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Old April 13th, 2008, 10:24 PM   #181
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I agree. I think they should raise the tip of the roof to 1500ft and get rid of that wasteful looking spire. Unless they plan to cover it with solar panels or put wind power fans in it, it just makes the building look a bit ridiculous.
I think the spire's gorgeous. The chance of the developer adding floors all the way to the tip of the spire is nil, so I'd prefer seeing a spire without floors to having no floors and no spire.
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Old April 14th, 2008, 02:44 AM   #182
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Why you people jumping down this guys throat. I couldn't find where he said it was the second tallest anything. I'm sure he was just trying to hype the building up. Maybe the building will be complete before some of the other. Maybe they will pull off a empire state building and have it all done by next year anything can happen. But what do I know.
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Old April 14th, 2008, 03:04 AM   #183
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fantastic news ! jippi !



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Old April 14th, 2008, 03:21 AM   #184
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I live in PA and we don't hear to much new about this building. We'll see what happens with it.
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Old April 14th, 2008, 08:15 PM   #185
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It's still nothing more than an economically and financially questionable proposal with poor quality rip-off architecture IMO. Sorry guys. Philly deserves better.
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Old April 18th, 2008, 07:30 PM   #186
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Is it just me or does this building looks a lot like the freedom tower from that view at less. Now I don't see them building this, for no other reason then I just don't see it happing. And the only problem I have with it is the floor count. This building is way to tall to not have 100 floors. But other then that it looks pretty good.
Fantastic tower but the stick on top looks really bad. I'm a spire fan and I don't mind them having a point on top but the bulding needs a crown that spans the width and then moves gradually to a point. That spike on top is far to long in contrast to the height of the building.

And the Freedom Tower has the same problem...the stick just looks like a cheat.

The Chicago Spire is my favorite supertall in the U.S. followed by Signature Tower Nashville (if it ever moves dirt). Signature has a real crown with a reasonable spike on top.
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Old April 19th, 2008, 03:16 AM   #187
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Old April 19th, 2008, 08:36 AM   #188
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I don't like this proposal at all. It looks modern but yet not. It looks like modern as seen from the 80s or early 90s. Looks dated already.
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Old April 21st, 2008, 08:41 AM   #189
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thanks PhillyGuy85
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Old May 1st, 2008, 08:52 PM   #190
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ROTF!!!!!!!!!!!!! I Thought something was wrong when i went back to the CC thread and didn't see the pictures LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old May 1st, 2008, 08:57 PM   #191
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Old May 1st, 2008, 09:13 PM   #192
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Old May 1st, 2008, 09:29 PM   #193
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thanks for great pictures...
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Old May 1st, 2008, 09:32 PM   #194
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but comcast tower looks marvellous though
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Old May 1st, 2008, 09:50 PM   #195
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MY BAD TAKING THEM DOWN SORRY!!!
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Old May 1st, 2008, 09:52 PM   #196
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Old May 4th, 2008, 10:32 PM   #197
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The Comcast Center is 297m.
I think the tower (with spire) will reach more then 450m!

1 500 feet = 457.2 meters!!!



Impressive... really high.
yeah, very impressive indeed! it puts the comcast center to shame (height-wise).......
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Old May 5th, 2008, 08:21 PM   #198
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yeah, very impressive indeed! it puts the comcast center to shame (height-wise).......
Too bad it's ugggly .
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Old May 5th, 2008, 08:38 PM   #199
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if the spire was shorter it could look better imo,
although if the glass is perfect the height of the spire wont matter that much
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Old June 20th, 2008, 09:23 PM   #200
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Photo: KOHN PEDERSON FOX ARCHITECTS from Philadelphia Inquirer
This is a model for a proposed 1,500-foot tower at 18th and Arch Streets. It would edge out Chicago's Sears Tower, at 1,451 feet, to become the nation's tallest building.

Posted on Fri, Jun. 20, 2008

Tallest building in U.S. proposed for Phila.
By Jeff Shields

Inquirer Staff Writer

City officials and residents of Center City's Logan Square neighborhood will have the summer to wrangle over a proposed 1,500-foot skyscraper - it would be the nation's tallest - that would be built at 18th and Arch Streets.
Councilman Darrell L. Clarke introduced a bill yesterday to change zoning at the site to allow for the American Commerce Center, a soaring complex of office space, hotel rooms, retail and entertainment. The building would edge out Chicago's Sears Tower, which reaches 1,451 feet, as the tallest building in the United States.

Clarke's bill would require strict design oversight from the City Planning Commission and could prove a test for the increased role that Mayor Nutter wants the commission to play.

The commission is expected to hold public hearings over the next two months. The development partnership, which includes Walnut Street Capital, has not yet identified any tenants for the proposed building.

Even before Clarke introduced his legislation, opposition was simmering among neighborhood groups, especially the Logan Square Neighborhood Association, which has already retained veteran Philadelphia zoning lawyer Joseph Beller.

State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo, the Philadelphia Democrat in whose district the tower would be built, called yesterday for an "end to spot zoning."

"This is totally out of scale with the rest of Center City," he said.

The city's tallest building, the 975-foot Comcast Center, is a block away, at 17th and Arch Streets.

Fumo spokesman Gary Tuma said Fumo believed city officials needed to draft a "comprehensive plan for what we want the skyline to look like."

Tuma said the building would be within 25 feet of the Sterling House and several other long-standing residential buildings. "These people deserve a chance to speak about this," he said.

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Contact staff writer Jeff Shields at 215-854-4565 or [email protected].
Inquirer staff writer Joseph A. Slobodzian contributed to this article.

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/20594614.html
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