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the urban politician Oct 15, 2020 5:54 PM

^ Looking at those pics further up, I’m sure there are some really awesome load transfers going on here that involve cool as hell engineering and math.

Nothing that I’ll fully understand, but my 9 year old son says he wants to building skyscrapers so I’m showing him these pics

harryc Oct 15, 2020 6:47 PM

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Originally Posted by the urban politician (Post 9074224)
^ Looking at those pics further up, I’m sure there are some really awesome load transfers going on here that involve cool as hell engineering and math.

Nothing that I’ll fully understand, but my 9 year old son says he wants to building skyscrapers so I’m showing him these pics

The field you are looking for is Statics, often taught as Static and Dynamics. I was thrilled when my 18yr old son wanted to borrow my old college text.

An early lesson is always triangles rock - easy to demonstrate and grasp.

Romero Oct 15, 2020 7:27 PM

Statics
 
As i was watching BMO rise with the diagonal steel work, i was also reflecting when I had taken Statics and Dynamics courses at Michigan Tech when i was getting my 1st degree in Chemical Engineering. Both courses were eye openers.

nergie Oct 15, 2020 10:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Romero (Post 9074348)
As i was watching BMO rise with the diagonal steel work, i was also reflecting when I had taken Statics and Dynamics courses at Michigan Tech when i was getting my 1st degree in Chemical Engineering. Both courses were eye openers.

I too have a degree in Chemical Engineering and have fond memories of learning about wonderful "K" Truss... My father worked as a structural engineer for SOM in the late 60's early 70's when the Big 3 were going up in Chicago and as a child he taught me about the X bracing on Hancock and the Tube/Bundle concept for the "Sears" Tower.. You could say I was raised as a skyscraper geek.

harryc Oct 17, 2020 11:18 PM

Oct 15



Yes there are some round headed fasteners - as well as bolt heads and bold ends.





CrazyCres Oct 26, 2020 10:40 PM

They gotta a new website
Link: https://320southcanal.com

And a new brochure: https://320southcanal.com/wp-content.../eBrochure.pdf

sentinel Oct 26, 2020 11:50 PM

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Originally Posted by CrazyCres (Post 9086047)
They gotta a new website
Link: https://320southcanal.com

And a new brochure: https://320southcanal.com/wp-content.../eBrochure.pdf

Not really a fan of the building design, but at least there's a cool rendering from the site's main page:
https://320southcanal.com/wp-content...nt/01-hero.jpg

vexxed82 Oct 27, 2020 12:05 AM

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Originally Posted by harryc (Post 9076552)
Oct 15


Can someone explain where the loads go from the inverted triangle trusses that seemingly "dead end" at the header beam to the left & right of the central V columns?

I mean, I guess I see that they're directed horizontally to the ground-connecting-columns, but it seems so abrupt. Interestingly, the angled, horizontal support structure coming off the cores appears to split tie difference between the inverted triangle's apexes.

I would have guessed that addt'l structure would have connected directly to those nodes on the header beam

pilsenarch Oct 27, 2020 12:24 AM

Yes ^

Think of the floor with all of the diagonal beams as a single truss... similar to a truss that holds up a bridge. And, like a bridge truss, (or a 'space frame', which is just a different kind of truss) every 'bottom structural point', if you will, does not need to be supported to maintain the structural integrity of the overall truss.

Having said that, if you look closely, the diagonal columns that are transferring the dead loads from above directly to the level 1 columns appear to be sized just a little bit larger to account for those loads... and although it's been a long time since my undergrad structures course, I would suspect the diagonals that are 'not connected' are actually in 'tension', meaning they are 'hanging' the floor below while the others are in 'compression' that are actually transferring the vertical loads to the ground level angled columns.

The angled beams in the 2nd floor appear to be simply adding additional 'shear' strength to the floor for what appears to be kind of a cantilever where the 'missing' vertical columns would have been.

Skyguy_7 Oct 27, 2020 1:46 AM

^^^ Looking at that rendering and realizing what we do now, I love that they’re hiding the diagonals in tension, leaving only the most structurally important columns/diagonals visible. Nice touch Goettsch!

NYC2ATX Oct 27, 2020 3:54 AM

Forgive my naïveté but I did not realize that this was so close to the Post Office, and that the post office and Union Station were so close to each other. *facepalm*

If the post office redevelopment is as much of a game-changer as some in the industry believe it is, as is stated in the cross-posted link below from the 301/321 S Wacker thread, then we could see a flurry of new development in this corner of the West Loop as we already are near Fulton Market.

