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Was that one guy taking a selfie?
Probably not - he's in portrait while the pic is in landscape
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The mysterious blue posts are back. This doesn't look like any of the hypothesized uses people came up with before…

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Fall protection life-lines.
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^Exactly. You clip your lanyard to the cables strung from the poles and off you go. Simple as that.
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Via Crain's:

Vista Tower developer not worried about shakeup at Chinese partner

"The deal affecting the Chicago project essentially shifts ownership from one Wang [Jianlin] business to another. Under the agreement, Wanda Hotel Development, a public company with shares listed in Hong Kong, would sell its 60 percent equity stake in Wanda Americas Real Estate Investment, the venture that has invested in the Vista project, according to an Aug. 9 statement from Wanda Hotel. Wanda Hotel would sell its interest to Dalian Wanda Commercial, a company majority-owned by Wang and his family."
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^Exactly. You clip your lanyard to the cables strung from the poles and off you go. Simple as that.

Sounds good, but for some reason I've let to see a photo where somebody does that, and there are plenty of photos showing workers right near the edge which is where fall protection is needed. Also, why have them in the middle of the slab and not near the edges?
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Sounds good, but for some reason I've let to see a photo where somebody does that, and there are plenty of photos showing workers right near the edge which is where fall protection is needed. Also, why have them in the middle of the slab and not near the edges?
They're for fall protection while the elevated decking is being installed. The carpenters along the leading edge use it to tie off. That's why you see the poles toward the middle. Once the forming for the slab edge is established you put up handrail and no longer need to be tied off since you're not exposed to a fall of 6' or greater.
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Probably not - he's in portrait while the pic is in landscape
Maybe he's just not very good at selfies.
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That was quick! I still think One Grant Park is faster, but Vista isn't far behind!
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By the time construction reaches the tallest, eastern-most third, this thing will be flying even faster due to the smaller floorplate.
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What!? I can't believe the progress here
Well, remember that the north face has the atrium space, so visually, it doesn't look like progress has gotten as far as it has.
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Has there been any activity on the Gems2 site? Soil testers or anything like that?
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Vista Tower developer not worried about shakeup at Chinese partner

"The deal affecting the Chicago project essentially shifts ownership from one Wang [Jianlin] business to another. Under the agreement, Wanda Hotel Development, a public company with shares listed in Hong Kong, would sell its 60 percent equity stake in Wanda Americas Real Estate Investment, the venture that has invested in the Vista project, according to an Aug. 9 statement from Wanda Hotel. Wanda Hotel would sell its interest to Dalian Wanda Commercial, a company majority-owned by Wang and his family."

Just saw this come across the wire:

China Codifies Crackdown on ‘Irrational’ Outbound Investment
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...to-reduce-risk

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China formally laid down new rules on overseas investments, making explicit its de facto campaign against "irrational” acquisitions of assets in industries ranging from real estate to hotels and entertainment.

Restricted: Property, hotels, film, entertainment, sports, obsolete equipment, investments that contravene environmental standards

Some of the country’s most aggressive dealmakers -- Anbang Insurance Group Co., Fosun International Ltd., Dalian Wanda Group Co. and HNA Group Co. -- have already been the target of government pressure to scale back their foreign activities.
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In other words the Chinese are getting scarred by capital flight to the tune of over a trillion dollars a year...
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In other words the Chinese are getting scarred by capital flight to the tune of over a trillion dollars a year...
Nothing new - they have been limiting the amount of money regular people can convert for USD. Had a small fight about this with my girlfriend actually haha - Her parents wanted to convert a bunch of money to USD but the Chinese government capped it at some thousands of dollars per year per account. They are afraid of the capital flight.
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