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[QUOTE=kraggman;3481834]I'd hit it ......

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With what?
How about a medieval "quad" battle mace?

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It was. She is now almost 95 years old.
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can't help it. Fridays are prime days for that.
good to know. I can update my ignore list so as to pretend that most forumers are good natured enough to stay on topic for the most part or at least not be be chronically hissy.....
     
     
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The last time she looked human.

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Old Posted Apr 14, 2008, 12:04 AM
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I was by the site today and have a few questions. Is the Best Western two buildings or one, and are both coming down for this project? Also, across the street there is a hideous 'hole' filled with litter and cop cars. I noticed what looked like new pillars standing upright along the perimeter. Is this area getting 'capped'? Hopefully it does... I think this project will be stunning in that locale and I look forward to some demo...
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Old Posted Apr 14, 2008, 12:46 AM
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Also, across the street there is a hideous 'hole' filled with litter and cop cars.
That is the portal to the now unused Pennsylvania Ave subway.

Maybe someday the old ROW could be used for a Center City- NE/Boulevard via the Art Museum transit line.

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I was by the site today and have a few questions. Is the Best Western two buildings or one, and are both coming down for this project? Also, across the street there is a hideous 'hole' filled with litter and cop cars. I noticed what looked like new pillars standing upright along the perimeter. Is this area getting 'capped'? Hopefully it does... I think this project will be stunning in that locale and I look forward to some demo...

There are two buildings. One was always going to be demolished regardless if they build the tower or not. So the pr on this is also marketing.

That said, I hope they are close to meeting their goal to build. I like this project a lot. It should do wonders for that area.

Don't know about the hole.
     
     
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Rodin Tower/ Residences

Figure I would pop on in to give some words on that "hole" you speak of, as it comes up once in a while.

Back last year there was plans for a condo building, 12ish stories I believe, to be called the Rodin Towers/Residences at the Rodin. It went even as far as being presented to the Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA), where it met a lukewarm (in relative terms) response.

It was never meant to be from the start. The plans were to build ultra-high end, near-million-dollar condos, with one condo per floor (as I recall). I'm sure if you google it you may find further information in regards to it.

The developer, whom Darrell Clarke (our Councilman) had told me is a "good guy", was required to show L&I that he was serious about his project or else they would revoke his building permit [Note - this is information I rec'd from multiple neighborhood leaders and may not be factual]. Therefore, the area was dug up, cop cars displaced, the old rustic fence along Hamilton was broken up, and maybe a dozen support beams went in over the course of a month or so.
A trailer took up the south part of the street for what I can only guess was the better part of five months, collecting trash and weeds.

As adamant as people in this neighborhood get over shadows, apparently there was fairly little pushback on the rusting trailer blocking a feeder to an already horrible traffic/pedestrian intersection. My biggest regret is that they destroyed the old rusting fence that I thought held a lot of character until they replaced eight foot portions with cheap mesh. The hole within a hole is filled with stagnant water which will no doubt be a great asset to the neighborhood once summer comes.

No, it will not be capped. I'd bank on that. And the Reading Railroad ROW (the "hole") is unimpeded due to it, as moot as that is, if you were curious. Skeller's right about the Best Western, as far as I know.


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Old Posted Apr 16, 2008, 6:53 AM
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Thanks for the info guys... It's ashame it won't be capped, but I'm fascinated to learn of its railroad roots.
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Why, yes, it did. Go to page 1, it started there.
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 16, 2008, 10:12 AM
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Thanks for the info guys... It's ashame it won't be capped, but I'm fascinated to learn of its railroad roots.
The plans for the Schuylkill Valley Metro use that line to come into town. Google it, there's a map.

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Thanks for the info guys... It's ashame it won't be capped, but I'm fascinated to learn of its railroad roots.
http://www.sewerhistory.org/grfx/wh_region/us_penn.htm

http://www.phillyblog.com/philly/str...ue-subway.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reading_Railroad

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someone get a picture of the construction site cause i`m out in West Chester
     
     
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someone get a picture of the construction site cause i`m out in West Chester
Good. Now we have a location on this guy. Give us some more info please.
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someone get a picture of the construction site cause i`m out in West Chester
How bout a "please", ass
     
     
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