Apologies for the run-on sentence :P

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Originally Posted by Randomguy34 (Post 8759517)
Found it! Dated 09-26-19

There are also plans for a seperate tower south of 301/321 S. Wacker

https://www.chicagotribune.com/colum...fre-story.html


vexxed82 Oct 27, 2020 2:26 PM

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Originally Posted by pilsenarch (Post 9086134)
Yes ^

Think of the floor with all of the diagonal beams as a single truss... similar to a truss that holds up a bridge. And, like a bridge truss, (or a 'space frame', which is just a different kind of truss) every 'bottom structural point', if you will, does not need to be supported to maintain the structural integrity of the overall truss.

Having said that, if you look closely, the diagonal columns that are transferring the dead loads from above directly to the level 1 columns appear to be sized just a little bit larger to account for those loads... and although it's been a long time since my undergrad structures course, I would suspect the diagonals that are 'not connected' are actually in 'tension', meaning they are 'hanging' the floor below while the others are in 'compression' that are actually transferring the vertical loads to the ground level angled columns.

The angled beams in the 2nd floor appear to be simply adding additional 'shear' strength to the floor for what appears to be kind of a cantilever where the 'missing' vertical columns would have been.

Ahh ok! This helps explain a lot. Thank you! It's very fascinating how that one detail totally changes how I "see" the loads transferring when I assume they're hanging that part of the beam. Wild.

rivernorthlurker Oct 27, 2020 8:02 PM

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Originally Posted by sentinel (Post 9086103)
Not really a fan of the building design, but at least there's a cool rendering from the site's main page:
https://320southcanal.com/wp-content...nt/01-hero.jpg

Thanks for the link. https://320southcanal.com/ has a really snazzy/jazzy video too of the project I haven't seen. It shows an entrance to 'Union Station Tower' from Union Station. I believe I read somewhere that they will be connected underground. Presumeably they'll have to dig up Jackson at some point to do this. Not sure the timing of that.

southoftheloop Oct 27, 2020 8:08 PM

^That new video is really something

AMWChicago Oct 27, 2020 8:12 PM

I'm over at Roosevelt and Wabash and have been waiting for the core to poke through. It finally has! :cheers:

Very excited to see what sort of presence it gives from my view!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...ac9d33ff_c.jpgIMG_4352 by Andrew W, on Flickr
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...bfc41410_c.jpgIMG_4351 by Andrew W, on Flickr
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...89d6363a_c.jpgIMG_4348 by Andrew W, on Flickr
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...8047f972_c.jpgIMG_4350 by Andrew W, on Flickr

Ned.B Oct 28, 2020 4:48 PM

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Originally Posted by rivernorthlurker (Post 9087106)
Thanks for the link. https://320southcanal.com/ has a really snazzy/jazzy video too of the project I haven't seen. It shows an entrance to 'Union Station Tower' from Union Station. I believe I read somewhere that they will be connected underground. Presumeably they'll have to dig up Jackson at some point to do this. Not sure the timing of that.

The underground connection actually already exists under Canal. It's the same that previously connected the station to its parking garage. It's a little less glamorous than the video portrays, connecting to the concourse near baggage rather than from the Great Hall. Developers and the station have previously looked at connections under Jackson, but it is too encumbered with utilities and the station's own underground driveways to make a link.

In either case most of Canal Street does not require digging, because it's actually a viaduct from roughly Van Buren to Washington and tracks 1 and 3, and 2 and 4 pass underneath it. There is a plan to reconstruct Canal Street in the near future as the 100+ year old structure is regularly dropping spalled concrete on the tracks and is the cause of regular leaks over the portion of the station concourse that exists under the street.

Skyguy_7 Oct 28, 2020 6:08 PM

That video is jazzy indeed. I've just realized that FINALLY we will see something other than round V-bracing/columns! It appears they've selected hexagon cladding for the V-bracing here. HALLELUJA Looks great! :cheers::cheers::cheers:

harryc Nov 1, 2020 9:11 PM

Oct 29










Sohcatoah Nov 2, 2020 4:09 AM

It is funny because the reason I don't like this building is because it resembles 110 N Wacker so much. However, if I were to ignore the time of construction and the height, I actually like the geometry of this building more.

Ned.B Nov 2, 2020 1:31 PM

^Right. I actually feel like this is going to be the more interesting of the two.

Also the lowrise cell of the core is just about to drop off. Floor 15, which is the tall floor right below the climbing formwork in Harry's photos is the last floor before the first setback.

gebs Nov 2, 2020 3:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Ned.B (Post 9092540)
^Right. I actually feel like this is going to be the more interesting of the two.

Also the lowrise cell of the core is just about to drop off. Floor 15, which is the tall floor right below the climbing formwork in Harry's photos is the last floor before the first setback.

