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Old Posted Jun 15, 2014, 8:28 PM
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Long vacant department store at Cottman and Castor being turned into vertical power center:

http://jkrnoir.blogspot.com/2014/03/...an-castor.html
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Old Posted Jun 15, 2014, 11:53 PM
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Long vacant department store at Cottman and Castor being turned into vertical power center:

http://jkrnoir.blogspot.com/2014/03/...an-castor.html
What do u mean by vertical power center? I read that as new retail tenants moving into a rehabbed building. I might have misinterpreted it though.
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Old Posted Jun 16, 2014, 12:37 AM
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^Ok not a "power center" just standard big box development stretched vertically. Always get mixed up with the terms LOL.

Better than big vacant building that's for sure, but they really should have removed that ugly sloped facade....
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Old Posted Jun 16, 2014, 1:27 AM
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Not exactly a proposal, but I wasn't sure where else to post it. Seemed right for this thread. This looks absolutely amazing!

http://archinect.com/chrisclass/proj...ability-center
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Not exactly a proposal, but I wasn't sure where else to post it. Seemed right for this thread. This looks absolutely amazing!

http://archinect.com/chrisclass/proj...ability-center
Whoa, cool!
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Old Posted Jun 16, 2014, 3:06 PM
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^Ok not a "power center" just standard big box development stretched vertically. Always get mixed up with the terms LOL.

Better than big vacant building that's for sure, but they really should have removed that ugly sloped facade....
Glad they are doing something with it. My mom and Grandmother both worked at the Clovers in the mid-80's, when the area as a whole was much different.

Favorite memory was going to the resturant in the basement and getting some of the great veggie soup they had. Its ashame what the area has become. Use to love playing up at Max-Myers back in the day.
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Old Posted Jun 16, 2014, 3:11 PM
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Tower crane fully up at AQ Rittenhouse

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What's with the pine tree on top? I've seen that on construction sites before.
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Any updates on this?? I tried a quick search... nothing since January. It's been months and months now.
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Old Posted Jun 20, 2014, 6:22 PM
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Looks ugly as sin
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Old Posted Jun 20, 2014, 6:23 PM
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They closed the Hotel... then nothing. Developer claimed April or May groundbreaking... as you can see that hasn't happened. Not sure what's going on.
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Old Posted Jun 20, 2014, 6:25 PM
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The Study at University City
CDR Submission
Bunch of renderings and information
New hotel- 33rd and Chestnut
10 floors
125 feet

http://www.phila.gov/CityPlanning/pr...%20Meeting.pdf
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^^Technically qualifies for it's own thread but since AQ Rittenhouse was moved here at 12 floors and 151 feet, we'll just post updates on this one in here.
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This building is built like a tank.
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What's with the pine tree on top? I've seen that on construction sites before.
It's a construction ritual called "topping out" (or "topping off"):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topping_out
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Old Posted Jun 20, 2014, 7:25 PM
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The Study at University City
CDR Submission
Bunch of renderings and information
New hotel- 33rd and Chestnut
10 floors
125 feet

http://www.phila.gov/CityPlanning/pr...%20Meeting.pdf
Not much of a fan of the color of the brick they are using. This thing may stick out like a gray elephant...
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I can see why dark grey brick isn't popular with everybody, but I'm very optimistic that the Study will turn out beautifully. I believe that DIGSAU used a very similar material on the campus bookstore at UDel a few years ago.

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Plus, I think the Study will be a great complement to the Papadakis Science Building, Chestnut Square, and Penn's new Hill Field house. LA would be so lucky if we could get such a nicely-designed building around downtown.
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I can see why dark grey brick isn't popular with everybody, but I'm very optimistic that the Study will turn out beautifully. I believe that DIGSAU used a very similar material on the campus bookstore at UDel a few years ago.

Plus, I think the Study will be a great complement to the Papadakis Science Building, Chestnut Square, and Penn's new Hill Field house. LA would be so lucky if we could get such a nicely-designed building around downtown.
All of Drexel's new buildings have an ivory/charcoal theme. This will fit in beautifully with the newer developments.
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2014, 7:59 AM
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They closed the Hotel... then nothing. Developer claimed April or May groundbreaking... as you can see that hasn't happened. Not sure what's going on.
Developer closed on purchase yesterday....demolition to start in next two weeks...
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