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Old July 17th, 2008, 05:54 AM   #261
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That's Senator Vincent J. Fumo.

YEAH I'M SO HAPPY THAT GUY BROUGHT UP AN OBSERVATION DECK!!!!!!!!!! That's just what the ACC needs!!!! I’m surprised that some of those that live in the area acutally support the project.
I spoke to my dad a few minutes ago on the phone (he lives in the city, but not anywhere near "Center City") and he likes the idea.

I agreed with him that having so much additional convenience of shopping without having to drive will save the nearby residence allot of money in gas.

Plus they have that nice park within the building itself offering very nice views, they have absolutely no reason to complain whatsoever.

In fact, I told my dad that in Midtown Manhattan, they are building the Bank of America Tower that has a spire that exceeds 1,000 feet and there is plenty of sunlight at Bryant Park (surrounded by skyscrapers).

We also discussed the environmental energy savings that tower will have for the city of Philadelphia.

Make no mistake about it, the American Commerce Center will be beneficial to the city of Philadelphia.

My dad recommended that my next trip to Philly to visit the Comcast Center - so I will do that.

Skyscrapers are the future.
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Old July 17th, 2008, 11:27 PM   #262
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Your Dad is a SMART guy, couldn't agree with him more! You should visit Philly sometime. I think if this is built it would be a huge attraction for the city. If they include a observation deck that would be a great asset to the tower.
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Old July 17th, 2008, 11:34 PM   #263
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Those 3 blue towers already standing up are attractive enough, addition of this one will make it rival NYC (not)
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Old July 17th, 2008, 11:45 PM   #264
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I don't look at NYC and Philly as rivals, now that the height limit of city hall has been lifted.

Personally, I am hoping for tall towers for both cities.

Any true skyscraper fan would desire nearby cities to have super tall towers everywhere.

It would be a dream to be able to see the Philly skyline from the top of the Empire State Building and vice versa (wishful thinking).

While the architecture of the Empire State Building is my all time favorite (I have a huge model in my living room, several feet tall), I want taller towers everywhere.

Imagine skyscrapers so dense, you just smile all day.
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Old July 18th, 2008, 11:56 AM   #265
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Looks more and more promising, I am still not quite sure about the spire shape...
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Old July 19th, 2008, 11:29 PM   #266
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Under Construction now.
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Old July 19th, 2008, 11:42 PM   #267
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What is "Under Construction now"

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Old July 20th, 2008, 02:34 AM   #268
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I am really not happy with the spire.
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Old July 20th, 2008, 05:36 AM   #269
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I am really not happy with the spire.
Same here.

Hopefully, it will be redesigned.

Like I said, I wouldn't mind if the spire were replaced with additional floors to support a restaurant (with a view) along with a rooftop observation deck (the revenue they earn from it will more than finance the deal for years to come).
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 11:11 AM   #270
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Great, but it was surely inspired by the Freedom Tower.
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 02:45 PM   #271
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Great, but it was surely inspired by the Freedom Tower.
It sure was inspired by one of the original designs for FT, not the ugly one that is being built. At least the spire is part of the design, not just something stuck on top so the building can be called taller.
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I do also like the the actual FT design. The whole complex is super aesthetic and impressive!
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 09:49 PM   #273
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anyone think that the sky garden thing is bad idea on this tower? I'm very sure the new render of this tower will be without the sky garden.
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anyone think that the sky garden thing is bad idea on this tower?
I like the sky garden, as you managed to phrase it.

Having a garden in the sky is more common than you know.
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 10:09 PM   #275
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sky-gardens are great, and a new trend in skyscrapers. i would also like the idea to create a sky-garden on the roof on the tower, not just on the base-roof
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sky-gardens are great, and a new trend in skyscrapers. i would also like the idea to create a sky-garden on the roof on the tower, not just on the base-roof
That would be a wonderful idea!
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ok 'skygardens' are aesthetically pleasing and nice to have but what main purpose do they really serve? I don't think they really eliminate [I]that[I] much pollution, do they?
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ok 'skygardens' are aesthetically pleasing and nice to have but what main purpose do they really serve? I don't think they really eliminate [I]that[I] much pollution, do they?
Seriously, you need to get out more!

I see them on top of towers throughout Manhattan.

In a concrete jungle, we need gardens in the sky.

I'd like to believe that most civilized people actually enjoy grass, trees, fountains and fresh air.
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 07:28 AM   #279
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sky-garden

i think sky-garden is good idea to reduce pollution ,since the cool air goes down,and the ht one goes up,its just heli-pad don't give them a chance.

layers of the sky-garden

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this one look great
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 07:51 AM   #280
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