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Old Posted Nov 11, 2017, 1:56 AM
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I'm pretty sure there is a strain gauge under this, and a matching one on the other side. The pressure from the clay beyond the sheet piles must be immense.
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It's probably been mentioned somewhere already, but how far down are they digging before pouring the mat for this one? It's considerably deeper than most these days.
     
     
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Old Posted Nov 13, 2017, 4:02 PM
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What's the grey panel area on the side of the completed garage to the west? Does that garage go down to that level below grade and this will open up connecting a new garage on the lower levels of WPW to a completed garage in the middle section of this entire site? Is that why it's so deep?
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I'm pretty sure there is a strain gauge under this, and a matching one on the other side. The pressure from the clay beyond the sheet piles must be immense.
Has it already snowed in Chicago?
     
     
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Old Posted Nov 13, 2017, 5:04 PM
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What's the grey panel area on the side of the completed garage to the west? Does that garage go down to that level below grade and this will open up connecting a new garage on the lower levels of WPW to a completed garage in the middle section of this entire site? Is that why it's so deep?
There are only two garage entrances for the entire Wolf Point site: one at the upper level in the turnaround off Orleans, and one at the lower level. All three buildings will ultimately share one, integrated garage.

Thank god, too... from a pedestrian perspective, there are actually zero curb cuts at the upper level since the garage entrance sits inside of a traffic island and all loading occurs at the lower level.
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Has it already snowed in Chicago?
There was a random ass dusting of snow on Friday morning that came off the lake when it was much colder than normal. It melted right away and nothing else really in the forecast over the next few weeks.
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There are only two garage entrances for the entire Wolf Point site: one at the upper level in the turnaround off Orleans, and one at the lower level. All three buildings will ultimately share one, integrated garage.

Thank god, too... from a pedestrian perspective, there are actually zero curb cuts at the upper level since the garage entrance sits inside of a traffic island and all loading occurs at the lower level.
But is this grey panel an area to integrate the established garage into a new portion of garage to be built underground beneath WPE? I knew it was only one entrance, but I didn't know if the garage that was there was all there was, or if it was going to be expanded out as the other buildings will all sit directly adjacent to the established garage and technically they could just push through the walls and build new areas of the garage.

The garage now doesn't seem overly large for three huge buildings to share. Plus the apparel center?
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Hard to believe that less that 4 weeks ago this was under water, and now it is business as usual.
     
     
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There was a random ass dusting of snow on Friday morning that came off the lake when it was much colder than normal. It melted right away and nothing else really in the forecast over the next few weeks.
That's nuts!
     
     
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Not really... Not here... Not for November...
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Not really... Not here... Not for November...
Yeah, it's pretty typical. It was slightly early this year. The average first snowfall occurs on November 16th. But it's occurred as early as October 12th.

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Par for the course when it comes to Chicago weather. Its pretty unpredictable.
     
     
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I remember that one Halloween 2 years ago when it was literally every weather pattern imaginable. Rain, hail, sun, snow, wind. All within the hour. That's CHicago weather.

What do they plan on doing with all that clay? Give it to Pottery Barn?
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^ I think they should just leave those paint swatches up on the Apparel Center. At least it looks interesting. Imagine turning the whole façade into a giant multi-colored mural?
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^ LOL, I was thinking the very same thing
     
     
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How deep is the Chicago River at Wolf Point?

Edit- just read it was 21 feet at its deepest. Seem to be well below that here now
     
     
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Old Posted Nov 17, 2017, 5:44 PM
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My gradfather's first job when he moved from the old country was digging old freight tunnels by hand digging out that Chicago clay. He was a strong man but it nearly killed him. He was worked so hard he said he literally used to sweat blood sometimes.



Tunnel under construction in 1902. The freshly cut clay ahead of the concrete work shows clear knife marks.


Trackwork in a typical grand union where two tunnels intersected, photographed before 1906.

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