It's certainly going to be much more visible than 110 N Wacker. 110 is most prominent coming into the city from 290 and if you're ON Wacker or the River. BMO will stand out from that vantage point just as much (if not more), plus from almost any view from the south/southwest.

Kumdogmillionaire Nov 2, 2020 10:04 PM

This thing is a beast...

Zapatan Nov 3, 2020 12:04 AM

Incredible how fast this is rising

Ned.B Nov 8, 2020 2:47 AM

I’ve heard that curtainwall is only a couple weeks away from arriving on site for this one. They started spray fireproofing steel starting with floor 3 earlier this week.

jc5680 Nov 8, 2020 11:16 PM




MolsonExport Nov 9, 2020 1:26 AM

It would be nice if the Bank of Montreal would build something in its namesake city (in addition to First Canadian Place, the tallest building in Canada since 1977, and this new tower in Chicago).

Gedung Tinngi Nov 9, 2020 4:11 AM

Interesting juxtaposition in that last photo: seeing the BMO Tower rising in the distance while a bordered BMO bank branch sets nestled in the foreground.

kolchak Nov 9, 2020 7:07 PM

Thanks for the great updates Harry.
and all.

I seem to remember the developer (maybe?) saying that there would be a delay in the tower construction due to something or other. Thankfully it doesn't seem like that ever happened.

Skyguy_7 Nov 9, 2020 7:31 PM

^I believe the developer stated they would not begin the tenant build-outs until 2021, but that core and shell would still proceed as scheduled.

kolchak Nov 9, 2020 8:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Skyguy_7 (Post 9101229)
^I believe the developer stated they would not begin the tenant build-outs until 2021, but that core and shell would still proceed as scheduled.

Ahh. That makes sense.

harryc Nov 15, 2020 2:02 AM

Nov 9









Nov 14





Taking a step back.

Skyguy_7 Nov 17, 2020 2:11 PM

Already a YUGE impact when coming in from the Ike.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...789569fd_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...624f5e6a_b.jpg

Chi-Sky21 Nov 17, 2020 2:36 PM

Having a big one go up at that Tyson building site would REALLY dominate the interchange.

sentinel Nov 17, 2020 5:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Chi-Sky21 (Post 9108653)
Having a big one go up at that Tyson building site would REALLY dominate the interchange.

The building went through an extensive gut rehab and upgrade about 5-8 years ago (?), and it's a landmarked building, so I don't think it's going anywhere anytime soon.

Chi-Sky21 Nov 17, 2020 6:01 PM

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Originally Posted by sentinel (Post 9108967)
The building went through an extensive gut rehab and upgrade about 5-8 years ago (?), and it's a landmarked building, so I don't think it's going anywhere anytime soon.

I was actually wondering if it was landmarked. Thanks for the info! Well, one block northeast of that will look just as imposing! 8)

killaviews Nov 20, 2020 10:43 PM

Webcam is showing glass on south side, first floor. I think it’s going to look dope.

ardecila Nov 20, 2020 10:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Chi-Sky21 (Post 9108970)
I was actually wondering if it was landmarked. Thanks for the info! Well, one block northeast of that will look just as imposing! 8)

It's not landmarked. Preservationists got their feathers ruffled during Sterling Bay's renovation but the city did not landmark it.

I think most people are pretty happy with the renovation which is in the spirit of the original Streamline Moderne style. I don't know how they could have done a better job. It was a windowless hulk, any reasonable renovation would have to include adding windows and a drastic change in the appearance.

sentinel Nov 21, 2020 12:42 AM

I could have sworn there was some sort of City Landmark plaque before. But now I don't see it anymore on streetview, just a plaque on the north facade indicating it used to be the Armed Forces Examining and Entrance station. I guess I was wrong :shrug: It was designed in 1946 by Alfred S. Alschuler, but not originally a City landmark.

I did find this from 2013:
https://www.chicagoarchitecture.org/...-the-building/

rlw777 Nov 23, 2020 4:55 PM

Some facade getting installed on the south side of this one today as can be seen on one of the webcams.

jc5680 Nov 23, 2020 10:24 PM





Glass starting to go in, didn't actually notice until I got home though - the folds look reasonably pronounced.


gandalf612 Nov 24, 2020 2:18 AM

Fri Nov 20
 
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...db9917be_b.jpg

Glass UwU

RedCorsair87 Nov 24, 2020 4:40 PM

It appears they are on the 16th or 17th floor based on today's webcam.

Chi-Sky21 Nov 24, 2020 5:15 PM

Seems much taller than that already, going to make a bigger impact that I thought.


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