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Old Posted Apr 15, 2018, 1:05 AM
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I'm in Pittsburgh for school and I am really busy so I don't get home much so here and a few other places is where I keep up But it definitely is a great program.
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Old Posted Apr 15, 2018, 8:18 AM
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75854 by Rob Dietrich, on Flickr
The original is 2x this size, enjoy.
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Old Posted Apr 15, 2018, 3:37 PM
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Not a very flattering angle for the skyline. Highlights the lack of development in the north
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Old Posted Apr 15, 2018, 5:20 PM
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Not a very flattering angle for the skyline. Highlights the lack of development in the north
Lack of development? What part of this photo shows undeveloped land? Eakins Oval?
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Old Posted Apr 15, 2018, 11:44 PM
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[xurl=https://flic.kr/p/24Pi4GF]75854[/url] by [xurl=https://www.flickr.com/photos/racerx220/]Rob Dietrich[/url], on Flickr
The original is 2x this size, enjoy.

IMO, "ideally" the photo should have been taken from a lower elevation and at an angle closer to 90D to show off the heights of the buildings and forget about capturing so much of the Fairmount neighborhood. That photo shows the skyline as squat and uninteresting - not at all accurate. The only reason we are criticizing this overall great shot is that we are SKYSCRAPER fanatics and we hate any photos that don't show the city's skyline in its most favorable light.
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Old Posted Apr 16, 2018, 1:25 AM
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Lack of development? What part of this photo shows undeveloped land? Eakins Oval?
Yes. The parkway is a great thing for events and parks and whatnot but not only destroyed neighborhoods but severely cut off development to the north (which the Vine St Expressway helped to ensure).
Oh well, I love the thing anyways.
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Old Posted Apr 17, 2018, 2:07 PM
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This bodes well for the future of the SLS.

http://www.philly.com/philly/busines...-20180416.html
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Old Posted Apr 17, 2018, 2:11 PM
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This is already being discussed on the SLS thread.
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Old Posted Apr 17, 2018, 10:10 PM
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A mysterious zoning bill hints at a high-rise
from PlanPhilly

http://planphilly.com/articles/2018/...eloped-parcels

What do you all think of this?

Wondering if this guy is simply trying to maximize a tax write off? or might Penn be
planning something large here? or....?
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Old Posted Apr 18, 2018, 11:32 AM
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A mysterious zoning bill hints at a high-rise
from PlanPhilly

http://planphilly.com/articles/2018/...eloped-parcels

What do you all think of this?

Wondering if this guy is simply trying to maximize a tax write off? or might Penn be
planning something large here? or....?
Building this close to the river can require some complex and costly engineering and precautions. Seems to counsel towards the tax write off view, but I would love to see an appropriately designed tower here.
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Old Posted Apr 18, 2018, 11:33 PM
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Penn is probably also demanding that any parcel of theirs in the area has CMX-5 zoning already attached to it, since HUP has a significant space problem and practically all of the recent projects done in the area have been fully occupied the day the doors opened. Expanding HUP further would also involve expanding into the riverside athletic fields, which would need new infrastructure to support it.

Meanwhile Penn Presby has oodles of space to use, including various nooks and crannies that can be filled facing 38th, a giant parking lot on its 39th Street side, and another parking lot at the corner of 38th & Powelton, as well as various office functions and such being expected to be absorbed by the Science Center. That's a big part of why ER functions are now consolidated there.
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Old Posted Apr 19, 2018, 5:44 PM
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Building this close to the river can require some complex and costly engineering and precautions. Seems to counsel towards the tax write off view, but I would love to see an appropriately designed tower here.
I'm sure engineers can handle it though... crazier things have been built on crazier soil...
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Old Posted Apr 19, 2018, 6:36 PM
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Building this close to the river can require some complex and costly engineering and precautions. Seems to counsel towards the tax write off view, but I would love to see an appropriately designed tower here.
Penn's planning to build a castle and moat with the upzoning....
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Old Posted Apr 21, 2018, 9:28 PM
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A project for this parking lot at 7th and Chestnut seriously needs to be resurrected! http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=216297
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Buildings under construction (or soon to be) are in blue,
recently completed in yellow and proposals in red.
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2018, 5:23 PM
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Nice work
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2018, 8:40 PM
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Is anyone (everyone??) here an attorney? I'm looking for a job after my clerkship in September, wondering if anyone has an office that is hiring. No experience with real estate work, mostly litigation thus far.

Not sure which thread would be the right place to post this. Thanks.
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2018, 9:52 PM
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Is anyone (everyone??) here an attorney? I'm looking for a job after my clerkship in September, wondering if anyone has an office that is hiring. No experience with real estate work, mostly litigation thus far.

Not sure which thread would be the right place to post this. Thanks.
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Old Posted Apr 24, 2018, 4:13 AM
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New Crane Rising

Got to work this morning and saw a new sight out the office window that was not there on Friday. It's this crane rising out of the old Burlington Coat Factory store in Market East. That roof was not cut through at lunch time on Friday; the part to the north was cut away earlier in the week.

It's rising through what I thought was going to be the recently announced movie theater.

I know that there are footings in the old Gallery for 2 towers and this is the location of one of them. But I hadn't heard that they were imminent. I can't imagine another reason for a crane like this to appear.

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...FBYVNkTlBGcUFn

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