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Old September 5th, 2008, 12:16 PM   #7361
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My question is: Why is it taking so long?!
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Old September 5th, 2008, 12:17 PM   #7362
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is it Just me or does the hole in the ground (basement levels) remind anyone of a some form of missile launch hole?
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Old September 5th, 2008, 12:32 PM   #7363
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I don't really like to think about things like that
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Old September 5th, 2008, 06:15 PM   #7364
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My question is: Why is it taking so long?!
Because it's not being constructed with paper and glue.

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Old September 5th, 2008, 06:18 PM   #7365
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My question is: Why is it taking so long?!
My question is: Have you ever followed the construction of a supertall building before? Do you have any appreciation for how long ground works take before a building rises? Do you realise that this has taken less time than almost any supertall ever constructed? Have you read any of the 500 posts over the last 50 pages which explain exactly why this thing is taking this ammount of time?
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Old September 5th, 2008, 07:26 PM   #7366
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Wow, this has actually been one of the fastest foundation jobs for a supertall that I've seen and yet people think it is going slow!?! Wow.
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Old September 5th, 2008, 11:11 PM   #7367
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wow, i'ts really amazing
i'd really like to go to chicago, must be beatiful
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Old September 6th, 2008, 12:11 AM   #7368
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Wow, this has actually been one of the fastest foundation jobs for a supertall that I've seen and yet people think it is going slow!?! Wow.
I have no idea what slow or fast is. Does anyone have an idea as to when they will begin building up? There are rumors going on around Chicago saying they will not begin building the structure up until a certain percentage of units are sold.
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Old September 6th, 2008, 01:11 AM   #7369
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Does anyone have an idea as to when they will begin building up?
Here is a link to the official website:
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Old September 6th, 2008, 04:39 AM   #7370
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Sept 05 - am

From above



higer res
2007 series
2008 Q1 series
2008 Q2 series
2008 Q3 series

More grading has been done - hard to figure out, and harder to get a good shot of.







Generator for the pumps- and amall tank of fuel.


Hoses from the pumps are on the right side of the picture, running just below the green tardis.


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Old September 6th, 2008, 06:04 AM   #7371
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That looks like allot of work, pumping out the rain water.
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Old September 6th, 2008, 06:53 AM   #7372
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it looks good!
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Old September 6th, 2008, 07:10 AM   #7373
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wow, that first animation when you open the site is pretty cool!
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Old September 6th, 2008, 11:47 AM   #7374
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My question is: Have you ever followed the construction of a supertall building before? Do you have any appreciation for how long ground works take before a building rises? Do you realise that this has taken less time than almost any supertall ever constructed? Have you read any of the 500 posts over the last 50 pages which explain exactly why this thing is taking this ammount of time?
zomg like whatevs.
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Old September 6th, 2008, 12:13 PM   #7375
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zomg like whatevs.
Do your research or stop insulting the rest of the community.
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Old September 6th, 2008, 01:36 PM   #7376
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for you sweetheart, anything
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Old September 6th, 2008, 02:48 PM   #7377
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I can understand covering the tops of the caissons to allow for easier movement of equipment and for safety but all of this added fill they are now adding doesn't make sense. When they excavate for the garage it's just going to have to be hauled out again. It actually looks like they're capping off the site to reduce water penetration. If that's the case then I'd bet the construction of the tower is going to be delayed significantly. Hopefully this is not the case but it's the only explanation that makes sense.

Unfortunately, only time will tell.
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Old September 6th, 2008, 03:37 PM   #7378
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zomg like whatevs.
I'll take that as a no then!
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Old September 6th, 2008, 03:56 PM   #7379
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I can understand covering the tops of the caissons to allow for easier movement of equipment and for safety but all of this added fill they are now adding doesn't make sense. When they excavate for the garage it's just going to have to be hauled out again. It actually looks like they're capping off the site to reduce water penetration. If that's the case then I'd bet the construction of the tower is going to be delayed significantly. Hopefully this is not the case but it's the only explanation that makes sense.

Unfortunately, only time will tell.
They routinely dump several truckloads of brick and gravel on most sites, the grading work appears to be skimming some of that off.

Mud can be a real issue, here ( a few blocks away ) the groundcloth was installed to keep the brick layer from becoming mud/brick.



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Best shot yet of a secant wall with header - the header has not been installed at the CS site yet

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Old September 6th, 2008, 08:05 PM   #7380
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I can understand covering the tops of the caissons to allow for easier movement of equipment and for safety but all of this added fill they are now adding doesn't make sense. When they excavate for the garage it's just going to have to be hauled out again. It actually looks like they're capping off the site to reduce water penetration. If that's the case then I'd bet the construction of the tower is going to be delayed significantly. Hopefully this is not the case but it's the only explanation that makes sense.

Unfortunately, only time will tell.
Maybe they prepare for pouring the ceiling of the car park?
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