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Old Posted Dec 3, 2019, 3:46 PM
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You know Philadelphia really is its own worst enemy. For example, the "gentleman's agreement," that no building can be taller than William Penn's hat, held us back for decades. We've made some great buildings in the last few years, but because they keep putting a statue of Billy Penn on top of our new “tallest,” the agreement is, actually, still in effect.

I don’t know. I just feel like this inability to move past the gentleman’s agreement plays into the worst elements of defeatism that permeate our city. I'm not sure what the answer is. Maybe putting replicas of One and Two Liberty place, The Mellon Bank Center, Three Logan Square, the FMC Tower, the G. Fred Dibona Building, the W Hotel, and One and Two Commerce Square on top on William Penn's head would send the right message.

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You know Philadelphia really is its own worst enemy. For example, the "gentleman's agreement," that no building can be taller than William Penn's hat, held us back for decades. We've made some great buildings in the last few years, but because they keep putting a statue of Billy Penn on top of our new “tallest,” the agreement is, actually, still in effect.

I don’t know. I just feel like this inability to move past the gentleman’s agreement plays into the worst elements of defeatism that permeate our city. I'm not sure what the answer is. Maybe putting replicas of One and Two Liberty place, The Mellon Bank Center, Three Logan Square, the FMC Tower, the G. Fred Dibona Building, the W Hotel, and One and Two Commerce Square on top on William Penn's head would send the right message.
Your posts these past few days are like watching a car crash in slow motion.
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You know Philadelphia really is its own worst enemy. For example, the "gentleman's agreement," that no building can be taller than William Penn's hat, held us back for decades. We've made some great buildings in the last few years, but because they keep putting a statue of Billy Penn on top of our new “tallest,” the agreement is, actually, still in effect.

I don’t know. I just feel like this inability to move past the gentleman’s agreement plays into the worst elements of defeatism that permeate our city. I'm not sure what the answer is. Maybe putting replicas of One and Two Liberty place, The Mellon Bank Center, Three Logan Square, the FMC Tower, the G. Fred Dibona Building, the W Hotel, and One and Two Commerce Square on top on William Penn's head would send the right message.
Brilliant. Get started on those replicas right away.
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Get started on those replicas right away.
I'm actually making some, about to sell them too with my business partner on Etsy. I have CTC, W/Element, FMC and more
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You know Philadelphia really is its own worst enemy. For example, the "gentleman's agreement," that no building can be taller than William Penn's hat, held us back for decades. We've made some great buildings in the last few years, but because they keep putting a statue of Billy Penn on top of our new “tallest,” the agreement is, actually, still in effect.

I don’t know. I just feel like this inability to move past the gentleman’s agreement plays into the worst elements of defeatism that permeate our city. I'm not sure what the answer is. Maybe putting replicas of One and Two Liberty place, The Mellon Bank Center, Three Logan Square, the FMC Tower, the G. Fred Dibona Building, the W Hotel, and One and Two Commerce Square on top on William Penn's head would send the right message.
Why do you hate baseball and football? I bet those ironworkers screwed up as it is, and that's why we are in our current predicament.
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