow very impressive...your genius dude...


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Old November 9th, 2007, 04:03 PM   #3946
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Nov 09 -AM

Overview [ full set http://picasaweb.google.com/harry.r..../400NLSDCSHeli ]



Core ring



"small caissons" ( note chains holding re-bar cage in place while concrete cures ).



Caisson sleve - will this be left in - or is this how deep the garage will be ?



Digging up the past. ( the newer footing/caisson [ far left ] is not in use - might have been for the exit ramp that never was - looks like it will stay in place for many decades to come. )



Does windows



FEMA trailers ( rooftop decks - what a view they will have )



Getting there

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Old November 9th, 2007, 04:04 PM   #3947
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Thanks for the illustration. the building design is very iconic!
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Old November 9th, 2007, 04:12 PM   #3948
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Nov 09 -Ramps

S bound - sitting on air





S bound - sitting ontop of future garage space



N bound - permanent forms ?







Slot A6 - to Tab A6 ( look to be only a few types of these prefab concrete slabs )





N bound N side of Slip

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Old November 9th, 2007, 07:30 PM   #3949
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Nov 09 - AM2

Rock grinder back on site. The cylinder to the R sits on top of the grinder, the yellow thing is an inspection cage.



getting ready for more Slurry wall

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Old November 10th, 2007, 08:34 AM   #3950
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Harryc thanks for your timely updates buddy I really enjoyed them. I wonder when the core piles will be finished being pounded in? My guess is by the end of next week. Does anyone know if they are going to at least excavate the core since the piling is just about done? The cassons that surround the Chicago Spire are they all going to be 12' ft wide by 120' in deep or are they going to be smaller?
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Old November 10th, 2007, 11:10 PM   #3951
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The sheet piling around the core should be driven around when you suggested. The excavation will begin after that and go down about 70'. The 7 legs at the perimeter of the building each sit on a pair of 12' caissons that go down about 120' to bedrock.
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Old November 12th, 2007, 02:14 AM   #3952
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Measurments

Had to run downtown to swapout bikes so I brought the survey team.


Left to Right ^
The counter, The recorder, Transport chief ( lookout for towtrucks ), crew chief.

Diagram with marks every 20'

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The distinctive grid off the SW corner makes a convenient reference.
It is made up of paving stones, 2' square, each red line is 2 blocks ( 4' ) wide and separated from the next by 7 or so pale blocks.

This shaft then is about 135' long.

This cage from last week about 110'


The best marker we could come up with on the NW side was the fenceposts which were 8'2" apart.
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Old November 12th, 2007, 03:23 AM   #3953
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Nov 11

In the core

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From the front gate

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Bringing the taste of old europe
A close in Lanark, Scotland.


A close in Chicago


Some neighbors who are sitting on the fence regarding this project.
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Old November 12th, 2007, 04:10 AM   #3954
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Nov 11 - Secant, Slurry, and grinding

Fist the grinding has resumed ( the air is used in conjunction with rock grinding bits ).



Secant wall - they are putting a caisson in between each existing (interstitial).





Metal guide for interstitial



Guide wall for Slurry operation ( one of a pair ).



rebar for guide wall


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Old November 12th, 2007, 04:44 AM   #3955
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wow fantastic!, thanx for the updates
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Old November 12th, 2007, 04:57 AM   #3956
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An attractive and distinguished crew you got there!
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Old November 12th, 2007, 01:48 PM   #3957
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Really excited about this project. I was in Chicago over the summer and was just blown away by it's awesome-ness. I took one of the architecture riverboat tours that started just on the other side of the river there, but even though there was piling work going on at the time, the guide never even mentioned that there was prep work going on for North America's tallest, and perhaps most spectacular building!

I'll be following this thread with interest - cheers for all the updates!

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Lol Harryc - when were you in Lanark? Or is that just some random picture you picked up off the internet? Naturally, considering where I'm from, I know the area quite well
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Old November 12th, 2007, 03:08 PM   #3958
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It's amazing that the word on this has never really gotten out,in a broad sense,once it begins to rise though,heads will turn.
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Old November 12th, 2007, 03:54 PM   #3959
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Nov 12 - AM Ramps

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110' of shaft ? - deep even with the head included .


Ramp work, N bound




Ramp work S bound.


Wall detail ( waterproofing ? )
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Old November 12th, 2007, 03:55 PM   #3960
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Lol Harryc - when were you in Lanark? Or is that just some random picture you picked up off the internet? Naturally, considering where I'm from, I know the area quite well
2004 - in the metropolis of Carmichael.
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