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bgsrand Sep 15, 2017 1:53 PM

Is that steel work in the first picture essentially forms for the caisson rigs since they are on the river bank's slope?

harryc Sep 15, 2017 4:47 PM

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Originally Posted by bgsrand (Post 7923292)
Is that steel work in the first picture essentially forms for the caisson rigs since they are on the river bank's slope?

Yes

Apparently for the drivers (vibtrators) not the drillers (the last of which was being packed up today).

I can hear the vibrator putting the sheet piles from my office - on Clark .

gebs Sep 15, 2017 5:35 PM

From River Point Tower, 9.15.2017

https://i.imgur.com/wv9fQ5Hh.jpg

bgsrand Sep 15, 2017 6:15 PM

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Originally Posted by gebs (Post 7923591)
From River Point Tower, 9.15.2017

https://i.imgur.com/wv9fQ5Hh.jpg

WPW, so handsome...are you going to have this view throughout WPE construction? (please say yes...)

harryc Sep 16, 2017 2:30 PM

Sept 15

Vibrating the sheep pile to drive it in - I can hear this in my office on Clark (4 blocks down the river)


The guide is nailed down by the 2 smaller tubes (in back) which appear to be weleded in place. The 3 openings then have the larger tubes vibrated and pounded in.





Tubes that will be vibrated in, then pounded the last bit ?


the business end of the pounder.


not sure what the caps are for - would fit the big tubes


More pieces - cut up form - I guess they are custom built on each site.




Our friends from Wisconsin.

gebs Sep 19, 2017 6:08 PM

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Originally Posted by bgsrand (Post 7923664)
WPW, so handsome...are you going to have this view throughout WPE construction? (please say yes...)

Sadly, no. I was at a client site, and I will have no need to visit them during construction.

SolarWind Sep 20, 2017 4:00 AM

September 18, 2017








LaSalle.St.Station Sep 20, 2017 5:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gebs (Post 7923591)
From River Point Tower, 9.15.2017

https://i.imgur.com/wv9fQ5Hh.jpg

Ahh, without Burton Natarus, half of that background shot doesn't exist.

harryc Sep 29, 2017 11:06 PM

Sometimes you just need a little room to work ....

I think I have figured out what the poles and frames are all about. CASE put in the permanent foundation work, but now Walsh needs some temporary work space ... so they build their own.

Sept 22



Sept 28

Adjusting it ... one end would be lifted slightly and a small crane would tug or push it a bit.




Sept 29

Taking shape


Patching the home-made double beam that has obviously seen use before.


We don't need WD-40 !
The cross members are also re-purposed beams
note how they are welded to the double beams that sit on the capstans on the pounded round pipes.


Finally satisfied with the positioning - welding it to the capstan.


Almost done





bnk Sep 29, 2017 11:37 PM

amazing photos harry
and damn interesting massive temporary support structure.

Thanks for your continued work

SolarWind Sep 30, 2017 5:36 PM

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10/02/17

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maru2501 Oct 4, 2017 8:49 PM

I'm sorry, what is that they are building with the beams?

gebs Oct 4, 2017 9:01 PM

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Originally Posted by maru2501 (Post 7942573)
I'm sorry, what is that they are building with the beams?

This post by Daniel Schell should help explain it.

left of center Oct 4, 2017 10:04 PM

^ Would be nice if they re-used those beams to then build another bridge connecting Wolf Point Plaza with Canal St.

SolarWind Oct 5, 2017 1:57 AM

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Northwest Oct 5, 2017 4:32 PM

Wow, Chicago's own temporary boardwalk. Over half a million dollars and a lot of time to build a hundred yards of access road, but I can see now why they need it. The parking pit is going deeper, leaving no space for equipment to get in and out, and the riverbank was too steep without this bridge. Very interesting!
This makes me wonder what kind of crazy gymnastics will be required when its time for the south tower. Surely they will need a barge to access it.

J_M_Tungsten Oct 5, 2017 4:38 PM

What a beautiful scene

maru2501 Oct 5, 2017 6:34 PM

interesting. thanks

aaron38 Oct 5, 2017 7:17 PM

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Originally Posted by SolarWind (Post 7585312)
October 4, 2016

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Originally Posted by SolarWind (Post 7942885)
October 4, 2017

A nice change from one year ago. A year from now it'll be making an impact.


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