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Posts by tigerlady

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  • Scaffolding Accident in Chicago

    03/09/2002 5:23:17 PM PST · 59 of 66
    tigerlady to NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
    The John Hancock Center has been undergoing extensive exterior renovation. tuckpointing, steam cleaning, etc., for more than a year. There are several scaffolding units on the building at all times. These are huge units, much bigger and heavier than those used for window-washing. Normally the units are tied securely when the workers are not working, but the winds today were just impossible. I believe the units were tied down at the 43rd floor, although there apparently are conflicting reports on that. However, I was able to see one of the scaffolds that was swinging in the wind this afternoon, swinging as if it was made of cardboard, and it was at the 43rd floor.

    I also saw the other scaffolds which had fallen to the street level including the one which had fallen on the cars. It is a horrible sight! The scaffolds all broke many windows in the building, causing glass and other debris to rain down on the street and pavement. The windows in the Hancock are very very thick and heavy, so much damage was created.

    Tonight, six hours after the accident, the residents of the building are still restricted on going out and coming in. The winds are still high, and some debris is still flying around. No cars are permitted in or out of the garage, and a number of areas in the building are totally inaccessible. It is such a sad day here. We mourn for the families of the injured and those who did not survive. It all happened so quickly!

  • Scaffolding Accident in Chicago

    03/09/2002 12:58:16 PM PST · 16 of 66
    tigerlady to ChicagoRepublican
    I live in the Hancock Building and what happened two hours ago is just HORRIBLE! The winds are still very strong and everything is shaking and rattling in the building. Many windows are broken. I don't believe anyone was on the scaffolding - it would have been suicidal to be up there today - but the falling scaffolding and debris is what has done the damage. The commercial part of the building has been evacuated, but the residents on the upper floors are not permitted to come in or go out. Lord, be with those who are injured and those families who have lost a loved one.
  • Indulgent Vanity: Anyone Staying Home Tonight / Celebrate New Year's Here?

    12/31/2001 2:45:03 PM PST · 46 of 184
    tigerlady to onyx
    Making popcorn and watching a movie on video tonight with bubbly toast at midnight. Mr Tiger and I checked with our favorite restaurant located in our building and dinner tonight is $125 per person, plus tax and tip (every day buffet is $14 - quite a difference). So Plan B is not so bad. We will have lox and bagels for breakfast in the morning. Happy, healthy and a safe New Year to you all. God bless America and God bless the Freepers.
  • One full week in Chicago -- WITHOUT FOX NEWS

    12/18/2001 2:33:21 PM PST · 7 of 15
    tigerlady to Joe Boucher
    Sorry to strongly disagree with you about Chicago. Chicago is a GREAT city, a wonderful place to live. With or without Fox News, some of us wouldn't live anywhere else --- and I have tried more than once. Always came running back to the Windy City.
  • Flight ban over downtown Chicago

    10/31/2001 11:42:52 AM PST · 11 of 38
    tigerlady to NY.SS-Bar9
    In my very biased opinion, this is a half-measure of security. I'm all for protecting the Sears Tower, the largest building in Chicago and the US. That is absolutely necessary. However, we live in the John Hancock Building, the tallest residential building (over 100 stories), which is located one block from Lake Michigan. I don't understand why they are allowing flights over Lake Michigan. We, as residents. are under very tight security within the building and all around the building outside on the street level. However, they seem to have forgotten about a flight ban for us. A little scary!
  • Flight ban over downtown Chicago

    10/31/2001 11:41:00 AM PST · 10 of 38
    tigerlady to NY.SS-Bar9
    In my very biased opinion, this is a half-measure of security. I'm all for protecting the Sears Tower, the largest building in Chicago and the US. That is absolutely necessary. However, we live in the John Hancock Building, the tallest residential building (over 100 stories), which is located one block from Lake Michigan. I don't understand why they are allowing flights over Lake Michigan. We, as residents. are under very tight security within the building and all around the building outside on the street level. However, they seem to have forgotten about a flight ban for us. A little scary!
  • "Family Radio" , Harold Camping, Robert A. Cook

    10/19/2001 7:24:33 PM PDT · 12 of 31
    tigerlady to withteeth
    I don't know anything about Mr Camping, but I do know about Dr Cook. Many years ago, before he became the President of King's College in New York, he was on the pastoral staff of Midwest Bible Church in Chicago. I grew up in that church, and we LOVED Dr Cook. He was a great pastor and a great teacher of God's Word. He was on target and spoke the truth from the Bible. He truly lived the Christian life. as did his family. After he left Chicago and was in New York, we eagerly listened to him on the radio. He is now with the Lord in heaven, and I remember him ever so fondly. A great man who loved his Lord. I am glad to hear his sermons are still on the radio.