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Old March 18th, 2008, 11:57 PM   #81
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The person that wrote this obviously has not visited this website to see that there is a place called Dubai, which, last time I check, has the world's tallest. And Freedom Tower, right up Rte 95 in NYC, which will be taller as well.
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Old March 19th, 2008, 12:10 AM   #82
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63 storys a joke

come on 1500' and only 63 storys. It would be better if a 1500' buliding had 113 storys. This buliding is 50 storys short
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Old March 19th, 2008, 12:29 AM   #83
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even when you let out the spire, the tower is still arround 350m tall with 63 floors, sounds indeed too less.
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Old March 19th, 2008, 12:51 AM   #84
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Finally, a price.

$800 million

So really it will be at least $1.6 billion by the time it gets to the approval stage (if it gets there...)
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Old March 19th, 2008, 02:09 AM   #85
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^ It will. I have faith this will get built.
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Old March 19th, 2008, 03:59 AM   #86
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Haha this looks like Umeda Sky Building on steroids!!!
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Old March 19th, 2008, 02:39 PM   #87
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even when you let out the spire, the tower is still arround 350m tall with 63 floors, sounds indeed too less.

that means every floor is 5.5 meters. pretty big empty space
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Old March 19th, 2008, 05:28 PM   #88
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Too few floors for it's hieght, another stupid spire design, and Philadelphia politics. Three strikes and yer out, LOL.

I grew up in Philly, and knowing how "business" there gets done I'd be suprised to see this happen. I always thought the skyline was terrific when One Liberty was the king of downtown. Taller doesn't necessarily mean better IMO.
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Old March 19th, 2008, 05:40 PM   #89
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that means every floor is 5.5 meters. pretty big empty space
i mean, in the ruyong hotel in korea they put 105 floors in 330m......maybe the hole tower is only made out of tall mechanical floors
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Old March 19th, 2008, 06:36 PM   #90
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Too few floors for it's hieght, another stupid spire design, and Philadelphia politics. Three strikes and yer out, LOL.

I grew up in Philly, and knowing how "business" there gets done I'd be suprised to see this happen. I always thought the skyline was terrific when One Liberty was the king of downtown. Taller doesn't necessarily mean better IMO.
Did you think the same thing when Comcast was proposed? because we all saw how that went... well.
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Old March 19th, 2008, 08:26 PM   #91
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Did you think the same thing when Comcast was proposed? because we all saw how that went... well.
And do you know why? Because Comcast received tax cuts that would be politically unthinkable now, seeing as how contested they were back then.

As a resident of Philly, with two native Philadelphian roommates, and with a love of skyscrapers, I can safely say that this building is hideous (even to my roommates), especially for the beauty of the skyline. It would throw what was once one of the most perfect skylines in the world completely out of whack, and introduce largely square, architecturally bland buildings as the new standard for Philadelphia's tallest. IMO, 1 Liberty Place WAS the best tallest for Philly, and the city would be lucky to get another gem such as Liberty Place even today.

This building will never happen--either that or it will have to be significantly redesigned, demand for that much space will have to skyrocket, and it will have to get rid of that silly spire.
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Old March 19th, 2008, 09:11 PM   #92
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This building will never happen--either that or it will have to be significantly redesigned, demand for that much space will have to skyrocket, and it will have to get rid of that silly spire.
I think there is a good chance it will happen. I live in University City and was astonished in the just last 2 years the amount of building going on in my neighborhood: the Domus apartments on Chestnut; now the Radian - nearing completion - at 40th and Walnut; the Perelman Cancer Treatment Center at UPenn, the Hub (although very ugly IMO), the Science Center on Market, etc. The neighborhood is full of building activity. Penn and Drexel seem to be flush with money and are buying up real estate like crazy. Does anyone doubt the Cira Center II and the construction along side 30th Street?

A local realtor told me that while the rest of the country is mired in a housing slump, University City an exception ... business is brisk!

Who knows???!
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Old March 19th, 2008, 10:00 PM   #93
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I was listening to some real estate guy on the radio yesterday. He was convinced that not only will this building will go up, but the equivalent of 10 of these will be required in the next 10 years. With interest rates so low, and the financial market in turmoil, Commercial real-estate is relatively attractive right now. Or so he was saying…
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I really dont like the spire at all. Nice building though, philly needs more of them! Nice tower for a great city.
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i made quick model of American Commerce Center. i will add details later. if there are any mistakes please tell

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Too few floors for it's hieght, another stupid spire design, and Philadelphia politics. Three strikes and yer out, LOL.

I grew up in Philly, and knowing how "business" there gets done I'd be suprised to see this happen. I always thought the skyline was terrific when One Liberty was the king of downtown. Taller doesn't necessarily mean better IMO.
Well, somehow Philly managed to get up a 975-footer.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 01:51 AM   #97
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I love this design!! It will be a great addition to the skyline..
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Old March 20th, 2008, 01:55 AM   #98
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And do you know why? Because Comcast received tax cuts that would be politically unthinkable now, seeing as how contested they were back then.

As a resident of Philly, with two native Philadelphian roommates, and with a love of skyscrapers, I can safely say that this building is hideous (even to my roommates), especially for the beauty of the skyline. It would throw what was once one of the most perfect skylines in the world completely out of whack, and introduce largely square, architecturally bland buildings as the new standard for Philadelphia's tallest. IMO, 1 Liberty Place WAS the best tallest for Philly, and the city would be lucky to get another gem such as Liberty Place even today.

This building will never happen--either that or it will have to be significantly redesigned, demand for that much space will have to skyrocket, and it will have to get rid of that silly spire.
You dont sound like a skyscraper lover. Liberty Place is just ok. To me, it always looked like a knock off the Chrysler building. Liberty Place 2 is even worse. Comcast is far more impressive IMO.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 01:56 AM   #99
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Well, somehow Philly managed to get up a 975-footer.
These are the negadelphians talking. Trust me the funding is there for this project. Lol its funny because the same people were saying the same thing about Comcast but it got built.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 02:35 AM   #100
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wooot more super talls for the good ol' US
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