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Other then New College House, which of the other new Penn buildings could have readily included retail? The building they put up at 39th & Walnut includes 1st floor retail.
One area where I think Penn has dropped the ball, meaning turned their back on profit, is to not include retail in the hospital area. There's a huge number of workers and guests in that area, with few places to empty their wallets, other then at the 'gift' stores
39th and Walnut is a non-academic office building, and not a core undergraduate academic or residential building, which underscores my point. Also, I can see your point about the hospital area--again, not a core undergraduate academic or residential area of Penn's campus.
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Other then New College House, which of the other new Penn buildings could have readily included retail? The building they put up at 39th & Walnut includes 1st floor retail.
One area where I think Penn has dropped the ball, meaning turned their back on profit, is to not include retail in the hospital area. There's a huge number of workers and guests in that area, with few places to empty their wallets, other then at the 'gift' stores
Retail or not, I hope this does not end up like New College House, which has ZERO interaction with Chestnut street.
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Retail or not, I hope this does not end up like New College House, which has ZERO interaction with Chestnut street.
Not exactly ZERO interaction, but I agree it could be better (and that's ME saying that ):




But it DOES appear (as much as you can tell from these renderings) that NCHW will have some interaction (e.g., entryways, full-length ground-floor windows, etc.) with both Walnut and 40th Streets:



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http://ucreview.com/penn-contingent-...ee-p7691-1.htm

Nothing too major, but there’s mention of a late 2018 construction start date.
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Nothing too major, but there’s mention of a late 2018 construction start date.
Not surprising. I've seen equipment doing test drills a few times walking by. Penn isn't constrained to like other developers so they can pretty much move as fast as they want.
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Walnut Street gets the backside of the elevator stack / stairwells, green buffer in front of windows, and no door access. Such respect for the streetscape!
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The latest version of this tower look really good.





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^^^^ what's different from what was presented in the past?
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^^^^ what's different from what was presented in the past?
The details or more refined, the tower looks a little different.
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I don't know about the aesthetics, but I wish it had more interaction with Walnut Street. It's great that the tower abuts the street, but it looks like a row of windows and bushes at ground level. I thought Penn learned its lesson about turning its back on the city in (exclusive) favor of Locust Walk.
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UPenn is not a cheap retail landlord and they are selective on who occupies their retail space. That being said, how many dull national retail stores can they have on their campus without retail saturation.
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^Just a little creativity in that regard is all I ask.
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CDR seems to love this one, and it has passed:
https://www.phila.gov/CityPlanning/p...%20Reviews.pdf
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Time-lapse view over the last few weeks, from The Daily Pennsylvanian:



https://www.thedp.com/article/2019/0...january-update
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