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Old Posted Feb 14, 2018, 3:51 AM
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It's 3D printing writ large. Such a joy to watch.
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Old Posted Feb 14, 2018, 3:56 AM
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I quite like seeing the hulking mass of concrete continue to grow. We're getting our very own Ryugyong Hotel. The brutalist concrete structure just amplifies the magnitude of the tower. Once the glass starts up it'll look less imposing. I'm OK with this trade-off for the time being.
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Old Posted Feb 14, 2018, 10:47 AM
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I was thinking the same thing about it looking like the ryugyung hotel. This one being much more bulky though. The last one we had was 111 wacker.The sooner the glass, the bigger sigh of relief. Easy everybody, I'm not trying to start a long three page discussion of the fonance of vista. Haha.
Vistas concrete seems much darker than other rises going up currently. Im sure it has to do with the thickness, weight sustainability, curing process and many other factors. Or maybee its just because weve had a wet and rainy winter.
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Old Posted Feb 14, 2018, 3:19 PM
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McHugh is one hell of a GC, they just have a lot on their plate I'm guessing. Tishman, on the other hand, runs a very tight ship. Granted this is steel vs concrete at Vista, the Glass at 1 Manhattan West is keeping pace 4 levels below fireproofing.

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Old Posted Feb 14, 2018, 3:23 PM
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The director at the sales center stated glass would be installed later this month. She was accurate about a new web cam installation so I suspect she is reliable about this information also.
Excellent.

^ cool shot of HY. i've noticed that core sticking up lately but so it goes w steel. same thing happened with 300 N LaSalle.
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Old Posted Feb 14, 2018, 8:44 PM
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By the looks of it a work platform (Idk what else it could be) has been installed on the 2 south and the 1 north external shearwalls, cladding will come soon!
That is exactly what they are. They are essentially the same systems as the platforms climbing ahead to form / pour the shearwalls, reusing the same anchor points. Except instead of working on the forms from the top platform, the window installer will work from the lowest trailing level installing the glass.
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Old Posted Feb 16, 2018, 3:17 PM
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They did 2 floors during the last 8 days on the main section. Considering the weather last week was the worst it's been in 3 years that's pretty good.
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Old Posted Feb 16, 2018, 4:15 PM
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Its going to start poking its head above the surrounding buildings soon, cant wait to watch this all summer!
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Old Posted Feb 16, 2018, 7:42 PM
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The cranes are already visible from Kennedy, the superstructure should be making it's presence known from many angles by early summer.
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Old Posted Feb 17, 2018, 8:26 PM
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The bare exposed wall in post #3207 that is visible, will that be covered up (windows) or remain as?
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Old Posted Feb 17, 2018, 8:49 PM
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The bare exposed wall in post #3207 that is visible, will that be covered up (windows) or remain as?
Covered up by the GEMS Upper School.
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Old Posted Feb 17, 2018, 9:19 PM
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^I think it would have originally, but they reduced the height from 16 to 13. I think you will see some of that wall now.
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Old Posted Feb 17, 2018, 10:07 PM
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I don't see why they wouldn't cover the concrete up with windows/curtain wall. This is a (if not the) trophy tower of the LSE megaproject. Having 3 floors of painted concrete would really look out of place, and hopefully the developers agree.
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Old Posted Feb 18, 2018, 1:42 AM
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I had just kind of assumed it had something to do with firecode.... I guess they can always mural it lol
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Old Posted Feb 19, 2018, 6:22 PM
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I can't imagine them leaving it there, I would think it would be worth the extra money to cover it up and have the tower look 100% whole and thought out
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Old Posted Feb 21, 2018, 5:21 AM
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^I heard today from a friend that they would not have glass until August. Seems like the window consultant for both this and One Grant Park are the same and has a tendency to move the goal posts which has made passing the performance mockup difficult. This is creating significant contractual issues with the window contractors which is why the glass contractor on OBP was replaced. Seems like McHugh building structures with no glass is a pattern. WPW, Mila, OGP, Vista...
Wow, the structure is already miles ahead of where the curtainwall should be. If not commencing till August that will put the structure another 6 months ahead, around another 40+ floors from where it is now...
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Old Posted Feb 21, 2018, 8:45 AM
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What kind of backlash could this have with condo owners backing out do to the completion being slowed down? I would imagine if there is somthing in their contract that if there is a delay in completion that the buyers could pull out on their purchase? I'm not necessarily saying that they would with this being sought after trophy property and I'm sure their interior design team is well on their way already. But its possible right?
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There are 43 skyscrapers currently under construction that are taller than this. What would be the reason for world wide recognition? Architecture awards and the like wouldn't occur until completion.
I would argue that it deserves global recognition because of Studio Gang
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Old Posted Feb 21, 2018, 6:30 PM
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I would argue that it deserves global recognition because of Studio Gang
Architecture recognition is not really a thing until the subject is complete.
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