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Old Posted Jul 4, 2018, 4:56 AM
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When is K2's brother supposed to start? Also known as 352 N. Union I believe.
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Old Posted Jul 4, 2018, 6:06 AM
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When is K2's brother supposed to start? Also known as 352 N. Union I believe.
A revised application was approved by the plan commission last week, so that's a sign the project isn't dead.

Speaking of which, July's agenda has been posted. Only two highrises are listed, 310-328 N Sangamon and the Equinox Hotel.
https://www.cityofchicago.org/conten...018_Agenda.pdf
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Old Posted Jul 4, 2018, 1:25 PM
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Old Posted Jul 4, 2018, 5:46 PM
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I was surprised to learn that piles sometimes go to bedrock; the foundation guy at 14th & Wabash told me they were hitting dolomite at -95. Indeed, you could hear the sound change and see that no more progress was made with each hit. Since the steel beams weren't actually that long (probably 75-footers), they drive them until about three feet are sticking out, and then a welder uses plates in the web and prodigious amounts of bead to join another beam directly on top, end-to-end. The driver comes back and does another 20 feet, and then the welder cuts off the remaining beam/pile a foot or so above ground level.

I think the spec is usually "driven to refusal," and I guess in some places the soil is so sandy that that isn't reached until bedrock.
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Old Posted Jul 4, 2018, 5:55 PM
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I'm curious about the decision of piles vs. caissons in Chicago projects these days. The load capacity of a caisson is probably much higher, so you can probably sink fewer caissons vs. piles and get out of the ground faster. There's also less noise/disruption to neighbors with drilled caissons vs. driven piles.

But with the ridiculous building boom going on, it seems like some developers are looking at the cost premium for caissons (or the waiting time to get equipment) and deciding they'd rather go with the slower process of driving piles.
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Old Posted Jul 5, 2018, 9:08 PM
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Old Posted Jul 5, 2018, 9:43 PM
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(and some Gr333n on the left)

With all the development in the West Loop and Fulton Market, the canyon-ization of the Kennedy, and the potential for a K3-type high-rise, it might only be a matter of time before Carnivale (pictured above, center) gets swallowed up by the development maelstrom.

Which would be fine for most people. But I got married there. So that'd be a little sad for me.
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When is K2's brother supposed to start? Also known as 352 N. Union I believe.
Everyone with a south facing view in K2 will be none too happy once that one rises.
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Old Posted Jul 6, 2018, 12:23 PM
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Everyone with a south facing view in K2 will be none too happy once that one rises.
The beauty of rentals is that one can, eventually, move if unhappy with the situation. Also most apartment dwellers don't seem to subscribe to the idea that nothing should ever change once they take up residence...unlike a lot of condo owners.
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Everyone with a south facing view in K2 will be none too happy once that one rises.
What a pity they'll lose their view of congestion on the Kennedy
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What a pity they'll lose their view of congestion on the Kennedy
I quite like my view of the Kennedy parking lot - gives me a good shot of smug satisfaction as I look out the window of my speeding El car.
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The beauty of rentals is that one can, eventually, move if unhappy with the situation. Also most apartment dwellers don't seem to subscribe to the idea that nothing should ever change once they take up residence...unlike a lot of condo owners.
Most definitely, I rent in K2 and I say build build build!
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Looks like the River North firehouse redevelopment is moving forward:

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Alderman Reilly invites you to join him and the River North Residents Association at an informational presentation regarding a development proposal for the site located at 45-75 W. Illinois St., 430-450 N. Dearborn St., 46-76 W. Hubbard St., 431-451 N. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois.

Representatives of the EC 42 Developer LLC ("Applicant") development team will present their plans and answer any questions you may have about this proposal. Alderman Reilly will be present at this meeting to monitor the discussion and record your feedback.

The Applicant has submitted a proposal to construct a new firehouse for City of Chicago Engine Co. 42 with the subsequent demolition of the existing firehouse and the construction of a new commercial building at the southwest corner of North Dearborn Street and West Illinois Street.

WHAT: New Firehouse and Commercial Building at
444 North Dearborn Street

WHO: Hosted by Alderman Brendan Reilly and the
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WHEN: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

WHERE: Albert Theatre, inside Goodman Theatre
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Looks like the River North firehouse redevelopment is moving forward:
Wondering if they are changing up the original concept design. I was pretty happy with it
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Looks like the River North firehouse redevelopment is moving forward:
So would that just be the redevelopment of the crappy Modernist firehouse (a good thing), or would they also be razing the 10+ beautiful, well-maintained historic buildings on the block (an incomprehensibly bad decision), which seem to be captured in the address given?
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So would that just be the redevelopment of the crappy Modernist firehouse (a good thing), or would they also be razing the 10+ beautiful, well-maintained historic buildings on the block (an incomprehensibly bad decision), which seem to be captured in the address given?
That's the old courthouse. Is that not a protected building? It absolutely ought to be, even if it was ugly - which it's not. All sorts of famous cases were heard there. Friedman owns it, so perhaps it's included in the planning to make use of FAR, or to renovate part of it it maybe somehow tie it to the new building? I guess we'll find out soon enough.
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