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Old August 6th, 2008, 10:29 AM   #7001
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Not in this page, but in the last months I read a lot of "Is just a hole, When will they ever finish that, and many more" on this thread.
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Old August 6th, 2008, 10:34 AM   #7002
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agreed.
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Old August 6th, 2008, 01:41 PM   #7003
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... Also the cat 6 wiring will actually be in the building, I'm sure data won't leave the site on cat 6 cable because it's not capable of being used for distances >600'+/- fiber optic cable will be used for that and it will need to be installed much later.
Yes and No. BVic's source does not appear to be a network engineer, but the fiber trunks are run underground in this part of Chicago, often in the freight tunnels. The "conduit" will be installed and tied into the networks(s) at one or more points, the actual "glass" to be pulled later.
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Old August 6th, 2008, 02:39 PM   #7004
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I think that is just Case finishing up its contract, preparing to install the last concrete ring at the bottom of the pit and cleaning up any old structures buried on the site.

The site will be ready for construction to go upward at that point, but has a firm been selected yet for the actual construction of the tower?
Actually, it was stated early on that the last ring wouldn't be completed by Case. Case has left the site in their work is complete for all intents and purposes.
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Old August 6th, 2008, 04:13 PM   #7005
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How on earth are they going to fill this thing? There arent' that many rich people in Chicago...
Cook County, which is where Chicago is seated has the second most number of millionaires in America after Los Angeles County. There is a lot of money to go around here.
http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2007/...ounties/2.html

Finally, this tower is being heavily marketed abroad (especially in Europe) for the simple fact that the Euro is currently very very strong against the US Dollar (1.00 US =0.65 Euros), and it would actually be quite inexpensive to purchase for many Europeans.
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Old August 6th, 2008, 09:26 PM   #7006
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That huge hole looks like the shaft Darth Vader tossed the Emperor in!
Don't you mean the hole the Persian is kicked into in 300?
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Old August 7th, 2008, 01:42 AM   #7007
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Finally, this tower is being heavily marketed abroad (especially in Europe) for the simple fact that the Euro is currently very very strong against the US Dollar (1.00 US =0.65 Euros), and it would actually be quite inexpensive to purchase for many Europeans.
Very true, the pound is very strong aswell, with $800,000 being the equivelent of £400,000 which is around the average price of a four or five bedroom house in the UK. Although you'd only be getting a studio
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Old August 7th, 2008, 02:57 AM   #7008
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I doubt its a tunnel to China, especially considering the Silver Surfer made it for the coming of the great Galactus.
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Old August 7th, 2008, 06:20 AM   #7009
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That on post 5770 is so dangerous. Imagine if they guy pushed the gas by mistake.
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Old August 7th, 2008, 06:50 AM   #7010
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That on post 5770 is so dangerous. Imagine if they guy pushed the gas by mistake.
It's very obvious you have no idea how construction equipment operates or you wouldn't be making statements like this. Maybe unless you have knowledge of a subject it would be better if you didn't make baseless comments.
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Old August 7th, 2008, 09:11 AM   #7011
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It's very obvious you have no idea how construction equipment operates or you wouldn't be making statements like this. Maybe unless you have knowledge of a subject it would be better if you didn't make baseless comments.
excuse me, but this is a public forum here and people have the right to say what they want without other people telling them not to say it. Please in the future, don't tell or suggest things for people to do simply because you don't like it...boss. Being a Sr. Project manager, i suppose its in your nature for things to be the way you like it. Well, not here buddy, not here...
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Old August 7th, 2008, 09:15 AM   #7012
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you beauty!, This tower is going to rise now....
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Old August 7th, 2008, 09:17 AM   #7013
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Old August 7th, 2008, 09:30 AM   #7014
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Can't wait when this beauty will be finished.
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Old August 7th, 2008, 10:17 AM   #7015
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..ahhh, yeah, in fact, we're all telling you that we CAN"T see "a 200 meter tall spire/antenna...on this thing"
Do you know that FAA has placed a 2000ft limit on structures in Chicago?

is the FAA height limit universal to the whole country?? or is it just applied to chicago?? is there a way to raise it, besides not being allowed in areas around airports??
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Old August 7th, 2008, 10:29 AM   #7016
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610m is the limit for the whole USA
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Old August 7th, 2008, 10:42 AM   #7017
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610m is the limit for the whole USA
Thanks for the info ZZ-II.

I suppose it's a safety concern for many reasons.
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Old August 7th, 2008, 11:02 AM   #7018
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so nothing higher wouldn't be build in USA ?
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Old August 7th, 2008, 11:03 AM   #7019
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so nothing higher wouldn't be build in USA ?
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Old August 7th, 2008, 11:25 AM   #7020
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yep, except you get a special approval by the FAA when i remember right
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