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Old January 18th, 2008, 06:19 AM   #4841
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My photos from today's visit to the sales center.



View to the south




View to the northeast




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A few things:
-The building is going to be clad with stainless steel. The glass is going to have a very very light blue tint so that birds will be able to see it and not fly into the structure. The tint will basically not be noticible.

-The core area is going to excavated about 75' down.

-The top residential floor is the duplex on floor 141 - 142

-The garbage chute is going to seperate materials so that items can be recycled.

-The maple ceiling that you've seen in the lobby will actually undulate. The wood will be attached to some type of mechanism that will move like a wave does across water. The wood will be jointed together so that it pivots.
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Old January 18th, 2008, 09:48 AM   #4842
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Beautiful!
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Old January 18th, 2008, 01:53 PM   #4843
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Old January 18th, 2008, 06:25 PM   #4844
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beautiful flats
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Old January 18th, 2008, 07:12 PM   #4845
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if your not in the mile high club, try the 610m high club!

(something to brag about to your billionaire friends i guess )
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Old January 18th, 2008, 10:19 PM   #4846
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looks so damn tall in the pics!
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Old January 18th, 2008, 10:28 PM   #4847
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no, the Burj Dubai has that record for the highest with pumping concrete at 601m


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I thought the tallest tower using pumping concrete was the Burg Dubai.

sorry I meant in america.
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Old January 19th, 2008, 01:36 AM   #4848
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it's ok bud .
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Old January 19th, 2008, 03:02 AM   #4849
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Jan 18 - Lunch

View from above





Really big block and tackle



Scratch my back (scraping out stuck mud ? )

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Old January 19th, 2008, 03:33 AM   #4850
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Harry, you amaze me more and more... not in a gay way. Great pics!!
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Old January 19th, 2008, 03:35 AM   #4851
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Jan 18 - Secant & Slurry

First some caisson tops.


And some old Rail Road ties


Secant In short they drill a set of caissons almost toching each other ( 86' deep ), then they drill a second caisson between each set [ taking out a secant from each neighbor ] along the slip these secondaries were only 40' deep. ( http://picasaweb.google.com/harry.r....CaissonsSecant )

2 rigs now






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Progressing well








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Old January 19th, 2008, 03:58 AM   #4852
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will that hole hit bedrock?
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Old January 19th, 2008, 05:04 AM   #4853
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will that hole hit bedrock?
no - but darn near hardpan
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Old January 19th, 2008, 06:58 AM   #4854
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Old January 19th, 2008, 07:54 AM   #4856
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-The building is going to be clad with stainless steel. The glass is going to have a very very light blue tint so that birds will be able to see it and not fly into the structure. The tint will basically not be noticible.
I love the fact that they considered the well-being of other living creatures. Is this practice prevalent in the US? Because this is the first time I read of something like this.
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Old January 19th, 2008, 11:27 AM   #4857
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thx harry . when will they finish the slurry and secant walls probably?
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Old January 19th, 2008, 01:52 PM   #4858
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Old January 19th, 2008, 05:55 PM   #4859
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I love the fact that they considered the well-being of other living creatures. Is this practice prevalent in the US? Because this is the first time I read of something like this.
This is something that has been gaining momentum in North America over the last several years. Many Chicago buildings also dim their nighttime illuminations early now during migration seasons. Chicago is on a major bird migration route. The number of birds that die from flying into buildings is just staggering - millions of them.
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Old January 19th, 2008, 06:05 PM   #4860
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Wow, shots like that make you realize how tight that space is.
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