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Old Posted Oct 30, 2017, 3:36 PM
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Now they are saying 34 floors. Looks like it will be done in 2 months.

https://philly.curbed.com/2017/11/6/...delphia-photos
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Sneak Peek: Inside and above the 34-story Alexander tower









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Imagine how great this view would look with, at the very least, caps around Logan Square! I have a feeling that, with this project, the proposed Cathedral Square project, and all of the new residents that have filled other developments in the area, there will be some kind of push to cap the VSE between at least 17th and the Parkway. A full capping between 9th-22nd would be awesome, but I'd take Broad-22nd in a heartbeat!
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Instead of capping 676, I have the idea of loosening the zoning code to make development along Vine Street more inviting to developers. Even anti-urban Miami-style development (towers on parking podiums, no retail) would be far better than what's there now. If there's one location in Center City that doesn't need a Jane Jacobs worthy walkable vibe, it's Vine Street. And there is probably a segment of the population who would appreciate the easy highway access that living on Vine Street can offer.
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While I think the VSE cap would be totally great, that parking lot across from the Mormon development is screaming for development.

Is this the Cathedral Square site, by chance?
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While I think the VSE cap would be totally great, that parking lot across from the Mormon development is screaming for development.

Is this the Cathedral Square site, by chance?
Yes, this is the Cathedral Square site.
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What do you think will happen to that large homeless population across 17th near the 676 on ramp? It’s getting bigger by the day and i can’t imagine that being a good selling point.
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Yes, this is the Cathedral Square site.
Awesome. So that whole parking lot is going to be developed?
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Awesome. So that whole parking lot is going to be developed?
hopefully, but time will tell.
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Awesome. So that whole parking lot is going to be developed?
The existing renderings (which may not be truly accurate to what happens, have every building on the lot except the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul (green dome) and the Archbishop's residence (not visible in that pic) being demolished. That opens the door to a load of potential.

And what I'd do to live in this building...
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How long has this one been under construction? I feel like it broke ground more than four years ago.
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How long has this one been under construction? I feel like it broke ground more than four years ago.
Late 2014/early 2015. The pit they dug was DEEP and through rock. There seemed to be periods of time, as in a couple months here and there, where little seemed to get done. Well worth the wait, opening in a couple months.
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^ Exactly. They had to continuously "break" ground on this site.
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12/18/2017 - soooo close to completion on this one







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Alexander is looking great: https://www.thealexanderphilly.com/photogallery.aspx

I REALLY would love to see Vine Street Expressway capped from the Parkway back to 15th or 17th (to start)...that should be the next focus of capping after Penn's Landing park. Time for a feasibility study...It would do wonders to knit the Northern neighborhood back into Center City, and there is prime real estate on either side of Vine. The Alexander and Mormon church project got it going, and the owners of the Basilica are following with development of the parking lots on their land.
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This came out great. An excellent tower for 2018.

Fits in.
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Love this building... with one exception - the light fixtures on the SE corner.
Drove by the other night and they look like cheap floodlights more fit for a warehouse. Seems out of character with the rest of the building.
Any chance the are just a place holder of sorts??
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