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Old April 18th, 2008, 05:31 AM   #5841
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Finally, Some (Unconfirmed) Chicago Spire Sales Numbers

April 15, 2008 - The Chicago Spire launched its Asian city marketing tour last month, and according to the Singapore Property News Blog, the primary event held at Singapore’s Four Seasons Hotel drew about 800 potential buyers for the planned 150 story Chicago real estate project. International sales are being handled by Savills, and manager Michael Ng was quoted as saying the “large turnout and sales were above what they had expected.” No official statement was made, but inside sources claimed 30 condos were sold at the event. More here: http://www.bestchicagocondos.com/blo...sales-numbers/
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Old April 18th, 2008, 04:03 PM   #5842
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April 18 - AM

From above



higer res
2007 series
2008 Q1 series
2008 Q2 series






Slurry wall




Belled Caissons - parking garage.
7X40'




More beams for the secant piles




Making more core cages





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Old April 18th, 2008, 10:42 PM   #5843
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I had the day off and biked over to the site. I sat there in awe for about an hour its so cool to sit an watch over the site that will house the tallest skyscraper in north america. very cool. my pics are not harryc quality but I snapped a few.















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Old April 18th, 2008, 10:43 PM   #5844
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I had the day off and biked over to the site. I sat there in awe for about an hour its so cool to sit an watch over the site that will house the tallest skyscraper in north america. very cool. my pics are not harryc quality but I snapped a few.















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Old April 18th, 2008, 11:17 PM   #5845
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It's fascinating how close you can come to such a building site and have a good look at all the work! Nice pics, keep 'm coming
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Old April 19th, 2008, 12:32 AM   #5846
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they're amazing fast with the parking-garage piles
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Old April 19th, 2008, 09:23 AM   #5847
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great stuff ..nice to see everybody working
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Old April 19th, 2008, 01:44 PM   #5848
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I had the day off and biked over to the site. I sat there in awe for about an hour its so cool to sit an watch over the site that will house the tallest skyscraper in north america.
Don't forget South America
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Old April 19th, 2008, 05:28 PM   #5849
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Don't forget South America
how can I forget my friends to the south!
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Old April 19th, 2008, 06:26 PM   #5850
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"Tallest free-standing structure in the Americas" (remembering that the tallest ground-supported structure of any kind in the Americas is and will remian the KVLY-TV tower in North Dakota - a guyed mast).

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Old April 19th, 2008, 06:52 PM   #5851
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Yes - - the entire site will be excavated down 70+ feet.

For the hole - once the caissons are all in, the big crane will be removed and little rigs, and men with shovels, will dig out the tops of the caissons, the rebar that integrates into the mat.

As done at 353 N Clark


The rebar that standing look like long skinny snakes coming out of the ground!
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Old April 20th, 2008, 12:38 AM   #5852
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According to wikipedia "The underground portion of the construction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2008." but seems unlikely. This means by end of april at latest...
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Old April 20th, 2008, 05:07 AM   #5853
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According to wikipedia "The underground portion of the construction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2008." but seems unlikely. This means by end of april at latest...
Since the first quarter ended at the end of March it looks like Wikipedia was wrong again! Of course there's nothing unusual about that.
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Old April 20th, 2008, 06:46 AM   #5854
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Since the first quarter ended at the end of March it looks like Wikipedia was wrong again! Of course there's nothing unusual about that.
This information is probably based on the official Chicago Spire site, which claims something similar:
"This sub-ground phase of development will be completed by Q1 2008"

http://www.thechicagospire.com/news/...n-started/148/
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Old April 20th, 2008, 07:00 AM   #5855
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We are already IN the first quarter.
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Old April 20th, 2008, 12:10 PM   #5856
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No, we`re in the Q2. Started in april 1th
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Old April 20th, 2008, 03:29 PM   #5857
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Q1 of 2009 seems more realistic to me.
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Old April 20th, 2008, 04:11 PM   #5858
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the foundation will be completed before august 2008 i think
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Old April 20th, 2008, 07:26 PM   #5859
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Patience !

Yes the lack of upward progress causing impatience and even rudeness in some - this could happen on the 'Shard' site and the Russian pyramid forum too.
Rather than be distracted look at the neatness of the Chicago Spire work zone - the lorries neatly aligned ! The colour co-ordinated concrete queue.. the dayglow spray paint on re-bar and other items - there is joy and order here.

Thank you Harry for all the detail shots.. I ascended the Sears Tower in 1985 and what a fine vista opened before me. I imagine it will be enhanced by the Spire (whereas the Trump Tower or 'Silver Boot' as we brothers now refer to it, will add little except to reflect the fine buttress/roof work of nearby older buildings).

Must go now.. today we are having a meal !
Blessyou all.
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Old April 20th, 2008, 07:34 PM   #5860
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when is this going wertical ?
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