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Old Posted Nov 1, 2007, 7:53 AM
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Small site indeed! A supertall on a tiny plot of land. These construction techniques amaze me.
     
     
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I am simply amazed at the speed at which this thing is moving any idea how hight it will be by thanksgiving or xmas
     
     
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Right in front of the Westin huh?!
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Right in front of the Westin huh?!
Great view if you can brave the smokers.
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Note new forms - the end of parking.

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I dont want to disturb anyone but the middle part of the building is a little slanted
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its part of the parking garage I believe
     
     
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A weird question

Does anyone know why the parking structure appears to have really thin floor plates?? It seems for such a tall building it would have much thicker floor plates. Was just curious if this building was using some kind of new concrete or technology??
     
     
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Will the parking garage floor slants be visible at all from the exterior cladding, or will they make it appear straight? from all the models, it appears that the podium section of the tower will have straight horizontal elements, apperently hiding the parking garage ramps. i hope that is the case.
     
     
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Ramps

Thinly disguised - in the model at least.

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Does anyone know why the parking structure appears to have really thin floor plates?? It seems for such a tall building it would have much thicker floor plates. Was just curious if this building was using some kind of new concrete or technology??
Given that these floor plates are supporting nothing but their own weight and some cars, I don't think the width is out of the ordinary.
     
     
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Thinly disguised - in the model at least.

That looks fantastic IMO
     
     
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It looks like they are obscuring the garage with some sort of vent/screen material kinda like the transfer floors at Trump. Now that's how to do a parking podium! This building is going to be so incredibly slick.

It looks like they only have one or two floors of parking left to go before they get into the next section of this building. The cladding should be showing up in December right? This building will be pretty tall by the time it starts getting glass then.
     
     
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Does anyone know why the parking structure appears to have really thin floor plates?? It seems for such a tall building it would have much thicker floor plates. Was just curious if this building was using some kind of new concrete or technology??
Its just the scale of the massive concrete columns along Wacker throwing your eyes off. The thinkness of the floor slab is fairly standard.
     
     
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It would be nice if those vents/screens had some sort of subtle lighting effect on them when the tower is finished - i hope.
     
     
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it's flying up because the footprint is so small
those guys are cranking
     
     
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