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Old June 1st, 2007, 01:27 AM   #101
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The tower crane on the east side will need to start raising up soon.
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Old June 1st, 2007, 01:37 AM   #102
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The east tower isnt a threat to pedestrians or vehicles.
How is the south side of the west tower affecting pedestrians? I think that its more than just a protection device. Someone should yell over to the workers and ask them!
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Old June 1st, 2007, 01:58 AM   #103
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But strange still that only one tower has this protection feature (picture the motorcycle rider wearing a helmet while his babe on the backseat lets her hair fly in the wind with NO helmet).
NOT COOL!
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Old June 1st, 2007, 06:21 AM   #104
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Old June 1st, 2007, 07:49 AM   #105
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OK, maybe the plywood is just going to be a huge project sign: FOR LEASE or a cool graphics package with rendering and project team roster.
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Old June 1st, 2007, 10:51 AM   #106
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The perimeter protection system is made by PERI who also makes the formwork on the Bellevue Towers. See the link.

http://http://www.peri.de/ww/en/products.cfm/fuseaction/showproduct/product_ID/252/app_id/6.cfm

The panels give both weather protection, fall protection and falling object protection. The plywood is mounted on a frame and then to steel rails that slide through "shoes" which anchor the system to the building. The whole panel is easily lifted by the tower crane to the next floor. PERI claims the system increases productivity.
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Old June 1st, 2007, 03:32 PM   #107
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Okay, now that I saw the pictures on the link it reminded me - Trump tower in Chicago is using the same sysytem.


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Old June 3rd, 2007, 06:36 PM   #108
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Well, so ends the discussion of why one tower and not the other. Sheathing is being installed on the south tower today. Now everyone will be safe!
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Old June 3rd, 2007, 07:00 PM   #109
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I wonder if the sheathing is designed to allow them to install the cladding before the building is completed? Kinda like the Trump Tower is doing.
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Old June 5th, 2007, 03:15 AM   #110
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Interesting thought. I don't think the sheathing should necessarily hinder work on the cladding. But by then, after the core tops out and formwork is done, would the sheating even be necessary?

By the way, thanks, curso_segundo. That helps explain things.
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Old June 6th, 2007, 12:05 AM   #111
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Quick question. If the cladding has all these benefits AND is cost effective, why dont we see it on all projects?
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Old June 6th, 2007, 03:24 AM   #112
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Interesting thought. I don't think the sheathing should necessarily hinder work on the cladding. But by then, after the core tops out and formwork is done, would the sheating even be necessary?

By the way, thanks, curso_segundo. That helps explain things.
I meant by my comment that due to the slower time of building a tall concrete tower that they would use this sheathing system to help protect the cladding in the earlier stages of construction. I guess I worded it wrong!
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Old June 6th, 2007, 07:54 AM   #113
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Old June 6th, 2007, 06:02 PM   #114
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^ ohhh nice look for bellevue.
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Old June 18th, 2007, 02:42 AM   #115
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Old June 18th, 2007, 04:29 AM   #116
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Exciting to see so much vertical progress!
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Old June 18th, 2007, 04:39 AM   #117
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Time to raise the cranes!
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Old June 18th, 2007, 05:58 AM   #118
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WOW! It is so fast! AWESOME!
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Old June 18th, 2007, 10:48 AM   #119
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The white crane has been lifted first, the yellow crane is next. =)
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Old June 18th, 2007, 10:55 PM   #120
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more density for Bellevue! Yay.
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