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BonoboZill4 Sep 4, 2019 12:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Skyguy_7 (Post 8676257)
^This brings us back to the recent post I made in Site I thread. On 8/16, Tom Kerwin posted a photo celebrating the groundbreaking of all these sites including site I. I doubt he made a gaffe. The Architect likely knows something we don't.

I mean, they don't have any permits pertaining to site I, so he made a gaffe

harryc Sep 14, 2019 1:27 PM

Sept 6



EVERYONE needs a full set of drill bits.


Making sure it goes into the liner ?


No basement - this always strikes me as wrong - but this close to the lake makes sense.


Pulling a caisson






Sept 10






the urban politician Sep 14, 2019 1:30 PM

Nothin like waking up in the morning to pics of drilling through mud

RedCorsair87 Sep 14, 2019 1:58 PM

What sort of giant, man-eating, alien insect did they unearth here?!?

harryc Sep 14, 2019 2:00 PM

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Originally Posted by RedCorsair87 (Post 8686994)
What sort of giant, man-eating, alien insect did they unearth here?!?

one that is not scared of cameras

BonoboZill4 Sep 14, 2019 6:37 PM

Thanks for the nightmares Harry! :haha:

SamInTheLoop Sep 14, 2019 6:50 PM

Open question: Who is the GC for these towers?

I think up until now - someone please correct me if I’m wrong here - McHugh has been the GC for every single LSE building. But now, Magellan is partnering with Lendlease, which of course has its own GC arm. Just curious how this played out....did Lendlease (and Magellan) give Lendlease the GC contract here?

Bombardier Sep 15, 2019 7:19 PM

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Originally Posted by SamInTheLoop (Post 8687170)
Open question: Who is the GC for these towers?

I think up until now - someone please correct me if I’m wrong here - McHugh has been the GC for every single LSE building. But now, Magellan is partnering with Lendlease, which of course has its own GC arm. Just curious how this played out....did Lendlease (and Magellan) give Lendlease the GC contract here?

Lendlease is the GC and developer along with Magellan.

McHugh did most of LSE. Power did GEMS I and the currently stalled GEMS II.

cozy Sep 15, 2019 8:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Bombardier (Post 8687828)
Lendlease is the GC and developer along with Magellan.

McHugh did most of LSE. Power did GEMS I and the currently stalled GEMS II.

I didn't know that was stalled again!

After it had a 2-3 week stall last year, I caught one of the project managers at subway (ha) and asked him about it. He told me straight up GEMS wasn't paying up.

Assuming same situation this time, GEMS is stretching themselves thin.

cozy Sep 15, 2019 8:37 PM

September 14

https://i.imgur.com/kTBu1Kmh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/eZTTR3Nh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/UKVUMo2h.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/vK3kHnNh.jpg

rivernorthlurker Sep 15, 2019 9:02 PM

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Originally Posted by cozy (Post 8687898)
September 14

Working weekends? Everything about this project seems to be on a fast track. :)

RedCorsair87 Sep 16, 2019 1:23 AM

I wouldn't be surprised about GEMS. My gf takes her kids there and says it is absolute mess.

SamInTheLoop Sep 16, 2019 3:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bombardier (Post 8687828)
Lendlease is the GC and developer along with Magellan.

McHugh did most of LSE. Power did GEMS I and the currently stalled GEMS II.


Makes sense, and completely forgot GEMS went to Power.

SamInTheLoop Sep 16, 2019 3:35 PM

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Originally Posted by RedCorsair87 (Post 8688100)
I wouldn't be surprised about GEMS. My gf takes her kids there and says it is absolute mess.


I have been somewhat curious about GEMS' finances.

LouisVanDerWright Sep 16, 2019 3:59 PM

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Originally Posted by harryc (Post 8686997)
one that is not scared of cameras

Appropriately, this is a mud wasp. They are generally harmless and collect mud to make tube shaped nests. Not surprising to see one by a site where they are drilling and making big piles of mud all over the place.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mud_dauber

So she's no nightmare, she's a fellow builder to be celebrated. Just picking up some materials to build its nest:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped..._Wasp_nest.jpg
wiki

They eat primarily spiders, so this is prime mud wasp season. Being downtown where the balcony spiders are in full bloom with a fresh supply of mud, this wasp is in heaven.

Also, this I never knew, but apparently mud wasps have been involved in a number of airplane crashes since they like to nest in the round holes of aircraft instrumentation. They will crawl into valves and airspeed sensors, build a nest, and the plane crashes. So you are probably less likely to get stung by one than to be killed by one in a plane crash...

Quote:

Originally Posted by SamInTheLoop (Post 8688480)
I have been somewhat curious about GEMS' finances.

Global dollar shortage. The Fed is the highest interested rate in the developed world, can you hear the sucking sound?

JK47 Sep 17, 2019 4:20 PM

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Originally Posted by SamInTheLoop (Post 8688480)
I have been somewhat curious about GEMS' finances.


When they started out their tuition was very high...higher than Latin, Parker, or Lab which are probably the top three private schools and their direct competitors. In five years the tuition has dropped substantially (from $37000 or so for a grade schooler to $31000) which tells me they're having trouble filling classes (which isn't an issue at virtually every other private school). In fact they are still advertising discounts for people that commit to the (non-existent) high school which seems ludicrous given how work has stopped.

harryc Sep 17, 2019 4:29 PM

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Originally Posted by LouisVanDerWright (Post 8688518)
Appropriately, this is a mud wasp. They are generally harmless and collect mud to make tube shaped nests. Not surprising to see one by a site where they are drilling and making big piles of mud all over the place.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mud_dauber

So she's no nightmare, she's a fellow builder to be celebrated. Just picking up some materials to build its nest:

They eat primarily spiders, so this is prime mud wasp season. Being downtown where the balcony spiders are in full bloom with a fresh supply of mud, this wasp is in heaven.

Also, this I never knew, but apparently mud wasps have been involved in a number of airplane crashes since they like to nest in the round holes of aircraft instrumentation. They will crawl into valves and airspeed sensors, build a nest, and the plane crashes. So you are probably less likely to get stung by one than to be killed by one in a plane crash...



Global dollar shortage. The Fed is the highest interested rate in the developed world, can you hear the sucking sound?

Thank you ! I always enjoy the animals we share this land with.

Tom In Chicago Sep 23, 2019 8:11 PM

For what it's worth, I spoke with someone directly at Lend Lease over the weekend who indicated that they're moving forward with construction of both towers at the same time. . . they expect foundation work to wrap up by the end of the month and they're expecting completion sometime in 2021. . .

. . .

marothisu Sep 23, 2019 8:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Tom In Chicago (Post 8695912)
For what it's worth, I spoke with someone directly at Lend Lease over the weekend who indicated that they're moving forward with construction of both towers at the same time. . . they expect foundation work to wrap up by the end of the month and they're expecting completion sometime in 2021. . .

. . .

Both towers got permits for cranes. So maybe you'll see 2 more cranes in Chicago soon..

cozy Sep 23, 2019 10:07 PM

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Originally Posted by marothisu (Post 8695943)
Both towers got permits for cranes. So maybe you'll see 2 more cranes in Chicago soon..

:boogy: :soon: :pepper:


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