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Old May 27th, 2009, 12:00 AM   #8661
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not only because of the hole, the whole foundation lies under the ground
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Old May 27th, 2009, 04:04 AM   #8662
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how exactly do you scrap a giant hole in the ground?
Fill it full of dirt and plant some grass over it. But let's hope it doesn't come to that.
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Old May 27th, 2009, 01:48 PM   #8663
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lets hope (not)
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Old May 27th, 2009, 07:41 PM   #8664
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After the recession is over many people will know the importance of this building.I don't think there's need to fill up the hole with dirt.
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Old May 27th, 2009, 07:46 PM   #8665
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The only rescue for the Spire is looking more and more like the workers unions. However, the way that jobs losses are going here, and the construction industry is so bad right now, they may be forced to pay for the project.
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Old May 28th, 2009, 10:14 PM   #8666
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The only rescue for the Spire is looking more and more like the workers unions. However, the way that jobs losses are going here, and the construction industry is so bad right now, they may be forced to pay for the project.
Nobody is proposing to that yet. I do think that would be the last restort.
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Old May 30th, 2009, 07:38 AM   #8667
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Marine Institute receives prestigious award for skyscraper simulation
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The Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University, through the Centre for Marine Simulation, has been named the winner of the Thai-Canadian Chamber of Commerce (TCCC) Best Innovation 2008 Award.
According to a news release, the award is in honour of the Marine Institute’s ground-breaking work in simulating and testing wind conditions on the Chicago Spire, a proposed 610 metre, 140-floor skyscraper that will be among the world’s tallest buildings and freestanding structures once completed.
The award will be presented at the TCCC Business Excellence Awards gala and ceremony tonight in Bangkok, Thailand.
“The Marine Institute takes great pride in winning the Best Innovation 2008 Award,” said Glenn Blackwood, the Marine Institute’s executive director. “The Centre for Marine Simulation has long been internationally recognized as North America’s most comprehensive research and training facility for marine simulation and technology and it is great to see the work that is completed there receive such recognition.”
The Marine Institute’s Centre for Marine Simulation has been helping industry partners in marine and offshore industries accelerate training, improve performance, test new equipment designs and mitigate the risk of accidents since 1994.
The centre uses a variety of simulators, including the world’s only full motion, full mission ship’s bridge.
In 2007, the Marine Institute’s Centre for Marine Simulation partnered with RWDI/Motioneering — an Ontario-based engineering company specializing in the design, development and monitoring of motion solutions for a wide range of structural applications.
RWDI/Motioneering contacted the Marine Institute to see if the Centre for Marine Simulation could be used to test the motion of the Chicago Spire, soon to be the tallest skyscraper under construction in North America.
The objective was to test the motion of the newly designed skyscraper at various wind speeds, helping to address a number of challenges that occur with a building of such great size.
The Centre for Marine Simulation’s team created a realistic 360 degree visual of the Chicago skyline with a view from the bottom floor straight to the 140th floor of the proposed Chicago Spire.
The bridge simulator’s motion server was able to produce the simulated wind conditions to create a virtual environment for the planned skyscraper. This enabled RWDI/Motioneering, for the first time, to experience the sway motion of the Chicago Spire, as was determined in a wind tunnel test.
The result allowed RWDI/Motioneering to translate numbers to actual motion, making it the first engineering company in the world to accomplish this.
The Marine Institute and RWDI/Motioneering have since partnered on more motion studies, setting the framework for a building motion workshop that will be held annually at the Centre for Marine Simulation.
The first workshop was held in September 2008, with a second planned for 2009.
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Old May 30th, 2009, 07:40 AM   #8668
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http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=255821&sc=79

Last updated at 12:11 PM on 29/05/09

Marine Institute receives prestigious award for skyscraper simulation
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The Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University, through the Centre for Marine Simulation, has been named the winner of the Thai-Canadian Chamber of Commerce (TCCC) Best Innovation 2008 Award.
According to a news release, the award is in honour of the Marine Institute’s ground-breaking work in simulating and testing wind conditions on the Chicago Spire, a proposed 610 metre, 140-floor skyscraper that will be among the world’s tallest buildings and freestanding structures once completed.
The award will be presented at the TCCC Business Excellence Awards gala and ceremony tonight in Bangkok, Thailand.
“The Marine Institute takes great pride in winning the Best Innovation 2008 Award,” said Glenn Blackwood, the Marine Institute’s executive director. “The Centre for Marine Simulation has long been internationally recognized as North America’s most comprehensive research and training facility for marine simulation and technology and it is great to see the work that is completed there receive such recognition.”
The Marine Institute’s Centre for Marine Simulation has been helping industry partners in marine and offshore industries accelerate training, improve performance, test new equipment designs and mitigate the risk of accidents since 1994.
The centre uses a variety of simulators, including the world’s only full motion, full mission ship’s bridge.
In 2007, the Marine Institute’s Centre for Marine Simulation partnered with RWDI/Motioneering — an Ontario-based engineering company specializing in the design, development and monitoring of motion solutions for a wide range of structural applications.
RWDI/Motioneering contacted the Marine Institute to see if the Centre for Marine Simulation could be used to test the motion of the Chicago Spire, soon to be the tallest skyscraper under construction in North America.
The objective was to test the motion of the newly designed skyscraper at various wind speeds, helping to address a number of challenges that occur with a building of such great size.
The Centre for Marine Simulation’s team created a realistic 360 degree visual of the Chicago skyline with a view from the bottom floor straight to the 140th floor of the proposed Chicago Spire.
The bridge simulator’s motion server was able to produce the simulated wind conditions to create a virtual environment for the planned skyscraper. This enabled RWDI/Motioneering, for the first time, to experience the sway motion of the Chicago Spire, as was determined in a wind tunnel test.
The result allowed RWDI/Motioneering to translate numbers to actual motion, making it the first engineering company in the world to accomplish this.
The Marine Institute and RWDI/Motioneering have since partnered on more motion studies, setting the framework for a building motion workshop that will be held annually at the Centre for Marine Simulation.
The first workshop was held in September 2008, with a second planned for 2009.
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Old May 30th, 2009, 09:21 PM   #8669
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Nice, something good is coming out of this building while we wait.
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Old May 30th, 2009, 10:00 PM   #8670
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I concur on that, Onn.
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Old May 31st, 2009, 12:51 AM   #8671
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Maybe de construction of the tower will start soon, and they're redesigning the tower, whow knows, hopefuly this babe will be finished before the Olympic Games in Chicago.
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Old May 31st, 2009, 10:11 AM   #8672
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why would they redesign the tower??
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Old May 31st, 2009, 10:54 AM   #8673
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There is no need for a 140 story residential luxury high rise in Chicago... The market was flooded well before the economy shit the bed. If there is a redesign in the works its going to be massively shortened.
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Old May 31st, 2009, 11:01 AM   #8674
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why would they redesign the tower??
I dont know, i was guessing..
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Old May 31st, 2009, 11:51 AM   #8675
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don't think they'll redesign it
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Old May 31st, 2009, 05:35 PM   #8676
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If there is change, I strongly think it would lose floors, not design.
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Well then i changed my mind xD, if they do, then i hope it would be taller (less likely ).
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Old June 1st, 2009, 01:36 AM   #8678
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No redesign please. Please let this sexy tower to get built.
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Old June 1st, 2009, 04:04 AM   #8679
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No redesign please. Please let this sexy tower to get built.
i agree 100%, i like it just the way it is
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Old June 1st, 2009, 03:41 PM   #8680
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Boy, I can't wait to see this tower rise!
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