4Marq - 400 Marquette Ave (313' - 30 Stories)

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Re: 4Marq - (313' - 30 Stories)

Postby mattaudio » March 2nd, 2015, 9:21 am

Silophant wrote:Those bottom seven floors are parking podium, so I'm guessing they'll have a different façade. Unfortunately.
That's a shame. While I dislike parking podiums, at least there are some downtown that blend in with the building. 50th South Sixth is a good example of this. https://goo.gl/maps/qavtv

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Re: 4Marq - (313' - 30 Stories)

Postby HiawathaGuy » March 2nd, 2015, 9:36 am

Silophant wrote:Those bottom seven floors are parking podium, so I'm guessing they'll have a different façade. Unfortunately.
A rendering for help in remembering what the podium will look like once done.
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Re: 4Marq - (313' - 30 Stories)

Postby acs » March 2nd, 2015, 10:23 am

IMO it's still the best looking new podium and miles above the Nic on 5th.

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Re: 4Marq - (313' - 30 Stories)

Postby trigonalmayhem » March 2nd, 2015, 12:12 pm

mattaudio wrote:
That's a shame. While I dislike parking podiums, at least there are some downtown that blend in with the building. 50th South Sixth is a good example of this. https://goo.gl/maps/qavtv
That's amazing! I had no idea that was a parking podium, which I guess was the point.

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Re: 4Marq - (313' - 30 Stories)

Postby grant1simons2 » March 2nd, 2015, 11:11 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0eJOI2 ... e=youtu.be

I made a little video of my shots from August to now

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Re: 4Marq - (313' - 30 Stories)

Postby bapster2006 » March 3rd, 2015, 8:15 am

Cool movie. I keep meaning to start fresh with a new tower and take a photo from the same angle every week until it's totally done so I can do a movie.

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Re: 4Marq - (313' - 30 Stories)

Postby Azel » March 4th, 2015, 10:41 am

Somebody today said it looks like Mortenson is topping out at 22 stories. What's up with that? Anybody have a visual or know what's going on? Is it an illusion because residential floors are shorter? Or maybe they're just pausing construction? Ideas?

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Re: 4Marq - (313' - 30 Stories)

Postby bubzki2 » March 4th, 2015, 10:45 am

Azel wrote:Somebody today said...
I think the credibility of the "somebody" would be a good place to start scrutinizing.

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Re: 4Marq - (313' - 30 Stories)

Postby FISHMANPET » March 4th, 2015, 10:47 am

Is there a tree on top?

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Re: 4Marq - (313' - 30 Stories)

Postby Azel » March 4th, 2015, 10:47 am

Thats why I'm turning to the experts on this chat room. See what you know.

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Re: 4Marq - (313' - 30 Stories)

Postby Azel » March 4th, 2015, 10:54 am

The "somebody" who can see construction from their office said: "No tree, but they took down the core form and they are not raising the tower crane to keep going."

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Re: 4Marq - (313' - 30 Stories)

Postby mnmike » March 4th, 2015, 11:03 am

Probably just a pause and catching up on some other part of the construction. There is still a concrete pump on top.

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Re: 4Marq - (313' - 30 Stories)

Postby grant1simons2 » March 4th, 2015, 11:32 am

Holmstar said he "hopes they didn't cut the rest off."

Edit: They should check later or tomorrow even, it looks like the concrete pump is shaping something

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Re: 4Marq - (313' - 30 Stories)

Postby schmitzm03 » March 4th, 2015, 11:38 am

Mortenson already sold it as a 30 story building (in July I believe). How could they reduce height now?

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Re: 4Marq - (313' - 30 Stories)

Postby TroyGBiv » March 4th, 2015, 1:35 pm

The most likely explanation is either they are catching up as mnmike said or they are dealing with the concrete shortage that has been a problem over the last 12 plus months. I know that there were times when the new stadium was in a heavy pouring stage and most of the other projects were slowed down a bit. The building is going to be 30 stories - as schmitzm03 points out - it was sold as such and this kind of a change is completely unlikely. The other potential option is that as the Xcel building is framing the side closest to 4Marq it might delay adding to the crane for a little while.

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Re: 4Marq - (313' - 30 Stories)

Postby robotlollipop » March 4th, 2015, 3:21 pm

That'd be a lot of empty parking spaces.

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Re: 4Marq - (313' - 30 Stories)

Postby Silophant » March 4th, 2015, 5:56 pm

The first time they raised the crane, construction seemed to stall for a couple weeks before hand. No idea why this is the case, but I'd guess that's what's happening again.

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Re: 4Marq - (313' - 30 Stories)

Postby John » March 4th, 2015, 9:17 pm

schmitzm03 wrote:Mortenson already sold it as a 30 story building (in July I believe). How could they reduce height now?
They'd be sued by the new owners.

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Re: 4Marq - (313' - 30 Stories)

Postby Gman12 » March 5th, 2015, 9:34 am

Don't panic yet...there is rebar sticking out of the columns on the top floor ready for the next floors columns to be poured around them.

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Re: 4Marq - (313' - 30 Stories)

Postby Wedgeguy » March 5th, 2015, 11:01 am

They may just be resetting the platform to different specifications. While the lower floor have to deal with weight load stress, the upper floors will have more wind stress to deal with. They maybe also just checking specification to make sure of the alignments are still true.


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