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Old Posted Oct 30, 2018, 5:49 PM
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We have very different views on what counts as "shopping mall construction and materials".

This is way higher quality than you think.

The art installations are by world-famous artists.

The lobby interior uses real wood. The lobby floor is reclaimed white oak tile, end-grain up, polished and coated (not vinyl strips). The floor of the cafeteria is also white oak tile but larger size.

The lobby walls are also real white oak wood panel as well as slats. Some wall surfaces are brushed aluminum panel.

The lobby ceiling is also white oak slats. Very expensive.

The exterior wood slats (that extend through the glass to form the entrance canopy) might be composite but that's normal for weather reasons. I still think they look great and match the interior wood very well.

I don't know what you mean by "the pedestal" but I don't see anything that's plastic. Nor do I see how the lantern is "discoloring"

The window framing is high quality aluminum, not foil.

This was designed by Normal Foster, not some hack. This building is much higher quality than a shopping mall.
I remember seeing numbers of the interior fit-out to be 300-400 million dollars. That's just the price tag for the inside. The cost to build the tower alone was 1.2 billion. In sum, not a cheap building by any stretch of the imagination.
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Old Posted Oct 30, 2018, 10:53 PM
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I remember seeing numbers of the interior fit-out to be 300-400 million dollars. That's just the price tag for the inside. The cost to build the tower alone was 1.2 billion. In sum, not a cheap building by any stretch of the imagination.
Was 1.2 billion, now 1.5 billion
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Old Posted Oct 31, 2018, 12:52 PM
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Was 1.2 billion, now 1.5 billion
Ok, cool. Not surprising the price went up.
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Old Posted Oct 31, 2018, 1:58 PM
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Was 1.2 billion, now 1.5 billion
I thought the cost overruns were only $60 million according to most media accounts?
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I thought the cost overruns were only $60 million according to most media accounts?
Yes, about $67MM. Liberty has blamed Driscoll.
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Old Posted Oct 31, 2018, 2:23 PM
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Yes, to the overrun cost that was published in the local paper.

According to wikipedia, it is $1.5 billion USD as TK said.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comcast_Technology_Center

BUT, I don't see the source for this number footnoted anywhere in the reference section.
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Old Posted Oct 31, 2018, 3:11 PM
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Oh Jesus Christ will they please just peel this fucking blue plastic off??
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Old Posted Oct 31, 2018, 8:46 PM
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Oh Jesus Christ will they please just peel this fucking blue plastic off??
Agree, the tape must be baked onto the metal at this point. There's a crane on the roof - dispatch a team to strip the tape off the metal and also clean the grimy windows while they're at it. What am I missing here?
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Old Posted Oct 31, 2018, 9:44 PM
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I was at a conference at the Pyramid Club a couple of weeks ago. The residue left by some of the tape is VERY bad. Not sure how they're going to get it off. The staining of the lantern was very apparent too.
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Old Posted Oct 31, 2018, 9:54 PM
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In Center City on 10/29:
As people have said, both inside and out this building is more impressive in person.
As is the scale/density of Center City! Also noticed all the people and energy too.

Looking at the much discussed wood here, clearly real wood inside, matched with composit outside, where it will be weathered.

Also heard someone who works here, showing his family around, talking about the "dome" as some sort of visual experience piece.






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Was 1.2 billion, now 1.5 billion
God damn Donald Trump. That's it I'm voting straight D on Tuesday.
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Old Posted Nov 3, 2018, 7:55 PM
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Oh Jesus Christ will they please just peel this fucking blue plastic off??
You really need to be learn some patience. When Vespasian built the Colosseum it took decades for the blue tape to come off. Egyptologists still find it wrapped around the breasts of various statues of Egyptian queens, although in the case of Nefertiti they don't know if it's construction related or if she just wanted her breasts to appear smaller so people would be less likely to make wisecracks about her last name in the afterlife.
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Old Posted Nov 4, 2018, 9:58 PM
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Oh Jesus Christ will they please just peel this fucking blue plastic off??
I'm actually impatient with this too, they took the film off the North side of the hotel section 7 months ago. Got some photos today also
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Old Posted Nov 6, 2018, 3:13 AM
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Zerton: The pedestal is the 2 lobbies that fill the entire block, above which the tower rises, recessed on east and west sides. The molded, ribbed plastic panels stretch the entire 1800 block of Arch and Cuthbert Sts., alternating with glass. It's a very low-quality, pre-fab look. We deserve better.
I didn't say that the floors should be real wood, simply that LVP is a very cheap flooring. Cut-rate.
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Old Posted Nov 8, 2018, 3:28 PM
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Old Posted Nov 8, 2018, 4:18 PM
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I wonder when Inga is going to review this building? Not that she's the end-all be-all, but I'm curious what she thinks of the building and in particular the massing/shape.
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Old Posted Nov 9, 2018, 4:35 AM
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You know what's nice? Before this got built, New York and Chicago were the only cities where I had seen a thousand footer. It made it special, you know? Like I gotta look at this building as much as possible. But today, I was out on my normal routine and I saw Comcast off in the distance, and I know that we have our own thousand footer now.
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