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Old Posted Aug 11, 2017, 1:04 AM
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This is such a hideous building.

I hope to god DAS Architects never gets another commission in this city.
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Old Posted Aug 11, 2017, 5:15 AM
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This is such a hideous building.

I hope to god DAS Architects never gets another commission in this city.
Consider the price point of the product. This is actually quite nice.

The nearby Holiday Inn Express-Midtown would classify as their market similar. That shideous Holiday Inn building would not register near the level of this Cambria building. And I'm not talking about age and wear. I'm talking about design and aesthetics, particularly when it comes to integration and consideration from multiple angles. If there is one thing the Holiday Inn building does successfully, it is by being soo nothing-burger that it actually disappears, therefore making it a quality.
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This is such a hideous building.

I hope to god DAS Architects never gets another commission in this city.
Might be a bit hard considering they're a firm based in Philadelphia.
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Old Posted Aug 12, 2017, 9:11 PM
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This is such a hideous building.

I hope to god DAS Architects never gets another commission in this city.
Disagree 110%... look at other Cambria Hotels around the country. This is by far one of the nicest ones.

Plus, DAS has done other nice work like the Beacon, the Sansom, the Granary and the Hyatt Centric Hotel replacing the Pete's garage.
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It plays off the Double Tree's hideousness well.
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I think part of the idea is that if you make it unappealing to park in the city then most people won't take their cars in and use public transportation. I've had to go to NYC a few times this year for various reason and took septa/nj transit cause I know parking will be a pain in NYC.
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This is such a hideous building.
It really is.
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Old Posted Oct 1, 2017, 10:15 PM
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Disagree 110%... look at other Cambria Hotels around the country. This is by far one of the nicest ones.

Plus, DAS has done other nice work like the Beacon, the Sansom, the Granary and the Hyatt Centric Hotel replacing the Pete's garage.
Prey tell. What about this building do you like?

It's Soviet Era Charm?
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[QUOTE=3rd&Brown;7939160]Prey tell. What about this building do you like?

I like the fact that it's only 200' tall , and kinda wish it was only 20' tall .
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I personally think it's like the Chevy Malibu of buildings. It's a building. Nothing more, nothing less.
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Boy, this one turned out significantly worse than the very modest expectations set by the renders.
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I don't mind the design, but the color scheme gotta go!
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Old Posted Oct 2, 2017, 2:45 PM
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I don't mind the design, but the color scheme gotta go!
It's not offensive at all in person. It mostly just blends in, which I think is perfectly fine for this development.

...and as I stated before, it's certainly one of the nicest looking Cambria Hotel's in the country.
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I hope those lowrises at the corner get turned into something really nice. I'm kinda surprised how cheap this one's turning out -- Granary and Beacon are much more representative of Pearl projects.
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Old Posted Oct 2, 2017, 4:26 PM
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This is such a hideous building.

I hope to god DAS Architects never gets another commission in this city.
No way, yours is SO MUCH BETTER than ours. This is the schlock from Cambria we get in LA (groundbreaking this week)

I'll take yours any day


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Old Posted Oct 2, 2017, 4:43 PM
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Yeah I think everyone is a little too quick to jump on this building. The windows aren't all in, ground floor / street lower levels aren't complete yet, and redoing the Perch may pull the lower levels together.

Then again it can also get worse.
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it really does look better in person in that it's practically a nonentity. at least this dud doesn't call any attention to itself whatsoever.

and i too am interested in seeing how the ground level is pulled together. hoping it's a full overhaul at the end.
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