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Old Posted Nov 14, 2018, 12:51 PM
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Rust? Dirty...
Hopefully this can and will be cleaned/removed at some point?



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Old Posted Nov 14, 2018, 1:26 PM
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^^^ I'm almost sure that's a result of the blue protective covering taking the finish off of those trim pieces which is why so much of it hasn't yet been removed.
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Old Posted Nov 14, 2018, 1:47 PM
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^^^ I'm almost sure that's a result of the blue protective covering taking the finish off of those trim pieces which is why so much of it hasn't yet been removed.
I wonder how much more fixing that will add to the cost over-runs. Do you suppose they'll be able to clean or refinish them in place?
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^^^ I'm almost sure that's a result of the blue protective covering taking the finish off of those trim pieces which is why so much of it hasn't yet been removed.
Could it be a result of the covering leaving adhesive behind and having dirt stick to it? Either way, it looks like shit....
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SEPTA is good for what it is and it's definitely better than what other cities have. Its strength probably lies in its Regional Rail system although the operation of those trains suck - partially because it shares tracks with Amtrak but also because it's expensive and infrequent service make it a shitty option for anything but commuting from the burbs to work. The Green Lines are also very useful (but isn't there plan on the table to make it more like Regional Rail?).

Getting back on subject, the rust/dirt does look like shit but only from nearby office buildings. For the rest of the world, I doubt anyone notices it. But one person who I am sure does notice and does care is Brian Roberts. Liberty's CEO (William Hankowsky) on the other hand is probably like, "dude, come on, it adds character."
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Rust? Dirty...
Hopefully this can and will be cleaned/removed at some point?



Probably debris from the above floors during the time of construction that adhere under the blue tape covering. Could be anything from grinding, sawing, sanding, whatever material was worked on. But, not as a direct result of rust on the "trim pieces" as they are polished aluminum or some other non-ferrous reflective metal being used to accent the building.
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Old Posted Nov 14, 2018, 5:11 PM
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Could it be a result of the covering leaving adhesive behind and having dirt stick to it? Either way, it looks like shit....
Yeah, I'd be amazed if this is actually damaged rather than just sticky and dirty. Will likely get cleaned up with window washing rig. I'd be more concerned with the light tower.
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I believe that is the adhesive residue collecting dirt. However, It boggles the mind on why they didn't think enough to take the blue film off before they installed it. It makes sense in so many ways!
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Old Posted Nov 14, 2018, 7:57 PM
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"I am sure who does notice and does care is Brian Roberts."

He certainly should because he lives there now. Or it's at least one of his homes.
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Old Posted Nov 14, 2018, 8:23 PM
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I believe that is the adhesive residue collecting dirt. However, It boggles the mind on why they didn't think enough to take the blue film off before they installed it. It makes sense in so many ways!
It's meant to be taken off *after* installation, to protect the pieces during installation.
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Old Posted Nov 16, 2018, 4:26 PM
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That's an excellent selection of pictures. I love this city.

I also love the Gritty Christmas card in the last pic.
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There's a certain badassness about Northeast and Northern cities in shots like this during the winter. I feel like Rocky is going to show up any moment in fingerless gloves and a knit hat.
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Old Posted Dec 1, 2018, 3:25 PM
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Trees planted along Arch Street, the Vernick Seafood restaurant ground floor, and Four Seasons hotel lobby:







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When's that lantern supposed to be lit up again? It looks weird at night all dark on top.
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Old Posted Dec 2, 2018, 5:26 AM
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When's that lantern supposed to be lit up again? It looks weird at night all dark on top.
That goes for the entire skyline. What a sad and weak lighting scheme the whole thing has now.

The lantern looks so out of place against the other buildings that have barely any light emanating from them. 1 and 2 LP could look fantastic with brighter lights (especially ones that can do "movement"), Mellon actually doesn't look too bad now, BAT needs brighter spotlights, CC1 needs a whole revamp, and DiBona and the Mickey Mouse towers should have either spotlights or... something. Philly looks like a sleepy little town at night, when it should at least look like a half-awake medium town. Ideally a bright and vibrant big town, but let's not go to far.
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