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harryc Sep 26, 2020 12:18 PM

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KWillChicago Sep 26, 2020 1:31 PM

Heavy Metal Noise

chris08876 Oct 2, 2020 12:37 AM

https://aws1.discourse-cdn.com/busin...fe63569d2.jpeg

Skyguy_7 Oct 2, 2020 1:29 PM

Taken this morning: Steel Galore

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...585713d6_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...4edc5d6e_b.jpg

Chi-Sky21 Oct 2, 2020 2:28 PM

Would have been cool if they had somehow had part of the canopy for the bus terminal come out from the new building carrying over the V shaped support theme.

ardecila Oct 2, 2020 3:29 PM

The bus terminal and the tower were not really coordinated. Still, the little comfort station/shed for bus drivers at the SE corner will be torn down to open better sight lines into BMO's plaza and create a landscaped area.

BMO in turn will build a new comfort station for the bus drivers a little further west next to the "pass thru", connected to some retail space. Hopefully the retail space includes a 7-11 or some kind of convenience store, that will be a nice amenity for bus riders waiting for a connection.

sentinel Oct 2, 2020 5:15 PM

From this morning:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...b4a1af11_b.jpg

It's a shame the diamond structural expression doesn't go all the way up; it would have made a far more interesting design.

Ravenswood Oct 12, 2020 1:19 AM

What are the round-headed fasterners on the gusset plates?
 
On the photos above there look to be regular bolts but also some fasteners with rounded heads. They can't be rivets...anybody know what they are? Are they just pins to hold the rest of the gusset in place while they tighten the bolts?

Bombardier Oct 12, 2020 1:27 AM

^They are tension control bolts. That is the most common way to connect steel in modern steel design.

harryc Oct 12, 2020 1:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ravenswood (Post 9070438)
On the photos above there look to be regular bolts but also some fasteners with rounded heads. They can't be rivets...anybody know what they are? Are they just pins to hold the rest of the gusset in place while they tighten the bolts?

If you are referring to this

I believe what we are seeing is some form the head side, and some from the tail side.

Skyguy_7 Oct 12, 2020 1:05 PM

^^ I see what you're saying. They definitely look like rivets. I thought they might be bolts with a square neck, to fit in square holes, but that can't be, judging by the holes to the right. Hmm.

OGs. Original Gangsters:
https://www.goebelfasteners.com/wp-c...ba93cb42ed.jpg
via "globalfasteners.com"

vexxed82 Oct 12, 2020 5:12 PM

Made my first visit to the site on Saturday. I have a lot to edit, but wanted to share this sceengrab.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EkJNWyzX...name=4096x4096

simon07 Oct 12, 2020 6:42 PM

This tower is going to have an unbelievable skyline impact.

uaarkson Oct 12, 2020 11:49 PM

Only in New York and Chicago do you get to see steel porn like this.

Zapatan Oct 12, 2020 11:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by simon07 (Post 9070863)
This tower is going to have an unbelievable skyline impact.

This, One Chicago and Salesforce are going to be epic when looking from the West.

gebs Oct 13, 2020 1:34 PM

Too early to tell, but I'm wont to agree. Though this isn't a HUGE tower by Chicago's standards, its location will make it really stick out.

skysoar Oct 13, 2020 2:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by uaarkson (Post 9071123)
Only in New York and Chicago do you get to see steel porn like this.

I agree, Chicago and New York do skyscrapers well, BMO is just another example of this.

vexxed82 Oct 14, 2020 10:42 PM

October 10th
 
A bunch o' #SteelPorn from my first visit this past weekend.

https://nickulivieriphotography.zenf...16075318-6.jpg

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https://nickulivieriphotography.zenf...16075602-6.jpg

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https://nickulivieriphotography.zenf...16075327-6.jpg

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https://nickulivieriphotography.zenf...16075325-6.jpg

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https://nickulivieriphotography.zenf...16075853-6.jpg

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https://nickulivieriphotography.zenf...16075629-6.jpg

Abuilder0430 Oct 15, 2020 5:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skyguy_7 (Post 9070604)
^^ I see what you're saying. They definitely look like rivets. I thought they might be bolts with a square neck, to fit in square holes, but that can't be, judging by the holes to the right. Hmm.

OGs. Original Gangsters:
https://www.goebelfasteners.com/wp-c...ba93cb42ed.jpg
via "globalfasteners.com"

Its a form of a TC (Tension Control) Bolt. They were used at 150 N.

Skyguy_7 Oct 15, 2020 5:51 PM

^ How are they tightened, if there's no square neck?


^^By the way, great pics as always, Nick!


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