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Not my favourite Stern design but it's a relief to see a design that's not all blue glass. Good to see this one getting underway.
 

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Does the garage extend this far west ?




These are what the vibrator are for - the wet clay preserves the old pilings very well.


 

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Not rock socketed - also looks like there will be no basement in the skyscraper next to the underground garage - that's just wrong.

The rebar poking up out of the caisson sleeve shows where the top of the foundation mat will be.

Very Big belling bit ( the wings fold in while it is lowered 50-80' down the shaft, then pulled open by a cable, distributing the load over a much larger area.




 

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A pile of pilings - from when this was the waterfront.


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on the way to Navy Pier - there is quite a bit of tourist traffic here.
 

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Looking E down Grand


Park and Place




load bearing wall


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Too few cable runs - always too few.


Sacrificial iron workers adjusting the rebar as the pour goes on.
 

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Walking on the ceiling






Getting ready for a stressful holiday. (post tension cables)



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Rebar in the columns


And yes they have not forgotten about the park
 

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