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Old December 27th, 2005, 03:10 AM   #101
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^Yeah but we certainly do not need 700 feet worth of office space more. Cira Centre and Comcast Center are more than enough to keep Philly busy for a while. We just want more residential! Who knows? Maybe if Comcast doens't build there and the market is still good, eventuallly we'll see a 500+ foot tall residential building. That would also give the look more variety. That would be pretty sweet.
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Old December 27th, 2005, 05:59 AM   #102
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I grew up in Philadelphia.
New York won me over.
I am a skyscraper fanatic!

I am extremely pleased that Philadelphia is getting a new tower.

Maybe I'll visit the city more than once a year.

The thing is that New York has dozens of towers under construction.

Philadelphia has been stuck with the same old skyline forever.

I recall the big deal about building higher than William Penn's statue on top of City Hall and how it made me resent the city of Philadelphia for such a stupid idea.

New York has become my city, way more subways, way more scrapers.

I want to see Philadelphia grow up!!

More tall buildings, build 'em - please!!
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Old December 27th, 2005, 06:11 AM   #103
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Since nobody from SSP comes here and gives the updates, then there is no other choice. Unless you are going to give the updates, stop complaining. Either way, the pics are credited, so it's not as if I was saying that they were mine. If there are misguided fourmers who believe that those are my pics, then that's not my issue nor is it those who don't read the first page of this thread or any others. One a sidenote, I don't find that statement from you or donybrx to be funny.
Relax friend. Nobody from SSP updates this because we all put everything into the thread there.
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Old December 30th, 2005, 11:19 PM   #104
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Looks like something quite unusual. I wonder what it will do to Philly's skyline, since most of the other defining towers have spires...
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Old December 31st, 2005, 01:18 AM   #105
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i might add this one to world construction diagram since its only 3m lower then 300m cutoff point. atleast its 297m all the way to flat roof. as opposed to spire ect.
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Old December 31st, 2005, 03:00 AM   #106
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I think so too, its definatly worth adding to the diagram!
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Old January 5th, 2006, 12:29 AM   #107
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Another floor has been added.

Originally posted on SSP by Swinefeld
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Old January 5th, 2006, 12:36 AM   #108
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297 meters!! Interesting
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Old January 5th, 2006, 12:49 AM   #109
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^Yeah but we certainly do not need 700 feet worth of office space more. Cira Centre and Comcast Center are more than enough to keep Philly busy for a while. We just want more residential! Who knows? Maybe if Comcast doens't build there and the market is still good, eventuallly we'll see a 500+ foot tall residential building. That would also give the look more variety. That would be pretty sweet.
I can understand what you're saying, but we need business, both big and small, to stay in Philly, and that has to be our #1 priority. We need to lower the wage and business taxes and make this city both good for businesses and for living. The only thing that's holding us back is the stupid excuse we have for a municipal gov't.

As for Comcast Center, the architects could've pushed the height up at least 25+ feet tall to give Phila it's first 1000-footer, and that would've made it special, like 1LP was the first skyscraper, CC would be the first 100 footer, and I would also like to see Mandeville, Murano, 1701 and 1901 Rittenhouse Sq break Billy Penn's brim and even 1919 Market should be taller than Commerce Sq, but shorter than IBX, and the slope should go down from IBX to Commerce Sq, but other than that, it looks like a good building.
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Old January 5th, 2006, 02:26 AM   #110
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ive added comcast centre to worlds tallest construction diagrams. normally i limit projects to 300m, but since this one is 297m al the way to roof it deserves to be included. whats 3m when viewed from street.
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Old January 9th, 2006, 04:47 AM   #111
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I have to admit that it's starting to rise pretty fast.

Originally posted on SSP by MJPhilly
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Old January 9th, 2006, 05:57 AM   #112
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thats one mean looking core.
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Old January 14th, 2006, 04:35 AM   #113
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This is probably its thir floor.

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Old January 15th, 2006, 02:51 AM   #114
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comcast core

once the core reached 6 floors the surrounding steel framing will begin to be built. The core needs to keep ahead of the steel framing since the framing relies on the core to resist horizontal forces and the frame resists vertical forces for the most part.
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Old January 16th, 2006, 07:30 PM   #115
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By next month...we can expect another crane up and we'll start to see some steel frames...I think
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Old January 18th, 2006, 07:38 AM   #116
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A very good addition to this great, half forgotten american city.
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Old January 18th, 2006, 01:45 PM   #117
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Looking good... so close but not yet 1000 feet.
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Old January 18th, 2006, 09:06 PM   #118
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^Yeah, why didn't they just knock it up a few meters?
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Old January 20th, 2006, 07:00 AM   #119
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You don't just "add" on to a building. They're building the space they believe they can fill, no more.
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Old January 21st, 2006, 01:36 PM   #120
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Pretty good building. Great design. Wow
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