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Old January 24th, 2008, 08:52 AM   #4921
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News story regarding the sales launch in Ireland:

It's a tall order but Liam and Natasha get in on the act

By Nicola Anderson
Thursday January 24 2008

http://www.independent.ie/national-n...t-1272580.html
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Old January 24th, 2008, 10:47 AM   #4922
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i dont think thats a snowball in his hand lol
Definitely throwing snowballs, couldn't see at what, hard to get a good picture from that distance.
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Old January 24th, 2008, 10:58 AM   #4923
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Jan 23 - more

Ringside.


Rebar for another concrete whaler.



Prepairing for some serious caisson work.








Ready to build cages - these will be relatively short - must be for the bottom of the core pit.







Yes that says 13 - 13' dia



Men at work






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Old January 24th, 2008, 11:24 AM   #4924
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Jan 23 - Secant Work

Beautiful day outside ( snow indicates it has gotten warmer ).
Working the primaries ( the long steel beams (86') are for the primary caissons )




A036917 W33 X 130# SDI USA




Guide wall forms


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Old January 24th, 2008, 11:41 AM   #4925
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Jan 23 - Slurry Walls

Almost done with these. CASE may be moving stuff in from the park before the road is cut with work on the last section.

The pairs of cages are put in the slit one on top of the other, 80' is deep.
2 narrow sets




first of a pair of wide ones




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Old January 24th, 2008, 05:01 PM   #4926
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^ You gotta love this quote. Now that's a way to sell units:

Nor do they even intend to buy one of the apartments in the intriguingly candycane-like tower.

"We live in New York," proffered Natasha hastily, when reporters inquired.

The actress then explained how the couple had become involved with the project -- both are good friends with the owner of their gym, who introduced them to Garrett Kelleher and he brought them on board.
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Old January 24th, 2008, 05:31 PM   #4927
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Nice update Harry, think we owe you a nice cup of hot chocolate sometime!
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Old January 24th, 2008, 06:28 PM   #4928
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Very detailed update + good photos. Superb work Harry!
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Old January 24th, 2008, 06:36 PM   #4929
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How many rings do we have at the moment? Are they already working on the seventh ring?
Unfortunately you can't see that anymore, due to the camera angle.

Harry, you really need to lean more out of the window;-)
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Old January 24th, 2008, 06:42 PM   #4930
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Thank you very very much for the great updates!! Those close-ups were really wonderful!
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Old January 24th, 2008, 08:27 PM   #4931
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does anyone think it will be still snowing in febuary up in maine??? soz for the off topicness of my post
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Old January 24th, 2008, 08:48 PM   #4932
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How many rings do we have at the moment? Are they already working on the seventh ring?
Unfortunately you can't see that anymore, due to the camera angle.

Harry, you really need to lean more out of the window;-)
harry getting lazy

How many workers on average are working on this site?
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Old January 24th, 2008, 08:53 PM   #4933
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harry, did you see how many rings they've build now?
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Old January 24th, 2008, 09:59 PM   #4934
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How many rings do we have at the moment? Are they already working on the seventh ring?
Unfortunately you can't see that anymore, due to the camera angle.
It is getting difficult to see, but the rebar for the whaler that Harry pointed out are for the 6th whaler. I believe it will be barely visible from Harry's normal shooting angle. The 7th and final whaler will fully out of sight from that angle.

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does anyone think it will be still snowing in febuary up in maine??? soz for the off topicness of my post
Horribly off-topic, but yes it will absolutely be snowing in Maine in February.
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Old January 24th, 2008, 11:00 PM   #4935
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Great pics everyone! Anyone have an estimate on when this sucker is going to start to rise upward. Also is 2010 still the completion date or later for topping out, one would think later being that it has yet to even go vertical.
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Old January 24th, 2008, 11:48 PM   #4936
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Great pics everyone! Anyone have an estimate on when this sucker is going to start to rise upward. Also is 2010 still the completion date or later for topping out, one would think later being that it has yet to even go vertical.
Tony tony tony.... have you kept up with your reading???? The core is 60% finished. The "plan" is that it should start to rise in the Spring of 08.
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Old January 24th, 2008, 11:51 PM   #4937
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and the excavation of the whole area will probably begin in march what i've heard
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Old January 25th, 2008, 12:02 AM   #4938
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Thanks again HarryC for an excellent job! I think if someone made a compilation of all your posts, they would end up having THE recipe for building a skyscraper

I can't wait to see the construction this summer, although the Trump might be more impressive by then.
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Old January 25th, 2008, 12:56 AM   #4939
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Doesn't matter, there is still the One ring to rule them all, muhahaha...

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Old January 25th, 2008, 04:13 AM   #4940
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Hey, there wa sonly one Return and that Return of the Jedi.
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