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Old May 13th, 2013, 06:55 PM   #121
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Can this small parcel of land support such a tall building? It looks like it's hemmed in, with very little street access. Will there be an underground parking garage on the site?
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Old May 13th, 2013, 08:29 PM   #122
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Can this small parcel of land support such a tall building? It looks like it's hemmed in, with very little street access. Will there be an underground parking garage on the site?
The parcel with the columns is the riverfront plaza - the actual high rise will go in the parcel to the West (Lower R) of the tracks.


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Old May 13th, 2013, 09:03 PM   #123
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Damn, I got a bit excited for a second there ... but unfortunately this is in the wrong section. Should be moved to highrises.

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Old May 13th, 2013, 11:21 PM   #124
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The parcel with the columns is the riverfront plaza - the actual high rise will go in the parcel to the West (Lower R) of the tracks.


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Oh, I see. Thanks.
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Old May 14th, 2013, 12:23 AM   #125
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Damn, I got a bit excited for a second there ... but unfortunately this is in the wrong section. Should be moved to highrises.

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This section is for buildings 200m or above, OR buildings 650ft or higher. It can remain here.
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Old May 14th, 2013, 01:07 AM   #126
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This section is for buildings 200m or above, OR buildings 650ft or higher. It can remain here.
Yep, our cut-off for building heights is indeed imprecise. If we went by metric guidelines alone, many projects would have to move, particularly those in highrises.
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Old May 14th, 2013, 01:38 AM   #127
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Even in this age of insanely high supertalls, I think a 500-footer should qualify as a "skyscraper". Still today, there are relatively few cities that have 3 or more buildings over 500 feet tall.
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Old May 14th, 2013, 04:57 PM   #128
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The parcel with the columns is the riverfront plaza - the actual high rise will go in the parcel to the West (Lower R) of the tracks.


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To clarify -- Middle right -- the wedge shaped lot between the concrete trucks and the tacks - not the newly painted lot in t he Lower Right.
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Old May 14th, 2013, 07:05 PM   #129
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Old May 22nd, 2013, 03:21 AM   #130
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May 16th

Boom in the river, critter screen along the edge, going all out to protect the delicate eco-system ;-)


Setting up shop on the west side of the tracks


Old pilings


Very old pilings


This week they have started on the caissons along the west side of the tracks.

444 W Lake - all the shots
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Old May 26th, 2013, 04:23 PM   #131
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Tower Starts - May 23

Reallty long cages for really deep shafts.






Compression/Strain guages - I will have to dig out the details from the Spire thread - sensors built into the support to measures stuff.


Managers or supers of some kind - stayed well out of the way and observed the sensor installation.




n.b. this is for the main tower ! the frame appears to be inside the rebar cage.



And the plaza continues full bore


Load of pilings, a lot of pilings - Friction piles on a riverside ?


Or are the pilings to support the sheet piles shown center here, whit the beginnings of a trench ?



Piling pusher/vibrator


Piling Puller - looks like they are trying to pull out a new pile driven 72' in.



444 W Lake - so far
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Old June 3rd, 2013, 12:04 AM   #132
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I think this is to measure the load bearing of the friction piles. IF friction going up is about the same as friction going down (this is along the vertical surface of the beam) then you could just measure how hard it is to pull it back out.


A heavy duty something box.



May 28


May 31


The Sheet Pile Driving
hook w chain and swing over to existing piles.



Get Edge A in Groove B


Slide it down to the moist clay


Line it up just right


Get a Grip (was hung from chain until this point)



Shake


Old reinforcing bars (from wooden retention wall ?)
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Old June 3rd, 2013, 12:20 AM   #133
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That steel retention wall will have to cope with a lot of pressure from the water. My guess is that the beams on that barge will be mounted across for extra support.
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That steel retention wall will have to cope with a lot of pressure from the water. My guess is that the beams on that barge will be mounted across for extra support.
The sheet piles will separate Clay from water at most, more likely clay from concrete structure. They will not be used to hold back the river.
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Old June 11th, 2013, 06:05 AM   #135
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June 5

My kind of town


Property Line


Drain pipes





June 10
heading to Lunch


heading home


A few more shots 444 W Lake
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Old June 16th, 2013, 02:39 AM   #136
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June 11










June 13
Old stuff (?) the pink outline of another set can be seen behind the scoop


Old pilings - just sharpen a tree trunk and presto - don't even need to take off the bark.




Guiding the pipe in, this is used to fill the caisson from the bottom up, so the concrete doesn't get diluted by pouring through the slurry and water in the hole.


Raising the post - there is a cable that runs forward then back and down.


Michael's Tug - from the port of Milwaukee


Crane is well tied down.


A budding engineer


Wall setting contraption


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this tower reminded me torre mayor from mexico city....
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Old June 21st, 2013, 08:52 PM   #138
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Capping the tracks by ifmuth, on Flickr
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Old June 23rd, 2013, 09:39 PM   #139
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first update video :)

Hello friends and skyscraperfans,

here comes my first video for River Point Enjoy!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOU4ev-X-W4

Music: Wasted Penguinz - Melancholia

Special thanx as always to Harry C, george and all others for the picture updates
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Old June 23rd, 2013, 10:05 PM   #140
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I wonder how far this will progress before it's cancelled? Hopefully it'll be before it gets above ground level so it doesn't sit there as a rotting eyesore for a half a decade.
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