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Old June 27th, 2015, 10:50 AM   #881
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Old June 27th, 2015, 02:19 PM   #882
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What an update!
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Old June 27th, 2015, 03:51 PM   #883
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The core is rising much faster than the floorplates. It reminds me of the initial construction of Wilshire Grand in LA. Good to see some major visible progress on the core!
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Old June 27th, 2015, 06:10 PM   #884
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Old June 27th, 2015, 06:56 PM   #885
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The core is rising much faster than the floorplates. It reminds me of the initial construction of Wilshire Grand in LA. Good to see some major visible progress on the core!
I agree. It is very tall already.
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Old June 28th, 2015, 01:25 PM   #886
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I'm guessing about two months before I see the cranes on this just walking to the subway. This building is going to pop big time at night with all that open glass and space all the way up. Arise, Philly!
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Old July 2nd, 2015, 04:00 AM   #887
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A quick shot that shows how this scraper will fit into the skyline. The view is in a south-easterly direction.

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Not a fan of the design its extremely ugly imo but good for philly gettin a new tallest, myb we'll get better supertalls in philly over the next couple decades
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Old July 2nd, 2015, 05:28 AM   #889
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Old July 9th, 2015, 10:14 AM   #890
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Old July 19th, 2015, 08:43 PM   #891
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The third and final crane is now in place.
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Old August 3rd, 2015, 01:03 AM   #893
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Not a fan of the design its extremely ugly imo but good for philly gettin a new tallest, myb we'll get better supertalls in philly over the next couple decades
Whether a building is beautiful or ugly is a matter of personal taste. How does one even define "beautiful" or "ugly?"

The architect of the CITC is Lord Norman Foster, a very famous and distinguished architect. So famous and highly regarded, in fact, that he is considered one of just a handful of "starchitects"!!!

Philadelphia, with 1.6 million people, is only the 5th largest city in the US ... and compared to major world cities like London, Tokyo, Moscow, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Singapore, Cairo, Mumbai, Bangkok, Paris, etc. is not very significant. Yet Philly is blessed with world class culture, museums, important historical monuments, first class restaurants, theaters, festivals and so on that elevates it above most other cities of it's size. Philly has some of the best universities and hospitals in the Western Hemisphere.

The CITC building, along with it's sibling Comcast Center are symbols of Philly pride.
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This building is going to look amazing in Philly!
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Old August 3rd, 2015, 03:26 PM   #896
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Whether a building is beautiful or ugly is a matter of personal taste.
He never claimed otherwise.
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Old August 3rd, 2015, 10:30 PM   #897
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Whether a building is beautiful or ugly is a matter of personal taste. How does one even define "beautiful" or "ugly?"

The architect of the CITC is Lord Norman Foster, a very famous and distinguished architect. So famous and highly regarded, in fact, that he is considered one of just a handful of "starchitects"!!!

Philadelphia, with 1.6 million people, is only the 5th largest city in the US ... and compared to major world cities like London, Tokyo, Moscow, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Singapore, Cairo, Mumbai, Bangkok, Paris, etc. is not very significant. Yet Philly is blessed with world class culture, museums, important historical monuments, first class restaurants, theaters, festivals and so on that elevates it above most other cities of it's size. Philly has some of the best universities and hospitals in the Western Hemisphere.

The CITC building, along with it's sibling Comcast Center are symbols of Philly pride.
You're preaching to the choir half this stuff I already knew, I grew up around this area. I know the historic facts about Philly... But of course it doesnt matter what or who designed the building, the other comcast building is a lot better looking IMO... again this is my opinion you have yours. Just cuz one building from the architect is not as pretty as another one thats all perspective like you said... In my perspective they could have chosen a better design... but the fact its getting built and its over 1000ft. is good for Phillys skyline
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I've been a rock music fan all my life, and there are legendary bands who put out timeless masterpieces who also have massive artistic failures blighting their discographies. That's why I've never been much into blind hero worship and judge the output of an artist on a case-by-case basis. Norman Foster may be one of the best architects in the world, but I agree with trustevil that this design is far from his best.

Could just be the quality of the render deceiving me, though, and the end result will look far better. As (almost) always I reserve judgement until I see the real thing.
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I've been a rock music fan all my life, and there are legendary bands who put out timeless masterpieces who also have massive artistic failures blighting their discographies. That's why I've never been much into blind hero worship and judge the output of an artist on a case-by-case basis. Norman Foster may be one of the best architects in the world, but I agree with trustevil that this design is far from his best.

Could just be the quality of the render deceiving me, though, and the end result will look far better. As (almost) always I reserve judgement until I see the real thing.
I agree.

There really hasn't been a great render out there in my opinion. The one showing the view from Logan Circle area is the only decent. While I don't LOVE the design I do believe it will look better than the renderings.
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