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Old Posted Apr 12, 2018, 10:47 PM
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Also annoying is that the last part of the spine is not completed. It's been at the same stage for a week or more.
Agreed. They always stall when they get close to completing something. They could list their reasons why, but I'll bet it is at least in part psychological.
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Old Posted Apr 13, 2018, 12:33 AM
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Does anyone know what happened to the warning beacon on top of the spire? It was working all last week and it has since stopped. Is it because of electrical work still being done or is there an issue?
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Old Posted Apr 13, 2018, 2:47 AM
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Also annoying is that the last part of the spine is not completed. It's been at the same stage for a week or more.
I'm guessing that it's left open to allow them to load larger pieces of materials and equipment with the crane through the opening. I see no rush, I'm sure they aren't stalling, time is money. Besides it looks basically done. Now, the the W Hotel is painstaking to watch. Watching them build this is like watching paint dry. It hasn't been topped off yet.
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Old Posted Apr 13, 2018, 2:56 AM
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Not sure what it has to do, but I did see it lifting something this morning so it's still being used.
The lifting Derrick is installed on top of Comcast over the past few days.

Expect to see the crane come down very soon.
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Old Posted Apr 13, 2018, 12:21 PM
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I'm guessing that it's left open to allow them to load larger pieces of materials and equipment with the crane through the opening. I see no rush, I'm sure they aren't stalling, time is money. Besides it looks basically done. Now, the the W Hotel is painstaking to watch. Watching them build this is like watching paint dry. It hasn't been topped off yet.
Not sure what you mean as the W hotel has been moving steadily, if not quickly, once it got past the first 5 floors or so. The top floors it is on now are going a bit slower as they are atypical, but it is still making good progress.
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Old Posted Apr 14, 2018, 11:18 AM
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Old Posted Apr 14, 2018, 3:39 PM
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I don't think I'll ever get the Minecraft and cellphone commentary out of my mind, but I like this well enough for the Lego creation that it is.
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Old Posted Apr 14, 2018, 4:18 PM
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It kinda looks like a vape too while we’re at it...
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Old Posted Apr 15, 2018, 1:31 AM
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i kinda wish the shaft was a different color or more reflective, it looks grey like primer without the finishing touches

but whatev
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Old Posted Apr 15, 2018, 2:15 AM
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i kinda wish the shaft was a different color or more reflective
too easy...?
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Old Posted Apr 16, 2018, 4:23 PM
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This appears to be stalled right where the facade changes color, which makes me think they may be waiting on a different glass for this section. Do any renders suggest the glass will change here?
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Old Posted Apr 16, 2018, 7:50 PM
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This appears to be stalled right where the facade changes color, which makes me think they may be waiting on a different glass for this section. Do any renders suggest the glass will change here?
I'm actually starting to hope they just leave that section unfinished. That way you can have some drinks at the Four Seasons bar, then walk over and just urinate right out of the building from 50 stories up. They should advertise it. I mean where else in America (or the world) for that matter can you do something like that? All the marketing firms could mention that in addition to our status as a world heritage city.
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Old Posted Apr 16, 2018, 8:48 PM
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This appears to be stalled right where the facade changes color, which makes me think they may be waiting on a different glass for this section. Do any renders suggest the glass will change here?
this, taken from page 1, is the closest thing you'll find. None of the renders even show a hard change of color, but almost more like a gradient. The "lantern" part of the spine might appear a little longer here, so maybe what we see on the top actually should extend down to where the color changes?

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Old Posted Apr 17, 2018, 11:50 AM
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this, taken from page 1, is the closest thing you'll find. None of the renders even show a hard change of color, but almost more like a gradient. The "lantern" part of the spine might appear a little longer here, so maybe what we see on the top actually should extend down to where the color changes?

Well they are going up with more glass this morning. Same color as below. Comcast and LF Driscoll are clearly pulling these delaying tactics just to annoy the Skyscraper Nerds. What other reason can there be?
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^^ I was looking for some older renderings to substantiate your point and came across this earlier iteration of the design. I remember seeing this design but not the perspective of this rendering.

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Old Posted Apr 17, 2018, 12:22 PM
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I'm not sure what to make of the top, but I like the rest of it. Maybe they can use this for the 3rd Comast tower.
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Old Posted Apr 17, 2018, 12:43 PM
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In the above render, looks like the lantern is lit and extended to the base of the cooling tower. They could be waiting for more translucent cladding. The led lighting in previous photos were attached on the exterior of the cladding. This seems to be the reason for the delay.
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