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Old April 2nd, 2008, 06:36 PM   #5641
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Judging from the fact that an over 2000 ft Burj Dubai has less views and slightly more posts than the present hole in the ground that will become the Chicago Spire, we should see this beauty (as you put it) rise (no pun intended on this and not to be taken in an offensive manner) in about 3.5 million views or 3000 posts. It will have more posts than the Mile High Tower at 500 ft than the Mile High Tower will have at say....a mile high.

Please don't be impatient on this. It could be the end of you mentally. Each foot this building grows will result in 10 pages of posts. If this isn't bad go to that other web site, (site named in my signature) and see how many posts they have on the Chicago Spire. You'll think that cobwebs are forming on this one.

Patience young Spirewalker.
This is actually not true. Burj Dubai is on its 10th thread or something like that, Chicago Spire is only on its first thread. So while it may look like this building have more posts and reads, in reality it is far behind Burj Dubai and probably will never catch up.
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 08:58 PM   #5642
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April 02 - Lunch

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Finishing touches on the ramp ( other one done earlier today )


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Old April 2nd, 2008, 10:07 PM   #5643
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This is actually not true. Burj Dubai is on its 10th thread or something like that, Chicago Spire is only on its first thread. So while it may look like this building have more posts and reads, in reality it is far behind Burj Dubai and probably will never catch up.
ACtually this is like the 4th one for Chicago.
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 10:33 PM   #5644
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do we really need this discussion again? doesn't matter how many threads and views the CS/BD have!!
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 10:39 PM   #5645
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 01:19 AM   #5646
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I agree ZZ-II

People should stick with the facts for which this thread is about.
There should be no discussion about Dubai or Burj Dubai.
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 01:19 AM   #5647
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As for me, this Chicagospire building has more artistic look than any other skyscraper I have ever seen here in this forum and, I think it's going to remain wonderfully so in many years to come.
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 01:27 AM   #5648
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As for me, this Chicagospire building has more artistic look than any other skyscraper I have ever seen here in this forum and, I think it's going to remain wonderfully so in many years to come.
I agree, except for if something taller gets built close to it. As long as it remains amongst the taller ones the design is timeless.
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 01:46 AM   #5649
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hi guys, just updating diagrams. is hole about 23m wide ? what about depth? 20m?
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 01:49 AM   #5650
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April 02 - Lunch 2

Finishing touches on the ramp from S bound LSD






Finished ramp to N bound LSD








Slurry wall cages waiting their turn


Welder/Dentist ( fixing a broken tooth )


Cleaning the teeth


A wide selection


Samples of the concrete for testing.


Reboar for the core


RiverWall


Not sure why this has been scraped.
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 02:05 AM   #5651
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This is actually not true. Burj Dubai is on its 10th thread or something like that, Chicago Spire is only on its first thread. So while it may look like this building have more posts and reads, in reality it is far behind Burj Dubai and probably will never catch up.
You are closer to the truth, but still a bit off The current BD thread is the twenty ninth, with the first 25 having about 500 posts each, and then the 26 - 28 having 1000 posts each. This is the third CS thread, with the previous two having 500 posts each. You can easily find this information in the archives so I don't know why people seem to bring that up in this thread every couple of months.
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 02:51 AM   #5652
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Wow, fantastic updates! The site is looking very busy! I showed my father this thread and he was telling about how this reminds him of when the Sears Tower was being built and him and his buddy's would go and watch the construction progress every few weeks. Sad to say they where a little broke and unable to afford a camera at the time so they don't have many pictures to show. I guess this is like the "Sears Tower" of my generation being build right in front of my very eyes. Just amazing!

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Old April 3rd, 2008, 04:13 PM   #5653
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It's always something special to watch a skyscraper's progress from hole in the ground to topping out; watching the progress of a tower like CS from its inception (and BD etc etc) makes it even more memorable.

At the time of 9/11 it was said "no more supertalls". In fact, the opposite is true and we are in the right place and time to watch the new era of 'ultratalls' as they happen.
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Old April 4th, 2008, 04:04 PM   #5654
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April 04 - AM

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SE courner being cleaned up - and leveled ?


Scrapped area filled back in ( looksl ike they removed a few chunks of old concrete ).


Neighbors across the river


Looks like a real attempt has been made to keep the old greenery as long as possible.




More debris from the previous buildings and rail line.


Working on autostitch ( the cranes look taller in person ).
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Old April 4th, 2008, 08:10 PM   #5655
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I wonder what would they do with those preserved trees
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Old April 4th, 2008, 10:23 PM   #5656
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Greetings

Hello, I'm a brand new member to the forum, or any forum for that matter. Just wanted to see how this works. I'm a huge fan of skyscrapers and have an obvious bias towards Chicago Skyscrapers. What got me started here was I was looking for a rendering of what the skyline would look like in say 2012, when all the current projects are completed. I asked Emporis to develop something like this but I got no reply.
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Old April 4th, 2008, 10:31 PM   #5657
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welcome to SSC . there are a few pics which show how the skyline will look in the near future, but i don't know on which page
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Old April 4th, 2008, 10:38 PM   #5658
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Thanks. That's alot of pages. I did find one that showed the Trump Tower and a couple smaller ones but it was missing the Spire and a couple other projects. The post was from '05 or '06 though.
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Old April 4th, 2008, 11:19 PM   #5659
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Old April 4th, 2008, 11:30 PM   #5660
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Those pics are awesome. Thank you!
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