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Old Posted Nov 21, 2013, 7:52 PM
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New renderings of 1900 Arch.

http://nakedphilly.com/logan-square/...0-arch-street/

Looks like they went cheapo on the panels - contrary to previous renderings.
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^ Major disappointment in my book, I agree they must have really saved $ by choosing this cheap facade.
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1900 Arch

The renderings aren't that bad. This is terrible



Picture doesn't do it justice. That wall pretty much looks like my elementary school gym.
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Old Posted Nov 21, 2013, 9:33 PM
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The renderings aren't that bad. This is terrible

Picture doesn't do it justice. That wall pretty much looks like my elementary school gym.
Yes. Reminds me of the new Family Court Building, albeit in a different pattern. I said 1950's High School to describe it. Someone else on this thread had a better description: "1950's Institutional." YUCK!
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Here's an article that has caught international attention re Philly quite possibly being America's energy hub of the future. Yes, Philly.

http://http://www.forbes.com/sites/m...iness%3Aenergy
Seems a little homerish to be honest. This guy is out of the Philly Blank Rome office. Not a convincing piece in my opinion.
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Seems a little homerish to be honest. This guy is out of the Philly Blank Rome office. Not a convincing piece in my opinion.
What does homerish mean?

Nah, this is really happening. I know some people who are intimately acquainted with the projects and the public planning that is accompanying them. The Lower Schuylkill Master Plan already incorporates the energy hub. Our refining capacity is already second only to Houston. We have easy access to Bakken shale and the rest of our infrastructure is more than adequate to support growth. Also, Braskem is very committed to Philadelphia.
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So a possible new 45 fl building possibly in the works? That is pretty damn awesome! A nice location as well!
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Here's an article that has caught international attention re Philly quite possibly being America's energy hub of the future. Yes, Philly.

http://http://www.forbes.com/sites/m...iness%3Aenergy
That is rather exciting, but they're saying the same thing about Pittsburgh. Perhaps we could see Philly and the Burgh rivaling each other in the energy field...
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That is rather exciting, but they're saying the same thing about Pittsburgh. Perhaps we could see Philly and the Burgh rivaling each other in the energy field...
Philadelphia is in a MUCH better location than Pittsburgh. That's the difference.
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Just a short time after receiving final approval to construct Soko Lofts, Canus Corp. is looking to sell what is now a shovel-ready project.

Located at 1300-1354 N. Second St. in the South Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, the 2.8-acre site has been fully approved for a three-building, 320-unit apartment complex.

While the parcel was approved for 320 units, the developer had planned to build a 278-unit complex with 125 parking spaces and 1,600 square feet of retail space.

While it’s early in the marketing process, Mike Margolis of NGKF said he has received interest from local, regional and national buyers. With the Center City apartment market at a 3 percent vacancy, there are many developers who want to get into the market, Margolis said. A fully-approve site means a developer doesn’t have to go through a lengthy planning and zoning process. It took Canus nine months to wend through the approval process, which were finalized in October.
http://m.bizjournals.com/philadelphi...ko.html?r=full

I actually think that this is a good sign that the property is likely to be developed. At this point the only reason to buy would be to develop immediately.
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I actually think that this is a good sign that the property is likely to be developed. At this point the only reason to buy would be to develop immediately.
That's great that they already have interested buyers! When they first announced they were selling the site and the development plans I was concerned this will never get off the ground. Now that they have interested buyers I'm happy to see that. Will be nice to see Soko Lofts and Liberty Square going up at the same time.
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That's great that they already have interested buyers! When they first announced they were selling the site and the development plans I was concerned this will never get off the ground. Now that they have interested buyers I'm happy to see that. Will be nice to see Soko Lofts and Liberty Square going up at the same time.
I've looked at the deal

Rents they are underwriting are too high

I don't see it penciling out unless the right developer buys it ( ie one capable of cutting a favorable deal with the unions)
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http://www.phillymag.com/property/20...y&utm_content=

Nice. That part of the city is pleading for more investment and development. I like what this project will bring to the neighborhood. The question then is what to do with that land across Columbus Boulevard. I'm thinking that will be converted into open/recreational space. Other highrises would be nice, but I think that would be a shot in the foot for a city trying to reinvent and redevelop its waterfront land.
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Philadelphia is in a MUCH better location than Pittsburgh. That's the difference.
True, but ome to think of it that article mostly mentioned oil and the oil refineries. Yeah, I think in terms of energy, my childhood home will focus on natural gas energy with the Marcellus and Utica Shale activity. It's not exactly the best place for an oil refinery...
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True, but ome to think of it that article mostly mentioned oil and the oil refineries. Yeah, I think in terms of energy, my childhood home will focus on natural gas energy with the Marcellus and Utica Shale activity. It's not exactly the best place for an oil refinery...
Yeah. Pittsburgh area will be where most of the drilling occurs, but Philadelphia area will be where the refining plants are and where it is shipped. Philadelphia has a large port with ocean access.
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http://nakedphilly.com/washington-sq...ad-and-spruce/

"The flyer also mentions a curb cut which would indicate that parking is definitely a part of the plan, which should ease the fears of people for whom parking is their one and only concern in the world. Ah, but will there be enough parking? To find out, you’ll have to go to the WSWCA meeting next Tuesday, at 6:30, at 1001 Locust St., in Room 224."

Seems like we will have more information on the new Dranoff apartment tower soon
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iheartphilly posted this in the General Developments thread:

Comcast may buy Time Warner Cable:

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/i...ner-cable.html
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Yeah. Pittsburgh area will be where most of the drilling occurs, but Philadelphia area will be where the refining plants are and where it is shipped. Philadelphia has a large port with ocean access.
Shell is still looking into building a refinery in Pittsburgh.
http://www.kansascity.com/2013/11/19...g-huge-pa.html

Shipping down the Ohio river to New Orleans?
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Shell is still looking into building a refinery in Pittsburgh.
http://www.kansascity.com/2013/11/19...g-huge-pa.html

Shipping down the Ohio river to New Orleans?
Shipping out to the Atlantic Ocean in Philadelphia, I would assume, would be much faster. And they are already building and re-using refineries in both Philadelphia and Marcus Hook.

http://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylva...hale-products/
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iheartphilly posted this in the General Developments thread:

Comcast may buy Time Warner Cable:

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/i...ner-cable.html
Yikes! they already have a monopoly in many areas, they might actually not be allowed to make that merger.

Here is a pretty good map of cable (e.g. broad band internet) providers
http://a.tiles.mapbox.com/v3/fcc.con...38.968/-80.024

This one shows where there is fiber optics available
http://www.broadbandmap.gov/technology

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