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HomrQT Sep 6, 2017 8:53 PM

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Originally Posted by harryc (Post 7910670)
The limit on speed is how long it takes a newly poured floor to set enough to start the one above.

I assumed. And a smaller floor would take less time to pour and thus set, correct?

harryc Sep 6, 2017 9:24 PM

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Originally Posted by HomrQT (Post 7913322)
I assumed. And a smaller floor would take less time to pour and thus set, correct?

by hours - not significant relative to the time to cure which is in days.

HomrQT Sep 6, 2017 9:54 PM

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Originally Posted by harryc (Post 7913358)
by hours - not significant relative to the time to cure which is in days.

Got it. Thanks for the clarification.

brian_b Sep 13, 2017 3:28 PM

More tower crane sections were being delivered this morning. Perhaps another jump or maybe the new crane.

SolarWind Sep 15, 2017 9:16 AM

September 13, 2017






dropdeaded209 Sep 15, 2017 9:38 AM

this thing is a beast

HomrQT Sep 15, 2017 6:23 PM

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Originally Posted by dropdeaded209 (Post 7923200)
this thing is a beast

From the top to bottom this thing is all Chicago. Big brawny square box with a squared geometrical spiral at the top.

harryc Sep 15, 2017 11:24 PM

Sept 14








The end of the parking levels

HomrQT Sep 18, 2017 1:50 AM

Taken today

https://i.imgur.com/EHBgK0o.jpg

ChiTownWonder Sep 19, 2017 3:26 AM

Oh my god that thing is HUGE :tup:

left of center Sep 19, 2017 4:48 AM

Even at barely 1/5th its full height, it can command one hell of a presence!

Neuman Sep 20, 2017 4:43 PM

I still think the set backs are facing the wrong way on this building. Why would anyone want a patio view facing South rather than North toward downtown, the park and the lake? It would also be a more pleasing view of the building, breaking up the flat face from the sidewalk to the crown.

MakeChicagoGreatAgai Sep 20, 2017 4:47 PM

This building is massive. I bet this sucks up all demand in the south loop for years to come.

BVictor1 Sep 20, 2017 4:58 PM

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Originally Posted by MakeChicagoGreatAgai (Post 7928084)
This building is massive. I bet this sucks up all demand in the south loop for years to come.

I hope not... We all want the 2nd one built right?

Khantilever Sep 20, 2017 5:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Neuman (Post 7928077)
I still think the set backs are facing the wrong way on this building. Why would anyone want a patio view facing South rather than North toward downtown, the park and the lake? It would also be a more pleasing view of the building, breaking up the flat face from the sidewalk to the crown.

Assuming that park/lake/skyline views increase the value of a given square foot of housing, you would want to maximize the amount of space that has such views. Setbacks on those sides would reduce the amount of square footage that enjoys those views.

My guess is that people are not willing to pay enough for balconies + plus views to justify the loss of such square footage on that side. This way, people who want really want views get them, as do people who want balconies, and those who want both can really shell out near the pinnacle.

rlw777 Sep 20, 2017 6:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Neuman (Post 7928077)
I still think the set backs are facing the wrong way on this building. Why would anyone want a patio view facing South rather than North toward downtown, the park and the lake? It would also be a more pleasing view of the building, breaking up the flat face from the sidewalk to the crown.

One word....

Sunlight

gebs Sep 20, 2017 6:24 PM

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Originally Posted by rlw777 (Post 7928188)
One word....

Sunlight

I also imagine the backside is where the pool and amenity deck are located. We all know Chicago's best sunspots are usually on the south side of buildings.

Mr Downtown Sep 20, 2017 8:08 PM

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Originally Posted by rlw777 (Post 7928188)
One word....Sunlight

Sunlight that should instead be reaching Grant Park.

XIII Sep 20, 2017 9:51 PM

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Originally Posted by bcp (Post 7928390)
^ save the children from the shadow

And the museums.
Parking lots don't cast shadows!!

left of center Sep 20, 2017 9:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr Downtown (Post 7928348)
Sunlight that should instead be reaching Grant Park.

Central Park is no worse off for having canyons of skyscrapers enclose it on all sides. I think it actually adds to its allure.


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