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Old Posted Mar 8, 2018, 3:37 PM
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The atmosphere is too soupy 1000' from the ground - there's light refraction that impedes visibility.

The question that *is* feasible, however, is this: when positioned at the proportional midpoint (adjusted when factoring elevation), how high do you need to go to see both skylines at the same time? Answer that, and we're just a hot air balloon ride away with a fisheye lens to getting that clear day photo of both skylines at once.
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The atmosphere is too soupy 1000' from the ground - there's light refraction that impedes visibility.

The question that *is* feasible, however, is this: when positioned at the proportional midpoint (adjusted when factoring elevation), how high do you need to go to see both skylines at the same time? Answer that, and we're just a hot air balloon ride away with a fisheye lens to getting that clear day photo of both skylines at once.



I think East Windsor Twp. NJ is about half the distance to the goal .... but you would just have to find the tallest tree .
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Old Posted Mar 8, 2018, 8:14 PM
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Old Posted Mar 8, 2018, 8:14 PM
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You can see both Philly and NYC from the top of the king da ka roller coaster at Great Adventure (Six Flags) in Jackson, NJ
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Old Posted Mar 8, 2018, 8:39 PM
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So based on the evidence present it seems that we can see Philadelphia from Great Adventure; which is 54 miles away.

I have heard of people landing at Eagles Nest Airport which is near Long Beach, New Jersey; many have said on a clear day you can see downtown Philadelphia when you're on the final approach and I know that Long Beach is over 60 miles because I spend the summers there; so if this is true though I myself have never flown into Eagle's Nest Airport it would be pretty impressive; especially because last summer Comcast Tech wasn't topped off.
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Old Posted Mar 8, 2018, 9:58 PM
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Old Posted Mar 9, 2018, 1:10 AM
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Looking tall

Comcast center is really starting to look like a supertall.

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Old Posted Mar 9, 2018, 3:50 AM
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Old Posted Mar 9, 2018, 7:38 AM
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The spire looks good!!
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Old Posted Mar 9, 2018, 1:50 PM
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Man oh man the spire is banging! Is that the lighting I see?
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Old Posted Mar 9, 2018, 1:53 PM
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Comcast center is really starting to look like a supertall.

Nice pic. It looks exactly like the rendering.
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Old Posted Mar 9, 2018, 6:02 PM
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Man oh man the spire is banging! Is that the lighting I see?
It is lighting, just for construction. These lights are temporary and will be uninstalled when they completely finishe the LED Lighting, which they're installing now
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Old Posted Mar 9, 2018, 6:58 PM
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Great River to River Shot. Look at the density.
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Great River to River Shot. Look at the density.
Need Schuylkill Yards and some bigger things to the east. Would love to have 3 complete waves of development. Obviously that's not how developers plan, but would be just incredible.
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Old Posted Mar 9, 2018, 10:36 PM
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Liberty Place has for a long time been near the top on my list. Photos like this make me wish that magically the whole top could be raised and another couple hundred feet of height added in the middle. This building really needs to have its head in the clouds, towering over its neighbors.

If for some crazy reason it had been built a lot taller I wonder what effect that would have had on other buildings from that time frame. Mellon Bank building was clearly built to a similar height; would it have been taller too?

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Old Posted Mar 10, 2018, 2:42 PM
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Liberty Place has for a long time been near the top on my list. Photos like this make me wish that magically the whole top could be raised and another couple hundred feet of height added in the middle. This building really needs to have its head in the clouds, towering over its neighbors.

If for some crazy reason it had been built a lot taller I wonder what effect that would have had on other buildings from that time frame. Mellon Bank building was cleared built to a similar height; would it have been taller too
Chrysler bldg NYC is 101 ft taller and built I think 60 years before Liberty 1. Chrysler gets into the clouds on cloudy and rainy days.

Even if Liberty was taller, I don't think it would have made other buildings around it taller. Liberty was being built coming out the the 1981-1982 post recession era. So, if the economy was improving, it wasn't firing on all cylinders yet. And, I think back then, Philly was manufacturing more so then having a thriving white collar office type work expansion so probably less demand for office space and therefore less demand for office tower construction.

Maybe someone that was around in the early 1980's can give a perspective of city living around that time and if we had a vibrant downtown. I believe the population was higher in the early 80's than it is now, but it would be good to get it into full context.
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