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Old Posted Sep 9, 2018, 4:33 PM
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Shots from yesterday. It was so freakin windy!






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In short, the glass manufacturer doesn't have the experience to pull this off. Their product is not able to pass a mockup and the developer may be forced to select a new manufacturer. The glass you are seeing is not new and likely will be replaced when this whole fiasco is figured out, which may not be until the structure is topped out. There is plenty of detailed conversation about the glass charade and Ryugyong references in the previous pages of this thread. In any case, its too early for CPT comparisons
Just to be clear again, there isn't any problem with the insulated glass panels or the 'glass manufacturer' that I have heard of... in fact, they intend to use all of the glass panels that have already been manufactured to date (which, AFAIK, includes most of the tower) in the final cladding...

The problem rests with the window frame manufacturer and specifically the design and manufacturing of the aluminium frames that hold the glass... these can be quite complex in section and are expected to not only hold the insulated glass panels in place in the face of high winds but it is the frames, of course, not the glass, that have to keep the water, often driven by wind-fueled rain, from entering the building...
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Shots from yesterday. It was so freakin windy!



The tone variation in the glass floor slab edges is very pronounced in this photo.
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Old Posted Sep 10, 2018, 11:11 PM
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I didn't even notice that when I took the picture, but you are absolutely correct. Very neat! Getting me even more excited about the glass now
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Just to be clear again, there isn't any problem with the insulated glass panels or the 'glass manufacturer' that I have heard of... in fact, they intend to use all of the glass panels that have already been manufactured to date (which, AFAIK, includes most of the tower) in the final cladding...

The problem rests with the window frame manufacturer and specifically the design and manufacturing of the aluminium frames that hold the glass... these can be quite complex in section and are expected to not only hold the insulated glass panels in place in the face of high winds but it is the frames, of course, not the glass, that have to keep the water, often driven by wind-fueled rain, from entering the building...
Well put. As a former automotive tool designer, I can imagine how complex the frames would be with a building of this style.
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Just to be clear again, there isn't any problem with the insulated glass panels or the 'glass manufacturer' that I have heard of... in fact, they intend to use all of the glass panels that have already been manufactured to date (which, AFAIK, includes most of the tower) in the final cladding...

The problem rests with the window frame manufacturer and specifically the design and manufacturing of the aluminium frames that hold the glass... these can be quite complex in section and are expected to not only hold the insulated glass panels in place in the face of high winds but it is the frames, of course, not the glass, that have to keep the water, often driven by wind-fueled rain, from entering the building...
Exactly. The financial implications of this will be huge. All that glass that has been manufactured must be paid for. The supply chain involved with the window manufacturer in question must be paid up for committed project materials, resources, loss of profit from this monumental delay (if they're lucky). Cashflow is King people and when a disruption like this turns up, its fatal.
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Yes, nice shot. When at last the glass does hit the building we can no doubt expect some record setting installation speed. Just saying.
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McHugh put a tweet out letting us know that they poured level 72 of 95 today

https://twitter.com/McHughConstruct/...28569122746368
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McHugh put a tweet out letting us know that they poured level 72 of 95 today

https://twitter.com/McHughConstruct/...28569122746368
On the last tower now pretty much and over 75% done as far as floor count goes. Exciting - how long until it's topped out?
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On the last tower now pretty much and over 75% done as far as floor count goes. Exciting - how long until it's topped out?
22 floors since June so sometime in November (early December at latest) would be my guess.
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^ The bigger question is how long until its clad?
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It really looks gigantic now.
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What an amazing shot. The River may now be the city's best view corridor.
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What an amazing shot. The River may now be the city's best view corridor.
I'd say it would be hard to argue anything even comes close to topping it, but I'm always down to hear other opinions.

The best part is that the corridor is going to continue to get better over the next 10 years before being more or less completed. So awesome that we get to view this happen in our lifetimes!
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NBC south lot is going to be a game changer. They better not fuck up that incredible location..
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NBC south lot is going to be a game changer. They better not fuck up that incredible location..
I doubt they will. If all these proposed towers along the river get off the ground, this will really be the last good riverfront site in the city core. Its going to sell for a ton and the developer will need to build to the sky in order to recoup real estate expenses.
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Any good shots of the High School being built nest door?
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I would love to see another art deco skyscraper on the NBC parking lot.
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Any good shots of the High School being built nest door?
Those are in Chicago General Developments.
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