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Old Posted Nov 21, 2017, 9:29 PM
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What's wrong with you all? I just vomited from McGrath's rendering. Really hope they did not revert to that.
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Old Posted Nov 21, 2017, 9:34 PM
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In all the renderings, the tower was pushed back from Chestnut Street to Sansom Street, which looks silly. And I don't get the point of that because Chestnut is a wide street that is lined with towers (including several on the same block and 2 Liberty Place a few blocks away), whereas Sansom Street is narrow and better suited for smaller structures. Why are Philadelphians so afraid of tall buildings (and bold architecture)?
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Old Posted Nov 21, 2017, 10:01 PM
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In all the renderings, the tower was pushed back from Chestnut Street to Sansom Street, which looks silly. And I don't get the point of that because Chestnut is a wide street that is lined with towers (including several on the same block and 2 Liberty Place a few blocks away), whereas Sansom Street is narrow and better suited for smaller structures. Why are Philadelphians so afraid of tall buildings (and bold architecture)?
Not every setback is undesirable or looks bad. But this one does. There may well be practical reasons they did it, including restaurant and lobby placement, and entrance to the tower residences.
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What's wrong with you all? I just vomited from McGrath's rendering. Really hope they did not revert to that.
Looks like cheap 1970’s University housing.
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All of this over an outdated rendering? Anyway, have a happy Thanksgiving all!
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I'd say it's pretty rare that a crane has gone up and nobody here knows what this thing will look like.
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Th original art deco throw back tower was a gem but this development has been going downhill ever since. Its basically generic infill at this point . And jeez its been 3 years or so since the originall plans were announced and the Boyd exterior is still an absolute disgrace. .
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I'd say it's pretty rare that a crane has gone up and nobody here knows what this thing will look like.
it think we know what it will look like- a shorter version of what was shown at CDR. I'm not clear why so many think it will be something different. BTW the CB website has VERY few of their projects listed which is interesting.
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Guys, that rendering is old. That is the second iteration that appeared after the "Art Deco" tower that sat on the corner of 19th and Chestnut. This second tower was the design that was shot down and much maligned by neighbors in the area, the CDR and Igna which led to the hiring of Cecil Baker, which led to the 407 foot class tower design. This newest iteration will be the fourth, and will be 22 floors and 271 feet. We have not seen the new design yet.
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There should be a rule; no buildings less then 500 feet in center city. Who's with me?
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Th original art deco throw back tower was a gem but this development has been going downhill ever since. Its basically generic infill at this point . And jeez its been 3 years or so since the originall plans were announced and the Boyd exterior is still an absolute disgrace. .
Why didn't that first design, clearly the best out of all of them, go through, were the neighbors worried about daylight issues?
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Why didn't that first design, clearly the best out of all of them, go through, were the neighbors worried about daylight issues?
Views, sunlight, "wind studies", loading and parking issues on 19th Street... all sorts of bullshit, that led to the Boyd Theater being demolished, and the tower re-situated to sitting on Sansom, instead of sitting on the corner of 19th and Chestnut.
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Th original art deco throw back tower was a gem but this development has been going downhill ever since. Its basically generic infill at this point . And jeez its been 3 years or so since the originall plans were announced and the Boyd exterior is still an absolute disgrace. .
They'll be restoring the facade shortly if they haven't already started work. They signed a spanish cuisine restaurant to take over the Boyd lobby space.
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