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Old Posted Aug 10, 2018, 4:25 PM
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Buildings made of Legos are normally more colorful and imaginative.
Are we sure this is the final cladding design here?

Seems like we love to bash before things are done around here.

Just a little?
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There’s an emoji that reflects this design.
I wish SSP would support emojis.
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Old Posted Aug 11, 2018, 11:39 AM
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Are we sure this is the final cladding design here?

Seems like we love to bash before things are done around here.

Just a little?
In person it seems very clear that it is. I've never seen shiny insulation panels that sit perfectly flush with the windows.

If there is something more to the facade which seems unlikely considering how much is finished, we can all comment on how much better it turned out than we thought. But patience seems appropriate if you're trying to overall call a building a failure before you've seen the finished project. I mean, I still don't think there has been a single shot from ground level near this building that shows how it meets the street. So I get refraining from overall impressions, but the upper portion of the facade is seemingly 90 percent complete and it looks remarkably bad. I don't see any reason why we wouldn't discuss that.
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Reminds me of Pennsylvania's ugliest building:



The American Water building does look very good though.
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There’s an emoji that reflects this design.
I wish SSP would support emojis.
The emoticons on the site are pretty neat in themselves, there's enough to give a range of moods.

This building hopefully will have a more greyed out façade...the current hue would make this look post modern in a bad way.
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[QUOTE=Urbanthusiat;8278354]Reminds me of Pennsylvania's ugliest building:



But the afterbirth in Camden still takes the prize .
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The emoticons on the site are pretty neat in themselves, there's enough to give a range of moods.

This building hopefully will have a more greyed out façade...the current hue would make this look post modern in a bad way.
Guys,

I actually have a boat and was able to get up close to that building on Saturday. I clicked a pic (will upload later) and I can tell you with certainty, that facade is not permanent. It looks like plywood or something.

I'll try to get the pic up a bit later ..
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Guys,

I actually have a boat and was able to get up close to that building on Saturday. I clicked a pic (will upload later) and I can tell you with certainty, that facade is not permanent. It looks like plywood or something.

I'll try to get the pic up a bit later ..
Thanks for the confirmation.

This yellow color has been around since the very start of the facade installation, so I'm not surprised that this only temporary. I would imagine Liberty knows better than to put up a bumble bee building as their initial statement piece in Camden.
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Guys,

I actually have a boat and was able to get up close to that building on Saturday. I clicked a pic (will upload later) and I can tell you with certainty, that facade is not permanent. It looks like plywood or something.

I'll try to get the pic up a bit later ..
Anxiously awaiting this Pic. I was within a block or so and my impression was it was definitely permanent. It seems pretty crazy they'd cover the whole facade in plywood and the final glass portion of the facade and then attach the rest of the permanent facade at a later date. Seems very inefficient. Maybe the production on the panels is delayed. It's the only thing I can think of that would cause them to do it this way.
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Anxiously awaiting this Pic. I was within a block or so and my impression was it was definitely permanent. It seems pretty crazy they'd cover the whole facade in plywood and the final glass portion of the facade and then attach the permanent facade at a later date.
Further, it looks like perfect fit including the corners, which would mean custom temporary wooden panels - seems odd.
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