SkyscraperPage Forum

SkyscraperPage Forum (https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/index.php)
-   Skyscraper & Highrise Construction (https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=103)
-   -   CHICAGO | BMO Tower | 727 FT | 50 FLOORS (https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/showthread.php?t=224752)

sentinel Aug 28, 2020 1:50 AM

Wait, is there any retail on the the Jackson or Van Buren sides of this building? I though I remember seeing renderings of street-level retail because the park is rises up and is not at street level. I may be thinking of another building

Steely Dan Aug 28, 2020 2:06 AM

Off topic posts moved to the general discussions thread: https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=208431

Ned.B Aug 28, 2020 1:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sentinel (Post 9024857)
Wait, is there any retail on the the Jackson or Van Buren sides of this building? I though I remember seeing renderings of street-level retail because the park is rises up and is not at street level. I may be thinking of another building

In early designs there was a small retail space facing Clinton. This went away as the realities of the garage were worked out.

In the final design there is a BMO bank branch at the corner of Canal and Van Buren, a restaurant on the west side of the core facing the park and a retail space on the north side of the park facing south. The building has no frontage on Jackson with the bus station remaining, on Van Buren, the park will slope down to street level. On Clinton there will be a park access on each corner of the site, loading dock and parking entrance will be at the north end, and pedway entrance at the south end. In the center there will be stepped planters coming down to the sidewalk.

jimjoe45 Aug 28, 2020 2:43 PM

Are they realigning the Canal/Van Buren intersection as a result of this project? Seems like that single southbound lane on Canal could be removed and help simplify that intersection.

ardecila Aug 28, 2020 4:22 PM

The southbound lane on Canal only existed as a garage exit from the old Amtrak garage to the 290 onramp. The southbound lane didn't even extend up to Jackson, it abruptly turned into a striped standing zone north of the garage driveway: https://goo.gl/maps/etNCnMQmpVtFXnjU8

The new building will have garage entrances on Clinton only, so no need for the southbound lane on Canal. The development team already vacated the triangular "slip lane" that clipped the corner of the site.

harryc Aug 29, 2020 3:22 PM

Aug 26








Top of the climbing crane


Middle


The Boom


Structural steel.



Skyguy_7 Aug 29, 2020 3:58 PM

Excellent shots, Harry. I am still blown away by witnessing the construction of TWO internal climbing cranes in one week. It wasn’t long ago when we went without seeing two in one decade!

CrazyCres Sep 4, 2020 8:30 PM

Tower Crane almost complete

https://app.oxblue.com/open/clarkcon...erconstruction

jc5680 Sep 5, 2020 3:41 PM


harryc Sep 7, 2020 8:51 PM

Sept 5









The base

chris08876 Sep 9, 2020 12:05 AM

Via OxBlue

https://aws1.discourse-cdn.com/busin...2_666x500.jpeg

RN60654 Sep 9, 2020 8:15 AM

https://i.imgur.com/D0A9NaE.jpg

Chicagolover88 Sep 9, 2020 5:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RN60654 (Post 9035934)

What's the red building behind the bank of america tower

BVictor1 Sep 9, 2020 7:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chicagolover88 (Post 9036450)
What's the red building behind the bank of america tower

I wanna say that's 130 N. Franklin (CNA) the was completed 2 years ago.

RedCorsair87 Sep 9, 2020 7:49 PM

Unfortunately, nothing has been completed there. It's a vacant lot. The original design for the new building:https://www.tishmanspeyer.com/proper...north-franklin

It's a preservation tragedy- The Chicago Mercantile Exchange used to be here:

https://chicago.curbed.com/maps/hist...buildings-lost

Toasty Joe Sep 10, 2020 2:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RedCorsair87 (Post 9036658)
Unfortunately, nothing has been completed there. It's a vacant lot. The original design for the new building:https://www.tishmanspeyer.com/proper...north-franklin

