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Mr Downtown Apr 5, 2017 1:36 AM

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Originally Posted by simon07 (Post 7762251)
Is the old parking garage facing Wabash somehow part of this development?

Nope. As I recall, that went to Columbia College as part of their purchase of the Johnson Publishing Building, and then I think I heard they had sold it to someone else. Possibly East-West University, which I think maybe has an ownership position in the Loftrium next door.

Bombardier Apr 5, 2017 1:54 AM

Someone cue the bananas... caisson mobilization will take place this week with drilling occurring next week.

Bombardier Apr 7, 2017 9:21 PM

Drilling caissons will begin on Monday if someone would like to stop by and take a some photos.

brian_b Apr 10, 2017 2:27 PM

I passed the site on the bus this morning. Caisson drill is there and set up; it looks like it was active, but in that short time window I didn't see any spinning motion so I can't say for sure.

BVictor1 Apr 10, 2017 2:29 PM

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Originally Posted by brian_b (Post 7768076)
I passed the site on the bus this morning. Caisson drill is there and set up; it looks like it was active, but in that short time window I didn't see any spinning motion so I can't say for sure.


Ditto... just saw a glimpse from the green line.

BVictor1 Apr 11, 2017 1:12 AM

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Bombardier Apr 11, 2017 7:15 PM

Drilling has commenced and the temporary casing for the first caisson has been set. This project is officially under construction!

KWILLSKYLINE Apr 11, 2017 7:31 PM

I dont know how to put bananas up so here's my invisible one dancing.

harryc Apr 11, 2017 8:26 PM

^^^ I was there during lunch - BVic's shot shows the drilling rig fully assembled, after work ?

Apr 10


Almooooost started.


some assembly required


Cool alley

BuildThemTaller Apr 11, 2017 8:26 PM

:banana::dancing::banana::dancing::banana::dancing::banana::banana::dancing:

SolarWind Apr 12, 2017 1:58 AM

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BVictor1 Apr 12, 2017 4:21 PM

Ladies and Gentlemen.....:banana::dancing::banana:

Mr. Moderator... Move This Thread!

SpireGuy Apr 12, 2017 4:29 PM

If this tower weren't so blah I'd include a dancing banana :(

Notyrview Apr 12, 2017 4:44 PM

Werk!

BVictor1 Apr 13, 2017 3:07 AM

04/12/17
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KWILLSKYLINE Apr 13, 2017 6:30 AM

Are they allowed to park concrete trucks on michigan? This is a tight site with a small alley. It will be fun to see how they coordinate everything going on at once.

Bombardier Apr 13, 2017 11:49 AM

Concrete operations will be on 8th street for the structure. Major deliveries and skip hoist will be on Michigan.

Freefall Apr 19, 2017 9:09 PM

A few pics of the site today, from my room at Essex on the 8th floor :) Sorry for the glare

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BVictor1 Apr 23, 2017 5:50 AM

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SolarWind Apr 26, 2017 3:21 AM

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KWILLSKYLINE Apr 29, 2017 8:58 AM

Anubody know someone who can make an illustration of this for the chicago diagram page?

BVictor1 May 10, 2017 6:56 PM

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harryc May 10, 2017 7:16 PM

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Originally Posted by BVictor1 (Post 7801149)

I believe that the pipe thing is used with a slurry - the muddy water filling the shaft and helping support the sides during drilling, and placement of the re-bar. The long pipe is to get the concrete through the slurry to the bottom of the pile, where it (being heavier than water) fills up the hole and displaces the slurry.


SolarWind May 11, 2017 12:12 AM

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harryc May 11, 2017 10:17 PM

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I wonder if there is any significance to the square -vs- angle patterns ?



SolarWind May 23, 2017 1:58 AM

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Bombardier May 31, 2017 11:06 AM

Caisson installation is wrapping up tomorrow on this one. Sheeting and excavation will start this week. Tower crane should be up by the end of June.

BVictor1 Jun 12, 2017 4:43 AM

06/08/17

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BVictor1 Jun 17, 2017 4:25 PM

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KWILLSKYLINE Jun 17, 2017 4:39 PM

So this ones about to go vertical? Always good news.

Kumdogmillionaire Jun 17, 2017 6:47 PM

Those poor workers, stuck in such small jail cells

harryc Jun 20, 2017 2:02 PM

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Odd that the big caissons appear to be right outside of the mat.





and one from last month

LouisVanDerWright Jun 20, 2017 3:36 PM

^^^ Could be that the big sheer walls they show projecting on the exterior sit right on top of the main cassions. Would be a little less convention, but totally feasible to build a building that has a few large sheer walls carrying a lot of the weight instead of the core which is what we usually see.

