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Old Posted Jan 11, 2018, 9:08 PM
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Wow, Legendary Entertainment has box office totals approaching 15 billion dollars!
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Old Posted Jan 11, 2018, 9:20 PM
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Wow, Legendary Entertainment has box office totals approaching 15 billion dollars!
Unfortunately, Tull sold Legendary a year or two ago. It appears the company he's bringing to Pittsburgh is newer and connected to tech R/D.
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Old Posted Jan 12, 2018, 1:52 AM
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Interesting, but great news. Not too often you hear of a billionaire moving to a midsized city.
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Old Posted Jan 12, 2018, 12:36 PM
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311 days later, his penthouse is still on the market.
http://www.piattsothebysrealty.com/s...burgh-pa-15222
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Old Posted Jan 12, 2018, 2:22 PM
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311 days later, his penthouse is still on the market.
http://www.piattsothebysrealty.com/s...burgh-pa-15222
Almost $10M... damn. That's a pricey pad. I would think that's still a pretty tough sell here. Not a fan of most of the decor... looks rather gaudy Trumpish to me.
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Old Posted Jan 12, 2018, 2:23 PM
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I wish he'd make his "primary residence" Pittsburgh itself, and not Edgeworth, so we'd get all that sweet, sweet wage tax money.
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Old Posted Jan 12, 2018, 2:47 PM
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I wish he'd make his "primary residence" Pittsburgh itself, and not Edgeworth, so we'd get all that sweet, sweet wage tax money.
Agreed. It would be nice to have a "city billionaire" among the ranks in Pittsburgh.
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Old Posted Jan 12, 2018, 2:52 PM
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So, the URA met yesterday. The meeting agenda is now online. Some interesting items:

1. Phase III of Summerset at Frick Park (the portion which will be across Nine Mile run in Swisshelm Park) is slowly moving along with engineering services.

2. The URA accepted $690,000 from PWSA and Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy to help build the new Liberty Green Park (which I am almost certain is the new park within the Larimer Avenue area development).
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Old Posted Jan 12, 2018, 4:31 PM
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The URA tweeted:
"@urapgh to issue an RFP for site civil engineering services for Phase III of Summerset at Frick Park"

https://twitter.com/urapgh/status/951533304892796928

Personally, I hope that this project is cancelled. It would have horrible road access because existing swisshelm park residents don't want the street grid connected. So instead, the plan is to build a rather significant road and bridge across 9-mile run. The second connection would be to commercial avenue near the irish center. That road is already badly congested during rush hour and problematic in icy weather.

I think pittsburgh would be better off investing in existing neighborhoods where houses sit vacant, rather than building a new neighborhood in what is effectively a city park.
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Old Posted Jan 12, 2018, 4:45 PM
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The URA tweeted:
"@urapgh to issue an RFP for site civil engineering services for Phase III of Summerset at Frick Park"

https://twitter.com/urapgh/status/951533304892796928

Personally, I hope that this project is cancelled. It would have horrible road access because existing swisshelm park residents don't want the street grid connected. So instead, the plan is to build a rather significant road and bridge across 9-mile run. The second connection would be to commercial avenue near the irish center. That road is already badly congested during rush hour and problematic in icy weather.

I think pittsburgh would be better off investing in existing neighborhoods where houses sit vacant, rather than building a new neighborhood in what is effectively a city park.
The city has no business building new infrastructure like bridges when it can't properly maintain or replace its current inventory. Phase III should be built, but it should be connected to the existing streets of Swisshelm Park.
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Old Posted Jan 12, 2018, 4:56 PM
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311 days later, his penthouse is still on the market.
http://www.piattsothebysrealty.com/s...burgh-pa-15222
Holy hell, that's awesome; looks like a swanky ass apartment in NYC. Let's all pitch in the money and buy it and we can rotate forum members every month or so.
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Old Posted Jan 12, 2018, 5:08 PM
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311 days later, his penthouse is still on the market.
http://www.piattsothebysrealty.com/s...burgh-pa-15222
Not really surprising. Who exactly would buy a $10M condo in Pittsburgh? He seems to have pretty tacky taste, but that might just be me.
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Old Posted Jan 12, 2018, 5:09 PM
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The URA tweeted:
"@urapgh to issue an RFP for site civil engineering services for Phase III of Summerset at Frick Park"

https://twitter.com/urapgh/status/951533304892796928

Personally, I hope that this project is cancelled. It would have horrible road access because existing swisshelm park residents don't want the street grid connected. So instead, the plan is to build a rather significant road and bridge across 9-mile run. The second connection would be to commercial avenue near the irish center. That road is already badly congested during rush hour and problematic in icy weather.

I think pittsburgh would be better off investing in existing neighborhoods where houses sit vacant, rather than building a new neighborhood in what is effectively a city park.
Does Duck Hollow have the pull to stop a connecting road from going through as well? I know that it's a fairly steep hill, but it would allow for quick road access to Murray Avenue without the need for an additional bridge over Nine Mile Run.
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Old Posted Jan 12, 2018, 6:07 PM
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Well, this is cryptic.

I had no idea that a city councilperson could block a URA redevelopment (even temporarily) without even explaining the reason why it was being blocked or bothering to show up.
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Old Posted Jan 12, 2018, 6:10 PM
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Not really surprising. Who exactly would buy a $10M condo in Pittsburgh? He seems to have pretty tacky taste, but that might just be me.
It certainly is a particular taste. I think it will probably limit the potential buyer base. In Manhattan, people wouldn't blink at dropping a half million more to gut renovate, but Pittsburgh?
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Old Posted Jan 12, 2018, 6:42 PM
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Not really surprising. Who exactly would buy a $10M condo in Pittsburgh? He seems to have pretty tacky taste, but that might just be me.
Agreed. Not my taste and the furniture was a deal breaker for me. So I went with the two bedroom apt in Crafton instead.
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Old Posted Jan 12, 2018, 7:31 PM
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This is pretty amazing news to have a billionaire and his company move here. And one who is in the tech scene:
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311 days later, his penthouse is still on the market.
http://www.piattsothebysrealty.com/s...burgh-pa-15222
Well that price point is a few million dollars higher than the existing high end in the city and metro. Not to say it won't sell but even after substantial negotiations in price it would still be a pretty big outlier.

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Not really surprising. Who exactly would buy a $10M condo in Pittsburgh? He seems to have pretty tacky taste, but that might just be me.
That decor is not unusual in many of the highest end homes in places like Fox Chapel and Sewickley Heights. Admittedly this style is usually seen in 120 year old mansions but it can be found from penthouses in Manhattan to sprawling Bucks County estates to any of the ritziest gilded age mansion suburbs across the country.
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Old Posted Jan 13, 2018, 4:01 PM
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Construction camera update for CMU's new Tepper Quad. Screenshots from today:

RMCIC Camera:

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The Residence on Fifth Camera:

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Warner Hall Camera:

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Old Posted Jan 13, 2018, 7:03 PM
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Cool shots Deja Vu. Thanks.
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Cool shots Deja Vu. Thanks.
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