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thisisforreal Dec 22, 2016 3:45 PM

Dec 21st:
http://i.imgur.com/A9fghhX.jpg

Dec 22nd:
http://i.imgur.com/UEm9dOt.jpg

Knight Hospitaller Dec 22, 2016 4:15 PM

The significance of this building at this location is really starting to hit home with me.

thisisforreal Dec 27, 2016 1:15 PM

Dec 22nd:
http://i.imgur.com/UEm9dOt.jpg

Dec 27th:
http://i.imgur.com/8pZcSkC.jpg

thisisforreal Dec 29, 2016 4:58 PM

-Yesterday-

Dec 28th:
http://i.imgur.com/6IPyFuT.jpg

That's it for me from 2016 except I'll put up another time lapse in a bit.

thisisforreal Dec 29, 2016 5:40 PM

It's backwards. Oh well.

https://media.giphy.com/media/l4Jz0q...yqk/source.gif

SJPhillyBoy Dec 29, 2016 8:48 PM

Oh no, the building is deconstructing.

1487 Dec 29, 2016 8:56 PM

I wonder if the same crane is going to be used throughout construction. I don't see the lifting section on the existing crane.

City Wide Dec 29, 2016 11:55 PM

speed
 
how do you make the time lapse go slower?

thisisforreal Dec 30, 2016 1:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by City Wide (Post 7663349)
how do you make the time lapse go slower?

Open up a hundred tabs in chrome.

McBane Dec 30, 2016 7:49 PM

I feel like this is Philly's unheralded project. It's not super flashy like the Bridge nor is making a major mark on the skyline, like say FMC or CITC or, heck even the Alexander. Maybe it's because this project has dragged on for soooo long, but it seems pretty under-the-radar as far as this forum goes. Even at nearly 600 feet tall, I'm guessing it won't be visible from most vantage points.

iheartphilly Dec 30, 2016 7:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by McBane (Post 7664018)
I feel like this is Philly's unheralded project. It's not super flashy like the Bridge nor is making a major mark on the skyline, like say FMC or CITC or, heck even the Alexander. Maybe it's because this project has dragged on for soooo long, but it seems pretty under-the-radar as far as this forum goes. Even at nearly 600 feet tall, I'm guessing it won't be visible from most vantage points.

I think it's just as flashy as the Bridge. The design is different, especially for the top of the building. From a skyline perspective, I think it will be most notable from the N-S axis.

thisisforreal Dec 30, 2016 8:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by McBane (Post 7664018)
I feel like this is Philly's unheralded project. It's not super flashy like the Bridge nor is making a major mark on the skyline, like say FMC or CITC or, heck even the Alexander. Maybe it's because this project has dragged on for soooo long, but it seems pretty under-the-radar as far as this forum goes. Even at nearly 600 feet tall, I'm guessing it won't be visible from most vantage points.

637,000+ views for this thread is nothing to sneeze at.

summersm343 Dec 30, 2016 9:04 PM

Update from Building Philly

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...e8&oe=58E48936

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...10&oe=58D855AC

https://www.facebook.com/BuildingPhilly

SEFTA Dec 30, 2016 9:17 PM

I appreciate it's height but it's not my favorite building. I do expect the finished product to look much better than the renderings. I'm hoping. The vague drawings of some lighting effects, it may even be flashier than we all expect.
I'm anxious to see the impact these new upscale hotels have on the buildings across the street. Pedestrian traffic will really flourish. A fabulous row of buildings.
http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/...Street%202.png

http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/...t%20Street.jpg

http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/...Street%202.jpg

Philly-Drew Dec 31, 2016 10:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Philly-Drew (Post 6857376)
I took a walk around town today, to get some perspective shots. These will allow everyone to see what is there now, so we can get a perspective of what is there now, vs what we hope will be built.

Here are the perspective shots of the W Hotel site, as it looks today (12/27/2014).

http://s6.postimg.org/g5hjgahlt/1441_0200.jpg

http://s6.postimg.org/ud784xuap/1441_0201.jpg

http://s6.postimg.org/k4eqz468x/1441_202.jpg

http://s6.postimg.org/rmxw7qxlt/1441_203.jpg

http://s6.postimg.org/3xd1wsom9/1441_204.jpg

http://s6.postimg.org/lkq9h995t/1441_205.jpg

http://s6.postimg.org/elgsvmyld/1441_207.jpg

The parking lot was pretty crowded today, about 85-90 cars, double parked. I guess if the cars are triple parked, another 15-20 cars could get in there, but that would be really tough.

Sorry for the over exposure on some of these. It's the best I can get from my iphone5.

Figured I'd dig up an old post to show how far we've come in 2 years time.

My God I am so happy to be replacing the hat friggin' parking lot for this awesome building. Wow. Sometimes I still can't believe it.

shakman Jan 2, 2017 7:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thisisforreal (Post 7663023)

Quote:

Originally Posted by SJPhillyBoy (Post 7663183)
Oh no, the building is deconstructing.



Looks like the NIMBY's have taken over Philly.

Mr Saturn64 Jan 3, 2017 9:24 PM

Nice one. That joke has an unfortunate degree of truth to it.

thisisforreal Jan 4, 2017 2:07 PM

Dec 28th:
http://i.imgur.com/6IPyFuT.jpg

Jan 4th:
http://i.imgur.com/yQg5pA4.jpg

thisisforreal Jan 5, 2017 2:25 PM

Jan 5th:
http://i.imgur.com/QYSh52t.jpg

summersm343 Jan 5, 2017 4:52 PM

Update from Building Philly

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...94&oe=58EA7FC4

https://www.facebook.com/BuildingPhi...54700977877658


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