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Old Posted Jun 1, 2015, 7:44 PM
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Update from Building Philly

No crane yet!



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Old Posted Jun 1, 2015, 8:58 PM
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Philadelphia Center for Architecture will showcase CTIC and Foster in a FREE exhibit from May 29th to June 21st.

http://www.phillymag.com/property/20...oster-comcast/
Did anyone get a chance to go see this? Any pics of the exhibit to share. Thanks.
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Old Posted Jun 1, 2015, 9:02 PM
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Thats what I was actually wondering.
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Old Posted Jun 1, 2015, 10:52 PM
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Haven't seen the exhibit yet, but JUST bought my tickets to the Norman Foster talk at UPenn! So excited. It's at the Museum of Archeology. Literally right next door to his future Penn Hospital tower. He has to at least mention it, right?
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Old Posted Jun 2, 2015, 12:15 AM
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Haven't seen the exhibit yet, but JUST bought my tickets to the Norman Foster talk at UPenn! So excited. It's at the Museum of Archeology. Literally right next door to his future Penn Hospital tower. He has to at least mention it, right?
You'd think.

Take copious notes and give us a full report.
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Old Posted Jun 2, 2015, 10:04 PM
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i went to the exhibit the night it opened. Unfortunately there was zero indication CITC will be any higher than 1,121ft. Most of the displays and pics are already available on the CITC page and elsewhere. The most interesting part of the exhibit was the notes and sketches Foster made as he was developing a design. Originally the building was almost Jetsonesque with a big bagel like sphere at the top. Several other iterations were very bland to me and looked shorter than what it is now. Honestly the current design is much classier and more interesting than any of his early ideas.

Last Friday i spoke to a worker at the site who told me the crane was arriving tomorrow (saturday)...so whatever is going on with the crane is news to everyone....including those on the ground
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Old Posted Jun 2, 2015, 10:54 PM
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Honestly I think the reason we haven't seen a crane is probably because of revisions in the design, that's my theory about it. Perhaps they just used what they had for the exhibit. But I am interesting on that doughnut feature your talking about on the earlier ideas.
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Old Posted Jun 3, 2015, 7:29 PM
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I don't now if its just me but I think I see the bottom portion of a crane right above the core in one of the Comcast webcams.
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Old Posted Jun 3, 2015, 7:36 PM
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I don't now if its just me but I think I see the bottom portion of a crane right above the core in one of the Comcast webcams.
I passed a red section of a tower on the back of a flatbed on the Schuylkill this morning but thought, "nah."
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Old Posted Jun 3, 2015, 8:10 PM
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Yeah that piece is a tower piece!
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Old Posted Jun 3, 2015, 10:11 PM
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The black frame on the ground at the northwest corner of core looks like a 'Cornell' labeled crane component. It doesn't look like there's a red crane section at the very top of the core.
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Old Posted Jun 3, 2015, 11:02 PM
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Cranes are coming people! You see the where the red crane will be directly in front of the core (at FMC it is used on the core) and where the black crane will be next to the core on the right (at FMC it is used for assembling the steel structure). I would think this weekend is the weekend!
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Northwest Corner


East Side

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Old Posted Jun 4, 2015, 2:00 AM
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Sorry, can't seem to get these image markdown tags to work. Click on link to see black (Cornell) and red crane bases, and then click on picture to zoom in. If anyone knows what wrong with these links please let me know.

[img]https://onedrive.live.com/embed?cid=...ICQcL1JRHBRVlU[/img]
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https://onedrive.live.com/embed?cid=...HEcBRECHKuxtPA
You need to upload them to an image server, such as Flickr or Imgur, first.
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Old Posted Jun 4, 2015, 2:06 AM
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You need to upload them to an image server, such as Flickr or Imgur, first.
Thanks. I'll have to set up an account on one of those services. I was trying to use the ones up on the Microsoft OneDrive service. It looks like that doesn't work for embedding images.
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Old Posted Jun 4, 2015, 3:32 AM
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Thanks. I'll have to set up an account on one of those services. I was trying to use the ones up on the Microsoft OneDrive service. It looks like that doesn't work for embedding images.
You can upload to Imgur without setting up an account:

http://imgur.com/
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Old Posted Jun 4, 2015, 2:17 PM
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It looks like the Cornell crane base is being installed on top of the steel structure in the southwest corner.
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Old Posted Jun 4, 2015, 4:12 PM
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It looks like the Cornell crane base is being installed on top of the steel structure in the southwest corner.
Yup, I snapped a pic on the building philly fb page where you can see the Cornell sign.
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Old Posted Jun 4, 2015, 7:11 PM
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CITC-Foster Exhibit

So I walked thru the Foster-CITC exhibit - posting are a few photos - but I will not post that many here in case you all want to check it out. (tons are on the Flickr link if you want to view).

Some observations - it's definitely 1,121 feet.
Two, Foster definitely was toying with a Jetson's type circular, spaceship top. Clearly, the top was something that took a lot of time deciding on, before going with the lantern.
Three, I hadn't noticed the vertical lines as much -- I always focused on the zigzag cladding down the sides and the horizontal lines. But looking closer the vertical lines might end up giving CITC an almost WTC (the original) type look. Which I really liked seeing.
Four, the inside of this building is going to be insane. CITC is going to blow away Comcast Center - imho.

Thanks.

[IMG]IMG_1604 by screennameLLC, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_1585 by screennameLLC, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_1580 by screennameLLC, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_1607 by screennameLLC, on Flickr[/IMG]


[IMG]IMG_1599 by screennameLLC, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old Posted Jun 4, 2015, 7:19 PM
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Ah, that's for sharing. Comcast Center and CITC will certainly continue to standout in our outstanding skyline. The kid in me keeps thinking that Comcast Corp. has two buildings that look like a USB thumbdrive and a walkie talkie radio, respectively...LOL.
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