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Old September 7th, 2009, 09:27 PM   #61
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Phenomenal tower. Contextually, it seems to integrat well into the surroundings, I'm glad the glass ended up being darker. Great Job !
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Old September 8th, 2009, 01:52 PM   #62
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a few days ago I was was in Philly for the first time and, among the other things, I saw in person the Ritz-Carlton tower: really beautiful building ... maybe the overall shape isn't particularly imaginative, but the cladding makes all the difference..so sleek and elegant.
The color darkly glows like a sapphire.
BTW wonderful city, somewhat surprisingly so.....here in Europe Boston is much more renowned, but I found Philly far superior: great urban layout (the American grid PLUS the European leafy squares) , beautiful buildings galore (old and new) and amazingly friendly people.
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Old September 12th, 2009, 06:49 AM   #63
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Thank you.

In my opinion Boston is a richer, more refined city ... whereas Philadelphia is bit "rougher" and more "working class". Boston has more of a European charm to it. But ... our Art Museum is better than their's.

What did you think of the Comcast Center, our tallest building?
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Old September 14th, 2009, 12:05 PM   #64
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Maybe..but that's precisely why, as a European, I loved Philly..it's a very interesting mix of America and Europe, whereas Boston was less intriguing to my eyes.

The Comcast Center is very interesting, a building that needs a little time to be understood....at first it doesn't seem to have the "wow" factor, it seems "just" a nice sliver of glass like many others, but with time you appreciate the sleekness of the shape, and I really loved the way the top seems to fade and disappear in the sky, if seen from afar.
And of course the lobby, with the Comcast Experience, is stunning.
I have to say , though, that among the Philly skyscrapers, Liberty Place still rules ,IMHO.
As a tribute to the city of brotherly love and its people.....a few pictures:















LOVE the US Customs building!



now...THIS is a stunning building!



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Old September 16th, 2009, 07:08 AM   #65
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The Kimmel Center, one of our performing arts venues.

Just a block or two away, also on the west side of Broad Street, is the Academy Of Music, which opened in the 1850's and is still very elegant.
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Old September 17th, 2009, 01:37 AM   #66
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If only I had a few million laying around, I'd buy a condo there =-0)
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Old December 3rd, 2010, 09:47 PM   #67
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So this was completed a while ago right?
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Old December 6th, 2010, 07:14 AM   #68
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yea i really wish we had a grid out here
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