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LouisVanDerWright Dec 24, 2016 1:30 PM

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Originally Posted by the urban politician (Post 7660322)
^ Seriously, this project is a needle mover for the south loop skyline.

Once this starts we will have a 1000 footer and two 800 footers u/c

Well it's o er 150' taller than 1MP so it may as well be a supertall from a skyline impact perspective. This thing will be more visible than Vista from almost all angles except from the East and North. And you almost never see the skyline from due East and Vista will also be lost in the clutter from the North.

Here's to another peak being added to the skyline!

go go white sox Dec 24, 2016 3:44 PM

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Originally Posted by LouisVanDerWright (Post 7660525)
Well it's o er 150' taller than 1MP so it may as well be a supertall from a skyline impact perspective. This thing will be more visible than Vista from almost all angles except from the East and North. And you almost never see the skyline from due East and Vista will also be lost in the clutter from the North.

Here's to another peak being added to the skyline!

That's true and if all goes well and the second tower of this development gets build, that one looks to be over 1000' and will have an even greater impact on the south loop skyline.

skyscraper Dec 24, 2016 4:24 PM

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Originally Posted by go go white sox (Post 7660569)
That's true and if all goes well and the second tower of this development gets build, that one looks to be over 1000' and will have an even greater impact on the south loop skyline.

there is no way the second tower goes over 1000 feet. zoning limits the height of the ceiling in the highest occupied space to 900 feet. There can be mechanical spaces above that, but there won't be 100 feet of mechanical spaces.

go go white sox Dec 24, 2016 4:30 PM

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Originally Posted by skyscraper (Post 7660581)
there is no way the second tower goes over 1000 feet. zoning limits the height of the ceiling in the highest occupied space to 900 feet. There can be mechanical spaces above that, but there won't be 100 feet of mechanical spaces.

I was just guessing either way it will be very close.

Kumdogmillionaire Dec 27, 2016 8:24 PM

Update, appears the gravel is set down for the caisson drills to do their work now!

http://i.imgur.com/9PzACMa.jpg

Get your bananas ready people

rlw777 Dec 28, 2016 2:00 AM

^ nice. Thanks for the update.

BVictor1 Dec 28, 2016 8:44 PM

Case Foundation rig being delivered to the site right now. There are also construction trailers on site.

SamInTheLoop Dec 28, 2016 8:49 PM

^ Nice! Perhaps this one might even squeak in as a 2016 start.......?

Notyrview Dec 28, 2016 10:08 PM

I'm about to peel some fruit!

Kumdogmillionaire Dec 28, 2016 10:55 PM

I'll take pictures tomorrow morning, already looks like it is starting, so they very well might squeak in for a start before the new year

Le Baron Dec 28, 2016 11:37 PM

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The Lurker Dec 29, 2016 2:37 AM

Will be very prominent in this view

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BVictor1 Dec 29, 2016 4:16 AM

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Skyguy_7 Dec 29, 2016 1:43 PM

I wish these Case rigs were clearly numbered. I'm curious if this project's start date was contingent upon Case completing their work at Vista. Whatever the case, it's certainly nice to have them boys busy. Bananas; on your mark, get set....

LouisVanDerWright Dec 29, 2016 2:31 PM

I have a feeling those rigs are coming straight over from the Vista site. If you look at OfficeWorker's photos in the Vista thread you can see that half the blue cran was still on site at about the time Bvic shot the partial delivery of the blue crane above. There is no way Case is shipping one big blue rig out to some storage yard while stimultaniously delivering another less than a mile away. Construction is all about logistics and I'm sure Case is a pro at this type of marshalling of resources. Hopefully they will be popping on over to 1000 S Michigan or WPW next!

F1 Tommy Dec 29, 2016 4:33 PM

Great news on this starting. I think your guesses are right as it does look like the same crane. Case I think stores equipment west of O'Hare in Itasca if I remember correctly.

Bombardier Dec 29, 2016 6:32 PM

^^I'm guessing Essex before 1000 S Michigan. Case was awarded the caissons on Essex and will start in early March. Not sure about start date for WPE.

BVictor1 Dec 29, 2016 9:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Bombardier (Post 7663066)
^^I'm guessing Essex before 1000 S Michigan. Case was awarded the caissons on Essex and will start in early March. Not sure about start date for WPE.

1000 S. Michigan still needs to market condos. If it happens, that project is at least one year out.


More equipment being delivered, another crane. There's no rebar yet or anything, but that's a matter of time.

Le Baron Dec 29, 2016 10:07 PM

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Rocket49 Dec 29, 2016 11:00 PM

To me. the project appears to moving out of the site prep stage.

For forum purposes, what needs to be happening for the project to be moved from "highrise proposal" to "highrise construction"?

Steely Dan Dec 29, 2016 11:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Rocket49 (Post 7663306)
For forum purposes, what needs to be happening for the project to be moved from "highrise proposal" to "highrise construction"?

that switch gets flipped as soon as one of the caisson rigs tastes its first bite of earth.

but now that the Case rigs are physically on site and being assembled, that formality is just a matter of days away (probably someday next week).

it's ok to now think of this project as "under construction", we're just construction nerds here at SSP who are sticklers for the official rules.

a valid argument could also be made that a project is "under construction" from the moment its construction loan closes, because once that's achieved, the rest is a forgone conclusion.

