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Old June 24th, 2008, 10:16 PM   #6521
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^ I thought i heard sometime in July? Correct me if I'm wrong on this though.
This will be absolutely beyond interesting to watch - I felt this same feeling when I watched the foundation for the Burj Dubai being created, but this is right on my doorstep pratically (relatively speaking) - Well about 1500 miles away. This is very unique, as this "top-down" method isnt used all that much, and this may very well be the largest building to date, created using this method!
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Old June 25th, 2008, 12:48 PM   #6522
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Plus, there's always the "wow" factor.
Imagine taking your friends on a tour of your new condo, then stepping out onto the balcony that overlooks the Chicago skyline and/or Lake Michigan for a cocktail... "The view from the living room is nice, but wait until you see it from out here..."
What a desperately sick and demented thought! You should be ashamed of yourself.

Why didn't you make it complete with "I live on the 120th floor; you should drop by some time"

I hate it when people have a sense of humor as sick as mine!
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Old June 26th, 2008, 03:19 AM   #6523
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June 25 - Lunch

From above



higer res
2007 series
2008 Q1 series
2008 Q2 series

June 21
Lower LSD, heading S from Grand, entrance to spire is at the top of this hill (ramp).
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Neighbors in HDR
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June 23
The townhomes are nicely wooded.
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June 25
Layers
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A beat up caisson top ( note the moving truck blocking traffic more than the CS workers ever have ).
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Stuff in the layers - picking out the wood and stuff by hand.
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Busy Busy ( digging out the deep tunnel shaft, filling a small caisson, and loading up a big caisson top ).
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Only on big one left - cage must already be in w concrete ( no chains ).
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Going at it - one has a "jack hammer" and one a scoop
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Clearing out
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Caisson tops
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Old June 26th, 2008, 02:33 PM   #6524
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Square core coming out of a round hole
What`s the reason behind the square core coming out of a round hole, Harry C?

The ChicagoSpire is amazing!
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Old June 26th, 2008, 05:17 PM   #6525
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Harry, how do you get to this vantage point? I was trying to figure it out last night. I tried to get into that building, but the doors were locked.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 07:07 PM   #6526
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thx harry, what are they digging there?
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Old June 26th, 2008, 09:45 PM   #6527
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are they starting to dig up the site ?
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Old June 28th, 2008, 01:17 PM   #6528
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Doesn't that amazing video of CS tell us? BTW I'd appreciate it if someone posted it on the youtube, because I don't know how to.

Here You Go...

Part One: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4v5LW...eature=related

Part Two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-hDTX-Qgd8

Also another story about CS on WGN News: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPHx9Svawlo
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Old June 28th, 2008, 07:05 PM   #6529
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Thanx man you're a star...

Just a thought, if I or anyone buys highest apartment in Chicago spire, they can make long term money by turning their house into observation deck. I would so do that, with my own house somewhere else. (I'd charge money obviously)

Maybe its a bad idea...
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Old June 28th, 2008, 07:35 PM   #6530
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Old June 29th, 2008, 04:44 AM   #6531
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Spire developer adds a new twist
By: Eddie Baeb June 28, 2008

The world's tallest residential tower is turning into rent-a-spire.

To boost condominium sales in the proposed Chicago Spire, Irish developer Garrett Kelleher is catering to investors by offering to rent out the high-priced units at a guaranteed 7.5% return for two years.
continued: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?id=30002
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Old June 29th, 2008, 04:46 AM   #6532
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Spire developer adds a new twist
By: Eddie Baeb June 28, 2008

The world's tallest residential tower is turning into rent-a-spire.

To boost condominium sales in the proposed Chicago Spire, Irish developer Garrett Kelleher is catering to investors by offering to rent out the high-priced units at a guaranteed 7.5% return for two years.
continued: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?id=30002
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Old June 29th, 2008, 04:54 AM   #6533
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oh snap 750 grand for 550 sq ft!!!!! Good article though Chi. I could see where this would be controversial
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Old June 29th, 2008, 05:36 AM   #6534
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chicago spire's continuing to push on!!
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Old June 30th, 2008, 01:07 AM   #6535
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Two good news!!!! yeahhh!!!!
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Old June 30th, 2008, 02:31 AM   #6536
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this is going to be a contoversial project, but im excited

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Old June 30th, 2008, 03:46 AM   #6537
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Spire = Monstrousity?


Chicago = Bad City?




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Old June 30th, 2008, 03:52 AM   #6538
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This guy b4 you is drinking some hater-ade
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Old June 30th, 2008, 04:00 AM   #6539
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calatrava is a good choice for an international architect.

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Old June 30th, 2008, 04:26 AM   #6540
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no it's just that the city's skyline has been ruined by all the skyscrapers put up in the 70's and now, with Chicago Spire, the skyline is going to be ruined. I would like the building more if it was in Dubai. Sorry if you misinterpereted what I said, or if I didnt say it right
Guys... He really meant to say that he doesn't like all the tall buildings that were built in the 70's in Chicago and the ones that are being built now. So, basically he doesn't like Chicago because it has taller buildings than NYC... Get it???
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