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Old Posted Jan 9, 2015, 6:48 PM
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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.
That's really interesting, I always thought they were dim just due to old technology. So are these are newly installed lights turned down? With such an artistic outline they could do so much better with the night effects.
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Old Posted Jan 9, 2015, 9:48 PM
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That's really interesting, I always thought they were dim just due to old technology. So are these are newly installed lights turned down? With such an artistic outline they could do so much better with the night effects.
They replaced the old lights, which were considerably brighter and more expensive, with more customize-able and cheaper LED strips. Similar to the now haggard looking boathouse row which was dark for over a year to install the LEDs, though this solution is cheaper, it definitely does not have the same effect at night.
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Old Posted Feb 5, 2015, 3:48 AM
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Yeah I was really wondering about the lighting too because when you look at the Philly skyline at a distance in the night it can look really impressive except sometimes you can barely make out the Liberty place towers, which are two of the best in Philadelphia. It's really disappointing and I was wondering why that is so. Anybody know if the City of Philadelphia or any other organization is going to do anything about the lighting system?
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Old Posted Feb 10, 2015, 3:50 AM
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I highly doubt they will restore brightness to their former glory though it was a huge disappointment years ago. Just conjecture but this happened not to far before they turned the top floors of Liberty into Condos, so perhaps they dialed down the brightness to keep the residents happy? In any case, it was a huge Fuck You to the skyline.
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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 wish they would do this and build it in Boston.
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Philadelphia’s Coming-Soon Spot For Sky-High Views Has A Name: One Liberty Observation Deck

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At long last, Philadelphia will soon have a proper observation deck.

And today, the team developing the coming-soon attraction announced its name: One Liberty Observation Deck.

Scheduled to open in fall 2015, One Liberty Observation Deck will provide Philadelphia with panoramic bird’s-eye views of the city from the 57th floor of One Liberty Place in downtown Philadelphia.

Now under construction, Montparnasse 56 (or M56) — a Parisian-based company that operates observation decks in the John Hancock Tower in Chicago and the Montparnasse 56 Tower in Paris — is building the observatory, which will also include interactive elements and artistic installations.

There are currently only a few spots around the city that offer sky-high views of Philadelphia, including the City Hall Tower Observation Deck, R2L and Nineteen.

We can’t wait to check out the new observation deck, and know that it will afford visitors and residents access to some amazing skyline views — and the accompanying photography and Instagrams.

Tickets to One Liberty Observation Deck will go on sale online just before opening, and general admission will be $14 for youth (ages 3-11) and $19 for adults.

For now, follow progress by checking out One Liberty Observation Deck via @phillyfromtop on Twitter and Instagram.
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https://twitter.com/discoverPHL/stat...16409819303936
^Sneak preview of the new deck....
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Has the observation deck opened?
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Has the observation deck opened?
Yes. It has been open for nearly one year. Despite "One Liberty Observation Deck" as the official name, I have also seen it referred to as Philly From the Top. Very well worth a visit.
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It's pretty nice to have. Until the restaurant atop CTC opens it's our highest view.


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I visited the observation deck for the first time this past Saturday; very cool experience and the views were fantastic.
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I visited the observation deck for the first time this past Saturday; very cool experience and the views were fantastic.
Is the deck almost 900 feet?
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Is the deck almost 900 feet?
I'd say so, you look above in some spots and see sky, you're right at the top. It's definitely worth a trip up if you're in the area and tickets are relatively cheap.
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