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Old Posted Oct 10, 2017, 11:57 AM
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Surely it wasn’t anyone on this forum? From BillyPenn.com:

Someone stole the creepy doll from Wendy's at 15th and Chestnut
Wendy's customers in Center City can breathe a sigh of relief. The "Scary Wendy" doll that lived in the window of the 15th and Chestnut location is gone. According to a manager, the near-lifesize freckled mascot was stolen, red braids and all. But before you celebrate future days of doll-free Frosties, know this: Store management is actively looking to get the mannequin replaced. Which is the right thing to do, since she was a uniquely Philly pop culture icon.
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Visible from Broad and Cherry is fine and all that, but it's visible from my desk now:
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Visible from Broad and Cherry is fine and all that, but it's visible from my desk now:
Dude, let us see some of the stuff that's ON your desk.
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The crane jumped over the weekend. Also, cladding has begun on the southern facade. And the core is now the same height as my office. Here's your alternate angle picture for today:
Is he peeing?
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Old Posted Oct 11, 2017, 2:05 PM
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Oct 3rd:


Oct 11th:


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I might bring my good camera to work soon and get some real photos.
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Old Posted Oct 11, 2017, 2:26 PM
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I might bring my good camera to work soon and get some real photos.

this is amazing, the windows of the Ritz give a great point of reference as to how fast this thing is going up, from October 3rd to the 11th three additional windows in its center section have become obscured by the W.

by the way that is the Ritz behind it right ?
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this is amazing, the windows of the Ritz give a great point of reference as to how fast this thing is going up, from October 3rd to the 11th three additional windows in its center section have become obscured by the W.

by the way that is the Ritz behind it right ?
I used the older low building immediately to the W's left as a reference. 3 1/2 completed floors above its roof on October 3rd (forms in place for 5th floor deck, but apparently no rebar yet), and 5 completed floors above its roof with today's pour of the 6th floor deck. So about 1 1/2 floors a week, and at this point moving like clockwork.
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this is amazing, the windows of the Ritz give a great point of reference as to how fast this thing is going up, from October 3rd to the 11th three additional windows in its center section have become obscured by the W.

by the way that is the Ritz behind it right ?
The Ritz Residences (condos). Not the Ritz hotel.
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Bonus:


I might bring my good camera to work soon and get some real photos.

Then maybe you can ask that guy in the Ritz ( looking out his window ) if you
can shoot from his location ...... Or is that a lamp shade .....
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Update from Building Philly - starting to make it's presence on the skyline



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W Hotel starting to appear from N. Broad:





Couple more:


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Old Posted Oct 17, 2017, 12:16 PM
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Oct 3rd:


Oct 17th:


Keeping the older 'before' picture since it's similarly sunny.
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2017, 1:13 AM
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2017, 12:18 PM
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From this morning:


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Old Posted Oct 18, 2017, 12:43 PM
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almost halfway to 52.
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almost halfway to 52.
Think they're already there, aren't they? Isn't the first floor above the transition floor (the floor with the solid concrete across the front) the 10th floor? That would mean that they're currently setting the forms for the 28th floor deck.
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In addition the hotel room floors are shorter therefore height wise, this should be well past the halfway point.
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Old Posted Oct 19, 2017, 6:48 PM
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In addition the hotel room floors are shorter therefore height wise, this should be well past the halfway point.
I was simply saying in floor count. I count 25 or 26 floors in the pics above. It definitely is more than half complete in height due to the lower level floors.
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Old Posted Oct 20, 2017, 12:47 PM
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The structure is about 56.8% of the total height, with a pretty small margin of error. Source
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