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Old Posted Nov 16, 2017, 7:09 PM
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They need to switch up to another generator other than diesel.
They could always go back to cadavers
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They need to switch up to another generator other than diesel. Hint-Hint-natural gas or steam. Every year, I routinely see that smokestack spew out plume of black smoke and it lingers above it for a good 10-15 mins before being carry around Philly. If that's not pollution, I don't know what is. And, it can't be good if you have any sort of lung disease. Kind of ironic for a hospital, don't you think?
When you said steam I remembered someone telling me about a steam network that runs through the city. Found this map and an interesting story on HiddenCity:



https://hiddencityphila.org/2012/02/all-steamed-up/
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Old Posted Nov 17, 2017, 10:10 PM
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When you said steam I remembered someone telling me about a steam network that runs through the city. Found this map and an interesting story on HiddenCity:



https://hiddencityphila.org/2012/02/all-steamed-up/
Great find. Thanks!
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They need to switch up to another generator other than diesel. Hint-Hint-natural gas or steam. Every year, I routinely see that smokestack spew out plume of black smoke and it lingers above it for a good 10-15 mins before being carry around Philly. If that's not pollution, I don't know what is. And, it can't be good if you have any sort of lung disease. Kind of ironic for a hospital, don't you think?
The steam loop in CC is for heat, not for emergency power. Emergency generators are diesel and fed by tanks on site. That keeps them totally independent of any energy network which is sort of the point of an emergency generator. Gas is probably an option but it would cost significant money to retrofit existing facilities with diesel generators to run on natural gas.
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The columns they're erecting now appear to be 3 stories tall, compared to the 2-story columns they've erected for all of the previous floors. I assume that means that they're now in the process of topping out the steel framing.

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by my count they are up to 20 floors. So that would make sense- 20 residential and then one mechanical floor.
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by my count they are up to 20 floors. So that would make sense- 20 residential and then one mechanical floor.
And it appears from the locations of the beam connectors that the top floor will be taller than all the others.
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[QUOTE=Philly Fan;7993259]The columns they're erecting now appear to be 3 stories tall, compared to the 2-story columns they've erected for all of the previous floors. I assume that means that they're now in the process of topping out the steel framing.

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When will they slap cladding on?
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And it appears from the locations of the beam connectors that the top floor will be taller than all the others.
Or possibly a mechanical floor?
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Or possibly a mechanical floor?
That's what I meant. Just agreeing with 1487's guess that the top floor of the 3 on these latest columns could be a mechanical floor, especially given that it appears that it will be taller than the other floors.
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sidewalk shed is being taken down on the eastern half of the block- not sure why exactly because the sidewalk itself has not been rebuilt. I guess the Jersey barrier will remain for now but they are removing the protection since no more overhead work is taking place on the first building.
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sidewalk shed is being taken down on the eastern half of the block- not sure why exactly because the sidewalk itself has not been rebuilt. I guess the Jersey barrier will remain for now but they are removing the protection since no more overhead work is taking place on the first building.
That's awesome.
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Nice shot , thanks for posting . That steel frame work might be the top two floors .....
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Nice shot , thanks for posting . That steel frame work might be the top two floors .....
top 3 floors
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Oops , yup three it be .
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A nice little canyon forming on east Market .
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A nice little canyon forming on east Market .


It's down the road a piece

Maybe if 1301 Market , the two towers at the Gallery and something about 400' at 8th.& Market ......
Then , a small but nice canyon on East Market .

But the current cry seems to be " go west young man , go west ".
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5 floors of the second tower will be a Roost extended stay hotel. That should take some pressure off finding tenants for all these new units in the complex.
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