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Old July 23rd, 2008, 08:34 AM   #281
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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.
Ha well I guess easy for me to say, living in the suburbs, maybe I would just rather go to a tradtional park on the ground if I want to see trees. I see them in Chicago too, but I think most of the time those are just pools with some greens around them
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 08:47 AM   #282
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Ha well I guess easy for me to say, living in the suburbs, maybe I would just rather go to a tradtional park on the ground if I want to see trees. I see them in Chicago too, but I think most of the time those are just pools with some greens around them
The grass, trees, fountains and such are a part of our urban surroundings.

By adding those basic elements to our concrete cities, we are humanizing our world and making it more enjoyable.

The rooftop swimming pools you refer to are quite common in big cities, but they are often restricted to private access.

These public gardens, such as the one proposed for Philadelphia's American Commerce Center would extend the natural elements of life to Center City.

While some developments try, very few exceed.

For example, the Commerce Center on West Market Street has a fountain between two twin towers, but the missing elements are obvious in the concrete surroundings.

For the average pedestrian, the Commerce Center appears bleak and unfriendly.

Not surprisingly, this is what is expected -versus- the ACC, where the unexpected is what makes this development unique.

You won't find this at Liberty Place or the Comcast Center.
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 06:31 PM   #283
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So you said that these skygardens are public, so does that mean anyone off the street is welcome to ride up and enter the gardens? If thats true, thats kinda a cool idea
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 06:43 PM   #284
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So you said that these skygardens are public, so does that mean anyone off the street is welcome to ride up and enter the gardens? If thats true, thats kinda a cool idea
The proposed ACC has designed a public garden open to the public along with public restrooms, shops, a supermarket, dining and a proposed extension of the subway concourse.
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Old July 25th, 2008, 05:13 AM   #285
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this needs to get built it would be great for the Philadelphia skyline, it is a beautiful building, i hope it gets passed, i read that it is supposedly in a low rise neighborhood, what kind of low rise neighborhood has a 950 foot skyscraper one block away? seriously
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Old July 25th, 2008, 07:08 AM   #286
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i read that it is supposedly in a low rise neighborhood, what kind of low rise neighborhood has a 950 foot skyscraper one block away? seriously
ROTF!!!!!!! Exactly. I understand that some people live in that area but it's the BUSINESS DISTRICT!
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Old July 25th, 2008, 07:36 AM   #287
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i read that it is supposedly in a low rise neighborhood
Directly across the street from the city's tallest - not exactly a low rise neighborhood, now is it
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Old July 25th, 2008, 07:39 AM   #288
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There is just so much to sift through here... is the project a "Go" or is it a proposal?
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Old July 25th, 2008, 09:04 AM   #289
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There is just so much to sift through here... is the project a "Go" or is it a proposal?
Right now, it is a proposal that is currently undergoing a zoning change request.
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Old July 26th, 2008, 04:45 AM   #290
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Directly across the street from the city's tallest - not exactly a low rise neighborhood, now is it
wow that is exactly the point i was making i dont get how it is in a lowrise neighborhood when you have a 950 foot skyscraper next door
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wow that is exactly the point i was making i dont get how it is in a lowrise neighborhood when you have a 950 foot skyscraper next door
I agree that the argument of being in a low rise neighborhood is absolutely absurd.
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Old July 27th, 2008, 07:00 AM   #292
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From what I have read the developers are trying to land Wachovia Bank as a lead tenant, but given the financial crisis of the banking industry I would suspect this is highly unlikely. Does anyone know the other companies that are being courted? As much as this tower is progress for Philadelphia, I just think the chances are slim this will move forward given the current economic climate.
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Old July 27th, 2008, 07:06 AM   #293
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i agree. it'll eventually get built, just not anytime in the next 3 years anyway....
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Old July 27th, 2008, 07:48 AM   #294
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Maybe Verizon? I know in the recent Philadelphia clean up, the mayor and volunteers were wearing Verizon T-shirts.

Beautiful night rendering by the way.
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Old July 27th, 2008, 08:03 AM   #295
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I agree that the argument of being in a low rise neighborhood is absolutely absurd.
i just looked up the american commerce center on google and looked in the news section and one article said that people living around the proposed sight rejected it because they lived in a low rise neighborhood, they must have their heads up their asses because they are in the financial district there are high rises wherever you look
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Old July 27th, 2008, 08:17 AM   #296
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.... they must have their heads up their asses because they are in the financial district there are high rises wherever you look
THIS (below) must be one of them....

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Old July 27th, 2008, 08:41 AM   #297
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Just did a google search, and came up with this:

"and they (comcast) were looking to build another tower on that block for necessary expansion and space for telecom subsidiaries. The talk is Comcast may forego that second tower and possibly lease space at ACC."

Also:

"TDCommerce Bank the American subsidiary to TD Bank of Toronto is looking for a US HQ, currently it has a dual HQ's of Portland ME. and Cherry HIll NJ (former Commerce Bank HQ)"

More of a possibility to me is the TDCommernce story, as the old Commerce Bank headquarters is just across the river in Cherry Hill.
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Old July 27th, 2008, 04:19 PM   #298
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Sounds promising!
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Old July 27th, 2008, 04:30 PM   #299
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Pretty cool tower ,the render looks fantastic with the present skylines , would be awsome to build it there
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Old July 27th, 2008, 06:12 PM   #300
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I have very strong feeling the garden part of the tower will be erased on the new drawing board and the final product will look very much like the freedom tower. sky garden is just unneccessary.
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