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Old Posted May 31, 2018, 7:27 PM
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[QUOTE=Knight Hospitaller;8205788]Woulda, coulda, shoulda. Talking about ACC is like contemplating how politics would be different if we hadn't split from Britain. That ship has long since sailed. The current Legoland Tower, er CTC, is growing on me. :-)[/QUOTE

Lolol- so true
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The CITC is a nice looking building, but it’s no game changer. It’s very uninspiring and the roof height is shorter than th Comcast Center.
I find your lack of faith disturbing!

FACTS:
Comcast Center Roof Height: 296.9m
Comcast Tech Center Roof Height: 303.3m

Mechanical equipment above the roof are not floors, which have the protective curtain wall.

The top floor in the building is the highest floor in the city & state.
The shape resembles the iconic Statue of Liberty, with the torch brightly illuminated as a beacon of freedom in historic Philadelphia.

You are entitled to your opinion, but not your facts.
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Old Posted Jun 1, 2018, 11:37 AM
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Wait wait wait - the shape resembles the Statue of Liberty?
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Old Posted Jun 1, 2018, 11:41 AM
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I find your lack of faith disturbing!

FACTS:
Comcast Center Roof Height: 296.9m
Comcast Tech Center Roof Height: 303.3m

Mechanical equipment above the roof are not floors, which have the protective curtain wall.

The top floor in the building is the highest floor in the city & state.
The shape resembles the iconic Statue of Liberty, with the torch brightly illuminated as a beacon of freedom in historic Philadelphia.

You are entitled to your opinion, but not your facts.
I don't know the numbers but isn't the cooling tower of CTC also higher than the cooling tower of Comcast? If so CTC is taller by every measure even without the lantern...
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Old Posted Jun 1, 2018, 11:57 AM
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Wait wait wait - the shape resembles the Statue of Liberty?
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Old Posted Jun 1, 2018, 2:03 PM
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I find your lack of faith disturbing!

FACTS:
Comcast Center Roof Height: 296.9m
Comcast Tech Center Roof Height: 303.3m

The shape resembles the iconic Statue of Liberty, with the torch brightly illuminated as a beacon of freedom in historic Philadelphia.
You're right. Very insightful!
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Old Posted Jun 1, 2018, 5:42 PM
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Wait wait wait - the shape resembles the Statue of Liberty?
I never really made the connection but he's not completely off base.



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Old Posted Jun 1, 2018, 9:40 PM
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Thanks PHL10 for the graphic illustration.
I’m surprised no one else had picked up the historic reference!
Philadelphia is truly blessed with iconic buildings!
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Old Posted Jun 1, 2018, 11:12 PM
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Very good observation. I have no idea if Foster planned it that way, but one can definitely argue it is a Picasso-like abstraction of the Statue of Liberty.
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Old Posted Jun 1, 2018, 11:35 PM
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I find your lack of faith disturbing!

FACTS:
Comcast Center Roof Height: 296.9m
Comcast Tech Center Roof Height: 303.3m

Mechanical equipment above the roof are not floors, which have the protective curtain wall.

The top floor in the building is the highest floor in the city & state.
The shape resembles the iconic Statue of Liberty, with the torch brightly illuminated as a beacon of freedom in historic Philadelphia.

You are entitled to your opinion, but not your facts.
I think that CITC is a great looking building, and fits well in the Philadelphia Skyline. While the technical definition of the roof of a building may place CITC above the original Comcast building, I would agree that the original Comcast Building's roof looks higher than CITC. I also agree with the people who would've rather seen ACC get built over CITC because imo, I really like the ACC design and height better than CITC, but I still am very happy with CITC and ended up liking it better than I thought!
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Old Posted Jun 2, 2018, 1:48 PM
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I find your lack of faith disturbing!

FACTS:
Comcast Center Roof Height: 296.9m
Comcast Tech Center Roof Height: 303.3m

Mechanical equipment above the roof are not floors, which have the protective curtain wall.

The top floor in the building is the highest floor in the city & state.
The shape resembles the iconic Statue of Liberty, with the torch brightly illuminated as a beacon of freedom in historic Philadelphia.

You are entitled to your opinion, but not your facts.
According to the Skyscraper Center, the top of the highest occupied floor of the Comcast Center is at 875 feet. Not the very top floor with the 4 HVAC's
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Old Posted Jun 2, 2018, 2:18 PM
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Amazing photos TallCoolOne!
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Old Posted Jun 2, 2018, 2:38 PM
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Hey Tall Cool One thanks for those pictures! They are fantastic. Recent construction has taken this city to a whole new level. I can't believe how awesome the skyline is now. You look at pictures from the early 80s and you just marvel at the transformation. We all should be so proud of this city.
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I like how you can see the Chinatown tower peeking through towards the right now!
[Easiest to spot the tower crane, but the building also shows.]
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Old Posted Jun 2, 2018, 9:02 PM
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TK, especially like the shots from the NW. Noticing the W showing between the two Comcast towers.
Hope it's crown is lighted from both sides.

That's a new angle for you? were you in Belmont?

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Old Posted Jun 2, 2018, 11:11 PM
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Are the new Comcast buildings going to be to the right of the CTC if you are facing south?
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Old Posted Jun 2, 2018, 11:54 PM
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TK, especially like the shots from the NW. Noticing the W showing between the two Comcast towers.
Hope it's crown is lighted from both sides.

That's a new angle for you? were you in Belmont?
I've been to the Belmont Plateau in the past
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Old Posted Jun 3, 2018, 12:03 AM
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Are the new Comcast buildings going to be to the right of the CTC if you are facing south?
First photo on my recent post is from the south
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