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Old Posted Jun 12, 2019, 1:51 PM
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damn, another 7 months to go. A 5 year construction project in the modern era is LONG. Some high rises go up in in half that time. The height is obviously a factor here, but this has been a very long undertaking. I'm pretty sure neither Comcast tower took 5 years.
It seems like the foundation alone took 2 years.
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Old Posted Jun 12, 2019, 1:58 PM
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When it's cloudy out, the windows are so dull. But on a clear morning, they look great:
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Old Posted Jun 12, 2019, 2:07 PM
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Great pic^

That north side though, woof. A lot more white paint added since last time I walked by.

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Old Posted Jun 12, 2019, 2:11 PM
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It seems like the foundation alone took 2 years.
I'm pretty sure it did. Recall Brook Lenfest's (blenfest) posts here about all of the not so wonderful underground surprises they encountered as they excavated the lot.
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Old Posted Jun 12, 2019, 4:02 PM
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Would be great if they commissioned a giant mural on that wall.

I'm thinking maybe whales.......

Lol but seriously some type of mural in the city known for awesome murals would be cool as hell.
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Old Posted Jun 12, 2019, 4:57 PM
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Would be great if they commissioned a giant mural on that wall.

I'm thinking maybe whales.......

Lol but seriously some type of mural in the city known for awesome murals would be cool as hell.
I still miss the whale mural
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Old Posted Jun 12, 2019, 5:23 PM
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It's still so bizarre to me that the architects chose identical blue glass to the RATR. The buildings, when viewed from a distance, are indiscernible.
At dusk yesterday, the facade looked bright white. I was surprised that it looked very, very different from the RATR.
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Lights are on! Saw them being tested, they cycle about every 20 seconds. I even saw the lights on for the base of the pyramid on top of the Mellon Bank Center for the first time in 7 years
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Wow, didn't read that post close enough. Cool to see that they've started testing the lighting. I'm suuuuuper excited for that thing to turn on.
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Uh oh...lawsuit between subcontractor for the glazing system and Tutor Perini. https://www.bizjournals.com/philadel...ent-hotel.html Doesn't seem like it should cause further delay. Interesting that the article claims October completion when they W's website claims January 2020. The W's own date seems closer to realistic, but maybe we will be pleasantly surprised.
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Uh oh...lawsuit between subcontractor for the glazing system and Tutor Perini. https://www.bizjournals.com/philadel...ent-hotel.html Doesn't seem like it should cause further delay. Interesting that the article claims October completion when they W's website claims January 2020. The W's own date seems closer to realistic, but maybe we will be pleasantly surprised.
God, this building's problems never end, do they?
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Old Posted Jul 15, 2019, 12:19 PM
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Old Posted Jul 15, 2019, 1:32 PM
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I don't think the blank wall looks as bad as it could. It at least has SOME windows, and I think it will look a bit better too once the full W sign is up on this side. Still, Blenfest, if you are reading, how about some kind of mural? Otherwise, building looking pretty great as it comes closer to completion!
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Meh, I guess it's about par with the back side of PSFS.


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The only disappointment for me is that I didn't quite understand until the building was virtually finished that from east/west views, the building is a slab/perfect rectangle.
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Old Posted Jul 15, 2019, 6:06 PM
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Meh, I guess it's about par with the back side of PSFS.
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It’s funny, I was literally thinking the exact same thing.
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Old Posted Jul 15, 2019, 6:21 PM
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I'd be ok with the north façade if they'd paint it the dark gray color of the crown.
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