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Kumdogmillionaire Jun 30, 2017 5:51 PM


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:

BVictor1 Jul 1, 2017 6:44 AM


BVictor1 Jul 3, 2017 2:04 PM

Mat pour in progress...

BVictor1 Jul 4, 2017 6:47 AM


Love the shirt...

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

July 6, 2017

'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
July 6

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.

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

Kumdogmillionaire Jul 8, 2017 9:20 PM

I felt like I was in science class again after reading that. Interesting to think about though as it absolutely is right in the way of the sun for months of the year(during some hours of the day)

harryc Jul 8, 2017 10:57 PM

Shadow Pricing - NO . Even if it was a significant cost - NO.

The time of year when the sun would be a benefit (winter) is when the incident angle is the greatest, this is part of what makes it so cold up here.

Bombardier Jul 9, 2017 4:03 PM

Lots of parts delivered to the site today for the tower crane, it should start going up this afternoon and complete tomorrow if the weather holds.

BVictor1 Jul 9, 2017 10:43 PM


From Roosevelt & Columbus.

Chi-Sky21 Jul 10, 2017 1:42 PM

Awesome shots BVic

Bombardier Jul 10, 2017 1:59 PM

Great photos Bvictor!

harryc Jul 10, 2017 3:19 PM

Great shots !

maru2501 Jul 10, 2017 3:29 PM

he's probably usually the 'A' in YMCA

LouisVanDerWright Jul 10, 2017 5:36 PM


Originally Posted by maru2501 (Post 7860206)
he's probably usually the 'A' in YMCA


But in all seriousness, now I get why some of the gay members of our community have requested shots of the construction eye candy. That guy is ripped on a whole nother level. Probably pretty good workout to swing a 20 lbs sledge over your head while hanging halfway off a tower crane.

sentinel Jul 10, 2017 5:45 PM


Originally Posted by BVictor1 (Post 7859686)

Lordy, I got the vapors

Thanks BVic!

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