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Old Posted Dec 5, 2012, 1:36 PM
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A great tower; the one that made the Philly skyline instantly recognizable.
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A striking resemblance for sure.
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Definitely a beautiful building. I used to love Philly's skyline when One Liberty was the tallest and made for a stunning "centerpiece". Comcast ruined it for me. Now the Philly skyline is bulky and has lost all the "finesse" that once made it beautiful. One Liberty's design demands for the building to be a skyline centerpiece unmatched in height, and Comcast had to shove in and make the skyline aesthetics extremely awkward. IMO of course.
I feel the exact way you do. I'm not a fan of the Comcast Center. One Liberty Place is far superior to it and much more worthy of being Philly's tallest.


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It is funny to see a great building copied and just changed enough to ruin it. Glad the copy is not in the US.
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Old Posted May 31, 2013, 4:06 AM
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It looks a lot like Vancouver's Harbour Centre is there too.
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As originally intended:







Inside Murphy/Jahn's Chicago office, with Liberty Place models displayed:



It may look "nice" now, but compared to what I posted above, the whole scheme was *severely* downgraded towards finish.
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Old Posted Jan 5, 2014, 9:43 PM
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I like Liberty Place, but the tower is just a shorter version of the Bank of the Southwest tower that was planned but not built in Houston in the mid-80s. It's also very similar to a building in Chicago.
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It may look "nice" now, but compared to what I posted above, the whole scheme was *severely* downgraded towards finish.
I don't see how the scheme was "severely" downgraded. The only difference that I can see between the models and what was built is the hotel tower. Other than that, both the model and finished product appear to be the same.
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I don't see how the scheme was "severely" downgraded. The only difference that I can see between the models and what was built is the hotel tower. Other than that, both the model and finished product appear to be the same.
Yeah, I have no idea what he is talking about either. We actually got a taller 2nd building that was originally proposed. Although I know people don't like that one as much.
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I love the cap and the spire on this building. Not a fan of the body.
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Although I prefer Liberty 1, I think Liberty 2 is still a great looking tower (though admittedly a shadow of what was proposed for Houston) - and I think the "twins" work wonderfully together. In fact, I think it's much better that they're fraternal rather than identical.

If I could change just one thing, though, it would be to cut off the bump-out from Liberty 2 and spread out all that square footage as more height for both towers. Liberty 1 can look somewhat squatty sometimes from certain angles.
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LARGE-SCALE OBSERVATION DECK TO OPEN AT ONE LIBERTY PLACE
Good news for fans of this building (well, ones who want to be in the building at least). A large observation deck is to open on the 57th floor sometime in summer 2015! A link to the full press release is below:

http://montparnasse56usa.com/upload/...20at%20OLP.pdf
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It is funny to see a great building copied and just changed enough to ruin it. Glad the copy is not in the US.
Liberty Place *is* the copy. The Chrysler Building is the original.
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Besides the narrowing tops to a spire, I think there is plenty to set them a part.



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The Liberties looked better before they changed the lights on the angles to the ones that change color and appear duller at night. They used to be very striking at night, but now, especially considering how dull Comcast is with it's lights (I guess they're energy efficient or something?) it makes Philadelphia look half asleep in the evening, as opposed to other well-lit cities.

I think that Comcast actualy enhances the Liberties, because it's so... flat and (IMO) unattractive, your eye goes right to the Libs and you appreciate them more. I'm not sure if the same effect will be there when CITC is finished.

I kinda wish they'd design a "3 Liberty Place", and make it the city's tallest (for however long that lasts.) I get that it's impossible in real life, but very possible in my dream world.
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The Liberties looked better before they changed the lights on the angles to the ones that change color and appear duller at night. They used to be very striking at night, but now, especially considering how dull Comcast is with it's lights (I guess they're energy efficient or something?) it makes Philadelphia look half asleep in the evening, as opposed to other well-lit cities.

I think that Comcast actualy enhances the Liberties, because it's so... flat and (IMO) unattractive, your eye goes right to the Libs and you appreciate them more. I'm not sure if the same effect will be there when CITC is finished.

I kinda wish they'd design a "3 Liberty Place", and make it the city's tallest (for however long that lasts.) I get that it's impossible in real life, but very possible in my dream world.
I agree about the Liberties' dimness. You used to be able to see them miles away, shocking the night sky. Always was very exciting. Now? You can only make them out within city limits - and their overall effect is muted. Oh well.
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I once said this building irritated me, but now I've studied postmodernism a bit more and I can see what they were trying to go for.

I guess they're okay. Not my favourite from the 80s, but they're alright
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Pretty awesome building. Really put Philly back on the skyscraper map after so many years of relative inactivity.
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