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Old Posted Nov 23, 2013, 4:18 PM
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Shell is still looking into building a refinery in Pittsburgh.
http://www.kansascity.com/2013/11/19...g-huge-pa.html

Shipping down the Ohio river to New Orleans?
This is for a natural gas plant, not an oil refinery. Not in competition with Philly's refining operations, which are centered around oil. And the gas most likely will be shipped in via pipeline, and the final products out by rail or truck, not barge.
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Old Posted Nov 23, 2013, 9:21 PM
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There is a new notice of demolition on the old YWCA on Chestnut - 2021 Chestnut - hopefully the apartment project is moving forward.

I walked by 15th & Walnut today - still no action.

Anyone know when 1919 Market is going to start construction?
1919 Market should be starting within the next month hopefully
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Old Posted Nov 23, 2013, 9:47 PM
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Could the BSL extension run above ground? It seems like it would be easier and more cost effective to run the tracks down the middle of Broad St. since most of that stretch is not very dense.
If I'm not mistaken, the tunnel itself already runs to the Navy Yard even though the tracks do not. I'll see if I can find a reference for this.
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Old Posted Nov 23, 2013, 10:11 PM
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Could have been just a rumor. I can't find anything to support the claim that the tunnel extends further than Pattison.
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Old Posted Nov 23, 2013, 10:59 PM
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Backhoe is on the surface parking lot at 36th and Market, cars are no longer parking on the lot.
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Old Posted Nov 24, 2013, 3:39 AM
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If I'm not mistaken, the tunnel itself already runs to the Navy Yard even though the tracks do not. I'll see if I can find a reference for this.
Does PATCO still have plans to build a line that goes through the Broad st line into Gloucester county? I trust PATCO getting something done before SEPTA.
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Old Posted Nov 24, 2013, 4:29 AM
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what a un-gripping thread...
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what a un-gripping thread...
What does that mean?
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Old Posted Nov 24, 2013, 10:41 AM
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A couple friends who have been by 18th and Arch have told me they've seen a lot of drilling action on the site. I saw one drill there 3 months ago when I was last in Philly. Anyone notice additional ones lately?
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I wouldn't be opposed to an above-grade continuation of the BSL IF it increased the chances of it happening. Also, the Navy Yard is pretty big and somewhat sprawl-esque. An above-grade line perhaps allows for multiple stops, much like an airport train line. And speaking of which, what about extending the line to the airport? Or adding a stop to the Navy Yard on the R1. It may not sound necessary now, but if the NY continues to grow...

Either way, good news. This is way more important than a Delaware Ave line.
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Market East: One of the city's 'biggest challenges'

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20...C8qmj5b7J2Z.99
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what a un-gripping thread...
Not sure either, maybe it should be more like the Vancouver development thread that was last updated October 5th?
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Not sure either, maybe it should be more like the Vancouver development thread that was last updated October 5th?
Vancouver's tallest is also 659 feet, which is the height of what will be Philly's 6th tallest. Their tallest office building is 481 feet... and most of their skyscrapers are bland uninspired Miami wannabes.
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Old Posted Nov 24, 2013, 11:05 PM
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I wouldn't be opposed to an above-grade continuation of the BSL IF it increased the chances of it happening. Also, the Navy Yard is pretty big and somewhat sprawl-esque. An above-grade line perhaps allows for multiple stops, much like an airport train line. And speaking of which, what about extending the line to the airport? Or adding a stop to the Navy Yard on the R1. It may not sound necessary now, but if the NY continues to grow...

Either way, good news. This is way more important than a Delaware Ave line.
Agree. It could loop around the NY with 2 or 3 stops before heading North again. Why not?
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Old Posted Nov 25, 2013, 1:22 AM
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Re: the bsl
There is no existing tunnel to the Navy yard. The challenge with going above grade is surfacing in the right place in between the right infrastructure with the right grade to meet the current below grade portion. The challenge with below ground is that the navy yard is rock but much of the area between 76 and the navy yard is fill so figuring out what is rock and what is old garbage will be necessary. The solution to either problem is $600 million. How much does Liberty Property really want to maximize their exclusive development rights deal?
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Old Posted Nov 25, 2013, 3:22 AM
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If I'm not mistaken, the tunnel itself already runs to the Navy Yard even though the tracks do not. I'll see if I can find a reference for this.
There were plans in the early 20th century for the train to run from Logan to League Island (now the Navy Yard) these plans never came to fruition. There was an article about it in Philadelphia Magazine a few months ago.

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2013/0...rossed-histor/
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Can someone please create a render of how Evo, CCS and Comcast2 may look from this aerial view.


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Original photo from phillyskyline.com. Original render by Eigenwelt.
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2.../ACCrendSM.jpg

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Also, does anyone know when can we expect the Market East advertising district to evolve?
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Old Posted Nov 25, 2013, 2:49 PM
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Vancouver's tallest is also 659 feet, which is the height of what will be Philly's 6th tallest. Their tallest office building is 481 feet... and most of their skyscrapers are bland uninspired Miami wannabes.
Vancouver has height restrictions in place so that aerial views aren’t blocked of the surrounding mountains. Both Philly and Vancouver are amazing cities, but neither has awe-inspiring architecture. North American cities, in general, tend to be much more conservative and less innovative than some of the buildings and proposals abroad…just my opinion.
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Old Posted Nov 25, 2013, 3:00 PM
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Can someone please create a render of how Evo, CCS and Comcast2 may look from this aerial view.


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Original photo from phillyskyline.com. Original render by Eigenwelt.
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Also, does anyone know when can we expect the Market East advertising district to evolve?
Dont forget the new W tower
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Old Posted Nov 25, 2013, 3:02 PM
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Also don't forget about the 1900 arch building, that's crucial.
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