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harryc Nov 11, 2017 1:56 AM

Nov 10





Getting ready for the next ring of whalers.


Story on Curbed

Nov 9

I'm pretty sure there is a strain gauge under this, and a matching one on the other side. The pressure from the clay beyond the sheet piles must be immense.

Kngkyle Nov 11, 2017 4:15 AM

It's probably been mentioned somewhere already, but how far down are they digging before pouring the mat for this one? It's considerably deeper than most these days.

MayorOfChicago Nov 13, 2017 4:02 PM

What's the grey panel area on the side of the completed garage to the west? Does that garage go down to that level below grade and this will open up connecting a new garage on the lower levels of WPW to a completed garage in the middle section of this entire site? Is that why it's so deep?

JMKeynes Nov 13, 2017 4:49 PM

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Originally Posted by harryc (Post 7982753)
Nov 10





Getting ready for the next ring of whalers.


Story on Curbed

Nov 9

I'm pretty sure there is a strain gauge under this, and a matching one on the other side. The pressure from the clay beyond the sheet piles must be immense.

Has it already snowed in Chicago?

ardecila Nov 13, 2017 5:04 PM

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Originally Posted by MayorOfChicago (Post 7984361)
What's the grey panel area on the side of the completed garage to the west? Does that garage go down to that level below grade and this will open up connecting a new garage on the lower levels of WPW to a completed garage in the middle section of this entire site? Is that why it's so deep?

There are only two garage entrances for the entire Wolf Point site: one at the upper level in the turnaround off Orleans, and one at the lower level. All three buildings will ultimately share one, integrated garage.

Thank god, too... from a pedestrian perspective, there are actually zero curb cuts at the upper level since the garage entrance sits inside of a traffic island and all loading occurs at the lower level.

MayorOfChicago Nov 13, 2017 5:08 PM

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Originally Posted by JMKeynes (Post 7984417)
Has it already snowed in Chicago?

There was a random ass dusting of snow on Friday morning that came off the lake when it was much colder than normal. It melted right away and nothing else really in the forecast over the next few weeks.

MayorOfChicago Nov 13, 2017 5:09 PM

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Originally Posted by ardecila (Post 7984433)
There are only two garage entrances for the entire Wolf Point site: one at the upper level in the turnaround off Orleans, and one at the lower level. All three buildings will ultimately share one, integrated garage.

Thank god, too... from a pedestrian perspective, there are actually zero curb cuts at the upper level since the garage entrance sits inside of a traffic island and all loading occurs at the lower level.

But is this grey panel an area to integrate the established garage into a new portion of garage to be built underground beneath WPE? I knew it was only one entrance, but I didn't know if the garage that was there was all there was, or if it was going to be expanded out as the other buildings will all sit directly adjacent to the established garage and technically they could just push through the walls and build new areas of the garage.

The garage now doesn't seem overly large for three huge buildings to share. Plus the apparel center?

Design-mind Nov 13, 2017 5:16 PM

Hard to believe that less that 4 weeks ago this was under water, and now it is business as usual.

JMKeynes Nov 13, 2017 5:27 PM

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Originally Posted by MayorOfChicago (Post 7984439)
There was a random ass dusting of snow on Friday morning that came off the lake when it was much colder than normal. It melted right away and nothing else really in the forecast over the next few weeks.

That's nuts!

BVictor1 Nov 13, 2017 8:59 PM

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Originally Posted by JMKeynes (Post 7984484)
That's nuts!

Not really... Not here... Not for November...

Freefall Nov 13, 2017 9:41 PM

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Originally Posted by BVictor1 (Post 7984747)
Not really... Not here... Not for November...

Yeah, it's pretty typical. It was slightly early this year. The average first snowfall occurs on November 16th. But it's occurred as early as October 12th.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...htmlstory.html

left of center Nov 14, 2017 6:20 AM

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Originally Posted by JMKeynes (Post 7984484)
That's nuts!

Par for the course when it comes to Chicago weather. Its pretty unpredictable.

BrandonJXN Nov 15, 2017 1:34 AM

I remember that one Halloween 2 years ago when it was literally every weather pattern imaginable. Rain, hail, sun, snow, wind. All within the hour. That's CHicago weather.

What do they plan on doing with all that clay? Give it to Pottery Barn?

donnie Nov 15, 2017 4:37 AM

Lol, great movie tho...

SolarWind Nov 17, 2017 5:43 AM

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10023 Nov 17, 2017 7:39 AM

^ I think they should just leave those paint swatches up on the Apparel Center. At least it looks interesting. Imagine turning the whole fa├žade into a giant multi-colored mural?

the urban politician Nov 17, 2017 2:30 PM

^ LOL, I was thinking the very same thing

J_M_Tungsten Nov 17, 2017 4:32 PM

How deep is the Chicago River at Wolf Point?

Edit- just read it was 21 feet at its deepest. Seem to be well below that here now

Steely Dan Nov 17, 2017 5:23 PM

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Originally Posted by SolarWind (Post 7988996)

solar, can i repost this picture every time someone whines about chicago not putting more of its parking underground?

bnk Nov 17, 2017 5:44 PM

My gradfather's first job when he moved from the old country was digging old freight tunnels by hand digging out that Chicago clay. He was a strong man but it nearly killed him. He was worked so hard he said he literally used to sweat blood sometimes.


https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...nstruction.jpg
Tunnel under construction in 1902. The freshly cut clay ahead of the concrete work shows clear knife marks.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...tionCloser.jpg
Trackwork in a typical grand union where two tunnels intersected, photographed before 1906.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Tunnel_Company


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