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Old September 11th, 2008, 04:49 AM   #7401
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Top Down

Top Down - Down the street.
2 miles south of the Chicag Spire site is One Mueseum Park, and One Museum Park West.
OMPW is being done with circular cofferdam, secant walls, and top down construction.
Here are a few phots of the process from the past year (all photos mine).


Look familiar ?


One type of secant wall


The kind of secant wall used at The Spire





Building the "beam" or header on top of the secant wall. The method of excavate down 1 flr and use standard forms is being used at top.


A completed section, note the secant beam bottom to the left of the bricks.


Waiting for the floor


The site today, the blue fences appear to cover the spots where soil has been/will be removed.



complete sets
OMP 2007
OMP 2008q1
OMP 2008q3
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Old September 11th, 2008, 05:36 AM   #7402
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how long did it take for it to reach this point?
and how long will it be before CS gets there?
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Old September 11th, 2008, 06:11 AM   #7403
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Everything in Chicago has to be nice and tidy, including construction sites!

Seriously though, this photo gives the impression that something big is about to happen.
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Old September 11th, 2008, 09:12 AM   #7404
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^ If your ***** looks like this tower i highly suggest you see a doctor.
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Old September 11th, 2008, 09:41 AM   #7405
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HomosexualSkyscraper is giving me that crazymummyboy vibe.

Ban time?
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Old September 11th, 2008, 09:42 AM   #7406
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^ I hear ya on that one...
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Old September 11th, 2008, 09:59 AM   #7407
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was 'crazymummyboy' a member here before or something, you think im him? well im not.

ciao
Oh okay. Our mistake then. I guess there's no way you're lying or being deceitful. Carry on.



Sorry....off topic.
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Old September 11th, 2008, 10:32 AM   #7408
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wow , its really a good looking tower ... i like the close up for each floors ..
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Old September 11th, 2008, 05:23 PM   #7409
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Seriously though, this photo gives the impression that something big is about to happen.
Actually, quite the opposite is true: this photo gives the impression that nothing is about to happen.
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Old September 11th, 2008, 05:40 PM   #7410
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Actually, quite the opposite is true: this photo gives the impression that nothing is about to happen.
No it's not. It's like the silence before the storm!
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Old September 11th, 2008, 06:30 PM   #7411
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Actually, quite the opposite is true: this photo gives the impression that nothing is about to happen.
hahahaha

but its true its the silence before the storm, the foundation team left and new players will arrive any time soon and we'll see 5 dimention of construction happening.
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Old September 11th, 2008, 07:41 PM   #7412
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They indeed cleaned up the mess of the foundation team so the construction site is empty and ready to get the construction materials.
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Old September 11th, 2008, 08:19 PM   #7413
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HEY! I am new..just joined...hope my english is good enough...hey homosexualskyscraper i am with your opiniun =) looks really like a huge *****...=) would be cool to go into it xD...ok this is my first message, so i want to stick to the theme i think this hole is just a hole...its a hole since... i don't know, but it looks if there is happening something =) hope so... something huge is gonna be there soon
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Old September 11th, 2008, 08:33 PM   #7414
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homosexualskyscraper = gayscraper? This sounds like a double account... LOL.
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Old September 11th, 2008, 08:57 PM   #7415
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NO! its not!!!! i found his name good and i tried to make ma name sound "lol" too, so sry if it looks like !!! =( i can delete my account and make a new name if ya ´want...
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Old September 12th, 2008, 02:39 AM   #7416
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Ok, nice one wiseguy!!

I can obviously tell that homoscraper and gayscraper (hahahaha) are just ******* around.

However, the next dumbass that makes an equally retarded (real) comment about the hole in the ground (and how long its taking, when its really moving quite fast) is going to get the biggest damn lecture from me!!

I have never seen such a large building proposed here in the USA, go through all the stages necessary (including the re-designs, and BIG height increases, on top of other crap to boot) and jump into the construction phase so quickly.

This is a 2000 ft masterpiece monster (whether it looks like a ***** or not).
The foundations dont build themselves, and they DO take time. It seems just like yesterday that we were watching them install the whaler rings in the icy slush courtesy of updates through Harry. At this point next year, we should be well above ground and it will be getting very interesting as the structure starts to twist!!
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Old September 12th, 2008, 05:44 AM   #7417
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What are the odds that Bovis or Mchugh would be the Spires contractors? Perhaps phone calls may be in order
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Old September 12th, 2008, 02:47 PM   #7418
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Old September 12th, 2008, 02:56 PM   #7419
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So I'm confused....does anyone actually know what is going to happen next?
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Old September 12th, 2008, 03:20 PM   #7420
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hope its not in hold, looks so empty now
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