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Old Posted May 23, 2018, 3:52 PM
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There is significant ongoing ground activity at this site. It is very active. Also, it looks like they are doing ground work under the entire footprint of both buildings, not just one.
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Also, work has started on demolition across the street to make way for more city mansions here:

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Also, work has started on demolition across the street to make way for more city mansions here:

Awesome updates per usual, TCO - also, these should be called the Chia Mansions.
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Old Posted Jun 1, 2018, 5:15 PM
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I kinda want them to section that off and see what nature does to it. A bit of an experiment
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Old Posted Jul 9, 2018, 11:27 PM
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Is that a 5 storey drill at River Walk site? How far down do the caissons have to go there?

Philly Skyline by Cocoabiscuit, on Flickr
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Old Posted Jul 10, 2018, 12:05 AM
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When FMC was built on the other side of the river I believe they had to go down to around 100'+-. I would guess the depth has to do with going down until you hit bedrock, and the width of the drill/foundation would determine how much weight each point can support. Where they are drilling was once the river not to long ago. That section of the Schuylkill is tidal.
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didn't get a picture because there was stuff in the way, but it looks like they're digging the foundation. Also, does this mean they're constructing both towers at once? I thought the plan was to wait on the 2nd along the RR line:

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didn't get a picture because there was stuff in the way, but it looks like they're digging the foundation. Also, does this mean they're constructing both towers at once? I thought the plan was to wait on the 2nd along the RR line:
I wonder if, similarly to the massive dig out at East Market, it's just easier and more cost effective to build the tower podiums in one fell swoop and then build the 2nd tower on top of the podium once market conditions allow. The 2nd tower podium will also probably feature resident amenities that will make the first building more marketable too.
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Crane base being installed.



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Old Posted Aug 25, 2018, 10:13 PM
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More high-rises along the river. I like it. Is this one now officially under construction?
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Old Posted Aug 27, 2018, 12:45 PM
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Summers always considered caissons in the ground as the determining factor. Pushing dirt around is never enough - has to be a footer/foundation of some sort.
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Summers always considered caissons in the ground as the determining factor. Pushing dirt around is never enough - has to be a footer/foundation of some sort.
Agreed, but those photos wondertwin posted sure look a lot like footer/foundation work to me...
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Nice photos. And, I see caisons laying on the ground.
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Looks U/C to me.
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Old Posted Sep 19, 2018, 1:33 PM
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Definitely u/c!! It does appear to be both towers at the same time.
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Yeah, it's definitely u/c.

And the tallest tower being basically the same height as the PECO building is going to have a nice little impact on the skyline.
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Old Posted Sep 23, 2018, 12:22 AM
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