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summersm343 Sep 15, 2012 4:41 PM

PHILADELPHIA | W Hotel & Element by Westin | 582 FT | 51 FLOORS
 
Title: W Hotel & Element by Westin
Project: 500 hotel rooms, conference center, pool, fitness center, underground parking, ground floor retail
Architect: CopeLinder Architects
Developer: Starwood Hotels/Chestlen Development
Location: 1441 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA
Floors: 51
Height: 582 ft

The W Hotel proposed for 1441 Chestnut St. has secured all approvals to move forward, according to the hotel company and a construction-industry website that tracks such projects in the United States.

Starwood is proposing a 52 floor, 582 foot tower. The Center City Residents Association approved it.... the architects are also going to be Cope Linder Architects, who is the firm that designed the Waldorf-Astoria

In the spring, construction is scheduled to begin on the 500-room hotel, which will offer a conference center, a pool and a fitness center among its amenities. Completion is set for January 2015.

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http://cdn.phillymag.com/wp-content/...W-Day-2015.jpg

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http://www.cope-linder.com/project/c...ew/hospitality

http://www.phillymag.com/property/20...-construction/

Don098 Sep 15, 2012 5:05 PM

Awesome! I wonder when we'll get renderings...

summersm343 Sep 15, 2012 5:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Don098 (Post 5832670)
Awesome! I wonder when we'll get renderings...

Probably fairly soon since construction is set to start in the Spring

Don098 Sep 15, 2012 7:41 PM

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Originally Posted by summersm343 (Post 5832701)
Probably fairly soon since construction is set to start in the Spring

Perhaps...but developers don't have to release an official rendering before construction begins. See: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=177316

That is not an official rendering, yet they've begun construction and they're almost finished with the foundation.

mja Sep 17, 2012 7:14 PM

Apparently 582 ft., 52 stories.

Can't wait for a render.

http://nakedphilly.com/rittenhouse/u...-and-chestnut/

Austinlee Sep 17, 2012 8:09 PM

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Originally Posted by mja (Post 5834581)
Apparently 582 ft., 52 stories.

Damn, that's pretty beefy! Lookin forward to seeing the design.

Greg Meckstroth Sep 17, 2012 8:19 PM

http://blog.philadelphiarealestate.c...n-new-w-hotel/

This post gives up to date info. They went before the CCRA and posted in their Agenda Outcome was some telling info. about the possibile height of the new hotel.

Kidphilly Sep 17, 2012 8:41 PM

Anywhere close to 582 and this is a really nice addition

summersm343 Sep 17, 2012 9:12 PM

52 floors and 582 feet seems to be the talk around town... the architects are also going to be Cope Linder... who are the same Architect firm that designed the first Waldorf-Astoria design. Also, all parking will be below ground now.

Can't wait to see renders :banana:

SkyscraperGuru Sep 18, 2012 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by summersm343 (Post 5834764)
52 floors and 582 feet seems to be the talk around town...

Which means this is the largest project and addition to the Philadelphia skyline since Comcast.

1919 Market is the only other non-dead one that has potential of 600+, if I recall correctly. I doubt Cira 2 will be 800-1,000 like anticipated.

Jelly Roll Sep 18, 2012 5:44 PM

I am excited to see how this project and the new apartments at The Sansom impact the activity on the street. 500+ hotel rooms and 104 new apartments all in a 2 block area should give the retail in the area a pretty big lift.

-Filipe- Sep 18, 2012 8:13 PM

quick question, is this near center city? as in around the skyline area (where most of the buildings are) or is this furthur out somewhere :D

Jelly Roll Sep 18, 2012 8:24 PM

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Originally Posted by -Filipe- (Post 5836108)
quick question, is this near center city? as in around the skyline area (where most of the buildings are) or is this furthur out somewhere :D

It is right next to the The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton.

Kidphilly Sep 18, 2012 8:59 PM

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Originally Posted by -Filipe- (Post 5836108)
quick question, is this near center city? as in around the skyline area (where most of the buildings are) or is this furthur out somewhere :D

One block east of Liberty and one block south of City Hall

volguus zildrohar Sep 18, 2012 9:05 PM

Cope Linder was to be the architect of note for whatever ended up being built on that site apparently. They've been responsible for every version of 1441 Chestnut up to Waldorf-Astoria.

-Filipe-, the site is a block east of Liberty Place and block south of City Hall. It doesn't get any more Center City than that.

-Filipe- Sep 18, 2012 9:07 PM

thank you both :D

shakman Sep 19, 2012 1:26 PM

If 582 feet becomes the final height figure, this proposal should be approximately 70 feet taller than the Residences at The Ritz-Carlton.

Hopefully an architectural rooftop feature would make this proposal stand out a bit more.

Flyers2001 Sep 19, 2012 1:29 PM

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Originally Posted by shakman (Post 5836970)
If 582 feet becomes the final height figure, this proposal would be approximately 70 feet taller than the Residences at The Ritz-Carlton.

Which means it would show up quite well on the skyline, esp if your heading north from the airport on 95. :)

SkyscraperGuru Nov 8, 2012 8:54 AM

Anyone have any news on the life of this project? Bit worried it (and 1919 Market) may be dead.

hammersklavier Nov 8, 2012 2:35 PM

Most projects like this tend to be start-stop until there's actually concrete in the ground.


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