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Old Posted May 8, 2017, 7:18 PM
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From the webcam it looks like they're working on installing windows on two floors at the same time. It looks like they'll spray the fireproofing on after the windows, similar to what was done around floors 42 and 43 after the crane was removed in that area.

Confirmed they installed at least one floor of glass today on the East side. Well almost anyway, looks like 2 or 3 windows left on the North East end.
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Old Posted May 9, 2017, 1:20 AM
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From the webcam it looks like they're working on installing windows on two floors at the same time. It looks like they'll spray the fireproofing on after the windows, similar to what was done around floors 42 and 43 after the crane was removed in that area.
Fireproofing was starting to get on all of the surrounding buildings, and it was costing LPT a fortune to have it cleaned off of buildings... this is probably why they're spraying fireproofing after window installation going forward.
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Old Posted May 9, 2017, 11:45 AM
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It’s amazing, with the speed they’re suddenly wrapping this you’d think the building was about to get lucky. Looking at the webcam now you can see the windows are stacked & ready for floors 10-12, though it looks like they’ll need to add more vertical façade supports to go above floor 11 unless they can erect those after the windows are placed?
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Old Posted May 10, 2017, 6:03 PM
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They installed a whole new row of glass on the North facade today
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Old Posted May 10, 2017, 8:29 PM
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Driving in to town this morning on the Vine Street Expressway:



Hanging around 17th & JFK around 9am this morning watching them install the windows on the 10th floor of the south face. We're moving along:





This is just turning out beautifully, you can see the new row moving west to east:

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Old Posted May 10, 2017, 11:12 PM
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A few from this evening.





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I don't know why, but I really noticed how far the lobby has come along today:

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Old Posted May 11, 2017, 12:17 AM
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Great pics everyone! That glass is looking great! From north Philly airport I can see the glasses impact on the upper levels and how much mass the building shows. Only a few more days til the roof pour and start of the exciting part!
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Old Posted May 11, 2017, 12:59 AM
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Beautiful, isn't it? It's well over halfway to the top of the hotel portion... we're coming so close to getting our first supertall. Younger me would have loved that.
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Old Posted May 11, 2017, 12:17 PM
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Are they going to enclose those cooling towers sitting at the base of the hotel portion? They are quite noticeable and ugly at that location.
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Old Posted May 11, 2017, 12:26 PM
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Are they going to enclose those cooling towers sitting at the base of the hotel portion? They are quite noticeable and ugly at that location.
Those will be lifted to the top roof within a few weeks and will be installed in the cooling tower section.
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Old Posted May 11, 2017, 12:39 PM
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Yeah that's what they are. There will be 4 of those.
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Old Posted May 11, 2017, 2:50 PM
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Those will be lifted to the top roof within a few weeks and will be installed in the cooling tower section.
got you, makes more sense. They had to temporarily stage them there.
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Old Posted May 11, 2017, 5:50 PM
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this tower is turning out awesome. i think the roof height is to allow comcast center to take the spotlight looking west, with ctc taking the spotlight looking east. also i don't think foster wanted ctc to creep above the roof of comcast center looking west, because it might look weird. i think i may have mentioned something like this before but whatever. ctc is looking rad. hooray
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I’m not too concerned about the roof height to be honest. CTC has the higher occupied floor when compared to CC. In any case, the cooling tower and spire are structurally no different that the crown on CC or the crown of Sales force for that matter so it’s really only an argument of the cooling tower/spire structure not spanning the entire width of the roof.
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Old Posted May 11, 2017, 6:49 PM
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Turning out to be a beautiful building.
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Old Posted May 11, 2017, 7:23 PM
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I’m not too concerned about the roof height to be honest. CTC has the higher occupied floor when compared to CC. In any case, the cooling tower and spire are structurally no different that the crown on CC or the crown of Sales force for that matter so it’s really only an argument of the cooling tower/spire structure not spanning the entire width of the roof.
same view. Even if you removed the 126 foot lantern the cooling tower is still higher than the Comcast Center. Does it span the entire diameter of the building, no, but it's substantial nonetheless - at least in comparison to 'spires' that often look like an antenna rather than a substantive part of the structure (like a cooling tower usually does). The lantern is just icing on the cake, & it too at least from the renderings appears to be much more substantial in girth than the average spire.

Just standing at street level looking up at this thing is awesome, the colors of the glass are beautiful. When that lantern finally shoots up something like 150 feet higher than Comcast it's gonna kick some ass
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Old Posted May 11, 2017, 9:33 PM
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same view. Even if you removed the 126 foot lantern the cooling tower is still higher than the Comcast Center. Does it span the entire diameter of the building, no, but it's substantial nonetheless - at least in comparison to 'spires' that often look like an antenna rather than a substantive part of the structure (like a cooling tower usually does). The lantern is just icing on the cake, & it too at least from the renderings appears to be much more substantial in girth than the average spire.

Just standing at street level looking up at this thing is awesome, the colors of the glass are beautiful. When that lantern finally shoots up something like 150 feet higher than Comcast it's gonna kick some ass
The Spire Height of CTC is structural height because it goes down to street level and is actually the spine of the building, rather than being an afterthought. So no worries about structural height, it's definitely 1121 ft.
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Old Posted May 11, 2017, 11:49 PM
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yeah, the spire/cooling tower is practically a 1,121 foot tower itself, the angles in which it will be fully visible are gonna be amazing
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