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Old Posted Jan 3, 2018, 6:36 PM
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People keep blaming Aramark for taking away the whale murals. I don't have any proof of this but I don't think Aramark chose the area to relocate based on the premise that the murals were taken down. I think the building owner and developer were going to blow them down no matter who moved in.
Poorly chosen words on my part, yes, it was the developers who removed the mural. I do not, and I hope nobody else is actually believes that Aramark moved in because they have some vendetta against whales/whale based art.
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Old Posted Jan 3, 2018, 6:47 PM
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Poorly chosen words on my part, yes, it was the developers who removed the mural. I do not, and I hope nobody else is actually believes that Aramark moved in because they have some vendetta against whales/whale based art.
To re-design and open it up to for views of the river, they had to remove it. The whale mural will be missed, but the net gains are the benefit of that change.
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Old Posted Jan 3, 2018, 7:27 PM
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To re-design and open it up to for views of the river, they had to remove it. The whale mural will be missed, but the net gains are the benefit of that change.
100% agree
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Schuylkill Yards and 30th Street Station District should take care of that.
I can add them to the photo if you want me to
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Old Posted Jan 3, 2018, 9:37 PM
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I can add them to the photo if you want me to
You got my vote!
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Old Posted Jan 3, 2018, 9:48 PM
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I can add them to the photo if you want me to
Oooo. I love those mock-ups you do.
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Old Posted Jan 3, 2018, 10:39 PM
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This is a little weird and probably somewhat unique but I actually grew up in Berks county and whenever we would come into the city the antennas were the first sign to me that we were getting close to the city. My little kid brain forever associated them as an iconic thing whenever driving toward the city from the west ever since. It's similar to how when I'm coming in from the east and getting on to the BFB I know I'm pretty much home.
Same here, I think the "poles" as I call them for whatever reason are a quirky part of local lore. I also think they're interesting coz I can see them from the most random places far out from the city, even more so than the skyline itself sometimes.
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Old Posted Jan 4, 2018, 12:09 AM
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Oooo. I love those mock-ups you do.
Since I don't have school tomorrow due to the cyclone bomb, I'll do it (sorry for being off topic)
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Old Posted Jan 4, 2018, 12:22 AM
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Same here, I think the "poles" as I call them for whatever reason are a quirky part of local lore. I also think they're interesting coz I can see them from the most random places far out from the city, even more so than the skyline itself sometimes.
Same here. You could see the Roxborough Towers from anywhere near where I lived, and they really do stand out. Hell, I'm pretty sure you can see them from Trenton.
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Sorry i didn't realize antennas were iconic! I'm in Chicago and don't see a lot of them except for the ones on Sears tower and Handcock!

Looking good Philly, definitely creeping up the list!
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Technically, they are “masts.” As someone pointed out, they are miles from Center City. They rank high on the list for tallest structures in Philadelphia. In fact, you can see them on the diagram page if you check the right box.
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Old Posted Jan 4, 2018, 2:55 PM
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For those that are interested in the radio/tv towers as shown in the previous post:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cA5nH-7WMk
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Philadelphia has some really nice skyscrapers; now if we can only get companies to buy real estate that's a bit more spread out then the skyline would be more dynamic; but its a nice grouping.

As for the antennas/masts; I remember a few years back driving down the Northeast Extensions and seeing them as far away as Lansdale which is about 30 miles north of Philadelphia. Considering Philadelphia is the 4th largest media outlet in the nation I suppose the masts are really important to the vitality of the Delaware Valley metro region.

https://www.newsgeneration.com/broad...radio-markets/
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Comcast's high-tech tower getting old-media upgrade: sidewalk newsstands | Philly.com
Digital media giant Comcast Corp. plans to furnish the sidewalks outside its new-technology high-rise with an old-media staple: newsstands.

The company plans a pair of kiosks selling newspapers and magazines — as well as coffee, croissants and sandwiches — on Arch Street, near the northwestern and northeastern corners of the Comcast Technology Center building that is set to open later this year, according to a presentation this week to the city’s Art Commission.


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Note that these are much larger than the size allowed for standard newsstands, per the City ordinance, which last I checked was 4'x8'. Apparently they're not cheaping out on the newsstand design and construction either:
The kiosks, each with a footprint of 16-feet-by-7.6-feet, were designed by London-based architects Foster & Partners, which also designed Comcast’s technology tower, and are being built for $1.6 million.
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Comcast's high-tech tower getting old-media upgrade: sidewalk newsstands


Presumably these will be integrated into the footprint of the building and not extend onto the sidewalk?
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Old Posted Jan 5, 2018, 3:58 PM
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Comcast's high-tech tower getting old-media upgrade: sidewalk newsstands


Presumably these will be integrated into the footprint of the building and not extend onto the sidewalk?
Wrong.

"Liberty and Comcast are negotiating a contract with Philadelphia officials to allow the commercial operations on the publicly owned sidewalks, he said. The deal would include payments to the city."
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Re: CTC Newstand Kiosks (2 of them)

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The kiosks, each with a footprint of 16-feet-by-7.6-feet, were designed by London-based architects Foster & Partners, which also designed Comcast’s technology tower, and are being built for $1.6 million.

So, $800k for each kiosks. Damn-so that calculates out to $6,611 per square foot. Highway robbery, anyone? Basically, more $$ than any square footage of residential/commercial space in the city. Wow!
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Old Posted Jan 5, 2018, 4:13 PM
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Re: CTC Newstand Kiosks (2 of them)

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The kiosks, each with a footprint of 16-feet-by-7.6-feet, were designed by London-based architects Foster & Partners, which also designed Comcast’s technology tower, and are being built for $1.6 million.

So, $800k for each kiosks. Damn-so that calculates out to $6,611 per square foot. Highway robbery, anyone? Basically, more $$ than any square footage of residential/commercial space in the city. Wow!
Norman Foster doesn't work cheap.
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I wonder if the food & beverage vendors will be permitted to set up shop on those (expensive) sidewalks?
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Re: CTC Newstand Kiosks (2 of them)

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The kiosks, each with a footprint of 16-feet-by-7.6-feet, were designed by London-based architects Foster & Partners, which also designed Comcast’s technology tower, and are being built for $1.6 million.

So, $800k for each kiosks. Damn-so that calculates out to $6,611 per square foot. Highway robbery, anyone? Basically, more $$ than any square footage of residential/commercial space in the city. Wow!
I've thought that sooner or later some Philly real estate might reach NYC sq. ft. prices that the 57th St. high rises are claiming. I just didn't think it would be a ground floor studio apartment, with no bath room, that would be the first to crack the $5K a foot barrier.
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