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Old June 16th, 2007, 09:32 AM   #1761
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Old June 16th, 2007, 11:52 AM   #1762
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the funny thing is, all of those buildings are built on landfill from the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
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Old June 16th, 2007, 10:33 PM   #1763
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That is called "soil testing" (refering to what was seen on the pictures shown). They collect soil samples from different depths, which then are analized in laboratories and the datas are provided to the engineering consultants who will design the foundations of the building.

It's the first step ...
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Old June 16th, 2007, 10:42 PM   #1764
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According to Shelbourne...all the soil testing is done.
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Old June 16th, 2007, 10:53 PM   #1765
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Those machines shown on the picture ARE soil testing machines.
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Old June 17th, 2007, 12:06 AM   #1766
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Those machines shown on the picture ARE soil testing machines.
And those pictures are 4 days old. So they could very well be done with soil testing.
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Old June 17th, 2007, 06:07 PM   #1767
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all of those buildings are built on landfill from the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
Nonsense. Fire debris was only used to finish filling the basin west of the IC causeway, a narrow strip between the railroad and Michigan Avenue south of Randolph. The rest of the Grant Park landfill is excavation spoil, from basements and the Chicago Tunnel Company network, and sand sluiced up from the lakebed. The area north of Randolph, where these buildings stand, was filled by the IC for piers in the 1880s.

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Old June 17th, 2007, 06:58 PM   #1768
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Nonsense. Fire debris was only used to finish filling the basin west of the IC causeway, a narrow strip between the railroad and Michigan Avenue south of Randolph. The rest of the Grant Park landfill is excavation spoil, from basements and the Chicago Tunnel Company network, and sand sluiced up from the lakebed. The area north of Randolph, where these buildings stand, was filled by the IC for piers in the 1880s.
yes, a more accurate description. I've always found it amazing what Chicago has built east of Michigan Ave, considering that used to be the shoreline.
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Old June 18th, 2007, 02:53 AM   #1769
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OK, now I'm confused. Is the Spire site the one right next to the River East buildings, west of LSD?
Or is it the site east of LSD?
West of LSD. East of LSD is going to be DuSable Park.
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Old June 18th, 2007, 04:39 AM   #1770
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OK, now I'm confused. Is the Spire site the one right next to the River East buildings, west of LSD?
Or is it the site east of LSD?
Law has it that no more buildings will be built east of LSD.
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Old June 18th, 2007, 04:45 AM   #1771
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Law has it that no more buildings will be built east of LSD.
I have also heard this to be true.
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Old June 18th, 2007, 05:14 AM   #1772
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....no more private commercial buildings, that is. Lake Point Tower got grandfathered in.
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Old June 18th, 2007, 06:24 AM   #1773
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Where they not soil testing a few months ago?
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Old June 18th, 2007, 06:33 AM   #1774
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only second to the russia tower in design.
I guess..

I truly hope this isnt going to be as lightly colored as the renderings..
imo it will definitely will look better with a dark tint.
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Old June 19th, 2007, 03:46 PM   #1775
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i like this design when it gains height but itīs very old and the past is for being in books, at the AA in 1972 i had a friend wich projected a building thus with 120 floors ( ai donīt remember the height but multiplying 120 for 4 = 480m)
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Old June 19th, 2007, 07:43 PM   #1776
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Old June 20th, 2007, 03:25 AM   #1777
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Not sure if this has been posted yet but here is the promotional video of the spire....

http://link.brightcove.com/services/...ctid=769453130

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Old June 20th, 2007, 07:42 AM   #1778
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Wow, I haven't seen that video before. The CS is a GIANT! I'm beginning to warm up to this design.
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Old June 20th, 2007, 09:09 AM   #1779
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very cool video
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Old June 20th, 2007, 05:49 PM   #1780
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that video is pretty sweet. thanks.
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