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Old February 15th, 2010, 07:05 PM   #9521
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Haha imagine if chicago gets the 2020 games and this is already built and the torch was placed on top, that would be one mega joint
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Old February 15th, 2010, 07:41 PM   #9522
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That would be awesome!
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Old February 16th, 2010, 08:00 AM   #9523
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Any chance the design can still be changed? I realize the hole has been dug but is it still to late to improve the design? In it's current form I think it actually ruins the Chicago skyline. A city full of some of the worlds best towers deserves something g better then this at that scale.

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Old February 16th, 2010, 07:54 PM   #9524
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if it can make it be built, I'm up for whatever.
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Old February 17th, 2010, 03:46 PM   #9525
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Old February 17th, 2010, 05:31 PM   #9526
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Old February 18th, 2010, 09:14 PM   #9527
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Old February 19th, 2010, 01:18 AM   #9528
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I wonder why the topic of this building keeps getting on top of the topics list while never been able to show anything new. It's been the same hole in the ground for months now, and the last 50 pictures of it are exactly the same but in different weather conditions...
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Old February 19th, 2010, 07:25 AM   #9529
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oh, its just a beginning. In fact, I hope to see some pics with trees rising out of the hole
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Old February 19th, 2010, 06:21 PM   #9530
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Just a quick question: How long can they wait with the foundation before they have to rebuild it from weather damage?
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Old February 19th, 2010, 08:50 PM   #9531
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Just a quick question: How long can they wait with the foundation before they have to rebuild it from weather damage?
Every thing visible is actually not part of the building or its foundations. All of the cassions that will support it are completed but are buried and not exposed the elements. The only concern would be of the sheet pillings for the core deteriorated to the point it would not be safe to work if the hole while constructing the core.
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Old February 20th, 2010, 03:04 AM   #9532
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I wonder why they didn't roof it over to protect it? Maybe they didn't have enough cash left to even do that.
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Old February 20th, 2010, 03:12 AM   #9533
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it wouldn't do anything for it, like the post above you its just the barrier to keep the ground from caving in
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Old February 20th, 2010, 03:50 AM   #9534
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I wonder why they didn't roof it over to protect it? Maybe they didn't have enough cash left to even do that.
Hahaha dude u literally made me lol! Good one !!!
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Old February 28th, 2010, 12:12 AM   #9535
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Perhaps Kelleher could deed the site to the city and take a tax write-off. The land would nearly double the size of a future DuSable Park. The hole could be the basis of a nice water fountain feature, or a fitting memorial to the 2008 financial collapse.
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Old February 28th, 2010, 12:31 AM   #9536
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Old March 5th, 2010, 01:21 PM   #9537
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come on kelleher build it.
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Old March 6th, 2010, 03:18 AM   #9538
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I think it's time to recognize the Chicago Spire is dead. Rarely does anyone call a press conference to definitively end this type of project; they just slowly wither away over the course of a couple years until the failure is simply recognized by general concensus.

There wasn't any formal announcement regarding Waterview, but we know that one is dead. Why should we wait until Kelleher loses the land and returns the buyers' deposits? That could take years. Clearly this project is not going to go forward as planned. At the very least, it will have to be significantly altered and down-scaled to take the new economic realities into account.

Please close the thread or relocate it to the dead proposals section so Chicago can put this embarrassing failure behind it!
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Old March 7th, 2010, 06:52 PM   #9539
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Please close the thread or relocate it to the dead proposals section so Chicago can put this embarrassing failure behind it!
I have a much better idea. Those who want it to be dead can quit reading it! The rest of us who still have hope for it can keep watching and anticipating. That way everyone is happy!
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Old March 7th, 2010, 08:25 PM   #9540
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This tower will be cancelled ! So much time to have news about it... She will never see the light of Day.
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