It's a preservation tragedy- The Chicago Mercantile Exchange used to be here:

https://chicago.curbed.com/maps/hist...buildings-lost

glad we're getting downtown investment but that corner of the loop/river does not need any more blue glass, no matter how nice the finish is

Skyguy_7 Sep 10, 2020 8:07 PM

^Totally agree. Give us a 9 Dekalb finish PLEASE :yes:

RN60654 Sep 11, 2020 12:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RedCorsair87 (Post 9036658)
Unfortunately, nothing has been completed there. It's a vacant lot. The original design for the new building:https://www.tishmanspeyer.com/proper...north-franklin

It's a preservation tragedy- The Chicago Mercantile Exchange used to be here:

https://chicago.curbed.com/maps/hist...buildings-lost

Yup. 130 NF. All the red structures in my model are for proposals (or recently started sites)

Rocket49 Sep 14, 2020 4:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RN60654 (Post 9038608)
Yup. 130 NF. All the red structures in my model are for proposals (or recently started sites)

What do the green, grey, and purple represent?

HomrQT Sep 14, 2020 2:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rocket49 (Post 9040796)
What do the green, grey, and purple represent?

I'm going to guess green is under construction, grey is a topped out building, and purple is proposed?

RN60654 Sep 14, 2020 4:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HomrQT (Post 9041035)
I'm going to guess green is under construction, grey is a topped out building, and purple is proposed?

Close.. red is meant to be the only color for proposed. Purple is for "if i had just one wish"...LOL!

There are probably a few sites that I haven't updated recently (like WPS/Salesforce), so sorry if any colors are throwing folks off.

Some other kinda silly things, I used a model of "The Conservatory" for One Chicago, the "Waterview Tower (111 W Wacker)" as WPE. etc... so please don't take this too seriously.

kolchak Sep 21, 2020 12:56 AM

From Thursday. Site was very busy. Steel making progress -
https://i.ibb.co/T4X352N/20200920-195423.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/YXXFzg6/20200920-194220.jpg

Ned.B Sep 22, 2020 6:32 PM

Some additional photos I took from yesterday 9/21 with the "V" installation in progress:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...2ca81539_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...4bf08874_b.jpg

Skyguy_7 Sep 22, 2020 6:43 PM

^ That's some big steel work! (Pales in comparison to NYC's HY towers, but still..)

I also like how the V bracing continues around the entire structure. Didn't expect that on the East side. Very Nice :cheers:

KWillChicago Sep 22, 2020 10:56 PM

Yes^. Im looking forward to the V bracing on 300 Mich. As well.

Toasty Joe Sep 24, 2020 4:08 AM

https://chicagoconstructionnews.com/...tower-project/

"Elevators alone cost $22.14 million for $900 million BMO Tower project"

rlw777 Sep 24, 2020 6:54 PM

This one is getting really interesting.

It looks like with the V bracing they are going to have to have to put the steel for a floorplate below an already partially constructed floorplate.

NYC2ATX Sep 25, 2020 4:30 AM

NOW THOSE ARE SOME V's

Ned.B Sep 26, 2020 11:31 AM

I made it back over there for a couple minutes Thursday afternoon. The sun wasn't working in my favor, but the steel erection is flying on this one:

September 24th:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...4694df0f_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...420a8c5f_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...67a4c505_b.jpg

harryc Sep 26, 2020 12:18 PM

Sept 21

[

Sept 24



(click on an image for full size)





KWillChicago Sep 26, 2020 1:31 PM

Heavy Metal Noise

chris08876 Oct 2, 2020 12:37 AM

https://aws1.discourse-cdn.com/busin...fe63569d2.jpeg

Skyguy_7 Oct 2, 2020 1:29 PM

Taken this morning: Steel Galore

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...585713d6_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...4edc5d6e_b.jpg

Chi-Sky21 Oct 2, 2020 2:28 PM

Would have been cool if they had somehow had part of the canopy for the bus terminal come out from the new building carrying over the V shaped support theme.

ardecila Oct 2, 2020 3:29 PM

The bus terminal and the tower were not really coordinated. Still, the little comfort station/shed for bus drivers at the SE corner will be torn down to open better sight lines into BMO's plaza and create a landscaped area.

