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Old Posted Apr 2, 2017, 9:23 PM
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Was it ever confirmed if it's just a glass shortage, or steel shortage, or the "plumb" issue? Or is this part of the plan just to focus on internal stuff?
The glass windows need to be built, loaded and transported over to the city.
Not sure how much time it takes to produce that much material for a major skyscraper.
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Old Posted Apr 2, 2017, 9:43 PM
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Correct, they were working today, 7 days a week. And the glass is actually starting to climb again. You guys need to chill.... literally they are working 7 days a week!
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Old Posted Apr 2, 2017, 9:45 PM
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Correct, they were working today, 7 days a week. And the glass is actually starting to climb again. You guys need to chill.... literally they are working 7 days a week!
Hey, thanks for the update!
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Old Posted Apr 2, 2017, 9:58 PM
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I went by this today, and while there's definitely work going on (the elevators were running up and down frequently), it must be all internal, because tehre really is no visible progress being made on the exterior, probably since the last time I walked by a month ago.
it does seem like that especially when you're as impatient as me but if you really look closely they have made progress even to the exterior over the past month; the glass is (slowly) climbing, and more importantly they've added the steel supports (they look like little horizontal platforms sticking out of each floor on the north and south faces {west end}) which is what they're attaching that bump-out section of glass you see that has been moving vertical. Also they have been welding more bracing between the upper floors where I'm assuming more glass will be affixed... It looks like they've added a few cage looking things to the east face which form the vertical supports for the facade though it does appear that they stopped at 6 per side some time ago. Finally those columns have gone up on the west end that presumably are framing out the cooling tower.

I look at that tower cam every day waiting for some ah-ha moment that never comes, but as the interior appears to be moving fast & furious they are indeed chipping away the part we all wanna see as well

Edit: I stand corrected, the facade supports on the east face have also continued to climb, they're now visible on the tower-cam so they're on the move as well

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Old Posted Apr 2, 2017, 11:01 PM
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It wouldn't surprise me if there is a glass shortage. Just look at FMC which is still missing a big chunk of glass from its roof section.
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Correct, they were working today, 7 days a week. And the glass is actually starting to climb again. You guys need to chill.... literally they are working 7 days a week!
I always get a kick when people say that the cost of union labor in Philly is one of, if not the chief reason why high-rises aren't being built on every other corner in CC when so many construction sites are working 6 and 7 days a week and often 10 to 12 hours a day.
Sure if labor costs were lower the builders and developers would be glad. But when they are so willing to pay time overtime then labor costs probably aren't the main concern.
Yesterday (Sat.) I stopped in at the new Penn hospital site, just a hole in the ground, and there looked to be a sizable crew working away.
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Sure if labor costs were lower the builders and developers would be glad. But when they are so willing to pay time overtime then labor costs probably aren't the main concern.
Let's not forget; the sooner they finish, the bigger the bonus.
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Update from Building Philly



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What a dominant presence it has among the skyline! Will definitely put out for a one-night stay at the Four Seasons to absorb the views, especially with those floor-to-ceiling windows.
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Old Posted Apr 4, 2017, 12:46 AM
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Glass seems to finally make progress, slowly.
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Old Posted Apr 4, 2017, 1:20 AM
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A peek inside

A buddy of mine is working on site here and he occasionally passes on some interesting pics and I figured I'd share them here...

The first two are looking out from the 40th floor:




Internal carpentry progression shots:








Apparently the lower floors will "soon" be occupied by Comcast employees.
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Awesome pics UcityGuy. Thanks so much for posting them.
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^Great inside pics.

As I believe noted before - demolition notice is up for the old Child Advocates building across the street from CTC (I'm just providing photo evidence). The mock up display was removed weeks ago.
Bring on Comcast #3 complex!

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Also, bring on the Cooling Tower and Lantern too!

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This thing really looms large on the skyline ...as it should of course...













These are from yesterday and today...
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Any day now, right? Progress is slow...
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[QUOTE=TallCoolOne;7761831]^Great inside pics.

As I believe noted before - demolition notice is up for the old Child Advocates building across the street from CTC (I'm just providing photo evidence). The mock up display was removed weeks ago.
Bring on Comcast #3 complex!

The only time you'll ever hear that sentence uttered...
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Any day now, right? Progress is slow...
extremely slow...
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A little bit unfocused, sorry about that
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