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Old December 11th, 2009, 01:57 AM   #9281
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Wow. I'd forgotten what that site looked like with all that machinery. A little depressing to see it so empty now. Hopefully all those workers and cranes will be back in action in 2010.
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Old December 11th, 2009, 03:37 AM   #9282
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When the spire will get off the ground

About the same time this guy does. I took the shot several years ago at the airport in Kelleher's home base of Dublin. Wonder if he thinks of the Spire when he sees it.



A good number of those 30% "sales" were reported to be from southeast Asians who were given 7% rent-back guarantees.
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Old December 11th, 2009, 03:59 AM   #9283
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Why so negative about it? I still beleive it is going to be built.
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Old December 11th, 2009, 06:02 AM   #9284
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Wow I didn't realized it been two years now already! Damn!
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Old December 11th, 2009, 07:10 AM   #9285
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I'am sure It will Same as Waterview....ok....I hope
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Old December 11th, 2009, 08:16 AM   #9286
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We can have some fun with this. It's remarkable how alike the today and 1 year ago shots are. But there are some differences...I see about half a dozen. Not counting snow and shadows, what are they?
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Old December 11th, 2009, 08:54 AM   #9287
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A twist for the Chicago Spire...



Union boss steps in to save the floundering Calatrava project

North America's tallest tower was stopped dead in its foundations last year as the recession bells clanged and key players argued over alleged non-payment of millions of dollars in fees. But now the fate of Calatrava's Chicago Spire looks much brighter as union boss Tom Villanova, president of the Chicago and Cook County Building and Construction Trades Council (CBTC), has entered talks to loan $170million to the project's Irish developer, Shelbourne Development Group in a bid to create work for 1000 workers.

The Chicago Spire was set to become North America's tallest tower after commencing construction in 2007. Designed by world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava the Spire was to reach 2,000 ft and open in 2011. Following the marketing launch it had sold 30% of all of the building's 1,200 apartments in the first three months. But the recession halted work on the project without ever leaving its foundations. The Fordham Company was the original developer and namesake for the project when it was in its previous, shorter incarnation as the Fordham Building. Following a relaxation of height restrictions in Chicago new designs were released increasing the building's height. The recession, however, took its toll on The Fordham Company which failed to produce sufficient funds and the project was subsequently taken over by Shelbourne who acquired the land. Just several months later, however, and Calatrava's office placed a security lien on the property having not received over $11million in fees and the project ground to a halt.

Advanced talks are now said to be underway and if Villanova's offer is accepted, the Chicago Spire will recommence construction as a full union project. A spokesperson for Shelbourne said: "The loan would mean 7.5 million man hours of union labor – which is important right now as there is high unemployment in the construction sector and this project would put people back to work."

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Old December 11th, 2009, 11:35 AM   #9288
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Please provide a link or source to it .

link: http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com...pload_id=12950
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Old December 11th, 2009, 06:33 PM   #9289
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Merry Christmas early!!! This just made my year. Even just the thought of it perked me up considerably.
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Old December 11th, 2009, 09:10 PM   #9290
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A good number of those 30% "sales" were reported to be from southeast Asians who were given 7% rent-back guarantees.
What's a 7% rent-back guarantee?
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Old December 11th, 2009, 11:16 PM   #9291
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This is just amazing! Great news for chicago!
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Old December 11th, 2009, 11:26 PM   #9292
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That is great news!
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Old December 11th, 2009, 11:33 PM   #9293
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I read about the cash-infusion jump start in this article as well.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1260...al_real_estate

All in all sounds like a promising development.
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Old December 12th, 2009, 01:48 AM   #9294
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A twist for the Chicago Spire...



Union boss steps in to save the floundering Calatrava project

North America's tallest tower was stopped dead in its foundations last year as the recession bells clanged and key players argued over alleged non-payment of millions of dollars in fees. But now the fate of Calatrava's Chicago Spire looks much brighter as union boss Tom Villanova, president of the Chicago and Cook County Building and Construction Trades Council (CBTC), has entered talks to loan $170million to the project's Irish developer, Shelbourne Development Group in a bid to create work for 1000 workers.

The Chicago Spire was set to become North America's tallest tower after commencing construction in 2007. Designed by world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava the Spire was to reach 2,000 ft and open in 2011. Following the marketing launch it had sold 30% of all of the building's 1,200 apartments in the first three months. But the recession halted work on the project without ever leaving its foundations. The Fordham Company was the original developer and namesake for the project when it was in its previous, shorter incarnation as the Fordham Building. Following a relaxation of height restrictions in Chicago new designs were released increasing the building's height. The recession, however, took its toll on The Fordham Company which failed to produce sufficient funds and the project was subsequently taken over by Shelbourne who acquired the land. Just several months later, however, and Calatrava's office placed a security lien on the property having not received over $11million in fees and the project ground to a halt.

Advanced talks are now said to be underway and if Villanova's offer is accepted, the Chicago Spire will recommence construction as a full union project. A spokesperson for Shelbourne said: "The loan would mean 7.5 million man hours of union labor – which is important right now as there is high unemployment in the construction sector and this project would put people back to work."

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Old December 12th, 2009, 02:04 AM   #9295
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Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe it is still alive after all!
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Old December 12th, 2009, 04:09 AM   #9296
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Old December 12th, 2009, 06:36 AM   #9297
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Hold your horses. Stop the party. The report above doesn't say anything new. We've known that Kelleher was "in talks" with the construction union for a couple of weeks now. The story doesn't indicate there is any deal worked out. Nothing has changed. Yet.
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Old December 12th, 2009, 06:41 AM   #9298
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Old December 12th, 2009, 06:47 AM   #9299
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We can have some fun with this. It's remarkable how alike the today and 1 year ago shots are. But there are some differences...I see about half a dozen. Not counting snow and shadows, what are they?
Some I see right off hand:

- orange dumpster is missing
- wooden fence (upper right corner of plot) is moved
- objects (posts?) near said fence are missing
- container/object next to corner of office trailer is missing
- icicles in hole are gone
- green traffic sign is missing
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Old December 12th, 2009, 06:47 AM   #9300
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This financing would be a truly awesome Christmas gift for Chicago and would definitely help get rid of the bitter Olympics taste from our mouths

It would be a pleasant irony for Chicago to get this building not despite the olympic loss, but rather because of it. I would love for that to happen. The IOC could stick this up their collective ass. I'm sure all Chicagoans would rather have the greatest building in North America and a new skyline icon than a fleeting two week sporting event.
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