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Old Posted Dec 12, 2017, 2:12 PM
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^ Great combination of new and old tainted by 1650 Arch which looks like a thirty floor parking garage.
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Old Posted Dec 12, 2017, 3:26 PM
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^ Great combination of new and old tainted by 1650 Arch which looks like a thirty floor parking garage.
Not sure about old and tainted. 1974, when it was built, is not that old in the scheme of things. Maybe just somewhat ugly. But not as ugly as 1900 Arch...
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Old Posted Dec 12, 2017, 3:32 PM
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Not sure about old and tainted. 1974, when it was built, is not that old in the scheme of things. Maybe just somewhat ugly. But not as ugly as 1900 Arch...
I think there's an implied comma in his comment: "Great combination of new and old, tainted by 1650 Arch . . . ," i.e., "old" doesn't refer to 1650 Arch.
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That "thirty floor parking garage" has long been known informally as the "refrigerator."
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Old Posted Dec 12, 2017, 9:25 PM
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The Comcast Christmas show now includes the new Comcast center.


So now we have an idea of what the night time lighting scheme will look like! Nice!!! Really Nice!!!
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Old Posted Dec 12, 2017, 10:07 PM
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I'm actually bummed about it. I expected the middle to be lit like the rendering. Whereas the lighting below the spire is just internal lighting and conditional on occupancy. Same with the top part.
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Old Posted Dec 13, 2017, 12:23 AM
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I'm actually bummed about it. I expected the middle to be lit like the rendering. Whereas the lighting below the spire is just internal lighting and conditional on occupancy. Same with the top part.
It's too soon to know or say that.
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Old Posted Dec 13, 2017, 1:17 AM
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It's too soon to know or say that.
Totally agree. Based on this most up to date rendering those are my thoughts. I, like most, are hoping for a bottom to top lighting scheme.
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Old Posted Dec 13, 2017, 12:36 PM
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They sure make Liberty one look insignificant from that angle.
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Old Posted Dec 13, 2017, 3:20 PM
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^ Liberty has better lighting in that show than in real life.
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Old Posted Dec 13, 2017, 4:27 PM
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^ Liberty has better lighting in that show than in real life.
that's what I was thinking. the lighting in the show sort of resembles the old lighting scheme that the liberty towers had.
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Old Posted Dec 13, 2017, 6:09 PM
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For those of you concerned over the activity of the HVAC units half way up on the north side. They are very clearly running today with the cold temperatures. You can see the vapor.
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Old Posted Dec 14, 2017, 4:42 AM
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I just don’t get how the top of the lantern sticks out a few inches from the rest of it rather than have it look like a solid piece. It’s vert slight but one you see it you can’t unsee.
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Old Posted Dec 14, 2017, 1:14 PM
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^ someone else recently mentioned this. That protrusion will continue down the length of the building. Clearly visible in the renderings. It’s just not visible now because of the construction elevators.
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^ someone else recently mentioned this. That protrusion will continue down the length of the building. Clearly visible in the renderings. It’s just not visible now because of the construction elevators.
I can clearly see where the protrusion ends. There’s no construction elevators there. Maybe they have to build it out since the elevators would have been in the way previously?
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I'm not sure what protrusions people are talking about, but won't they be covered by cladding?
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I wish I had a good photo. The top of the lantern part is framed ever so slightly wider than the rest of it. We're only talking a bar's width, but it's enough to see with the naked eye.
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I'm not sure what protrusions people are talking about, but won't they be covered by cladding?
See pages 41 and 42 of CDR: http://www.phila.gov/CityPlanning/pr...209%202014.pdfht

The callout says Full Height Glass Facade.

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Old Posted Dec 15, 2017, 2:33 AM
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See pages 41 and 42 of CDR:

The callout says Full Height Glass Facade.

I hadn't realized before that the external steel diagonals are there to cover the internal structural diagonal bracing. They are more than a random design element.

Also on the figure showing ground level it says there is retail glass along Arch st. So it won't be a block long wall, but something much more interactive.
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