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Old Posted Dec 16, 2011, 4:37 AM
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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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Old Posted Dec 17, 2011, 7:39 AM
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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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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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Old Posted Dec 20, 2011, 5:23 AM
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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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Old Posted Dec 20, 2011, 3:37 PM
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270 E Grand - McDonald House

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Old Posted Dec 20, 2011, 4:31 PM
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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




Dec 13


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Old Posted Dec 20, 2011, 8:33 PM
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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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Old Posted Dec 21, 2011, 1:44 AM
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Haha, is this hazing for the new guy or something?

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Old Posted Dec 21, 2011, 3:55 AM
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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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Old Posted Dec 22, 2011, 5:44 PM
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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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1225 Old Town

What is this?
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Old Posted Dec 23, 2011, 5:25 PM
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its the development along wells just north of division in old town.
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its the development along wells just north of division in old town.
Sorry, I mean what are they building?
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