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Old April 5th, 2006, 07:36 AM   #181
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^ No. Philly doesn't need any more spires.
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Old April 5th, 2006, 08:59 AM   #182
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^ No. Philly doesn't need any more spires.

I know, spires suck.
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Old April 5th, 2006, 09:55 AM   #183
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it seems to have only the core rising.
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Old April 5th, 2006, 01:36 PM   #184
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Wow, massive core! It could be a building of it's own
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Old April 5th, 2006, 05:28 PM   #185
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Developer, plumbers' union propose test of waterless urinals
By DEBORAH YAO
4 April 2006

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The developer of Comcast Center and the plumbers' union reached a detente on Tuesday, jointly proposing to the city that waterless urinals be installed as part of a five-year pilot program with twice-a-year inspections.

Liberty Property Trust, the skyscraper's Malvern-based developer, said Local 690 was concerned about the performance, maintenance and safety of the no-flush urinals. Liberty hopes a joint proposal with the union would prompt city regulators to approve the use of these urinals.

The developer expects to meet with the city's plumbing review board Wednesday.

"It's quite an important step," said John Gattuso, senior vice president of national and urban development at Liberty. "Not only because we can proceed with this but we have the potentital to become the first really green high-rise, high-performance building in the U.S."

The pilot program will monitor whether the urinals pose odor, maintenance and other problems. If they prove to be a hassle or a hazard, the urinals will either be replaced or modified in a way that would use less water than a conventional unit, Gattuso said.

He said talks with the union didn't center on whether there will be less work for plumbers, since waterless urinals use fewer pipes. Gattuso said any impact on plumbing work will be minimal.

The plumbers' union, formally known as the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada, initially balked at the installation of no-flush urinals. Reasons could include potential loss of plumbing work to concerns about health and safety.

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Old April 6th, 2006, 01:31 AM   #186
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Old April 6th, 2006, 03:29 AM   #187
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I agree with you.. It would be nice to see some 700-1000 footers over in universcity city or up by the saint james..
No it wouldn't.

Bridgeman's View Tower and the rest of NoLibs should be nice if all those projects happen but that lopsided "dual-skyline" effect - few cities pull that look off well (Atlanta is not one of them and Philadelphia...I need more convincing).

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Old April 6th, 2006, 06:01 AM   #188
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Location is so important for this particular job.

The gap in the skyline will be properly filled, thus ensuring the West side some density.

Tall buildings are complimented by nearby mid and low-rise buildings.

Also, color plays a major role here as well.

When you see how the colors of all the surrounding low, mid and high-rise towers look, it gives Philadelphia it's own unique image.

A skyline is like a signature that represents a city.

Philadelphia is making some serious progress here.

The future is looking remarkable!!
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Old April 6th, 2006, 06:34 AM   #189
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I used to think that the Cira Center would look really weird as the only tower across the river in university City, but I must say it really does well, with the lighting and all.


I dont think having a few more towers of the same height in the uni. city end of the river would necessarily be a bad idea. As long as they dont box the Peco tower in.
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Old April 6th, 2006, 08:15 AM   #190
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No it wouldn't.

Bridgeman's View Tower and the rest of NoLibs should be nice if all those projects happen but that lopsided "dual-skyline" effect - few cities pull that look off well (Atlanta is not one of them and Philadelphia...I need more convincing).

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It would not act as a dual skyline it will just continue the skyline.. Like the chicago river cuts through downtown chicago but it doesnt give the city a dual skyline effect does it?? When you are coming over the walt witman to Philly you cant even tell there is a river between the cira and the peco buildings!! If they add some 700 footers back there then it will make the skyline look completly massive!! Like New York and Chicago. Thats what I think.. There is no reason why Philly shoudnt have as big of a skyline as NY or Chicago..
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Old April 7th, 2006, 05:51 AM   #191
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If there were a market to support a sea of new highrises then that would be great.
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Old April 7th, 2006, 03:12 PM   #192
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That's very nice updates, the core looks tall already.
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Old April 13th, 2006, 02:36 AM   #193
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Is Philly having a residential tower boom also? Good for you if it is. I would love to see Philly become the 4th skyline in the USA. NY, Chi, LA, Philly, the way I would like it.
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Old April 13th, 2006, 04:31 AM   #194
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I believe Philadelphia is experiencing the condo tower phase.

New York's been doing it and still going strong - glad to see Philly pick up on the craze!
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Old April 14th, 2006, 03:02 AM   #195
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Philadelphia is undergoing the same condo boom the rest of the nation is. A lot of the lowrise projects are underway or complete while many of the hgih rise projects have yet to get off the ground (even though the bulk of them are due to begin this year).

You can check this thread at SSP about the Philly construction boom and its projects.
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Old April 14th, 2006, 04:37 AM   #196
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This building will be a great addition to Philly!

It's shiny glass looks great.
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Old April 18th, 2006, 02:31 AM   #197
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Developer sells 80 percent interest in new Philadelphia skyscraper to German company
14 April 2006

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The developer of the Comcast Center, which will be the city's tallest skyscraper, has sold an 80 percent interest in the building to a German real estate company.

Under a deal announced Thursday, Malvern, Pennsylvania-based Liberty Property Trust will be the managing partner of a new joint venture with CommerzLeasing & Immobilien AG, of Duesseldorf, Germany, a wholly owned subsidiary of Commerzbank AG.

Comcast Corp., the United States' largest cable television provider, has leased 39 floors of the 58-story building, which is scheduled to become its corporate headquarters late next year.

The deal values the building at $523 million (euro432.45 million), a $404-per-square foot (euro330-per-0.1 square meters) price nearly twice the largest previous transaction in the city, said Bill Hankowsky, Liberty's chief executive officer.

The joint venture, Liberty/Commerz 1701 JFK Boulevard L.P., will own the building. Liberty will own a 20 percent share of the joint venture and be paid fees by it for leasing and managing the tower.

The leases signed by Comcast were left unchanged. Comcast has options for additional space, including a second 20-story building on the site, Hankowsky said.
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Old April 21st, 2006, 05:37 PM   #198
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Its time for a Photo update...last one was April 5th. I'm jonesing
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Old April 21st, 2006, 06:33 PM   #199
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You are right !!

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Old April 21st, 2006, 09:19 PM   #200
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And there we have it...above ground steel. Thank you Tom Green
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