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Old Posted Oct 18, 2017, 7:56 PM
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To my eye, the current cooling tower structure looks about right, but from the renderings and those great diagrams from TK, it sure looks like there's still height to be added to the cooling tower. I thought the proportions in TK's images were off, but not when I took a closer look at the renderings. I think the cooling tower is 2/3 of what it will reach.
according to the 'current scheme' we saw back in May step 6 was setting the cooling towers 1 & 2, followed by step 7 - erecting steel for cooling towers 3 & 4. We've been stuck on cooling tower 1 & 2 steel for months thus far & as far as I know they still haven't even set the first 2 cooling towers (or did they slip them in without me noticing?). So I'm thinking once they slide those in we'll see more cooling tower width steel go up & then the lantern. Though, that structure up there is awfully lantern shaped , so I'm wondering if the lantern begins at the same level as the second cooling tower & continues on up its designated height above the top of the tower.

Edit: going back & looking at step 10A (page 297 of this thread) the lantern does look to travel from roof height through both stages of cooling towers so that may be the lantern we see there. I still believe they'll be erecting the second set of cooling tower steel around that however

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Old Posted Oct 18, 2017, 8:19 PM
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^ It's probably a little bit of both. They appear to be working inside out for the cooling towers, so the lantern probably shares steel with the tower at this point.
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2017, 8:54 PM
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Precision R Us (its seven kids now, thanks to twins in May).


You HAVE to have precision with SEVEN KIDS. I find it hard enough to keep things straight with only ONE.
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2017, 9:51 PM
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You HAVE to have precision with SEVEN KIDS. I find it hard enough to keep things straight with only ONE.
It is like unto football.

1 child = double coverage
2 children = man on man coverage
3-5 children = zone
6+ children = prevent
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2017, 10:07 PM
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As others have said the new steel is the lantern and it is built through the cooling tower structure. I suppose they will start to add that as well. And I do believe this building is now taller then the comcast towers roof. You can see on the tiny connectors on the steel where the cooling tower stops. And the cooling tower is taller the comcast roof line, correct?
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Here's another view. I think it's clear this is the spire, but I think the cooling tower will continue to grow another floor around it.

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It's getting taller today. They're hoisting more beams up right now.
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Old Posted Oct 19, 2017, 2:20 PM
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I believe the cooling tower steel has grown.
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Old Posted Oct 19, 2017, 3:34 PM
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I see cooling tower steel sprouting on webcam!
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Old Posted Oct 19, 2017, 4:14 PM
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Yep, both the cooling tower and the lantern are now growing:

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Hell yeah! Finally!!

What does this take us to now in height? 961 feet tall? We've definitely surpassed One Liberty Place now in height which would officially make this the second tallest building in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania
That is a lot of emojis!!!
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Old Posted Oct 19, 2017, 8:06 PM
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The Sears tower was built in less time, finish it already!

Sheeeeeeeeeesh.........
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Old Posted Oct 20, 2017, 8:11 PM
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Most of the cooling tower steel roughed in.. on to the spire..
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Old Posted Oct 20, 2017, 8:30 PM
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are those cooling units still sitting on the roof of the office section or did they slide them into the tower?
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are those cooling units still sitting on the roof of the office section or did they slide them into the tower?
Still on roof of office section.
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Still on roof of office section.
They can't move them because the building is 6 meters off plumb and all the I beams are cracked.
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Old Posted Oct 20, 2017, 9:29 PM
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They can't move them because the building is 6 meters off plumb and all the I beams are cracked.
That slant won't cause any problems for the building in the future, will it? Any risk of collapse?
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Old Posted Oct 20, 2017, 9:58 PM
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That slant won't cause any problems for the building in the future, will it? Any risk of collapse?
I'm not serious. There were some unsubstantiated rumors the building is 6 inches off plumb.
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Old Posted Oct 20, 2017, 10:22 PM
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They can't move them because the building is 6 meters off plumb and all the I beams are cracked.
What is this San Francisco?
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Old Posted Oct 20, 2017, 11:25 PM
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I'm not serious. There were some unsubstantiated rumors the building is 6 inches off plumb.
Oh, I'm an idiot. I thought 6 meters was a little too much.
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