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Old April 15th, 2007, 07:42 PM   #1
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PHILADELPHIA | The Residences at the Ritz-Carlton | 518ft | 48 fl | Com

All the info and pics in this first post come from the incredible people at SSP: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=107801

Location: 1414 South Penn Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Usage: Condominium with 580,000 sf of residential space with ground-level retail.
Height: 518' (157.9 meters) Floors: 48
Architects: Handel Architects LLP
Developer: The Arden Group, Inc.
President and CEO: Craig A. Spencer
Estimated Cost: $275,000,000
Units: 280 units, from $500,000 to $12,000,000 for a 10,000 sf penthouse.
Completion: 2008





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Old April 15th, 2007, 08:31 PM   #2
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I really like it, and it's near the City Hall. $12,000,000 for a penthouse? I think I have some dollars here, hehehe.
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Old April 15th, 2007, 09:19 PM   #3
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That's expensive I didn't know there were such expensive apartments out of NYC and Chicago.
The building has a common yet pretty design!
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Old April 16th, 2007, 12:33 AM   #4
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Wow...nice skyscraperboom there!!
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Old April 16th, 2007, 01:03 AM   #5
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For those who don't know what was here before, there was an apartment that actually stood here, which was 1 Meridian Plaza, but the fire damaged eight of its floors in 1991, and it was demolised in 1999 after the residue that was left from that event to be left as a parking lot until this project came.

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Old April 16th, 2007, 01:17 AM   #6
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For those who don't know what was here before, there was an apartment that actually stood here, which was 1 Meridian Plaza, but the fire damaged eight of its floors in 1991, and it was demolised in 1999 after the residue that was left from that event to be left as a parking lot until this project came.

1 Meridian Plaza was an office building. That building was so young. (it was 27 years old when it died)

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Old April 16th, 2007, 02:05 AM   #7
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Honestly, I made the post before going over to Emporis and then edited much of it after.
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Old April 17th, 2007, 10:05 PM   #8
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Nice to see more buidings in Pilly being built.Huge boom going on there.
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Old April 21st, 2007, 02:29 PM   #9
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Another sexy glass clad building in our nations first capital city.....i must say that Phili has some of the best new u/c and proposed buildings in the US
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Old April 26th, 2007, 01:16 AM   #10
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Actually, NYC was the nation's first capital from 1776 to 1790 until it was moved to Philly (1790-1800), and now in Washington, DC.
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Old April 26th, 2007, 05:28 AM   #11
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Actually, NYC was the nation's first capital from 1776 to 1790 until it was moved to Philly (1790-1800), and now in Washington, DC.
NYC was the first capital under the constitution. Here's a list of all U.S. Capitols prior to D.C.

First Continental Congress

* 1774: Carpenters' Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Second Continental Congress

* 1775-1776: Pennsylvania State House (Independence Hall), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
* 1776-1777: Henry Fite House, Baltimore, Maryland
* 1777: Pennsylvania State House (Independence Hall), Philadelphia
* 1777: Court House, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
* 1777: Court House, York, Pennsylvania
* 1779-1781: Pennsylvania State House (Independence Hall), Philadelphia

Articles of Confederation

* 1781-1783: Pennsylvania State House (Independence Hall), Philadelphia
* 1783: Nassau Hall, Princeton, New Jersey
* 1783–1784: Maryland State House, Annapolis, Maryland
* 1784: French Arms Tavern, Trenton, New Jersey
* 1785-1789: City Hall (Federal Hall), New York, New York

United States Constitution (effected March 4, 1789):

* 1789–1790: Federal Hall, New York, NY
* 1790–1800: Philadelphia County Building–Congress Hall, Philadelphia
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Old April 26th, 2007, 09:36 PM   #12
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For those who don't know what was here before, there was an apartment that actually stood here, which was 1 Meridian Plaza, but the fire damaged eight of its floors in 1991, and it was demolised in 1999 after the residue that was left from that event to be left as a parking lot until this project came.

The post about the building being 27 years old when it died pissed me off ALOT until I rationalized that the poster probably doesn't know the whole story.

It was an office bulding, not apartments and the death of the building was irrelevant. You see it took quite a few firemen with it when it died. The offices where the fire concentrated included several tens of thousands of square feet of document storage. Paper as you all know makes a crap load of smoke as it smoulders. The radio calls from those firefighters as they got lost in the smoke and fought for their lives was haunting when it was made public. The building didn't die, it burned......the firemen died.

Let's not forget that fact when we talk about the demise of a bunch of concrete and steel.
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Old June 26th, 2007, 07:07 PM   #13
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Old August 16th, 2007, 06:06 AM   #14
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Someone has got to do something about that god-awful west face of the existing Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 08:59 AM   #16
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I am reviving this thread by saying that construction of this tower is probably at the 20s floors or something. And that west face of the existing Ritz-carlton Hotel looks kinda screwed up after One Peridian Plaza passed in 1999, even after its conversion into a hotel.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 10:09 AM   #17
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Nice tower. It may be a residential, but it has the looks of an office building.
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 04:16 AM   #18
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