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Old Posted Feb 28, 2018, 10:52 PM
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What a complicated building. I'd hate to be fitting the glass.
That's why it will hopefully turn out well! Not just a blah, generic box. The glass is a little dark for me juxtaposed against the Ritz (unless it has a protective coating on), but it DID still look great shining in the sun today.
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Peekaboo. W hotel on the left.

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I’d like to know Where’s Waldo?
He’s on top of City Hall Tower.
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This is really a good aesthetic filler. Seeing it from a distance today, it really adds a nice impact to the skyline. Philly is one of those undercover cities when you approach it. It goes from very little to in your face urban real quick.
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https://www.thelightingpractice.com/...l-development/

A close-up, thought it might be helpful to view as we enter this stage of construction.
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Old Posted Mar 2, 2018, 2:53 PM
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I hope the lighting scheme is bright because it seems a little subdued here.
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Gotta love the density @ South Penn Sq.
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From City Hall Observation Deck March 5th 2018:

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^ Is that going to be covered in glass or is that gonna be a giant grey wall?
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^ Is that going to be covered in glass or is that gonna be a giant grey wall?
Mostly glass, only the bottom few floors will be stone.
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Old Posted Mar 6, 2018, 4:03 PM
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^ Is that going to be covered in glass or is that gonna be a giant grey wall?
Great question. I don't think I've seen any renderings that show the north face of the building. The RATR uses those metal panels to cover the similar non-windowed side of their building.


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Disregard my previous response, I thougt I remembered seeing a rendering from Dillworth Park, but that was done by a forum member:

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here is a quick cut and paste sketch I did of what this might look like from Dilworth Plaza. The angles on the images lined up pretty well, so the height should be close to correct.

Man Dillworth was depressing back then. Here's hoping it looks close to this nice!
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Yep, it looks like he just flipped the Chestnut Street view.
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Too early in the construction to know for sure I suppose.
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Old Posted Mar 7, 2018, 12:56 PM
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Mostly glass, only the bottom few floors will be stone.
Are you sure? I have not seen renders of that side of the building...
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Old Posted Mar 7, 2018, 1:58 PM
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Are you sure? I have not seen renders of that side of the building...
See above, I was thinking of the mock up done on the forum.

I will say that I walked by yesterday on my way home and saw the glass starting to wrap around on the north side, so signs point to yes!
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