BMO in turn will build a new comfort station for the bus drivers a little further west next to the "pass thru", connected to some retail space. Hopefully the retail space includes a 7-11 or some kind of convenience store, that will be a nice amenity for bus riders waiting for a connection.

sentinel Oct 2, 2020 5:15 PM

From this morning:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...b4a1af11_b.jpg

It's a shame the diamond structural expression doesn't go all the way up; it would have made a far more interesting design.

Ravenswood Oct 12, 2020 1:19 AM

What are the round-headed fasterners on the gusset plates?
 
On the photos above there look to be regular bolts but also some fasteners with rounded heads. They can't be rivets...anybody know what they are? Are they just pins to hold the rest of the gusset in place while they tighten the bolts?

Bombardier Oct 12, 2020 1:27 AM

^They are tension control bolts. That is the most common way to connect steel in modern steel design.

harryc Oct 12, 2020 1:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ravenswood (Post 9070438)
On the photos above there look to be regular bolts but also some fasteners with rounded heads. They can't be rivets...anybody know what they are? Are they just pins to hold the rest of the gusset in place while they tighten the bolts?

If you are referring to this

I believe what we are seeing is some form the head side, and some from the tail side.

Skyguy_7 Oct 12, 2020 1:05 PM

^^ I see what you're saying. They definitely look like rivets. I thought they might be bolts with a square neck, to fit in square holes, but that can't be, judging by the holes to the right. Hmm.

OGs. Original Gangsters:
https://www.goebelfasteners.com/wp-c...ba93cb42ed.jpg
via "globalfasteners.com"

vexxed82 Oct 12, 2020 5:12 PM

Made my first visit to the site on Saturday. I have a lot to edit, but wanted to share this sceengrab.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EkJNWyzX...name=4096x4096

simon07 Oct 12, 2020 6:42 PM

This tower is going to have an unbelievable skyline impact.

uaarkson Oct 12, 2020 11:49 PM

Only in New York and Chicago do you get to see steel porn like this.

Zapatan Oct 12, 2020 11:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by simon07 (Post 9070863)
This tower is going to have an unbelievable skyline impact.

This, One Chicago and Salesforce are going to be epic when looking from the West.

gebs Oct 13, 2020 1:34 PM

Too early to tell, but I'm wont to agree. Though this isn't a HUGE tower by Chicago's standards, its location will make it really stick out.

skysoar Oct 13, 2020 2:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by uaarkson (Post 9071123)
Only in New York and Chicago do you get to see steel porn like this.

I agree, Chicago and New York do skyscrapers well, BMO is just another example of this.

vexxed82 Oct 14, 2020 10:42 PM

October 10th
 
A bunch o' #SteelPorn from my first visit this past weekend.

https://nickulivieriphotography.zenf...16075318-6.jpg

_________


https://nickulivieriphotography.zenf...16075602-6.jpg

_________


https://nickulivieriphotography.zenf...16075327-6.jpg

_________


https://nickulivieriphotography.zenf...16075325-6.jpg

_________


https://nickulivieriphotography.zenf...16075853-6.jpg

_________


https://nickulivieriphotography.zenf...16075629-6.jpg

Abuilder0430 Oct 15, 2020 5:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skyguy_7 (Post 9070604)
^^ I see what you're saying. They definitely look like rivets. I thought they might be bolts with a square neck, to fit in square holes, but that can't be, judging by the holes to the right. Hmm.

OGs. Original Gangsters:
https://www.goebelfasteners.com/wp-c...ba93cb42ed.jpg
via "globalfasteners.com"

Its a form of a TC (Tension Control) Bolt. They were used at 150 N.

Skyguy_7 Oct 15, 2020 5:51 PM

^ How are they tightened, if there's no square neck?


^^By the way, great pics as always, Nick!

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


All times are GMT. The time now is 4:24 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.