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Old Posted Dec 15, 2011, 3:01 PM
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I hope you are right on that height because lately Chicago's 40+ story buildings have been gnomish
Well the residential buildings have been, but for office buildings or, even better, lab/office buildings, you simply have to build taller. Just look at all the new buildings on Wacker. They are all just under 700' and are about 50 floors. So 40-45 floors would likely work out to be about 600' especially if you consider that Lab spaces (assuming there are some) require even higher ceilings.
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hey guys, take a look at the rendering of the proposed union station development...looks awesome http://blog.chicagoarchitecture.info...union-station/
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^Not actual proposals, just sketches showing that someday buildings could be built in those areas. Here's a PDF of the presentation.
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Got an official height today for the new Roosevelt dorm: 469'-2". Only 2 inches more than the already published height but at least it's confirmed from blueprints now. Thanks to the "Godfather of Skyscraper Geeks" for getting it (most of you probably know who this is).

We plan to do some height-hunting in the coming week or two, so stay tuned.... it's been a while since I've done this.
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Thanks to the "Godfather of Skyscraper Geeks" for getting it (most of you probably know who this is).
^ Considering how many skyscraper geeks there are on this forum, no I really don't know who our "godfather" would be.
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Old Posted Dec 17, 2011, 10:42 PM
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^ That would be the author of the famous Hot 500 list. For those of us who go back to the old old days of the internet, that was the first thing that piqued our excitement about tall building lists online.
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Old Posted Dec 19, 2011, 3:26 PM
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Plan Commission Last Week - 73 E. Lake, 410 E. Grand??

Does anybody know whether these were actually heard last week at the Plan Commission meeting, and if so, approved? Didn't see any blurbs in the media afterward, so was wondering if Reilly had them pulled from the agenda or they were otherwise deferred??....
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^^ According to SOAR, 410 E. Grand was approved.

There's no reason to suspect that 73 E. Lake wouldn't be approved. The major amendment to the PD authorizing the tower was already approved several years ago. There's not much reason to oppose the minor tweaks that are now being proposed, and there's absolutely no opposition to this project.
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children's memorial hospital redevelopment plans

http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2...ng-clearer.php
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AMLI - cantilever crane mounting

The name of the game - don't drill into sidewalk.
Dec 9


Note the lack of rebar in the middle of this weight.


Quick before it fills up.






Dec 12




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501 N Clark

Dec 12 - Tearing down the drilling rigs.


Dec 13 - Vibrating Sheet Piles




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Right now they are working on the sheet pile on the N side.
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Haha, is this hazing for the new guy or something?

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^^ I believe those define the safe radius, the back doesn't stick out as far from the axis as the front, and these rotate more than they crawl.
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Thanks for the shots harry. You always manage to get some great angles
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Somewhat interesting talk show on WGN radio last night, extension 720.

http://www.wgnradio.com/shows/ext720...,2039939.story

Chicago has to get busy to make this list:

http://www.ctbuh.org/TallBuildings/H...S/Default.aspx
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Somewhat interesting talk show on WGN radio last night, extension 720.

http://www.wgnradio.com/shows/ext720...,2039939.story

Chicago has to get busy to make this list:

http://www.ctbuh.org/TallBuildings/H...S/Default.aspx
Unfortunately...... it just doesn't look in the cards for us at this time, or in the near future...
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^^^ Don't worry I got this...

My goal is to build the greatest building in the world in Chicago. Not necessarily the tallest, but the best...
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Old Posted Dec 22, 2011, 11:30 PM
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1225 Old Town

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What is this?
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