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SIGSEGV Apr 24, 2019 3:23 PM

Saw this while waiting for the train this morning. Hard to tell where it is but it looks like it might be between Clark and the River?

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/dI...=w1151-h863-no

Mr Downtown Apr 24, 2019 4:10 PM

^No. Must be west of the river.

marothisu Apr 24, 2019 11:48 PM

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Originally Posted by SIGSEGV (Post 8550705)
Saw this while waiting for the train this morning. Hard to tell where it is but it looks like it might be between Clark and the River?

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/dI...=w1151-h863-no

The shorter building is Roosevelt Collection, which is east of the river:
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.8675...7i16384!8i8192

The taller building on the right is 1000 S Clark, which is almost next to Roosevelt Collection. Also east of the river:
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.8693...7i16384!8i8192

SIGSEGV Apr 25, 2019 12:51 AM

^I'm familiar with those buildings (I live in this neighborhood) but I'm not sure what that crane is for on the south side of Roosevelt.

marothisu Apr 25, 2019 1:29 AM

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Originally Posted by SIGSEGV (Post 8551413)
^I'm familiar with those buildings (I live in this neighborhood) but I'm not sure what that crane is for on the south side of Roosevelt.

I was thinking "This poster HAS to know these 2 buildings..." Thanks for pointing the crane out - could barely notice it. The only thing over there I know about which has a crane or hoist tower is the new 4 story, 169,000 sq ft data center they're building at 1432 S Clinton St (https://therealdeal.com/chicago/2019...in-south-loop/). This looks a block or so north of that - so not sure how much sense it makes.

bullsfan7210 Apr 25, 2019 5:31 PM

There’s definitely been work happening on the 78 site this week. I assumed it’s related to third phase of the Wells-Wentworth connector, but the equipment is all in front of the bridge opposite of Roosevelt Collection, not Wells Street. From what I can tell, there’s a crane, a tall vertical drill, and dozens of metal beams laying around. I took this photo on Tuesday but it’s pretty grainy. I heard a loud rhythmic pounding that sounded like foundation drilling this morning.

https://i.imgur.com/8xRYsQq.jpg

the urban politician Apr 25, 2019 5:47 PM

^ Clearly Amazon changed their mind and it's for HQ2 construction...

The Lurker Apr 25, 2019 6:45 PM

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Originally Posted by the urban politician (Post 8552225)
^ Clearly Amazon changed their mind and it's for HQ2 construction...

Confirmed. Let the bananas fly!

Mr Downtown Apr 25, 2019 7:31 PM

Curb lanes of Roosevelt were closed last week for some kind of deck repair, so that seems the most likely explanation. Wells-Wentworth should first involve backhoes, not a crane.

The pounding is pilings being driven at 711 S. Clark.

BoostedChicago Apr 25, 2019 7:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bullsfan7210 (Post 8552208)
There’s definitely been work happening on the 78 site this week. I assumed it’s related to third phase of the Wells-Wentworth connector, but the equipment is all in front of the bridge opposite of Roosevelt Collection, not Wells Street. From what I can tell, there’s a crane, a tall vertical drill, and dozens of metal beams laying around. I took this photo on Tuesday but it’s pretty grainy. I heard a loud rhythmic pounding that sounded like foundation drilling this morning.

The loud pounding could have been the new CMK building being put up at 717 S. Clark Street. For the foundation they are using a pile driver. It is insanely loud and the sound carries decently far.

BoostedChicago Apr 25, 2019 8:06 PM

Photo of the 78 Site taken yesterday by user Cozy

https://i.imgur.com/4NtudWP.jpg

Mr Downtown Apr 25, 2019 8:55 PM

OK; looks like that's for Wells-Wentworth after all. Not sure what they need sheet piling for, but maybe they need to put a huge storm sewer under it. In an open field like this, you can usually just excavate without sheet piling.

Fvn Apr 25, 2019 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr Downtown (Post 8552460)
OK; looks like that's for Wells-Wentworth after all. Not sure what they need sheet piling for, but maybe they need to put a huge storm sewer under it. In an open field like this, you can usually just excavate without sheet piling.

I would think any 'deep' hole that close to the river would just fill up with water if they didn't use sheet piles

BonoboZill4 Apr 25, 2019 10:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Fvn (Post 8552541)
I would think any 'deep' hole that close to the river would just fill up with water if they didn't use sheet piles

Especially on reclaimed swamp land

Hourstrooper Apr 25, 2019 10:46 PM

Glad to see the tif money in action

Busy Bee Apr 26, 2019 1:21 AM

I heard there's Graboids out in that field...

Hourstrooper Apr 27, 2019 12:03 AM

The 78 Lawsuit
 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/comm...p-mega-project


Well Yet another megaproject another lawsuit :yuck:

However...…..
Our lawsuit is not against this project in any way,” Scandaglia said. “It’s just saying, ‘Hey, remember us? We were here at the outset and that if we had faith in this thing early, we’d get a return in the deal.’”

BonoboZill4 Apr 27, 2019 3:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hourstrooper (Post 8554013)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/comm...p-mega-project


Well Yet another megaproject another lawsuit :yuck:

However...…..
Our lawsuit is not against this project in any way,” Scandaglia said. “It’s just saying, ‘Hey, remember us? We were here at the outset and that if we had faith in this thing early, we’d get a return in the deal.’”

Yeah, this is nothing to worry about

emathias Apr 27, 2019 9:16 AM

Any news on when the 15th St station construction might start?

Mr Downtown Apr 27, 2019 4:52 PM

2022, maybe?


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