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Old March 21st, 2008, 06:12 PM   #5541
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how deep is the hole now?

btw thanx harryc
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Old March 21st, 2008, 09:35 PM   #5542
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These are from the Chicago Spire website. I don't recall if they've appeared here before.









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Old March 21st, 2008, 10:24 PM   #5543
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Supercool
And what a core! There's hardly any floorspace to sell
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Old March 21st, 2008, 10:50 PM   #5544
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some revealing diagrams of the tower very interesting
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Old March 21st, 2008, 11:14 PM   #5545
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Is there really enough space for a basketball field, has to be a very small one?
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Old March 21st, 2008, 11:19 PM   #5546
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Seems like this thing is going faster then the freedom tower...
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 12:30 AM   #5547
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, CS completed before the Freedom tower.....that would be cool
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 12:53 AM   #5548
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The swimming pool dosnt even look big enough to drown a mouse
And as for those coffee shops id hate to be queing for a seat on a busy day....
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 01:07 AM   #5549
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Wow, I had NO idea there was river on both sides of that site!!! The Spire has quite a location then...
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 01:47 AM   #5550
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great shots.
just on Drake tower
ive found a shot of it (brown bldg at left) and it seems to be next to Drake Hotel (grey bldg at right)

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Old March 22nd, 2008, 07:38 AM   #5551
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Wow, I had NO idea there was river on both sides of that site!!! The Spire has quite a location then...
Yea, the water on the near side is the Ogden Slip, the far side is the Chicago River. Years ago, the Slip was an important minor Great Lakes port facility, with warehouses and so forth on each side. All of that industrial and warehouse space has long since been replaced with high-end residential and the Slip is now used as a pleasure boat docking area. There was once a railroad spur that ended right about at the Spire's site, too.

The Spire's construction crews have dug out a LOT of debris from those old warehouses, industries and rail lines during excavation.

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Old March 22nd, 2008, 07:51 AM   #5552
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These are from the Chicago Spire website. I don't recall if they've appeared here before.









Very interesting. And WOW, that is one big-ass thick structural core! Any public estimates yet of how many cubic meters of concrete will be needed to build this thing?

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Old March 22nd, 2008, 08:25 AM   #5553
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Is there a compas layout on the above renders?

What part is due north?

Also how can rock climbing be on only one floor on level six?
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 09:27 AM   #5554
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The rock climbing and all of the outer ring of level 6 will be 2 floors - extending upwards to the same level as level 6 mezzanine.

If you look level 6 mezzanine is much thinner, and will only be blocking off the inner part of level 6.

It makes sense really.
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 10:00 AM   #5555
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Why are the building plans round?
I thought the building was going to be a heptagon (7 sides)
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 10:33 AM   #5556
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i am not sure if someone has already posted these pix. i took them from the chicago spire's website.




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Old March 22nd, 2008, 11:17 AM   #5557
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I'm guessing the Lo-Tech rooms are where the Amish go to recreate.

I love that it has a humidor room. They know their potential tenants.
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 01:35 PM   #5558
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how deep is the earth of the site which they are building this tower on?

looking at photos, with the water on either side of the site, it just looks like it can't hold a massive tower being built on it.
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 02:39 PM   #5559
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how deep is the earth of the site which they are building this tower on?

looking at photos, with the water on either side of the site, it just looks like it can't hold a massive tower being built on it.
About 70' of nice clay, 40' of hardpan, and then bedrock (limestone).

Buried in the clay is a branch of the old underground freight system, here you see CASE using a secant drill to cut it so the sheet piles can be driven in.

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Old March 22nd, 2008, 04:54 PM   #5560
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About 70' of nice clay, 40' of hardpan, and then bedrock (limestone).

Buried in the clay is a branch of the old underground freight system, here you see CASE using a secant drill to cut it so the sheet piles can be driven in.

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If the old tunnel ran through the area excavated for the core wouldn't they need to put a secant wall both where it enters and exits the excavation site? Did it just dead end in the core area or was the other side of it plugged somewhere else?
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