Rocket49 Dec 29, 2016 11:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Steely Dan (Post 7663308)
that switch gets flipped as soon as one of the caisson rigs tastes its first bite of earth.

but now that the Case rigs are physically on site and being assembled, that formality is just a matter of days away (probably someday next week).

it's ok to now think of this project as "under construction", we're just construction nerds here at SSP who are sticklers for the official rules.

a valid argument could also be made that a project is "under construction" from the moment its construction loan closes, because once that's achieved, the rest is a forgone conclusion.

Thanks for the clarification on the SSP rules. :)

Would I be correct in thinking that Vista Tower and 1200 S Indiana should be topping out at about the same time if things go to schedule?

Kumdogmillionaire Dec 30, 2016 1:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Rocket49 (Post 7663343)
Thanks for the clarification on the SSP rules. :)

Would I be correct in thinking that Vista Tower and 1200 S Indiana should be topping out at about the same time if things go to schedule?

I would expect 1200 S Indiana to top of first way earlier, the first 20 floors or so on Vista are gonna take a long as hell time to complete due to the size of the site. I could be wrong, but Vista shouldn't even be topped off until mid-late 2018

SamInTheLoop Dec 30, 2016 2:06 AM

^ You're probably right, but likely not by a long shot - 1200 South has a large number of (rather large) podium/parking floors.....

SamInTheLoop Dec 30, 2016 2:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Bombardier (Post 7663066)
^^I'm guessing Essex before 1000 S Michigan. Case was awarded the caissons on Essex and will start in early March. Not sure about start date for WPE.


Definitely Essex prior to 1000 South.....my question is will Essex beat 1326 South to the punch? Do you know if Case also has that foundation job (Walsh is the GC)?

Bombardier Dec 30, 2016 6:24 AM

Good question, Essex has 2 months of garage demo to finish before drilling can start. 1326 does not have the same constraint though last I heard a couple months ago they were over budget. Essex is on budget, loan closed, just awaiting moratorium to be completed next week to get moving.

KWILLSKYLINE Dec 30, 2016 3:10 PM

I'm not familiar with the mechanical rentals. How much equipment does Case have? I imagine those rigs being way to valubale to just sit in a warehouse if the market is this hot. If they have a surge of say 5 major projects going on with 3 rigs a piece to do they bring in out of state machines or do they strictley schedule their machines from building to building. I know this has been discussed before but it just baffles me that Case is everywhere all the time.

UPChicago Dec 30, 2016 3:45 PM

Case doesn't have the capacity to start construction on two foundations at once?

Kumdogmillionaire Dec 30, 2016 10:34 PM

Update from today:

http://i.imgur.com/QasT5kH.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/KZIrRp9.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/KZIrRp9.jpg

Looked to me like they were getting a second mobile crane set up and all the other prep that one could imagine was done, so this one should be underway and officially started next week!

Bonus picture(didn't have my good camera on me so the picture isn't as good for this view, but will be better next time!)

http://i.imgur.com/9OWdwmn.jpg

This will be an awesome view for when it actually starts to rise next year!

BVictor1 Jan 1, 2017 6:48 AM

By the way...

Floors 77, 78, 79, and 80 are mechanical.

Floor 76 is the highest residential level.

I never posted this, but I have a source that's offered a slightly different height to the one we have.

892'-7"

I will try to get additional confirmation of which height is correct.

Happy New Year Chicago and to all formers. This will be the tallest construction start of 2017 for the city.

Notyrview Jan 1, 2017 3:55 PM

C'mon 892. Happy New Year peeps.

BVictor1 Jan 3, 2017 6:28 PM

Ladies and gentlemen peel you bananas...

We have a caisson liner in the ground; northeast corner.

Steely Dan Jan 3, 2017 6:40 PM

^ HUZZAH!

2017 starts out with a bang!

ChickeNES Jan 3, 2017 7:03 PM

:banana: :awesome: :dancing: :awesome: :banana:

Northwest Jan 3, 2017 7:06 PM

Woohoo, construction thread! :banana:
The prominence of this site should mean some great photography and frequent updates. There's just a lot more traffic here than there is at Vista. :cheers:

Notyrview Jan 3, 2017 7:42 PM

:banana:

:banana: Hells yes! 893 is no joke! :banana:

:banana:

KWILLSKYLINE Jan 3, 2017 8:01 PM

Hell Yeah! Start the year with a bang!...... or should I say rotation. Haha.

Skyguy_7 Jan 3, 2017 8:34 PM

Thank you Crescent Heights! It's like if Sears had a son...:banana::dancing:

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Via Curbed Chicago. What a beauty.

BVictor1 Jan 3, 2017 8:36 PM

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UPChicago Jan 3, 2017 8:55 PM

http://chicagoconstructionnews.com/w...ago_dezeen.jpg

Hoping both are built!

Rocket49 Jan 3, 2017 9:07 PM

How likely is it looking that construction on the 2nd tower will begin this year or next year?

maru2501 Jan 3, 2017 9:27 PM

that'll be visible from everywhere

BVictor1 Jan 3, 2017 9:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rocket49 (Post 7666486)
How likely is it looking that construction on the 2nd tower will begin this year or next year?

Not gonna happen.

Rocket49 Jan 3, 2017 9:37 PM

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Originally Posted by BVictor1 (Post 7666521)
Not gonna happen.

One can always dream 😊

maru2501 Jan 3, 2017 10:02 PM

let's take the one at that height in that spot

UPChicago Jan 3, 2017 10:18 PM

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Originally Posted by maru2501 (Post 7666514)
they'll be visible from everywhere

fixed :runaway:


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