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Old Posted Feb 14, 2019, 2:37 PM
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Is the view of those buildings from Camden some sort of sacred cow? Cities change, this is minor.
Exactly. The towers are surrounded by a pretty big yard, this is really not that close or disruptive. This tower isn’t even really in society hill proper in my opinion.
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Old Posted Feb 14, 2019, 4:34 PM
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I wouldn't call the society hill towers a masterpiece.
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Old Posted Feb 14, 2019, 6:40 PM
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^ Really!? We must have very different tastes. Didn't you say a page back that you like One Dock Street enough to steal it from another city. But you don't like the Society Hill Towers?

The NIMBYs who now populate those buildings aside, the Society Hill Towers are the classic embodiment of 1950's modernism and have aged very well. I think they are a fantastic set of buildings and a nice change of pace from the pre-war masonry and modern glass buildings that dominate our skyline.
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Society Hill Towers are very masculine looking buildings. They stood well against the test of time and will continue to do so.
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Old Posted Feb 14, 2019, 7:28 PM
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When I said that they weren't a masterpiece, I didn't mean that they're ugly. I love them too. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that I prefer them to One Dock Street. But from an urban planning standpoint, the plan of these towers is why the residents are the way they are. They literally live on a hill above everyone else.

If someone wanted to demolish these buildings I would adamantly defend them, but I don't think that the area surrounding them should remain untouched to preserve the sanctity of this "masterpiece."
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I like the new renders! https://www.phila.gov/CityPlanning/p...9ItD7_3MY2MLKQ Nice improvement.
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