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Old July 13th, 2008, 04:49 AM   #6721
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Access to the Building

Hello everybody...

I'm a new member here.

I have a question

Looking the pictures I noted that the building will be kind of squeezed and that will not have many access to the building (streets, avenues, etc. ...).

I do not know how many people will pass through the building every day, but I believe that the existing access will not be enough.

Is there any work to improve this?

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Old July 13th, 2008, 07:05 AM   #6722
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Hello everybody...

I'm a new member here.

I have a question

Looking the pictures I noted that the building will be kind of squeezed and that will not have many access to the building (streets, avenues, etc. ...).

I do not know how many people will pass through the building every day, but I believe that the existing access will not be enough.

Is there any work to improve this?

Tks
They've actually already built new ramps for access to Lakeshore Boulevard. These ramps will certainly handle the majority of the traffic. The side street will just be a secondary access point, probably mostly for deliveries etc. If you look back through some of the pictures you can see the ramps.
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Old July 13th, 2008, 09:59 AM   #6723
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A comment from the youtube video:

"That does seem like wishful thinking. Case has finished the caisson work and has left the site. But Kelleher has not signed a contractor to continue work and has no construction loan. Sales have slowed, and Kelleher has taken a seemingly desperate step of offering some of the building as rental units. This project may have been started two years too late or 10 years too early. If construction doesn't resume by the end of July, it is possible it could be cancelled or put on indefinite hold."

...What's that all about?
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Old July 13th, 2008, 03:32 PM   #6724
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A comment from the youtube video:

If construction doesn't resume by the end of July, it is possible it could be cancelled or put on indefinite hold."

...What's that all about?
I was under the impression that we wouldn't see much in the way of activity in July and even a little further out as utility work was being done on the site and nearby.
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Old July 13th, 2008, 10:18 PM   #6725
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A comment from the youtube video:

"That does seem like wishful thinking. Case has finished the caisson work and has left the site. But Kelleher has not signed a contractor to continue work and has no construction loan. Sales have slowed, and Kelleher has taken a seemingly desperate step of offering some of the building as rental units. This project may have been started two years too late or 10 years too early. If construction doesn't resume by the end of July, it is possible it could be cancelled or put on indefinite hold."

...What's that all about?
The rental concept is nothing new. It will only be offered to overseas buyers.
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Old July 13th, 2008, 10:57 PM   #6726
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chicago spire seems to be movin' right along!!
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Old July 14th, 2008, 12:47 AM   #6727
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yes it was, if they stayed with that design it would of been my favorite design in the world, even better then the Burj Dubai
When 20% of a building's height is spire, compared to 0%, we prefer the latter here in chicago. Yeah, the earlier design was cool, but the current one is superior- imo- in an aesthetic, functional, and honorable manner considering the way we do things here. 400 ft spires that add senseless height to a building for aesthetic purposes simply exist to "complete the look of the structure." We have sears and hancock with usable transmission towers that have actually served practical purposes while simultaneously adding aesthetically to the buildings without being included in "official heights", but when given the opportunity that fully utilizes 100% of the building's height, it acts as an opportunity to manifest the integrity of chicago design within something new, innovative, and brilliant. Aesthetics included, this design is far superior and far more appropriate for this city- combining new design with old philosophy. I can't point out another all-residential building in the world that maximizes every asset more than the chicago spire will.
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Old July 14th, 2008, 01:11 AM   #6728
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....'aesthetic, functional, and honorable manner considering the way we do things here.'...
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Old July 14th, 2008, 01:23 AM   #6729
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Old July 14th, 2008, 12:52 PM   #6730
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Being an all residential building very close to busy roads, it`s for sure they is going to be noise pollution coming from passing vehicles. Does anybody knows if there is going to be any plan to keep out the noise?
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Old July 14th, 2008, 02:42 PM   #6731
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mh i think the plan is to build high ;-) who cares about a street 400m below?
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Old July 14th, 2008, 02:58 PM   #6732
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Being an all residential building very close to busy roads, it`s for sure they is going to be noise pollution coming from passing vehicles. Does anybody knows if there is going to be any plan to keep out the noise?
If you look back a ways in this thread there's a floor layout drawing. The bottom 5-6 floors or so are all public areas and not condos so by the time you get to resident floors you're above the streets.
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Old July 14th, 2008, 03:08 PM   #6733
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Thank you. I agree that even occasional blairing ferries would be less disturbing from floor 6 and above.
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Old July 15th, 2008, 02:07 AM   #6734
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Besides, it'll be covered by thick, airtight cladding. I doubt you can hear much through it.
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Old July 15th, 2008, 02:30 AM   #6735
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Yeah, I don't think they intend to build something this big with paper thin walls.
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Old July 15th, 2008, 02:34 AM   #6736
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If you look back a ways in this thread there's a floor layout drawing. The bottom 5-6 floors or so are all public areas and not condos so by the time you get to resident floors you're above the streets.
Public space/ammenities for the residential units not the general public.
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Old July 15th, 2008, 02:38 AM   #6737
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I can,t stand that whole agh!!!!!!!! I kow it s a loong process but gosh it takes forever ...
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Old July 15th, 2008, 04:17 AM   #6738
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i guess they wanna' make sure they're doing it right. a building that's gonna' be a whoppin' 2000 feet is alot of work.
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Old July 15th, 2008, 05:33 AM   #6739
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Old July 15th, 2008, 01:30 PM   #6740
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The public ammenities on the ground floors! They would need more than a super pump to get water to the last floor.

The person going to live on the top most floor will sleep like bird that`s nesting on a very tall tree.Lol!!! Actually, I am afraid of great height .
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