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Old June 26th, 2007, 07:38 AM   #1841
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so the SPIRE will become worlds tallest flats on completion. it will overtake 414m princess tower in dubai? does everyone thing 600m is nearing max height for an all-resi tower?this will be amazing to watch get built

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But I would think that Dubi would take this crown someday...

But It is great to have a Mod with so much exp to post on such an important building in our world.

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Old June 26th, 2007, 08:18 AM   #1842
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Those photo shots with the crane parts gave me the chills. I mean this is really happening!
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for the Pelasgians, too, were a Greek nation originally from the Peloponnesus
The Roman Antiquities of Dionysius of Halicarnassus
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Macedonia, of course, is a part of Greece". Strabo, VII, Frg. 9
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...ragments*.html

But north of the gulf, the first inhabitants are Greeks called Epirotes....
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Old June 26th, 2007, 08:34 AM   #1843
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After re-reading this page, I still don't get the process. Are cranes used at all in the process? Maybe to put the cassion in after the hole was drilled?

(For those who are totally lost, a cassion is a very large and long slab of concrete (I think) that are put into holes far beneath the surface (into bedrock i think). These cassions are connected to the building and are what root it deep into the earth).
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Old June 26th, 2007, 09:53 AM   #1844
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As can be seen by going through the other Chicago tall building threads in this forvm, caissons are large steel tubes that are drilled into the soil down to the bedrock and then filled with (reinforced?) concrete. Crews use crane-like rigs to hold them while they are being drilled.

If the soil is more stable (the soil in central Chicago is, well, crap, seeing as the city was originally built on a marsh) and/or the building smaller, less expensive piles are pounded down to the bedrock instead.

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Old June 26th, 2007, 12:17 PM   #1845
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? huh ?

How do you think they drill caissons? with cranes...
Well, this isn't a tower crane. I can see the confusion.

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I wouldn't be surprised if they made some exceptions to the LSD rules for truck traffic as it pertains to CS construction.
That's gonna confuse the hell out of Chicago's finest.

Unless, of course, Kelleher requires all CS trucks to display a large banner of CS or the CS logo on the side. That would be frickin' sweet... to see a truck barreling down LSD, knowing it's going to go fuel the greatest building in the history of the city.
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Old June 26th, 2007, 08:00 PM   #1846
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I wouldn't be surprised if they made some exceptions to the LSD rules for truck traffic as it pertains to CS construction.
I don't think so. Trucks can already use lower LSD to gain access to lower Wacker. All access to the Chicago Spire will be from lower Wacker anyway.
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Old June 26th, 2007, 08:02 PM   #1847
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OK, can someone clarify the technical terms. What are the caisson holes called? What do you call the 130ft+ hole? What is the steel mold called? Is the entire thing with the hole, concrete and steel mold called a caisson? Is the steel mold permanent or just temporary as a mold for the concrete pour? Thanks.
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Old June 26th, 2007, 09:10 PM   #1848
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Question

Reading the recent posts regarding the caissons for the Spire, reminds me of the concern regarding the John Hancock Center's construction; that were cracks in the concrete foundation. Does anyone know the story about this situation, and how it was ultimately determined that the foundation was good.

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Old June 26th, 2007, 09:21 PM   #1849
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City grants permit – construction on Calatrava’s icon to begin within weeks

CHICAGO, June 26, 2007 – Shelbourne Development Group, Inc. announced today it has awarded Case Foundation Company a contract to begin construction on The Chicago Spire, the 2,000-foot tall twisting residential tower located at 400 North Lake Shore Drive. The City of Chicago has granted Case the permit and construction will commence within weeks.

"This marks a significant milestone, as it was the last step before officially beginning construction on The Chicago Spire" said Garrett Kelleher, executive chairman of Shelbourne Development Ltd. & the Shelbourne Development Group, Inc. "We're very proud to add Case to our outstanding global development team."

Case will provide 34 concrete and steel caissons that will comprise the foundation of The Chicago Spire. The caissons will be drilled 120-feet deep into the bedrock to support the 150-story building’s structure. In addition, Case will excavate a 104-foot diameter cofferdam 78-feet deep to create a dry work environment. The cofferdam will serve as the foundation for the core of the building.

Construction of this underground phase is expected to be finished in the first quarter of 2008. Environmental remediation is complete on The Chicago Spire site and Shelbourne’s environmental consultants STS have completed gathering field samples at DuSable Park. The Chicago Spire site has been cleared, secured and is ready for caisson construction. The Spire is scheduled for completion in late 2010.

The sales effort will launch in September 2007 with a global marketing campaign. The Chicago sales center will be located in the 18th floor of the NBC Tower, 454 N. Columbus Drive, which overlooks The Chicago Spire site. United Kingdom-based Savills Plc., a leading international property advisor with experience marketing some of the finest residences around the globe, will lead the sales campaign.

For more information about The Chicago Spire and Shelbourne Development Group, Inc., see http://www.shelbournedevelopment.com/ and http://www.thechicagospire.com.
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Old June 26th, 2007, 09:24 PM   #1850
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City grants permit – construction on Calatrava’s icon to begin within weeks

CHICAGO, June 26, 2007 – Shelbourne Development Group, Inc. announced today it has awarded Case Foundation Company a contract to begin construction on The Chicago Spire, the 2,000-foot tall twisting residential tower located at 400 North Lake Shore Drive. The City of Chicago has granted Case the permit and construction will commence within weeks.

"This marks a significant milestone, as it was the last step before officially beginning construction on The Chicago Spire" said Garrett Kelleher, executive chairman of Shelbourne Development Ltd. & the Shelbourne Development Group, Inc. "We're very proud to add Case to our outstanding global development team."

