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Old Posted Nov 5, 2007, 9:08 PM
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Lightbulb PHILADELPHIA | W Hotel | 417 FT / 127 M | 32 FLOORS | NEVER BUILT

W Hotel Philadelphia

Website: W Hotels

Location: 1200 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19102
Usage: Condominium, hotel, and retail space
Height: 417' (127 meters) Floors: 32
Architects: Handel Architects
Developers:
• Starwood Hotels
• Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
• Urban Residential
• Parkway Corporaton
Estimated Cost: $150,000,000
Units/Condominium: 139 units
Units/Hotel: 273 rooms
Groundbreaking: Stay tuned
Completion: 2009
Amenities/Features:
• Wine storage
• Private club
• Entertaining lounge
• Screening room
• Outdoor lounge
• Elevated outdoor zen garden

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Satellite map by Google Maps. Lot highlighted in yellow.


Ground level shot of 12th and Arch, southeast corner. Now a surface parking lot.


Renderings by Urban Residential


Rendering of proposed W Hotel with Pennsylvania Convention Center Expansion by bryson662001 (with consent)


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Old Posted Nov 5, 2007, 9:29 PM
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This should be a great addition to the area.

Ill take anything to cover up the garage and the side of the other building, it always feels kinda open and bare walking down arch next to the convention center
     
     
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Old Posted Nov 5, 2007, 9:33 PM
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please God let it start......


I walk by here almost everyday and wish that parking lot was gone...
     
     
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Old Posted Nov 5, 2007, 9:37 PM
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Cant wait. This is one of my least favorite surface lots.

Not to mention I like the design. The height is just about the right proportion for the area.
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Old Posted Nov 5, 2007, 10:11 PM
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finally something going up on the other side of city hall! looks the expansion is having its desired effects this should be pretty visible on the skyline at its location. cant wait till it goes up! ....if only it were green...
     
     
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Old Posted Nov 5, 2007, 10:41 PM
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This will be about the same height as the Aramark tower, for reference. The footprint looks about the same, too, judging by Google maps. Good height for east of Broad.
     
     
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Old Posted Nov 6, 2007, 12:40 AM
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Looks nice
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Nice, and on a parking lot no less. Great news.
     
     
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Old Posted Nov 7, 2007, 3:04 PM
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Cant wait. This is one of my least favorite surface lots.

Not to mention I like the design. The height is just about the right proportion for the area.
I'm happy to see the new tower, but for those of you with short memories, this has only been a surface lot for about 10 years. There were rowhouses with storefronts here until maybe 1999.
     
     
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When did they change the location? I thought this was slated for 12th and Race?
     
     
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Old Posted Nov 7, 2007, 4:18 PM
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When did they change the location? I thought this was slated for 12th and Race?
It was never slated for 12th and Race, always 12th and Arch.
     
     
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Old Posted Nov 7, 2007, 5:28 PM
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When did they change the location? I thought this was slated for 12th and Race?
There is a building on 12th and Race that's being converted into a hotel, but it's not the W.
     
     
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I'm happy that we're getting this project however I feel the design is too wide, hopefully the color of the glass will be somethign different than light blue.
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Old Posted Nov 7, 2007, 10:39 PM
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I'm happy that we're getting this project however I feel the design is too wide, hopefully the color of the glass will be somethign different than light blue.
We still don't have a clear idea of the design. It isn't a cube, there are all kinds of angles going on with the portions we can't see. I am waiting for more information before I correct my illustration. The fact that they are keeping it secret makes me think the design isn't finalized yet.
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Knowing W Hotels, this one will be a beauty, both inside and out.
     
     
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Old Posted Nov 9, 2007, 11:02 PM
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I just realized that it will be mostly obscuered to the south by the PSFS building. Its a shame but still looking forward to this project.
     
     
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I just realized that it will be mostly obscuered to the south by the PSFS building. Its a shame but still looking forward to this project.
It's a matter of perspective; and from my own, the new "W" hotel will have more than a little impact on the view to the north from the Loew's....a view I love and never get tired of........especially at night when I get in from an evening out and the city is stretched out for miles from my corner room.....the best.....

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Old Posted Nov 10, 2007, 1:05 AM
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It will have the biggest impact looking west from camden
     
     
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Old Posted Nov 11, 2007, 4:55 PM
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Knowing W Hotels, this one will be a beauty, both inside and out.

Agreed. I've stayed in many W hotels and they all look incredible. (though they are a little "too cool for school" for my tastes.

That said, this building will provide some much needed glam on that side of town.

If this design is the real deal, the wide, glass facade will be a welcome addition. Not sure we have anything like that anywhere around here.

I've been dying for a W hotel here. It makes a statement that this city has arrived as a destination to a younger, wealthy audience. Which this city can use.
     
     
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Old Posted Nov 12, 2007, 3:59 PM
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There is a building on 12th and Race that's being converted into a hotel, but it's not the W.
I thought the parking lot across from that building (Where Pollyanna's used to be) was the site for the "W".
     
     
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