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Old October 25th, 2009, 06:44 AM   #9141
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Is this a sign of something good is going to happen to Chicagospire very soon?

Adding a permanent fence to the property, especially when it's placed on top of the secant wall (a place from which it would have to be removed immediately upon resuming construction) tells me that this project will likely not be restarted. While it may be a nice gesture to the neighbors, I am willing to bet that there must be some more compelling reason for them to do it.

Possibilities:

- Perhaps the City of Chicago does not allow chain link fences except at active construction sites.

- There may be some agreement in place with the neighboring condo association calling for a return and full restoration of the easement between the properties - not just at the end of construction, but also if construction ceases or is not to take place within a specified timeframe. To force the issue, the condo association may have been threatening yet another embarrassing lawsuit against Shelborne.

- The permanent fence may be more cost-effective, allowing the site to be left completely unguarded.

Whatever the reason or combination of reasons, the addition of a permanent fence which conflicts with the construction site is most definitely NOT a good sign for those who want to see this thing built. I don't believe for a minute they are doing it unprompted and simply to be "good neighbors".
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Old October 25th, 2009, 04:42 PM   #9142
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Oh look, it's well after the Olympic pick, the project is not dead. Guess you we're wrong.
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Old October 27th, 2009, 02:08 AM   #9143
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Old October 27th, 2009, 02:59 PM   #9144
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Guess you we're wrong.
Yes, you're wrong. This is the end my friend.
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Old October 27th, 2009, 04:05 PM   #9145
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Yes, you're wrong. This is the end my friend.
Are you serious? What's your proof! You have absolutely no evidence to support your claim. How about for once all the naysayers stay off the forum with all their speculation and quit trolling until some definite news comes out of this thing.
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Old October 27th, 2009, 05:23 PM   #9146
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Yes, you're wrong. This is the end my friend.
Sources or it didn't happen.
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Old October 28th, 2009, 12:23 AM   #9147
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Yes, you're wrong. This is the end my friend.
Do you have any proof of this? No? Well then maybe you ought to quit knocking this and any other building that's in trouble until Germany even proposes a super tall, to say nothing about building one.
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Old October 28th, 2009, 01:40 AM   #9148
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Do you have any proof of this? No? Well then maybe you ought to quit knocking this and any other building that's in trouble until Germany even proposes a super tall, to say nothing about building one.
Where hes from has nothing to do with this.
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Old October 28th, 2009, 11:59 PM   #9149
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Are you serious? What's your proof! You have absolutely no evidence to support your claim. How about for once all the naysayers stay off the forum with all their speculation and quit trolling until some definite news comes out of this thing.

Sheesh, the way you are reacting you'd think he was insulting your Mother or that being a naysayer on a silly internet BB somehow affects the outcome of these projects. Lighten up, his opinion on this is just a valid as yours or mine or anyone elses.
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Old October 29th, 2009, 09:18 PM   #9150
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Old October 29th, 2009, 09:44 PM   #9151
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Lol, no cameras

putting such a fence around the site is like putting a gravestone over a dead body :S.. but project may revive and dead bodies dont so who knows...
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Old October 30th, 2009, 01:01 AM   #9152
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People in this thread are so mean now a days. Cheer up they'll get your building built.
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Old October 30th, 2009, 10:27 AM   #9153
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It's more decorative than permanent. At least it doesn't look like the Berlin Wall. However, I think that fence will be weathered and gray before it comes down.
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Old October 30th, 2009, 02:59 PM   #9154
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So, if the project is cancelled, will they use the hole to build something else?
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Old October 30th, 2009, 04:56 PM   #9155
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The official website is still up.

www.thechicagospire.com/

The fact that they are keeping it active is possibly a hopeful sign. Somebody should register like they want to buy a residence and see if they respond. Anybody want to try?


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Old October 30th, 2009, 11:56 PM   #9156
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So, if the project is cancelled, will they use the hole to build something else?
No, they'd probably just fill it with dirt and turn the plot into a small park.
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Old October 31st, 2009, 05:57 AM   #9157
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Old October 31st, 2009, 06:02 AM   #9158
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is this going to get built?
when will construction start again?
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Old October 31st, 2009, 06:29 AM   #9159
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is this going to get built?
when will construction start again?
Yes.
Tomorrow.
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Old October 31st, 2009, 08:16 AM   #9160
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Yes.
Tomorrow.
9 AM sharp. Don't miss it.
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