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I am loving the look of this.
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I am loving the look of this.
I like the look of it too
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Old Posted Jan 12, 2013, 11:57 PM
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Very nice infill! Just right for the street.
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Summers, once again, kick-butt job on all these updates!

I have to say, that despite the consistent negative reaction that the Hilton on Arch is getting, I really don’t hate it. Based on its scale and color, it fills the corner but also seems to disappear in the background.

Add me to the list of people that is loving the Samson so far.
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Summers, once again, kick-butt job on all these updates!

I have to say, that despite the consistent negative reaction that the Hilton on Arch is getting, I really don’t hate it. Based on its scale and color, it fills the corner but also seems to disappear in the background.
The biggest problem with the Hilton is that the facade material is so obviously CHEAP. You can stick a pencil through it. Try for fun if you want.

If they just used a better facade material, say light weight insulated aluminum panels (like Sansom) it would be tolerable. But the EIFS is just nasty cheap crap.
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Summers, once again, kick-butt job on all these updates!

I have to say, that despite the consistent negative reaction that the Hilton on Arch is getting, I really don’t hate it. Based on its scale and color, it fills the corner but also seems to disappear in the background.

Add me to the list of people that is loving the Samson so far.
No problem

I hate the facade on the Hilton building, but I love that is a 9 story hotel, with ground floor retail that will bring constantly vitality to the street that is replacing a surface parking lot
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Thanks for all your updates Summer! The Hilton has to be one of the ugliest buildings I have seen rise here in Philly in sometime. Cheap facade as some of you have mentioned along with a bland box design and I can't believe there are no windows at that intersection, way to bring a sense of vibrancy in that area.
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Thanks for all your updates Summer! The Hilton has to be one of the ugliest buildings I have seen rise here in Philly in sometime. Cheap facade as some of you have mentioned along with a bland box design and I can't believe there are no windows at that intersection, way to bring a sense of vibrancy in that area.
This had to have been built from some kind of stock plans. I can't imagine an architecture firm even considered this location before designing this. I wouldn't be surprised if they'd never even been there.
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The Granary

An update on the Granary from 1/24/13:


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It's nice to see that the cladding is now going up on the Granary. I'd love to see most of the dead zones between Vine and Spring Garden filled up with projects like this someday. I also wanted to ask, is the building visible from Logan Circle or other parts of Center City?
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The Granary, as seen from The Barnes (which is lovely, btw) with some facade going up.




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Old Posted Feb 9, 2013, 5:46 PM
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It's nice to see that the cladding is now going up on the Granary. I'd love to see most of the dead zones between Vine and Spring Garden filled up with projects like this someday. I also wanted to ask, is the building visible from Logan Circle or other parts of Center City?
I got a look from the Parkway heading into the city and from right about the Franklin Inst. The granary looks large in width (actually visually impressive) but not in height. These types of projects will really start to change the dynamic of this nabe. Also Vetri opening a pizza place on the ground floor of the Granary - seems promising
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I totally agree Kidphilly. The neighborhood has so much potential to be more than it is. I think with the granary, the new grocery store/residential planned for the Best Western, and the new mixed use project planned for the lot next to the Mormon Temple we could be seeing some critical mass here.

It's funny, even though they aren't tall by any means, I think the Granary and The Sansom have been my two favorite projects to hit Philly since the recession started. Both are great urban infill that replaced horrible surface lots. I would be extremely pleased to get several more of these types of projects going.
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I completely agree Insoluble, it really is turning that part of the city around. My wife always feels the fairmount/art museum area feels detached from the rest of the city (and therefore would rather not move there) because vine to spring garden is so spottily developed and feels like a no-man's land. These developments are definitely changing that feeling. I feel very similarly to the broad and south project. I know many here want a bigger project, but to me it is a great infill project filling an empty lot putting more people on south street. And lets be honest here, it is on the edge of downtown so anything larger would stand out quite a bit (and I just don't think the critical mass for symphony-size height is there yet for this part of south broad street).
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once the area around callowhill from broad to 18th fills in, it will instantly make center city feel much larger
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