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Old May 29th, 2007, 05:34 PM   #461
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Gorgeous views!
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Old May 29th, 2007, 05:39 PM   #462
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awesome shots!
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Old May 31st, 2007, 01:36 AM   #463
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this is where they are on the tower. near topping out!

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Old June 7th, 2007, 07:19 PM   #464
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Old June 7th, 2007, 08:19 PM   #465
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Amazing! Good for Philly! Great skyline!
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Old June 7th, 2007, 11:14 PM   #466
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Love it! Thanks for the pics!
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Old June 7th, 2007, 11:23 PM   #467
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just beautiful.
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Old June 8th, 2007, 04:47 AM   #468
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look at 'er go! rise in all its shiny-ness. very happy.
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Old June 8th, 2007, 06:42 AM   #469
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This is an instance where the finished product is much better than the renders. I had thought that a big box would not do Philly's skyline any good...but seems those concerns were unfounded.
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Old June 9th, 2007, 03:38 AM   #470
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Old June 9th, 2007, 10:49 AM   #471
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Beautiful pictures, especially the skyline
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Old June 9th, 2007, 01:18 PM   #472
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slow progress on the top
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Old June 12th, 2007, 11:54 PM   #473
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Old June 14th, 2007, 03:08 AM   #474
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Ever run into glass you didn't see? Birds do it too! jk

Those pictures are amazing. The glass reflects the sky so well in some of those pictures, you almost can't see where the building is!
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Old June 14th, 2007, 06:03 AM   #475
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It's 57 floors, not 54


I can't wait for all the glass to be put on, this tower will be awesome.

(Unfourtunatly, Liberty 1 will always appear taller from most directions because it's A. on slightly higher ground and B. the antenna was raised to 960' in the early 90's, so that's a little dissapointing.)
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Old June 19th, 2007, 05:55 AM   #476
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Comcast Center becomes Philly's tallest building at ceremony
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pressing the red power button on a giant Comcast remote control, Ralph Roberts on Monday symbolically set in motion the ascent of a steel beam to the top of Comcast Center, the last beam in what is now the city's tallest building.

Roberts is the 87-year-old founder of Comcast Corp., which is leasing nearly 90 percent of the building for the cable giant's new headquarters. When completed next May, the 975-foot building will be the tallest skyscraper between New York and Chicago.

Under a blazing midday sun, Roberts and his son, Comcast Chief Executive Brian Roberts, joined Mayor John Street and executives of developer Liberty Property Trust at a topping off ceremony.

"This will be one heck of a house," said Brian Roberts as he waited for the event to start. Comcast has signed a 15 1/2-year lease.

The ceremony heralded the hoisting of the steel beam to the building's highest structural point. The beam held the traditional evergreen and U.S. flag, plus an extra figure -- a small bronze statue of William Penn.

For nearly a century, Philadelphia developers kept their buildings shorter than a statue of Penn that sits atop City Hall. That gentleman's agreement was breached in 1987 by One Liberty Place, which is ceding its title as the city's tallest building to the Comcast Center.

Some Philadelphia sports fans say going higher than the statue put a curse on the city's four major professional sports teams, which haven't won a title since 1983.

William Hankowsky, Liberty Property's CEO, suggested the miniature statue could break the curse.

"So Philadelphia, here come the championships!" Hankowsky said.

The $535 million, 1.25 million-square-foot Comcast Center was designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects.

It started out as a smaller project called One Pennsylvania Plaza. Plans became more ambitious after Comcast expressed interest in becoming a tenant and the state kicked in nearly $43 million in infrastructure improvements, grants, tax breaks and job-training assistance.

Comcast Center is 80 percent owned by a subsidiary of Commerzbank AG of Germany. Liberty Property, of Malvern, owns the rest and will be the property manager.
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Old June 19th, 2007, 06:36 AM   #477
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congrats to philly for a new tallest in the city, and great pics people!!!
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Old June 19th, 2007, 02:49 PM   #478
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Its true.

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Ever run into glass you didn't see? Birds do it too! jk

Those pictures are amazing. The glass reflects the sky so well in some of those pictures, you almost can't see where the building is!
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Old June 20th, 2007, 12:45 AM   #479
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I found this cool slideshow video of construction of Comcast.

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Old June 20th, 2007, 02:08 AM   #480
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Nice video! The cladding of this tower is gorgeous, it's one of my favourite skyscrapers under construction in the world at the moment
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