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Old Posted Dec 19, 2016, 6:47 PM
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Good news, beats the hell out of that giant parking lot that sits there now.
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maybe a location for a department store A nordstroms or something

If the Disney hole ever gets redone with a mixed use component and another department store would really make market different with all going in

Chestnut then connecting to Walnut would be more boutiquish

Anyway this would be a great infill and hopefully push more commercial down Market this side of broad

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This is yuuuge. Like really yuuge, folks.
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That Disney hole must be shaking in it's boots.
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This was posted by the Inquirer about an hour ago. Does Inga hate it yet?
give it time.
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From the Inky article:

"The location and amenities at this office building will enable tenants to draw from a huge talent pool that expects a vibrant and accessible work location,” company president Donald Pulver said in the release.

That really sums up the prevailing wisdom in this forum.
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New Philadelphia office tower planned for prime location



http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelp...ty-market.html
I thought Pulver was somehow involved with the family court development at 15th and Arch.
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This is yuuuge. Like really yuuge, folks.
Along those lines, from the PBJ article:

“It depends on the overall national economy and we’re pretty bullish on the national economy,” he said.
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I thought Pulver was somehow involved with the family court development at 15th and Arch.
Wasn't the project proposed for that site in the 80s theirs?
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Old Posted Dec 19, 2016, 7:19 PM
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God, I take one Crim Pro exam and this happens... I like it, but hopefully there is no correlation. I can't do that every day, even for something like this.
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God, I take one Crim Pro exam and this happens... I like it, but hopefully there is no correlation. I can't do that every day, even for something like this.
On behalf of this forum, I am making you take the exam once every week. Thank you for your sacrifice.
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After decades of the nightmare of Sam Rappaport.....this is what we get?
feh...yeah, better than a parking lot, yet shows no imagination or innovation.

Great for Conshohocken, just so-so for Philadelphia.
Don't expect too much design change, if given the portfolio:

1234 Market
1600 Market?? come on.

http://www.towerbridgeproperties.com/
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Funny how this morning someone posted on the CTC board about why no one builds east of City Hall, then few hours later ...we have plans for a 500 footer east of City Hall. A Christmas Miracle !!!!!!!!!
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After decades of the nightmare of Sam Rappaport.....this is what we get?
feh...yeah, better than a parking lot, yet shows no imagination or innovation.

Great for Conshohocken, just so-so for Philadelphia.
Don't expect too much design change, if given the portfolio:

1234 Market
1600 Market?? come on.

http://www.towerbridgeproperties.com/
1. This is a preliminary design, and it's actually a pretty good design even though it's playing it safe.

2. Conshohocken is a completely different market than Center City Philadelphia. Tenants in Center City are willing to pay way more per square foot, hence better designed towers.

3. 1600 Market (PNC Bank Building) was built in 1983. I also happen to like this building and it's black glass. 1234 was built in 1973 for a transit agency (who is not going to pay top dollar for rent), hence a lesser design. Plus, these buildings were built in the 70s and early 80s. Please find me a well designed building from this period in time... I'll wait.

I think we have reason to be optimistic about getting a better design here than their Conshohocken and 70s and 80s projects.... ESPECIALLY if they get a big name tenant willing to pay the money.
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1. This is a preliminary design, and it's actually a pretty good design even though it's playing it safe.

My answer:
Not saying it's bad. But just a little underwhelming, if that's OKay with you?

" Plus, these buildings were built in the 70s and early 80s. Please find me a well designed building from this period in time... I'll wait. "


My answer:
Here's one: a short-lived one, (unfortunately)
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I think we have reason to be optimistic about getting a better design here than their Conshohocken and 70s and 80s projects.... ESPECIALLY if they get a big name tenant willing to pay the money.
My answer:

Okay, I'll wait.
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I give it a 40% chance of actually being built.
I give it 117.147% chance of being built.
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Whether or not this particular tower actually happens prying this property away from the Rappaport estate is huge.
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Does Inga hate it yet?
LOL, right? I laughed too hard at that.

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This is stellar news...and although I am getting tired of glass sheathed buildings, this is a perfect location for one. It will be a nice contrast of old and new.
Agreed. I really do love the classic architecture around there (City Hall, Wanamaker Building, etc.) but in this case the blending of styles works pretty well. Plus, it doesn't really overshadow City Hall. As much as I like skyscrapers, City Hall deserves some degree of prominence, given both its beauty and historical prominence.

Anyway, I was actually thinking that that would be a good site for a building the other day. Overall very good building.
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Praise the Lord.

The potential for that parcel has always made me think about what would end up there one day. It's CMX-5 but it's half a block from the City Hall tower and I've wondered before if one of the blue-hairs would make a fuss about it.

Nothing like a spec office tower proposal to get us going though so let's keep our fingers crossed.
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This is awesome! I love that it would be the tallest building east of Broad. I think we should all be very happy with this design, as well. This was a sad parking lot for a long time.
It wouldn't be taller than the St. James.
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