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Old August 1st, 2008, 04:42 AM   #6901
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good to see some action outside of the hole.
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Old August 1st, 2008, 06:09 AM   #6902
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The thing I don't get about this building are the views that residents will have if their condo faces the lake. With so many of the floorplans only having one or two sections of window, and the fact that the condos are so high, won't that mean that these people will only be able to see blue lake and horizon??

For me, I wouldn't want to plunk down this kind of money to see... Lake Michigan. Will the east-facing condos be cheaper because of this?

I have read nearly all of the banter in this thread since its inception, but I don't remember anyone bringing this up.

Love the Spire, though!
... One of the draws would certainly be no view of the city instead of a view of the skyline. How many opportunities do people get to see the lack of human creation when they look out the window in the city? the majority of windows are likely directly facing another building... what kind of a view is that? (.... I guess that depends on what the neighbors are doing, but....)
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Old August 1st, 2008, 08:08 AM   #6903
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did they fill back up the holes on the side?
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Old August 1st, 2008, 08:17 AM   #6904
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What an incredible location for such a tower!
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Old August 1st, 2008, 02:26 PM   #6905
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they're circling around the core fast!!!

They'll be done with those rectangle things in no time and go to the next stage of the con.
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 04:03 AM   #6906
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 04:39 AM   #6907
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It will be HUGE!
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 05:20 AM   #6908
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Any word yet on a main contractor to take the job from here on?
It looks like Case is pretty well done with the site...all the foundation works are more or less in place and it's time for this building to start rising out of the hole.
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 03:16 PM   #6909
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I think lot of those steel beams have to be drilled in around the core and all around the site (or maybe this is done already?) then make 7 floors below around for the whole site, blah blah... I think there're still lot to do before the core rises.
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 04:56 PM   #6910
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Don't forget about installing the 7th ring at the bottom of the core excavation. The rebar for it is lying on the ground at the northeast corner of the site, or in the bottom left of HarryC's pictures.
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 08:09 PM   #6911
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 12:04 AM   #6912
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Those photos are breathtaken! What did they cover with the black plastic?
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 01:09 AM   #6913
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good to see some action outside of the hole.
sounds weird. maybe u didnt mean it that way.
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 01:19 AM   #6914
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sounds weird. maybe u didnt mean it that way.
It's even more funny when you think about what is about to be erected in its place!
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 01:29 AM   #6915
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photo by me, render by poloman, on ssp

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Old August 3rd, 2008, 01:56 AM   #6916
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 02:12 AM   #6917
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Wow. Amazing.
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 02:16 AM   #6918
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Sears Tower is a bit dwarfed by Chicago Spire. Its looks even shorter because of perspective.
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 02:44 AM   #6919
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Whats going to go in that enormous hole in the ground? Sorry first time Ive visited the thread and can't be bothered to go through 280+ pages.
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 03:44 AM   #6920
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Sears Tower is a bit dwarfed by Chicago Spire. Its looks even shorter because of perspective.
I don't see the Sears Tower in that pic, but then I'm not that familiar with the Chicago skyline. Where is it?

Edit: Never mind. A few minutes in Google Earth answered my question. It's to the left (almost directly under the crescent moon). The angle and resolution of the picture had me fooled -- ST looks more symmetrical than I'm use to, the two antennas appear to be one, and a foreground building "merges" with it and makes it appear too fat near the bottom.

Yes, ST looks dwarfed by the render of CS.

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