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Old Posted Aug 12, 2017, 5:44 PM
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I assume he means the eastern lot. SCB is working on the conversion of the tower to residential.
I'm assuming the low rise portion will also be torn down.
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I'm assuming the low rise portion will also be torn down.
Nope...
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The orange is toned way down on this photo to allow the detail through - a VERY orange screen.

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It is how trains work. All high speed rail in Europe uses banked turns. The centrifugal force keeps the wheels in contact with the tracks; you don't need upstops.
Banking is only needed if centrifugal forces are very high. Train wheel design is pretty clever and deals with it naturally:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ku8BOBwD4hc
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A very tall blank wall - to protect the hotel guests from any future flaming data center woes.


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Say what you want about the stadium, but the DID move this, the one cool building left on that block.
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Wondered where that building went. By the photos I now know. Nice shots and sweet dog

Top left to lower right
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Banking is only needed if centrifugal forces are very high. Train wheel design is pretty clever and deals with it naturally:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ku8BOBwD4hc
Then what is responsible for "slow zones" for CTA trains? I'm just trying to figure out what they do to speed up transit in Chicago, because that needs to happen.
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How much does moving a building like that cost?

I wonder if one could make a viable business of moving rowhouses with great bones to more desirable locations.
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How much does moving a building like that cost?

I wonder if one could make a viable business of moving rowhouses with great bones to more desirable locations.
https://www.wolfehousebuildingmovers.com/

A Family business - Met Mr Wolfe, his sons, and a few grandsons. German Baptists IIRC, at first I thought it was really odd thing for Amish tourists, but that was just more of the family passing by on a road trip. Wish I had had more time to explore the intersection between simple 18th century lifestyle, and moving buildings.

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Some more of family - the boys are sweeping gravel off of the plates as the house inches along.
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^That is an awesome back story. Thanks for sharing.
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Then what is responsible for "slow zones" for CTA trains? I'm just trying to figure out what they do to speed up transit in Chicago, because that needs to happen.
Bad ties or overworn track, usually.

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How much does moving a building like that cost?

I wonder if one could make a viable business of moving rowhouses with great bones to more desirable locations.
Wish they'd move those three townhomes on Dearborn south of Chicago Ave to Dearborn just north of Lawson House. Just plopping them there would be fine, but ideally something like pulling Pearson through to Dearborn as a historic-looking, brick-paved pedestrian alley as wide as the sidewalk currently is so that it's something like a mini-plaza/park like Burton Place in Old Town, then the townhomes south of that. Lawson would lose something like 40 parking spaces, but if that were done in coordination with developing those surface lots they could be replaced with a garage and, developed well, that whole block that is currently a terrible mish-mash could turn into something really special for the area, maybe even a mini-quad for that Loyola Campus with porus borders for pedestrians, an interior mini-quad, underground parking and classrooms and student housing or whatever.
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12 story office building at 210 N Carpenter (Carpenter and Lake) was issued its first building permit yesterday. Say GOODBYE to another vacant lot (https://www.google.com/maps/place/21...!4d-87.6536615)

http://www.210northcarpenter.com/
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12 story office building at 210 N Carpenter (Carpenter and Lake) was issued its first building permit yesterday. Say GOODBYE to another vacant lot (https://www.google.com/maps/place/21...!4d-87.6536615)

http://www.210northcarpenter.com/
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Site Prep appears to be fully underway at Renelle. Walked by yesterday evening and saw that the trees in the plaza were taken out an that scaffolding fully encompassed the site.

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Walked past this site this evening and saw scaffolding up along Wabash. Looks like site prep is about to begin, on top of the parking garage. The website (www.renellechicago.com) states 3- and 4-bedroom condos starting at $1.3 million.



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How much does moving a building like that cost?

I wonder if one could make a viable business of moving rowhouses with great bones to more desirable locations.
This was apparently an extremely common thing in the earlier days of the city. We just finished renovating a 2-flat that was once relocated from a different site a few blocks away, then jacked up to build an additional story underneath. This was probably a lot easier in a time when immigrant labor was dirt cheap, and there were no overhead wires.

Also, hundreds of miles of streets were widened in the city, often by jacking up buildings and shifting them back, or just shaving the fronts off of buildings.
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