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Old Posted May 18, 2017, 7:49 PM
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If anyone has a love of history; this new Comcast Building just made history.
In the span of the last 30 years Philadelphia has seen 4 building capture the mark as the tallest building in the city. Philadelphia's City Hall, Liberty 1, The Comcast Building, and soon the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center. We have seen 3 buildings capture the rank as the cities tallest building in under the span of a decade. We are the first generation of Philadelphians to see this since 1754.

From 1720 the old Philadelphia Court House was the tallest (As seen in Peter Cooper's 1720 panorama). In 1753 Independence Hall took the title as the City's Tallest building only to lose it a year later in 1754 to Christ Church as 2nd in Market.

Point is; all of us who are on here are seeing growth Philadelphia hasn't seen in a very long time.
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Old Posted May 18, 2017, 9:19 PM
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At this speed, the exterior might be done in a month or two. Maybe.
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At this speed, the exterior might be done in a month or two. Maybe.
It will be done in September
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Good thing those plans were leaked, I made a 3d model


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Old Posted May 20, 2017, 3:10 AM
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So there seems to be a change from the render. The top of the external elevators extends above the roof, instead of being flush with it. I wonder if this was the engineering team's change or Foster + Partners. I like the old flush more.
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If anyone has a love of history; this new Comcast Building just made history.
In the span of the last 30 years Philadelphia has seen 4 building capture the mark as the tallest building in the city. Philadelphia's City Hall, Liberty 1, The Comcast Building, and soon the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center. We have seen 3 buildings capture the rank as the cities tallest building in under the span of a decade. We are the first generation of Philadelphians to see this since 1754.

From 1720 the old Philadelphia Court House was the tallest (As seen in Peter Cooper's 1720 panorama). In 1753 Independence Hall took the title as the City's Tallest building only to lose it a year later in 1754 to Christ Church as 2nd in Market.

Point is; all of us who are on here are seeing growth Philadelphia hasn't seen in a very long time.
I love this kind of stuff Good analysis!

Phillybydrone.com, amazing website. Thanks a ton for sharing it and letting our guys/gals use the images to create renderings.

TK2001, amazing renderings. Well done.

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So there seems to be a change from the render. The top of the external elevators extends above the roof, instead of being flush with it. I wonder if this was the engineering team's change or Foster + Partners. I like the old flush more.
Not me. I prefer the new renderings. IMO it adds a fun sense of curiosity to the roofline.
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Old Posted May 20, 2017, 7:57 PM
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Old Posted May 21, 2017, 2:46 AM
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Old Posted May 21, 2017, 4:35 PM
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Wow, I knew this was going to be substantial, but I don't know if renderings paid this justice. Really excited to see to see the vertical progress continue and see how it looks once it all comes together.
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Wow, I knew this was going to be substantial, but I don't know if renderings paid this justice. Really excited to see to see the vertical progress continue and see how it looks once it all comes together.
Agree. The cooling towers are looking like they will span a larger part of the roof than I expected from the renderings. Think it will look great!
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Old Posted May 21, 2017, 4:56 PM
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the cooling tower looks way more massive than in the renderings. maybe they tweaked the design a bit, or just never fleshed it out properly
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Old Posted May 21, 2017, 5:20 PM
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the cooling tower looks way more massive than in the renderings. maybe they tweaked the design a bit, or just never fleshed it out properly
They're measured correctly
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Old Posted May 21, 2017, 5:24 PM
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Starting to see how enormous this lantern will be.
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I think the cooling tower may appear to be a bit larger right now than in the renderings because the glass on the exterior of the elevator shafts, which make the building wider on that side, hasn't been installed all the way up to the top. That could make the cooling tower framing appear larger relative to the building immediately below.
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Old Posted May 21, 2017, 6:00 PM
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I think the cooling tower may appear to be a bit larger right now than in the renderings because the glass on the exterior of the elevator shafts, which make the building wider on that side, hasn't been installed all the way up to the top. That could make the cooling tower framing appear larger relative to the building immediately below.
I think it's mostly these pictures. I was surprised at the difference when looking at these pictures. But I was just up at 19th and Walnut, and the size looks consistent with renderings in person from the vacant lot that should become 1911 Walnut.

If we get pure horizontal view from this vantage point, I think it'd show it better.
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I think it's mostly these pictures. I was surprised at the difference when looking at these pictures. But I was just up at 19th and Walnut, and the size looks consistent with renderings in person from the vacant lot that should become 1911 Walnut.

If we get pure horizontal view from this vantage point, I think it'd show it better.
Time to send up the drone.
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Old Posted May 21, 2017, 10:34 PM
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My dad thought the cooling tower was only gonna be like 30 feet above the old building, I showed him the renderings and he was like "holy shit" haha.
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