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Old October 23rd, 2011, 05:35 AM   #1
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PHILADELPHIA | 2116 Chestnut | 35 fl | Com

This re-designed residential tower is slated to surmount 4 floors of mixed use retail/parking and medical. Demo and prep is scheduled to begin soon...

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Saturday, July 30, 2011
Things are Looking Up on Chestnut Street



Well, at least literally.

John Buck Co. of Chicago plans on break ground in September on the 35 storey Buck Tower apartments on the site of the Sidney Hillman Medical Center.

Although Hartshorne Plunckard Architecture's glass tower pales in comparison to the diagonally positioned midcentury clinic, it will be an exciting contribution to our skyline in a time of economic uncertainty.

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From the Bruce Brooks website: http://www.brucebrooks.com/projects_..._chestnut.html

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Construction is scheduled to begin in 2011 on this $100 million project, which will take shape on the site of the 60-year-old Sidney Hillman Medical Center, a neighborhood landmark. The new high-rise structure will be 33 stories and contain ground floor retail, structured parking and 307 apartments, most of which will be studio and one-bedroom. As part of the project, a replacement medical center will be constructed. The five-story mixed-use building will also contain retail and tenant office space.

Architect: Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture in association with Voith & Mactavish Architects
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Old October 23rd, 2011, 05:37 AM   #2
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Here is the previous design:



Along with the lower floor elevation:



More updated renders as they come in...
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Old October 23rd, 2011, 11:54 AM   #3
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The old design is much better.
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Old October 23rd, 2011, 08:26 PM   #4
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No doubt value-engineered due to the economy. From condos to rentals = from cool to boring...
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Old December 16th, 2011, 01:18 AM   #5
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Site prep and demolition work at 2116 Chestnut St:


http://nakedphilly.com/tag/residence...-ritz-carlton/
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Old December 16th, 2011, 01:19 AM   #6
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...And a nicer render: (caution: XXL)


http://www.cpexecutive.com/business-...tment-project/
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Old December 16th, 2011, 12:15 PM   #7
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I prefer the new design. I've never been a big fan of curved glass towers.

EDIT 01/08/12: I now think like both designs equally. You all really needed to know that.
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Old April 5th, 2012, 11:52 AM   #8
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Now under construction.

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Old August 1st, 2012, 06:08 AM   #9
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2116 Chestnut cranking up:


http://nakedphilly.com/rittenhouse/u...estnut-street/


summersm343 @SSP: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...&postcount=197

and a reminder of where we're all going:


http://phillyshark.blogspot.com/2011...-marriott.html
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Good infill for Philadelphia's skyline
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2116 Chestnut enters the skyline:

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Cladding racing up the sides:

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Just a simple glass box, the old curved design was better imo. Still nice addition to the skyline.
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Old March 12th, 2013, 05:33 PM   #15
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March: Nearing completion:


http://buildingphilly.com/2116-chest...ate_march-1st/


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Old March 12th, 2013, 06:36 PM   #16
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ah.. miss this place so much....My frens and I used to go out partying and clubbing nearly every nite in the downtown philly....LOL
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2116 Chestnut from Delancey St


http://buildingphilly.com/2116-chest...m-delancey-st/
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This skyline could use some glass towers.
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Beyond the cranes at the medical campus, 2116 Chestnut (center left) nestles into the skyline:

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May 7: Finishing up


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