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Old Posted Oct 7, 2008, 11:28 AM
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I want to see this baby go up, but the economy scares me, kind of reminds me of Bruce's song, " Glory Days ".
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A (more) permanent fence going in around the hole is not a good sign.
Yeah, because Kelleher has to run the risk of some stupid kid falling into the hole just to 'keep the faith,' right? Terrible sign indeed.
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If they're aware of this thread... perhaps they were concerned
that one of us might throw ourselves into the hole.

You know, like in those old movies where the virgin
throws herself into the volcano.
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Old Posted Oct 7, 2008, 6:50 PM
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Well I say that because if further construction was imminent (as some in this thread firmly believe) there would be no reason to spend a few grand on a chain link fence, right?
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Old Posted Oct 7, 2008, 7:38 PM
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^ $2000 / $2,000,000,000 = 0.000001. I'd say it's a good expenditure, even if for just a few weeks.
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Old Posted Oct 8, 2008, 12:28 AM
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Also notice the new fence is back from the hole by 3 feet or so, they could be building it to allow better access to the hole (no fence near the edge to get hooked on) if they start working at the bottom.
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Old Posted Oct 8, 2008, 1:57 AM
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Wow signs are so good right now. Can't wait to see this baby rise!!!
But I don't know about the fence. Thats the only kind off bad sign.
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Old Posted Oct 8, 2008, 5:21 AM
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Or will they start to work on some other stuff in the mean time?

Maybe there are so many idle construction jobs and equipment, they are getting awesome deals on labor and equipment, and will work on some other stuff while things are sorted out?

If you needed a Scoopy Scoop for 1000 hours, it is normally $1,000/hr. and you got it for $600/hr., you just saved $400,000. And maybe instead of $60/hr. for a Scoopy Scoop operator, you can find someone who will drive in from Milwaukee for $45/hr., saving you another $15,000.
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^ Unions do not allow that kind if stuff.
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^ Unions do not allow that kind if stuff.
Can't you just hire non-union workers? are there laws forcing you to hire unionized workers?
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Old Posted Oct 8, 2008, 3:35 PM
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Can't you just hire non-union workers? are there laws forcing you to hire unionized workers?
Chicago is a union town.
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Wow signs are so good right now. Can't wait to see this baby rise!!!
But I don't know about the fence. Thats the only kind off bad sign.
and what signs are you referring to?
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Can't you just hire non-union workers? are there laws forcing you to hire unionized workers?
There is no law forcing them to use union labor, but if they didn't I betcha there wouldn't be any material deliveries to the site--as all of the truck drivers are union.

That and there would probably be a riot.
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Old Posted Oct 8, 2008, 4:54 PM
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Don't forget the ridiculous "inflatable rat" that they haul to the entrance of the construction site. It isn't quite The Sopranos, but there are plenty of burly men that stand around outside and make life miserable for anyone that does work.

Let's hope the banking crisis gets better soon.
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Old Posted Oct 8, 2008, 6:37 PM
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The marketing department said sales are well north of the 30% figure last reported. The Chicago Spire is a great investment compared to stocks at the moment. Now that the penthouse sale ($40,000,000.00) more than doubled the record spent on a Chicago area home you will see the smart money move into getting a unit in this tower.
Spire has been well north of 30% for one quarter now it seems like

And I don't know if the Penthouse was sold at 40m as advertised
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Old Posted Oct 8, 2008, 11:46 PM
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Oct 08 - lunch

From above



higer res
2007 series
2008 Q1 series
2008 Q2 series
2008 Q3 series

Lots of activity as Centtral pulled out the last 2 mobile cranes.








Lunch almost over - looking at the hole.




Full size

Pump re-intalled ?
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Old Posted Oct 9, 2008, 1:43 PM
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and what signs are you referring to?
Ummm.. i dont know.... lets see... ummmm, OH YAH... THE 40 MILLION DOLLAR PENT HOUSE BEING SOLD!!! OH and the fact that they are SEEING SALES EVERY DAY..

And even if this does go on hold it would be a good sign because they are still selling condos for buyers all over the world.
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Smile i am in town

Hiya friends,

landed savely in Chicagoland on Tuesday afternoon just to see it drown in rain, lol. But thank god the weather improved and i had a very pleasent Wednesday with visiting the Field Museum and in the afternoon glory sunshine awaited me when i left the Museum. So i took the chance to visit the John Hancock skydeck an see the sunset in an amazing way. This morning i walked to see the Elysian in person and it didnt look as bad as many of you said it would. Now i am in an internet cafe to keep you up to date and afterwards seeing BVic for a nice river cruise on one of the boats. So to resume my stay so far it was great and also met some very friendly Chicagoans and surprisingly a lot of fellow germans too. So see you in town

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Old Posted Oct 9, 2008, 3:30 PM
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Hiya friends,

landed savely in Chicagoland on Tuesday afternoon just to see it drown in rain, lol. But thank god the weather improved and i had a very pleasent Wednesday with visiting the Field Museum and in the afternoon glory sunshine awaited me when i left the Museum. So i took the chance to visit the John Hancock skydeck an see the sunset in an amazing way. This morning i walked to see the Elysian in person and in didnt look as bad as many of you said it would. Now i am in an internet cafe to keep you up to date and afterwards seeing BVic for a nice river cruise on one of the boats. So to resume my stay so far it was great and also met some very friendly Chicagoans and surprisingly a lot of fellow germans too. So see you in town
andy, you are here for a gorgeous weekend. lucky!! hope your stay is great
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Old Posted Oct 9, 2008, 3:38 PM
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andy, you are here for a gorgeous weekend. lucky!! hope your stay is great
indeed i am lucky. Having a great time so far and loving this amazing city. Its not something you can compare with any german cities, maybe Berlin is close. See you around
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