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Old Posted Mar 10, 2015, 8:15 PM
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Update from Building Philly. Expecting a tower crane any day now.



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Old Posted Mar 11, 2015, 10:03 PM
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Any guesses on the pace of the core construction? 1 floor per week?
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Old Posted Mar 13, 2015, 1:55 AM
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Old Posted Mar 13, 2015, 6:51 PM
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Just looked at the Tower Cam (webcam) and the orange mobile crane on the right was fully extended out to the left. Really looked unsafe. Isn't a nice shiny new tower crane in order VERY soon ??
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Old Posted Mar 16, 2015, 4:18 AM
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Old Posted Mar 18, 2015, 1:22 PM
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Kind of curious when the crane is coming? I mean it seems like they will have it up by the time its topped out haha. And also looks like they are adding rebar for the next level!
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Old Posted Mar 18, 2015, 7:19 PM
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Posted some pics on the fb page today. We've moved up a floor!

I also spoke with one of the workers who said that now the hydraulic lifts were fully installed on the concrete core frames, the pace of construction will increase to around 2 floors/week. Same as the FMC Tower.
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Old Posted Mar 18, 2015, 7:46 PM
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whats up with the crane? Its got to be coming soon.
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Old Posted Mar 18, 2015, 9:24 PM
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Indeed, I'm guessing by April 1st (since its march madness and all). Pray for good weather.

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Old Posted Mar 18, 2015, 10:57 PM
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I'm a little worried about how the ITC will look when the convention comes around next year. In a perfect world, the outside would complete in time, but that's clearly not going to be the case here. Assuming that they care about the appearance of the tower/skyline when the convention comes, what do you think they'll do about it? Speed up construction?

Also, sorry if this has already been discussed, I'm new here.

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Old Posted Mar 18, 2015, 11:24 PM
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Well if 2 floors per week is to be believed, then it should be topped out corewise next November I'd think.
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Old Posted Mar 19, 2015, 12:12 AM
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I'm a little worried about how the ITC will look when the convention comes around next year. In a perfect world, the outside would complete in time, but that's clearly not going to be the case here. Assuming that they care about the appearance of the tower/skyline when the convention comes, what do you think they'll do about it? Speed up construction?

Also, sorry if this has already been discussed, I'm new here.
No reason why it needs to be completed. The in-construction progress can be as or more impressive in a tower of this scale than the finished product. And certainly more noticeable and thought-provoking/conversation starting.
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Old Posted Mar 19, 2015, 12:44 AM
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The in-construction progress can be as or more impressive in a tower of this scale than the finished product. And certainly more noticeable and thought-provoking/conversation starting.
Yeahhhhh but those conversations are going to turn into "Wow Philadelphia is finally getting a building over 1,000 feet... that's cute". I mean, to the average person who doesn't really look into this kind of stuff, an existing tower is far more impressive than one being built.
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Old Posted Mar 19, 2015, 1:07 AM
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Yeahhhhh but those conversations are going to turn into "Wow Philadelphia is finally getting a building over 1,000 feet... that's cute". I mean, to the average person who doesn't really look into this kind of stuff, an existing tower is far more impressive than one being built.
The average person doesn't know from 1,000 feet, "supertalls," etc. The average person will see an already impressive skyline with several new towers (and lots of other projects) under construction, and assume (correctly) that Philly is a historic, established, and successful big city in the midst of vigorous new growth and development.
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Old Posted Mar 19, 2015, 1:22 AM
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I'm a little worried about how the ITC will look when the convention comes around next year. In a perfect world, the outside would complete in time, but that's clearly not going to be the case here. Assuming that they care about the appearance of the tower/skyline when the convention comes, what do you think they'll do about it? Speed up construction?

Also, sorry if this has already been discussed, I'm new here.
There is no way they'll speed up construction for aesthetic reasons. Besides, showing the construction isn't such a bad thing, IMO.
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There is no way they'll speed up construction for aesthetic reasons. Besides, showing the construction isn't such a bad thing, IMO.
The great part about a city like Philadelphia is that you don't need to complete some fancy new project to prove that the city is successful. It's already in the big leagues...the new shiny things are just icing on the cake.
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Old Posted Mar 19, 2015, 2:24 AM
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I get all of your points about how seeing the construction could be a good thing now. It'll show how much Philly is growing and all that.

At least the FMC should have a finished exterior, so there's that.
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Old Posted Mar 19, 2015, 5:54 AM
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I wouldn't say Philly is in the big leagues. We barely make the top 10 list for number of skyscrapers in a city. To me, Philly would have to make it into the top 5 for anyone to say that.

I know I'm probably the only one in this boat, but whatever. I'm all about striving for greatness.
I completely agree. It takes much heart to question the stature of Philly at any level on a Philly discussion board.

Philly's a great city; but lets not get carried away. That project on Spring garden and the Parkway is a prime example. (very underwhelming).
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Old Posted Mar 19, 2015, 12:25 PM
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This Iwill guy has hijacked the boards! Stick to the futuristic diagrams - those are neat-o.

More pics, less talk!
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