Case will provide 34 concrete and steel caissons that will comprise the foundation of The Chicago Spire. The caissons will be drilled 120-feet deep into the bedrock to support the 150-story building’s structure. In addition, Case will excavate a 104-foot diameter cofferdam 78-feet deep to create a dry work environment. The cofferdam will serve as the foundation for the core of the building.

Construction of this underground phase is expected to be finished in the first quarter of 2008. Environmental remediation is complete on The Chicago Spire site and Shelbourne’s environmental consultants STS have completed gathering field samples at DuSable Park. The Chicago Spire site has been cleared, secured and is ready for caisson construction. The Spire is scheduled for completion in late 2010.

The sales effort will launch in September 2007 with a global marketing campaign. The Chicago sales center will be located in the 18th floor of the NBC Tower, 454 N. Columbus Drive, which overlooks The Chicago Spire site. United Kingdom-based Savills Plc., a leading international property advisor with experience marketing some of the finest residences around the globe, will lead the sales campaign.

For more information about The Chicago Spire and Shelbourne Development Group, Inc., see http://www.shelbournedevelopment.com/ and http://www.thechicagospire.com.
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Old June 26th, 2007, 09:31 PM   #1851
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City grants permit – construction on Calatrava’s icon to begin within weeks

CHICAGO, June 26, 2007 – Shelbourne Development Group, Inc. announced today it has awarded Case Foundation Company a contract to begin construction on The Chicago Spire, the 2,000-foot tall twisting residential tower located at 400 North Lake Shore Drive. The City of Chicago has granted Case the permit and construction will commence within weeks.

"This marks a significant milestone, as it was the last step before officially beginning construction on The Chicago Spire" said Garrett Kelleher, executive chairman of Shelbourne Development Ltd. & the Shelbourne Development Group, Inc. "We're very proud to add Case to our outstanding global development team."

Case will provide 34 concrete and steel caissons that will comprise the foundation of The Chicago Spire. The caissons will be drilled 120-feet deep into the bedrock to support the 150-story building’s structure. In addition, Case will excavate a 104-foot diameter cofferdam 78-feet deep to create a dry work environment. The cofferdam will serve as the foundation for the core of the building.

Construction of this underground phase is expected to be finished in the first quarter of 2008. Environmental remediation is complete on The Chicago Spire site and Shelbourne’s environmental consultants STS have completed gathering field samples at DuSable Park. The Chicago Spire site has been cleared, secured and is ready for caisson construction. The Spire is scheduled for completion in late 2010.

The sales effort will launch in September 2007 with a global marketing campaign. The Chicago sales center will be located in the 18th floor of the NBC Tower, 454 N. Columbus Drive, which overlooks The Chicago Spire site. United Kingdom-based Savills Plc., a leading international property advisor with experience marketing some of the finest residences around the globe, will lead the sales campaign.

For more information about The Chicago Spire and Shelbourne Development Group, Inc., see http://www.shelbournedevelopment.com/ and http://www.thechicagospire.com.
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Old June 26th, 2007, 09:33 PM   #1852
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Where's that guy who was gonna do the webcam?
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Old June 26th, 2007, 09:34 PM   #1853
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OK everybody...I'm officially excited!
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Old June 26th, 2007, 09:42 PM   #1854
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Great news! congrats chicago!
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Old June 26th, 2007, 09:58 PM   #1855
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Took these about 30 minutes ago.





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Old June 26th, 2007, 10:09 PM   #1856
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amazing, they're starting this thing really fast
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Old June 26th, 2007, 10:13 PM   #1857
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So around spring of next year the thing would start going up?
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Old June 26th, 2007, 10:24 PM   #1858
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We win.
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Old June 26th, 2007, 10:33 PM   #1859
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AWESOME!!!!

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City grants permit – construction on Calatrava’s icon to begin within weeks

CHICAGO, June 26, 2007 – Shelbourne Development Group, Inc. announced today it has awarded Case Foundation Company a contract to begin construction on The Chicago Spire, the 2,000-foot tall twisting residential tower located at 400 North Lake Shore Drive. The City of Chicago has granted Case the permit and construction will commence within weeks.

"This marks a significant milestone, as it was the last step before officially beginning construction on The Chicago Spire" said Garrett Kelleher, executive chairman of Shelbourne Development Ltd. & the Shelbourne Development Group, Inc. "We're very proud to add Case to our outstanding global development team."

Case will provide 34 concrete and steel caissons that will comprise the foundation of The Chicago Spire. The caissons will be drilled 120-feet deep into the bedrock to support the 150-story building’s structure. In addition, Case will excavate a 104-foot diameter cofferdam 78-feet deep to create a dry work environment. The cofferdam will serve as the foundation for the core of the building.

Construction of this underground phase is expected to be finished in the first quarter of 2008. Environmental remediation is complete on The Chicago Spire site and Shelbourne’s environmental consultants STS have completed gathering field samples at DuSable Park. The Chicago Spire site has been cleared, secured and is ready for caisson construction. The Spire is scheduled for completion in late 2010.

The sales effort will launch in September 2007 with a global marketing campaign. The Chicago sales center will be located in the 18th floor of the NBC Tower, 454 N. Columbus Drive, which overlooks The Chicago Spire site. United Kingdom-based Savills Plc., a leading international property advisor with experience marketing some of the finest residences around the globe, will lead the sales campaign.

For more information about The Chicago Spire and Shelbourne Development Group, Inc., see http://www.shelbournedevelopment.com/ and http://www.thechicagospire.com.

This is so exciting!
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