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Old May 9th, 2015, 07:55 AM   #841
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Old May 13th, 2015, 05:01 AM   #842
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Word on the street from a person working on the project, apparently the height is going up 30-50 feet taller. Whether that means a taller spire? More floors? But some design changes are taking place.
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Old May 13th, 2015, 07:54 PM   #843
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Word on the street from a person working on the project, apparently the height is going up 30-50 feet taller. Whether that means a taller spire? More floors? But some design changes are taking place.
Hmm, well it would be nice if this were a supertall to the top floor.
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Old May 14th, 2015, 12:24 PM   #844
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Old May 16th, 2015, 07:25 PM   #845
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The Comcast tower is going to have a very interesting look and with the hotel at the top what a view.
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Old May 18th, 2015, 11:53 PM   #846
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1,121 feet high, 59 floors?

Another spire generated cheater by the looks of it. How tall is the actual building? 750 feet or so?
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Old May 19th, 2015, 12:10 AM   #847
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1,121 feet high, 59 floors?

Another spire generated cheater by the looks of it. How tall is the actual building? 750 feet or so?
Um... 996 to roof with a very thick and prominent spire. You're way off.

Floor count != height, and rumors are it could be higher.
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Old May 19th, 2015, 06:59 AM   #848
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I think it's more in the neighborhood of 920' or so to the roof, but still much more than 750.
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Old May 19th, 2015, 07:16 AM   #849
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I think it's more in the neighborhood of 920' or so to the roof, but still much more than 750.
The lower roof is 911' and the mechanical penthouse below the spire is 996'

How can an actual skyscraper fan not understand that floor count doesn't equal height though?
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Old May 20th, 2015, 12:02 AM   #850
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Wow! Finally began to build!
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Old May 20th, 2015, 04:04 PM   #851
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How can an actual skyscraper fan not understand that floor count doesn't equal height though?
I understand plenty. I find it wasteful is all.
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Old May 20th, 2015, 06:15 PM   #852
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To expand...a 900 - 950 ft building would accommodate 75 to 80 floors. Build that next to this and which one is more rentable? The one with more floors and far more square footage. I guess Comcast is building this for themselves so rents aren't an issue. Heaven help them if they have to sell it someday. Chrysler is close to same roof height with 18 more floors.
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To expand...a 900 - 950 ft building would accommodate 75 to 80 floors. Build that next to this and which one is more rentable? The one with more floors and far more square footage. I guess Comcast is building this for themselves so rents aren't an issue. Heaven help them if they have to sell it someday. Chrysler is close to same roof height with 18 more floors.
Chrysler was built in 1929, when office floor layouts were totally different.

Today it's all about the high ceilings, and between the floors is likely taken up by more mechanical space etc. The people who designed this building know what they're doing, and it's obviously profitable or else it wouldn't be being built.

This is also the case of many buildings around the world too, the Shanghai world financial center "only" has 95 real floors (the 101 figure is to compensate for the empty space in the crown below the observatory) and it's roof is 1600 feet, quite well above the Empire State, Trump Tower Chicago, Ryugyong Hotel or John Hancock Center, buildings with similar or higher floor count.

The other Comcast Center is similar too, it has 57 or 58 total floors and a height of 975 feet.
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Old May 20th, 2015, 09:30 PM   #854
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Wow! Finally began to build!
Finally??

Construction has been going on for a while now.
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To expand...a 900 - 950 ft building would accommodate 75 to 80 floors. Build that next to this and which one is more rentable? The one with more floors and far more square footage. I guess Comcast is building this for themselves so rents aren't an issue. Heaven help them if they have to sell it someday. Chrysler is close to same roof height with 18 more floors.
If I'm not mistaken this building will include some TV studios as well. I'm sure those floor/floors will have significant height increases. When it comes to selling it in the future I'm also sure that these spaces will play a significant role in that. However I do agree that there is a low amount of floors for the height.
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1,121 feet high, 59 floors?

Another spire generated cheater by the looks of it. How tall is the actual building? 750 feet or so?

It will not have a spire ... more of a "hat" or a "slab."

Height of buildings has nothing to do with floor counts. It has everything to do with the measurement from the street surface to the top of the structure. Now I agree that sometimes they put an antenna on top and it and call it a "spire" which seems unfair to many - as in One World Trade Center in NYC. This building will not have anything like that. It will have a concrete finial that is part of the structure and unmovable.

Sounds to me like you're jealous.
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Old May 30th, 2015, 06:39 PM   #858
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Walked by this site a couple of days ago.

The concrete core is about 7 or 8 floors above ground.

According to the construction workers I spoke to, two tower cranes will be assembled on top this weekend!

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Old May 30th, 2015, 06:48 PM   #859
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A simple building that will add to phillies skyline.
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Old May 30th, 2015, 08:26 PM   #860
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It will not have a spire ... more of a "hat" or a "slab."

Height of buildings has nothing to do with floor counts. It has everything to do with the measurement from the street surface to the top of the structure. Now I agree that sometimes they put an antenna on top and it and call it a "spire" which seems unfair to many - as in One World Trade Center in NYC. This building will not have anything like that. It will have a concrete finial that is part of the structure and unmovable.

Sounds to me like you're jealous.
Exactly, it'll have an impact to whatever the final height turns out to be and even more so at night!
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