BVictor1 Jun 27, 2017 5:25 PM

Crane base in place.

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Bombardier Jun 28, 2017 3:10 PM

BVictor1, Nice photos! There is a 950 CY concrete pour scheduled for Friday (pending weather). If anyone can stop by for some photos, there should be a lot of activity. Tower crane will be set by end of next week.

BVictor1 Jun 28, 2017 3:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Bombardier (Post 7848422)
BVictor1, Nice photos! There is a 950 CY concrete pour scheduled for Friday (pending weather). If anyone can stop by for some photos, there should be a lot of activity. Tower crane will be set by end of next week.

Thanks for that heads up...

Bombardier Jun 29, 2017 10:49 PM

Pour is off for tomorrow on account of the weather (yesterday was lost). Looking like Monday if anyone is downtown...

Kumdogmillionaire Jun 30, 2017 4:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Bombardier (Post 7850278)
Pour is off for tomorrow on account of the weather (yesterday was lost). Looking like Monday if anyone is downtown...

Monday is my last day in town before I go to Argentina with my SO. I'll see if I can snag any pictures that day, might be hard to get a good view though since I don't have the same viewing privileges as some folks here.

Bombardier Jun 30, 2017 10:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Kumdogmillionaire (Post 7850558)
Monday is my last day in town before I go to Argentina with my SO. I'll see if I can snag any pictures that day, might be hard to get a good view though since I don't have the same viewing privileges as some folks here.

It looks like Bvictor1 took those shots from the adjacent public parking garage. You can enter the garage and walk up one flight of stairs to get that view at any time for free. Too bad the garage is not a bit taller because the view will be obscured pretty quickly. Have fun in Argentina, one of my personal favorites.

Kumdogmillionaire Jun 30, 2017 5:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Bombardier (Post 7850678)
It looks like Bvictor1 took those shots from the adjacent public parking garage. You can enter the garage and walk up one flight of stairs to get that view at any time for free. Too bad the garage is not a bit taller because the view will be obscured pretty quickly. Have fun in Argentina, one of my personal favorites.

Ahhhh good tip, and thanks! :tup:

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BVictor1 Jul 3, 2017 2:04 PM

Mat pour in progress...

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Randomguy34 Jul 4, 2017 1:30 PM

Full building permit was issued yesterday for Essex on the Park.

KWILLSKYLINE Jul 4, 2017 2:02 PM

Bananas.....coming soon. And by that mean above ground.

SolarWind Jul 7, 2017 7:11 AM

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'harryc' was also taking pictures. It had been a number of years since we last crossed paths. Nice chatting with you again, Harry!

Bombardier Jul 7, 2017 11:30 AM

Tower crane will be set Sunday/Monday 7/9-7/10.

harryc Jul 7, 2017 5:59 PM

From a (very) slightly different angle
 
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You meet the nicest people hanging out on parking garages.

seadragon Jul 8, 2017 1:57 PM

Seasonal Loss of Radiant, Solar Thermal Energy at the Conrad Hilton
 
Perhaps this issue for structures located in the mid to higher, northern and southern latitudes has already been resolved before and or elsewhere, but I have been reviewing a rendering of Essex on the Park (Chicago Architecture, 2017) and curious if the voluminous Conrad Hilton is in a position to pass on additional heating cost incurred during late fall to early spring months because of the new Essex on the Park.

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I ask, as the Conrad Hilton since the time it was constructed, has for the most part, been receiving ~1.37 kW/m^2 of radiant thermal solar energy, minus adjustment for the Sun’s incident angle that post construction will no longer receive, the Conrad Hilton being in the shadow of Essex on the Park.

Yes, radiant, solar thermal energy is loss on cloudy days, but such losses are "force majeure" events, where as the loss radiant energy from the rising of Essex on the Park is of an "engineered nature". Yes, the new structure will provide very brief, partial coverage from solar radiation in the summer. However, the most taxing times of the year for HVAC systems is when the Sun in the northern hemisphere at noon is at a low incident angle relative to the zenith, resulting in short shadow lengths, the Sun being ~19 degrees from zenith near the summer solstice. The building Essex on the Park during the winter season because of the Sun's ~65 degree incident angle with the zenith at noon, producing a very long, encompassing shadow over much of the volume of the Conrad Hilton and other lower structures in the vicinity.


Image collected from: Essex on the Park Ready to Take Off, Written By Editor on July 7, 2017

https://www.chicagoarchitecture.org/...y-to-take-off/

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