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Old December 15th, 2009, 09:49 PM   #9321
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Yes, but the Shelbourne quote is exactly the same from the previous article (emphasis mine):



Not enough consistency or new material here to make me believe it's not just a re-hashed story by a tense-challenged blogger.
This is what I had in mind:

"...HAS announced that his company WILL provide ..." [CAPS mine]
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Old December 15th, 2009, 10:03 PM   #9322
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I saw that, but there's just too much weirdness in the article for me to take it seriously. If there was an actual signing, Shelbourne and CBTC would be screaming it from the rooftops (i.e. press releases, website updates, etc.). It's been 3 hours since this article went up...and still zero from anyone else on the planet.
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Old December 15th, 2009, 10:22 PM   #9323
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Old December 15th, 2009, 11:54 PM   #9324
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We got the money!?

Edit: Better wait for a Chicago news source just to be sure, but sounds promising.

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Old December 16th, 2009, 03:11 AM   #9325
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Old December 16th, 2009, 03:19 AM   #9326
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how much of the building will be built with 7.5 million work hours?
7500000 hours/1000 workers = 7500 hours per worker
7500/ by a 40 hour week = 187.5 weeks of actual construction or roughly 3 years of construction. so by my crude mathematics probably around floor 50? or a third of the way up?
but with so many factors we shall see.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 05:45 AM   #9327
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There is an investment board that oversees pension funds and insures their compliance with fiduciary guidelines so I'm sure that the CBTC has been working on due dilligence before agreeing to invest in the Spire. Hopefully, they are ready to make a formal announcement and help get this beast restarted.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 07:35 AM   #9328
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Yeah, please, let this tower be built!!! The world is waiting for it!!
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Old December 16th, 2009, 11:42 PM   #9329
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Yeah, please, let this tower be built!!! The world is waiting for it!!
Word??????
Chicago only... USA, maybe.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 11:48 PM   #9330
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Word??????
Chicago only... USA, maybe.
Sir, this is a 600 meter Calatrava tower, why wouldn't the world be waiting for it?
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Old December 16th, 2009, 11:51 PM   #9331
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Word??????
Chicago only... USA, maybe.
There are dozens, possibly (probably) hundreds of forumers here, who want to see this built, not to mention the fact that this building was heavily marketed to over-seas buyers, so yes, I'd say world.
(Lots of commas. lol)
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Old December 16th, 2009, 11:51 PM   #9332
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Still can't believe Lord Obama hasn't bothered blowing an extra billion on getting this tower built. Thank God we have evil capitalist pigs to get things cracking again.
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Old December 17th, 2009, 01:08 AM   #9333
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well, if it isnt built here, maybe dubai would pick it up?
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Old December 17th, 2009, 01:16 AM   #9334
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Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe it is still alive after all!
Hopefully America has some guts left!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old December 17th, 2009, 01:32 AM   #9335
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well, if it isnt built here, maybe dubai would pick it up?
You mean the Dubai that's debt bubble just exploded? Not a chance, in fact Calatrava specifically said he wouldn't allow it to be built there. It's for Chicago, and Chicago only.
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Old December 17th, 2009, 01:35 AM   #9336
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Keeping my fingers crossed...
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Old December 17th, 2009, 04:11 AM   #9337
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well, if it isnt built here, maybe dubai would pick it up?
I don't think it would look right in Dubai. It doesn't have enough flash. The design is a little too elegant and restrained. (Well, as restrained as a 2000 ft tower can be perhaps.) The Chicago Spire has too fine a texture to it to blend with Dubai's crude pastiche. Plus, in Dubai it wouldn't be built with underground parking, but rather with an above-ground pre-fab concrete ramp in the back and a gaudy dancing waters fountain in front. Problem is, this tower doesn't really have a "front side" or "back side".

Not that the design screams "Chicago" either. But other than there, I can see it perhaps in New York or London or Hong Kong - that's about it.
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Old December 17th, 2009, 05:25 AM   #9338
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well, if it isnt built here, maybe dubai would pick it up?
Anyone in Dubai is certainly welcome to hire Mr Calatrava and build something equally incredible. In fact, I wonder why that hasn't already happened...
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Dubai is bankrupt for those who didn't hear the news lately.
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Old December 17th, 2009, 05:58 AM   #9340
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Dubai is bankrupt for those who didn't hear the news lately.
should I feel bad if i think thats funny?
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