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Old February 12th, 2008, 01:53 AM   #5141
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excuse my ignorance but can someone help me on this question? Is the hole in the ground only for the core or is it for the core and the building? im confused lol
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Old February 12th, 2008, 01:58 AM   #5142
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excuse my ignorance but can someone help me on this question? Is the hole in the ground only for the core or is it for the core and the building? im confused lol
It's only for the core.
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Old February 12th, 2008, 03:27 AM   #5143
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When is it going to break ground level?
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Old February 12th, 2008, 03:07 PM   #5144
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Man you guys are so lucky to have so many iconic structures grace your skyline. While we down here have trouble with getting anything over 700' built. Go cranes.
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Old February 12th, 2008, 05:24 PM   #5145
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excuse my ignorance but can someone help me on this question? Is the hole in the ground only for the core or is it for the core and the building? im confused lol
of course thats the core

the length of base is 63 meters. on the other hand the length of that pit is approx. 13 meters
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Old February 12th, 2008, 07:35 PM   #5146
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Old February 13th, 2008, 04:33 AM   #5147
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Love this vid - http://www.chicagolive.com/places/chicago_spire/

its old though, from December (07)
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Old February 13th, 2008, 09:51 AM   #5148
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Is there an official statement when this building will reach the ground level?
I hope it will not take as long as the US7 in Hong Kong.
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Old February 13th, 2008, 01:46 PM   #5149
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Article about the Spire on a german newspage. It's the first article i've seen here about it
http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/0,1518,534392,00.html
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Old February 13th, 2008, 04:03 PM   #5150
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Feb 13 - AM

From above


2007 series
2008 series

New drill shaft


Another top ( or 1/2 a top ) missing ( assumed in the hole ) old shaft in front.



Not raker beams, long caisson tops, and sheet pile. The sheet pile is for ???



Basket for inspection of caisson holes


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Old February 13th, 2008, 05:51 PM   #5151
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thx harry, great updates as always
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Old February 13th, 2008, 07:05 PM   #5152
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what is the new drill shaft for?
btw thanks harry
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Old February 13th, 2008, 09:20 PM   #5153
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Article about the Spire on a german newspage. It's the first article i've seen here about it
http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/0,1518,534392,00.html
so glad i can read german.
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Old February 13th, 2008, 09:28 PM   #5154
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cool article, interesting that they brought out one in germany
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Old February 13th, 2008, 10:07 PM   #5155
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cool article, interesting that they brought out one in germany
Hey ZZ does the article offer new insight into the project?
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Old February 13th, 2008, 10:17 PM   #5156
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Hey ZZ does the article offer new insight into the project?
No it just mentions the facts. But it's surprising that they mention the project itself...
Media doesn't pay a lot of attention to foreign and even domestic construction projects.
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Old February 14th, 2008, 05:07 AM   #5157
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HEYYY its the DEGEL YISRAEL :-D yay cheeps
My wind is faster than yours

anyway this hole is too deep i wanna c wats going on down there. but Thanks for the spledid photos all Chicago people :-)
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Old February 14th, 2008, 06:03 AM   #5158
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Feb 13 - AM2

A bright sunny morning








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to N bound lower LSD
Jan 28

Feb 13 ( Dark side of the Moon playing as the sun rises )


From s bound lower LSD
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Old February 14th, 2008, 06:18 AM   #5159
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Feb 13 - Slurry wall

The last part of the E side slurry wall, where the road goes.





The partition tied off - looks like it is tied to a partition bottom ? end piece ?











Slurry work by the main ( w side ) entrance. looks like they are using a metal guide instead of the usual RC guidewall.





Not sure what the rubber piece is for





Top of a partition



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Old February 14th, 2008, 08:20 AM   #5160
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i think that rubber piece is for expansion joint...
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