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Old Posted May 9, 2018, 3:04 PM
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Yeah, no need since the tower won't cover the entire footprint of that block.
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The money is there, so time to break out the green, unripe bananas:

Wacker Drive office development along Chicago River lands $665 million in construction financing

Chicago Tribune, by Ryan Ori

"Wacker Drive’s next trophy office tower has taken a key step toward reality, with its developers securing almost $665 million in construction financing.

Howard Hughes Corp. and Riverside Investment & Development on Monday said they have a $495 million construction loan from a group of lenders led by Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase to build a 53-story office tower at 110 N. Wacker Drive."
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This tower is beautiful. Its façade is gorgeous,
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The money is there, so time to break out the green, unripe bananas:

Wacker Drive office development along Chicago River lands $665 million in construction financing

Chicago Tribune, by Ryan Ori

"Wacker Drive’s next trophy office tower has taken a key step toward reality, with its developers securing almost $665 million in construction financing.

Howard Hughes Corp. and Riverside Investment & Development on Monday said they have a $495 million construction loan from a group of lenders led by Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase to build a 53-story office tower at 110 N. Wacker Drive."
Great news! Lets get drilling!
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We have piles and sheet piles in the dirt, that counts as foundation work. Bananas?
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We have piles and sheet piles in the dirt, that counts as foundation work. Bananas?
Soil retention
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Are those H-piles along the wacker portion new? Solider wall?
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Are those H-piles along the wacker portion new? Solider wall?
Yes new - not sure why they use H piles and boards in some cases, and sheet piles in others.
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Yes new - not sure why they use H piles and boards in some cases, and sheet piles in others.
Gonna go ahead and assume the reasoning for soldier pile wall along Wacker Drive is because Wacker Drive overlaps over the site and because of that they couldn't use a sheet pile driver the install sheets thus the use for a low headroom kelly bar drill to drill holes for the H piles. BuildingUpChicago got a nice close up of the low headroom rig: https://buildingupchicago.com/#jp-carousel-23725
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Ugh, I hope they give that south bridge house a full renovation.
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Same, it could really be something pretty if restored
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Old Posted May 20, 2018, 2:35 AM
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nobody messes with the bridges - easier to cut out part of your wall.



Slant capable - apparently putting in whatever the cables tie off to.


Preparing runs


May 14

Stubby rig for low clearance - put in the H-Piles under the edge of Wacker


Working on the wall


May 16

Tightening and filling


Tied off (hose clipped off)


The land side - the angled brace is tied off to something the slant drill put in, the sheet piles have been welded to the brace.
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Nice pictures. Ice Mountain should pay you for that last picture.
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apparently putting in whatever the cables tie off to.
Tiebacks (the cables) are installed into grout and then post-tensioned once the grout sets. I guess they're replacing the battered piles that are currently supporting the sheet piles. Gonna assume that the 2 tiebacks in picture 5 combined with a waler will replace the 4 piles in between them allowing them to put a caisson there (repeated multiple times for the caissons that will be adjacent to the sheets?)? Since I guess tiebacks are stronger than the piles.

Maybe the next thing that's gonna go on is grouting (the yellow tank and the other small drill rig with the lattice section seen in Solar's pics). Idk what for but if I had to guess its to prevent settling of Wacker Drive when they excavate.

That's just what I observe, I'm not privy to any of the info for what Hayward Baker's scope of work is.
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Ready your bananas, pieces of a drill rig(s) are on site!

(I heard next week)
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Ready your bananas, pieces of a drill rig(s) are on site!

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Excellent!

This tower feels like it has been on one hell of a fast paced schedule. No complaints here
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Ready your bananas, pieces of a drill rig(s) are on site!

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I saw that too. . . any day now. . .

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