Originally Posted by 3rd&Brown
$600MM and this is the best they can do? It looks like 80s crap you'd see on 202 or in central Florida.
No, not quite. What I was trying to say was that this architectural abortion, Penn's Perelman Center + Translational Research Center, cost $600 million (actually closer to $700 million, $302mm for the lower parts
, $370mm for the research tower
.) Multiple more incongruous additions have since been added which also must have cost many tens of millions of dollars each.
This facility, which will replace Penn Tower and is directly adjacent to the above-pictured Perelman Center, is projected to cost $1.5 BILLION according to Philadelphia Business Journal
I hope Penn finds a way to revert back to the old plans or scraps these uninspired new plans. When you're playing with that much money, it would seems almost criminal to have such a mediocre outcome.