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Old Posted Apr 11, 2017, 3:26 PM
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The inspiration for the Comcast 1 Tower?

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Old Posted Apr 11, 2017, 11:06 PM
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Old Posted Apr 12, 2017, 12:20 AM
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Old Posted Apr 13, 2017, 4:58 PM
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A school is digging in where some thought a new Comcast tower might rise

http://www.philly.com/philly/busines...ast-tower.html
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Russell Byers Charter School intends to borrow millions for renovations to its building near 19th and Arch Streets, suggesting that a third Comcast tower, which many have speculated might rise on the block, won't be materializing any time soon.

Plans call for spending $4.75 million to convert the basement level into classrooms and to build a new entry structure on its Cherry Street side, among other improvements meant to accommodate the middle-school grades Russell Byers will begin hosting next year, head of school Jesse Bean said in an interview.

Much of the land on the block — bounded by 19th and 20th Streets, between Arch and Cherry — has been acquired by Liberty Property Trust in collaboration with Comcast Corp. The Malvern-based developer previously built Comcast's nearby headquarters tower at 1701 John F. Kennedy Blvd., across the street from where it is completing work on the 60-story Comcast Technology Center.

Though Liberty and Comcast have never commented on their plans for the assembled properties, they have seemed a likely site for additional space to be built for the expanding broadcast and technology giant.

But the 18,600-square-foot Byers School parcel — one of two mid-block properties not owned by Liberty — presumably isn't part of those plans, at least not yet.

Negotiations between Liberty and the charter school over the property’s sale "have stalled indefinitely," the school said in a December presentation posted on its website.
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The gaps in the glass appear to have been filled on the north side up to the level of the setback.
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Old Posted Apr 13, 2017, 7:11 PM
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This could be a telltale sign, no?

http://www.philly.com/philly/busines...ast-tower.html
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Maybe they'll have to go taller to make up the difference in width?
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Old Posted Apr 13, 2017, 10:26 PM
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A school is digging in where some thought a new Comcast tower might rise

http://www.philly.com/philly/busines...ast-tower.html
You missed the most important part:

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Liberty’s regional director, John Gattuso, said that he was aware of the school's expansion plans, and that his company endorses them.

“The Byers School is proceeding with the renovation of their building because they need to accommodate a larger enrollment in the coming school year,” Gattuso said. “It’s totally independent of any potential plans or timing for the development of the site.”
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Is the structure on the west side where the construction elevators are going up and down (in the very middle of the building) also the Lantern, or will it be removed once the building is complete? It looks like it could be the lantern, but it does kinda stick out farther than I though it was supposed to.
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Is the structure on the west side where the construction elevators are going up and down (in the very middle of the building) also the Lantern, or will it be removed once the building is complete? It looks like it could be the lantern, but it does kinda stick out farther than I though it was supposed to.
They're just temporary and will be removed. There are little concrete forms that jut out from the west side hidden under the temporary elevators which will be encased in glass and form the "spine" of the lantern.
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Check out the South (left) side terrace. Last week they had the wooden forms up. Over the last weekend or early this week they did the pour. Looks to be some kind of waste high wall. Guessing it's something for the balcony on the private condos.





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Old Posted Apr 14, 2017, 5:15 PM
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I think they have just about encased the first floor of the setback in glass.
Let's get going!
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Nice pics. Especially the one with the cross on top of St Clement's.

So first, some of us were convinced it was leaning, and now we are handed an April Fool's joke about it not having a spire. Who comes up with this crap?
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looks like they have a good bit of fire-proofing still to do, the upper half of the hotel floors look bare.
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Snapped this today while getting on the Schuylkill (I wasn't the one driving ). Is that some cooling tower and lantern action up there? Or have they just extended the construction elevator up to the roof (which would also be a good sign)?

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Old Posted Apr 14, 2017, 11:10 PM
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Old Posted Apr 14, 2017, 11:54 PM
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So first, some of us were convinced it was leaning,
Well see, it is leaning. Photographic proof.
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Snapped this today while getting on the Schuylkill (I wasn't the one driving ). Is that some cooling tower and lantern action up there? Or have they just extended the construction elevator up to the roof (which would also be a good sign)?

I saw that from Temple this afternoon and wondered the same thing. I hope this is the beginning of the portion of the building that will place Philly on the exclusive list of cities with supertalls!
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