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Old Posted Jan 24, 2014, 11:44 PM
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both cc1 and citc are both great towers no one should put down the first one for being generic if anything it is not a big square office building so get over it
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Here's my attempt:



Original picture by Michael Bianchini
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2014, 1:58 AM
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Original picture by Michael Bianchini
Absolutely amazing job
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2014, 1:59 AM
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During its first meeting of 2014, City Council began making preparations for the tallest building in Philadelphia, the proposed 59-story, 1,121-foot Comcast Innovation and Technology Center, unveiled last week. Councilman Bill Greenlee introduced a handful of Comcast-related bills on behalf of Council President Darrell Clarke.

The bills would:

Rezone the property from CMX-4 to CMX-5, the least-restrictive commercial zoning classification,*

Adjust some regulations of the zoning code to allow Comcast’s project to be built by right,

Permit Comcast and development partner Liberty Property Trust to construct and maintain an extension of the Suburban Station transit concourse across 18th Street,

Allow encroachments in the public right-of-way, including benches, security bollards, and bike racks,*

And authorize the Department of Streets to raise portions of 18th Street and to raise and widen portions of Cuthbert Street between 18th and 19th.
http://planphilly.com/articles/2014/...ng-regulations
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2014, 2:31 PM
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Thumbs up Great job guys! Thank you!!

Iwill, tower, JawKneeQuest, FlyersFan, Aaamazarite, Great job on the renderings. You guys are doing a fantastic job. Many of us will be pouring over the diagrams, and showing them to our friends and family. Thanks.

Maybe one of you, or more than one can collaborate, to create a diagram. In the old days when we had people cranking out diagrams, someone would work on the diagram and post them to the forum as they went. This allowed the forum to help with detail and accuracy. Maybe someone could do that with this tower and some of the other exciting towers going up right now.

Just getting started, and understanding the process, can be the toughest part.

Can anyone answer the following questions?
1) What software package(s)can be used to create diagrams?
2) What format(s) is required for publishing?
3) What is the process to get diagrams approved and published?
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2014, 6:39 PM
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Here's my attempt:



Original picture by Michael Bianchini
Wow - killer.

That one is begging for FMC and EVO to be added.
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2014, 4:34 AM
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Here's my attempt:

Original picture by Michael Bianchini
Gorgeous! A butt-fuggly-building-of-the-week it is not.

Also this:

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Wow - killer.
That one is begging for FMC and EVO to be added.
When FMC and CITC are both complete that's going to be one killer skyline view.
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2014, 4:52 AM
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Congratulations Philadelphia. She's quite a pretty building. These are basic renderings I made of her on Sketchup using all the details I can gather on her.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7298/1...0820427b_c.jpg


http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3781/1...493c1664_c.jpg


http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3711/1...ec260e35_c.jpg


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7425/1...cd127cdf_c.jpg


http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5496/1...a9246f31_c.jpg


Awesome building...........
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2014, 4:56 AM
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Iwill, tower, JawKneeQuest, FlyersFan, Aaamazarite, Great job on the renderings. You guys are doing a fantastic job. Many of us will be pouring over the diagrams, and showing them to our friends and family. Thanks.

Maybe one of you, or more than one can collaborate, to create a diagram. In the old days when we had people cranking out diagrams, someone would work on the diagram and post them to the forum as they went. This allowed the forum to help with detail and accuracy. Maybe someone could do that with this tower and some of the other exciting towers going up right now.

Just getting started, and understanding the process, can be the toughest part.

Can anyone answer the following questions?
1) What software package(s)can be used to create diagrams?
2) What format(s) is required for publishing?
3) What is the process to get diagrams approved and published?
1) Sketchup, Autocad, Inventor.

2) Just take a screenshot, and upload it on Flickr.

3) If you want to make something for Google Maps here is the information!!!!!!!!!!http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Google...ng-in-SketchUp
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If you use Skethup, there is an option in the top toolbar to add location, if you choose that you can place the model on the block it belongs. Then if you click file and preview in google earth you can then see the model in google earth with the rest of the philly skyline from any view you want. That's what I did
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image upload no compression
Original Photo: WilliamPhilaPA
The Modified Original CITC Rendering: JawKneeQuest

This one ...it will be especially interesting to see how FMC, Evo and Cira stack up in this angle.

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Original Photo: WilliamPhilaPA
Rendering/Silhouette: WilliamPhilaPA
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I'm a bit concerned that the skyline might start looking too much like Frankfurt though. Am I the only one who thought of this?




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Old Posted Jan 26, 2014, 9:36 PM
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Awesome! I don't love the exterior appearance yet, but past experience has taught me that it's difficult to make a valid judgment from renderings, and there are some really unique interior features.

Huge buildings like this will always seem out of place when you look at a rendering, because they haven't earned their place in the skyline yet. But after months of site preparation, months of foundation digging, and then years of gradual climbing, they become a natural part of the city. The construction becomes so normal that it's strange once they're actually complete.

This building looks much shorter than it is, not just because of the large east-west dimension, but also because of the horizontal structural elements on the outside. They create the appearance of individual stories, even though each one is 4 stories (probably 60-70 feet).

Can't wait to see some digging!
Yeah man, you totally nailed it and described perfectly the evolution of a large landmark structure. I also extrapolated your idea to the timeline and memory span of human behavior in daily life as well. Killer points.
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2014, 10:57 PM
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I have a rather selfish question directed towards those of you with lots of construction and development knowledge. I currently view the Comcast tower out my window on a direct line from the west (I am on the south side of Arch Street). Will the new tower be directly in line with the existing tower so that, once built, the existing tower will be completely blocked from my view? Or, hopefully, will the new tower be slightly to the left (north) or right (south) of the existing tower so that I may get a slightly layered view?
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I have a rather selfish question directed towards those of you with lots of construction and development knowledge. I currently view the Comcast tower out my window on a direct line from the west (I am on the south side of Arch Street). Will the new tower be directly in line with the existing tower so that, once built, the existing tower will be completely blocked from my view? Or, hopefully, will the new tower be slightly to the left (north) or right (south) of the existing tower so that I may get a slightly layered view?
This should answer your question...the existing tower will be blocked from your view.



Image: Comcast Corp., Foster + Partners, Philly Curbed

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Old Posted Jan 27, 2014, 5:32 AM
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I'm a bit concerned that the skyline might start looking too much like Frankfurt though. Am I the only one who thought of this?




That's the reason why I said it reminded me of German or Russian buildings a few pages ago! NOW I GET IT!!! Wow, thanks for letting me impress myself like that haha.
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Old Posted Jan 27, 2014, 11:44 AM
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Original picture by Michael Bianchini
Awesome view!!

I've always liked our skyline view directly from the north....anyone want to give the view from..say...17th and Vine??
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Old Posted Jan 27, 2014, 2:58 PM
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Not a fan of this rendering, the spire thing or whatever it is very awkwardly positioned. But I can't complain too much because PA is finally getting a supertall!
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I am not a photoshop person, so please take this request with a grain of salt:

When making mockups of the new Comcast tower, possible to include the FMC tower, too?

Also, for what it's worth, my favorite view of the city remains the stretch of 95 southbound between the Aramingo and Girard exits. Very few photos exist for obvious reasons but if you've driven that stretch of 95 from NE or Bucks Co, you know what I'm talking about.
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Bell Atlantic Tower from SSB

I know I have posted this question before, and I'm not sure if it is simply too early to know the answer but I am very curious: will the Bell Atlantic Tower still be visible from the South Street Bridge?
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