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mmikeyphilly Jan 16, 2014 9:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Roadcruiser1 (Post 6409771)
Ironically this building has been designed by the same architectural firm that designed Two World Trade Center - Lord Norman Foster.

I think a lot of folks here were looking for the same type of "impression" that #2 WTC puts out, with that sloping glass roof. I agree with many here, that the top of the building lacks something, like a spire that's not so square, and just a little taller, with maybe another setback. That could take the architects, months to re-design, and it sounds like Comcast needs the space quickly.

mmikeyphilly Jan 16, 2014 10:04 PM

No McDonald's here
 
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Originally Posted by chris08876 (Post 6409630)
I'd go in and just order just a small appetizer, and pay the bill just for the view.

I think with the prices on the menu at the restaurant, (on my budget), I would just ask for a glass of water! :cheers:
(I am sure it's going to be at least a 4-5 star restaurant, that's a given) Which reminds me, did anyone ask about a observation deck? (Maybe I missed it) I thought since the restaurant seems to be the highlighted place for the best view.

Jelly Roll Jan 16, 2014 10:09 PM

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Originally Posted by mmikeyphilly (Post 6409836)
I think with the prices on the menu at the restaurant, (on my budget), I would just ask for a glass of water! :cheers:
(I am sure it's going to be at least a 4-5 star restaurant, that's a given) Which reminds me, did anyone ask about a observation deck? (Maybe I missed it) I thought since the restaurant seems to be the highlighted place for the best view.

No observation deck as the lobby to the hotel is open to the public.

miesian Jan 16, 2014 10:19 PM

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Originally Posted by mmikeyphilly (Post 6409836)
I think with the prices on the menu at the restaurant, (on my budget), I would just ask for a glass of water! :cheers:
(I am sure it's going to be at least a 4-5 star restaurant, that's a given) Which reminds me, did anyone ask about a observation deck? (Maybe I missed it) I thought since the restaurant seems to be the highlighted place for the best view.

Lol. I dare you to ask for a glass of water............at least you'll be able to enjoy the elevator on the way down

mmikeyphilly Jan 16, 2014 10:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Jelly Roll (Post 6409845)
No observation deck as the lobby to the hotel is open to the public.

Thanks Jelly Roll. I guess that makes sense. The lobby should be high enough that the views will still be pretty cool. :cool:

simms3_redux Jan 16, 2014 10:24 PM

Loving this. I think it looks like it belongs in London more than it does most or all American cities, however, the building by itself is a winner. Love Foster + Partners and I am so happy for Philadelphia.

I just hope Transbay out here in SF gets going quickly, soon! So we can have a moment of glory, at least. :)

The video rendering was spectacular - the local groups out here are doing these types of video renderings for all the towers out here and they do wonders for people's expectations. I sincerely hope that the end product is as good as the promotional video that Foster just put out for it.

mmikeyphilly Jan 16, 2014 10:25 PM

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Originally Posted by miesian (Post 6409868)
Lol. I dare you to ask for a glass of water............at least you'll be able to enjoy the elevator on the way down

Indeed! :haha:

Roadcruiser1 Jan 16, 2014 10:27 PM

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Originally Posted by mmikeyphilly (Post 6409795)
I think a lot of folks here were looking for the same type of "impression" that #2 WTC puts out, with that sloping glass roof. I agree with many here, that the top of the building lacks something, like a spire that's not so square, and just a little taller, with maybe another setback. That could take the architects, months to re-design, and it sounds like Comcast needs the space quickly.

Well they want it approved quick. I read that they want to break ground later this year, and want it finished by 2017. I also read they want to extend the nearby subway concourse under this building, and have retail on the base of the building. Of course there has to be parking nearby, and the restaurant at the top is opened to the public. The Four Seasons Hotel Lobby will also be up where the restaurant is. Otherwise it's an office building since the hotel will be at the top just below the restaurant.
Also Wikipedia has an article on the project.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comcas...hnology_Center

MikeNigh Jan 16, 2014 10:28 PM

After comcast establishes philly as a tech center, I wonder which major tech company is going to be the next to open office in philly.

MikeNigh Jan 16, 2014 10:42 PM

Should this thread be included on the Supertall Construction forum? http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/forumdisplay.php?f=323

crackpinky Jan 16, 2014 10:48 PM

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Originally Posted by MikeNigh (Post 6409920)
Should this thread be included on the Supertall Construction forum? http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/forumdisplay.php?f=323

That would be for once construction starts.

Plokoon11 Jan 16, 2014 11:00 PM

Yeah typically when they start putting in forms in the ground this will be moved.

mmikeyphilly Jan 16, 2014 11:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Roadcruiser1 (Post 6409893)
Well they want it approved quick. I read that they want to break ground later this year, and want it finished by 2017. I also read they want to extend the nearby subway concourse under this building, and have retail on the base of the building. Of course there has to be parking nearby, and the restaurant at the top is opened to the public. The Four Seasons Hotel Lobby will also be up where the restaurant is. Otherwise it's an office building since the hotel will be at the top just below the restaurant.
Also Wikipedia has an article on the project.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comcas...hnology_Center

Thanks Roadcruiser1, I checked out Wikipedia, they don't waste any time, do they? They already have Comcast CTIC listed #1 in The Tallest Skyscrapers in Philadelphia.(Of course it says approved) Hey, maybe Wikipedia, or Google needs to rent more office space? You think?:shrug:

James Bond Agent 007 Jan 17, 2014 1:49 AM

I like the glass elevators!

iheartphilly Jan 17, 2014 2:05 AM

4000 employees in its Supertall. I'm wondering if Comcast consolidated its other building plans by maximizing the square footage of this building for its usage. Without the hotel on the top floors, it wouldn't be a supertall.

Anyone have insight into this?

supertallchaser Jan 17, 2014 2:23 AM

once again someone do a diagram....

Roadcruiser1 Jan 17, 2014 3:30 AM

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Originally Posted by iheartphilly (Post 6410199)
4000 employees in its Supertall. I'm wondering if Comcast consolidated its other building plans by maximizing the square footage of this building for its usage. Without the hotel on the top floors, it wouldn't be a supertall.

Anyone have insight into this?

I read that Comcast has outgrown it's old building. The current Comcast Center is 90% leased by Comcast, but 10% is leased to other companies that have no plans to give it up. Therefore Comcast needs a new building. They plan on occupying anywhere between 40% to 50% of the new building. The other office space that won't be owned by Comcast would be leased out. The hotel, restaurant, retail spaces, parking areas, subway station, and a laboratory will take up the rest of the spaces in the building.........

Jelly Roll Jan 17, 2014 3:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Roadcruiser1 (Post 6410299)
I read that Comcast has outgrown it's old building. The current Comcast Center is 90% leased by Comcast, but 10% is leased to other companies that have no plans to give it up. Therefore Comcast needs a new building. They plan on occupying anywhere between 40% to 50% of the new building. The other office space that won't be owned by Comcast would be leased out. The hotel, restaurant, retail spaces, parking areas, subway station, and a laboratory will take up the rest of the spaces in the building.........

They have already committed to 75% of the office space and have an option to take all of it per the press releases.

Roadcruiser1 Jan 17, 2014 3:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Jelly Roll (Post 6410309)
They have already committed to 75% of the office space and have an option to take all of it per the press releases.

Really? Interesting update!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pennsgrant Jan 17, 2014 4:00 AM

Forum member Late 1 did a nice photo-shop adding a second setback and 100' or so.


Late1 brainstorm - 2nd Setback

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...ps89d07097.png





http://archpaper.com/uploads/image/0...-archpaper.jpg


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