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Old Posted Feb 6, 2016, 4:29 AM
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Walnut Street Upgrades

With all the new retail and more to come, I think Walnut St. between Broad and 18th should turn the sidewalk and crosswalks to brick just like around Washington Square Park. Eliminate street parking in that area and extend curb cuts where you'll be able to add outdoor seating and dining along Walnut. I also think they should add a sign that designates that area as the cities priemere shopping district. Something like the Market street sign when leaving penns landing and entering old city on Market.
     
     
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Old Posted Feb 6, 2016, 4:42 AM
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Inga's article brings up a sad bigger picture - this site is zoned CMX-5 and is arguably one of the more prime and desirable corners in the entire city - and to avoid the predatory scrutiny of the neighborhood groups and city commissions Pearl has limited this building to just 197ft.

In a way Pearl isn't maximizing revenue here, they're minimizing headaches.

Still, very handsome building - wish they'd include condos as well.
Could it be that the new building sitting on the old building set the limitation in that the old building cannot bear a certain load above that height? Unless, they were willing to demolish the old building and building new foundations to support an even higher structure.
     
     
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Old Posted Feb 8, 2016, 11:35 PM
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The Beacon Begins Construction at 16th and Walnut

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Old Posted Feb 18, 2016, 1:35 PM
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Old Posted Feb 23, 2016, 1:29 AM
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Update from Building Philly - steel going up on the building for the overbuild



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I have to say, the graffiti on this and 1910 Chestnut is abominable. People suck. No common decency.
     
     
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I have to say, the graffiti on this and 1910 Chestnut is abominable. People suck. No common decency.
It is very offensive. I will not rant further with my estimation of the culture in which we live, but lack of respect for life and property are a common theme.
     
     
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It is very offensive. I will not rant further with my estimation of the culture in which we live, but lack of respect for life and property are a common theme.
I agree, but it's way better now than it was 30+ years ago.

It's even more horrible to see in places like Rome or Paris where 500 year old buildings are defaced routinely.
     
     
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It's even more horrible to see in places like Rome or Paris where 500 year old buildings are defaced routinely.
To be fair, you can also go to Pompeii and see that people were every bit as delinquent 2000 years ago.
     
     
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To be fair, you can also go to Pompeii and see that people were every bit as delinquent 2000 years ago.
Yeah, but they got thrown to the lions.
     
     
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Yeah, but they got thrown to the lions.
I'd say that's more of an indictment of their society than ours.
     
     
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I'd say that's more of an indictment of their society than ours.
Can we bring back the Lions?
     
     
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Can we bring back the Lions?
Let's invent a camera system that identifies people defacing buildings and triggers an alarm that throws out some kind of net and traps them until the police arrive. Mild electronic shock in net optional. I have no idea what current punishments are for graffiti. I don't think throwing in with hardened criminals is useful. But it should be something like mandates that they spend every Saturday for 5 years cleaning graffiti off buildings. And this should be widely publicized at schools.
     
     
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Let's invent a camera system that identifies people defacing buildings and triggers an alarm that throws out some kind of net and traps them until the police arrive. Mild electronic shock in net optional. I have no idea what current punishments are for graffiti. I don't think throwing in with hardened criminals is useful. But it should be something like mandates that they spend every Saturday for 5 years cleaning graffiti off buildings. And this should be widely publicized at schools.
I'd be all for graffiti-ing graffiti-ists' faces with their own tags with paint that would take several months to disappear. That would solve many problems, I think, without jail or violence.
     
     
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I'd be all for graffiti-ing graffiti-ists' faces with their own tags with paint that would take several months to disappear. That would solve many problems, I think, without jail or violence.

I'm a luddite; otherwiwe I would paste the actual vid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqIHlnfGKV0
     
     
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I'd be all for graffiti-ing graffiti-ists' faces with their own tags with paint that would take several months to disappear. That would solve many problems, I think, without jail or violence.
I'd support that!
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 4, 2016, 7:09 PM
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I'd support that!
I'd support that...if it was banksy on my face...I'd sell my own face.
     
     
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