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Old April 24th, 2008, 03:07 PM   #5921
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how meney % is done now on the foundation ?
i think a round 60 % is done
can that be right ?
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Old April 24th, 2008, 03:50 PM   #5922
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every time i see this hole it reminds me of a movie


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Old April 24th, 2008, 06:23 PM   #5923
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Developer touts Chicago Spire as global icon

Chloe Lai in Shanghai
Apr 23, 2008


Sitting in a function room in the Marriott Hotel in Shanghai - which will soon be transformed into an exhibition hall to market space in the world's tallest residential tower - Ivan Bowen Murphy is confident that the 609-metre Chicago landmark building will become a global icon....
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Old April 25th, 2008, 12:48 AM   #5924
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609 Meters?!??!???!?!?! Has there been some kind of hideous mistake? Just kidding. Its not a big deal.
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Old April 25th, 2008, 02:08 AM   #5925
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Actually it should be rounded to the nearest 100th, wich is 610. but yeah, you're right.
2 000 feet = 609.6 meters
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Old April 25th, 2008, 02:17 PM   #5926
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when i first see this whole, i often think that a 150-story building could never be built on a site that's this narrow. boy, was i wrong!!
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Old April 25th, 2008, 02:40 PM   #5927
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that spire looks amazing on it! woww! hope it doesnt cut anyone lol.
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Old April 25th, 2008, 03:46 PM   #5928
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Is this going to be a hole or a building, because in the past WEEKS(i really mean 4-6weeks) all they've done is dug a hole, they've gone further down than up 0_o .
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Old April 25th, 2008, 04:00 PM   #5929
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April 25 - AM

From above



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2008 Q1 series
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Soil testing ?


Last slurry wall done.
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Old April 25th, 2008, 04:03 PM   #5930
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this has probably been discussed before, im sorry, but what exactly is a slurry wall? is it temporary?
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Old April 25th, 2008, 04:15 PM   #5931
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this has probably been discussed before, im sorry, but what exactly is a slurry wall? is it temporary?
Its used in soft ground when a retaining wall is needed. You can't just build a retaining wall the normal way because the ground is soft and below the water table. It could collapse, creating problems. So instead as the trench is dug its filled with slurry so it doesn't collapse. Then the cages are lowered in and the trench is filled with concrete from the bottom up, with the slurry pumped out.
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Old April 25th, 2008, 05:34 PM   #5932
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Is this going to be a hole or a building, because in the past WEEKS(i really mean 4-6weeks) all they've done is dug a hole, they've gone further down than up 0_o .
it's going to be a hole. a very expensive hole where we throw away all the stupid questions... jesus, you people are so impatient. if you can't be patient then i suggest you find something else to do because this is going to be a hole for several more months.
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Old April 25th, 2008, 08:42 PM   #5933
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Old April 25th, 2008, 09:04 PM   #5934
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wonderful, the slurry wall is done...hopefully they'll soon start with excavation
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Old April 26th, 2008, 02:31 AM   #5935
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No more slurry wall cages


I count 23 beams - look exactly like the ones used in the secant caissons


No more Slurry wall cages




A Cardinal fan looking for Wrigley field.


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Keeping the end clean



A last view of the slurry equipment








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Old April 26th, 2008, 11:04 AM   #5936
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Old April 26th, 2008, 03:09 PM   #5939
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Old April 26th, 2008, 07:59 PM   #5940
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Its used in soft ground when a retaining wall is needed. You can't just build a retaining wall the normal way because the ground is soft and below the water table. It could collapse, creating problems. So instead as the trench is dug its filled with slurry so it doesn't collapse. Then the cages are lowered in and the trench is filled with concrete from the bottom up, with the slurry pumped out.
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