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Old Posted Dec 9, 2007, 10:55 PM
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Lightbulb PHILADELPHIA | 1601 Vine Street | 530 FT / 162 M (I) | 138 FT / 42 M (II) | N/B

1601 Vine Street

Website: BBG-BBGM Architects

Location: 1601 Vine Street (duh), Philadelphia, PA 19103
Usage: Mixed Use:
• Residential
• Hotel
• Retail

Tower I:
Height: estimated 530' (162 meters) Floors: 46

Tower II:
Height: estimated 138' (42 meters) Floors: 12

Architects:
Brennan Beer Gorman (lead)
Edwards & Zuck (sub)

Developer: Grosso Holdings
Estimated Cost: $300,000,000
Units/Hotel: 250 units
Units/Condominium: TBA
Groundbreaking: Late 2007
Completion: 2009
Amenities/Features:
• Luxury Condominiums
• 5-Star Hotel
• Central refrigeration and boiler plant servicing the entire complex
• 4 Pipe fan coil systems for the Hotel & Residential
• Hi tension 13.8KV electric service throughout complex
• Restaurants, swimming pool, public meeting areas
• 8-level above ground parking garage

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Renderings from BBG-BBGM (Brennan Beer Gorman) Architects.
     
     
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Old Posted Dec 9, 2007, 11:31 PM
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Thanks swinefeld I like the new renderings and am looking forward to this project. Rumor has it that this will break gound on monday? Can anyone confirm this?
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Old Posted Dec 9, 2007, 11:38 PM
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I figured this one was underway, with Grosso's Valley Square Project wrapping up in Warrington, he did a beautiful job on that project, and love the latest renderings of this one as well.
     
     
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woot

woot!!!!! another stupid surface parking lot bites the dust!!!!!
     
     
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Old Posted Dec 10, 2007, 12:26 AM
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I really like the design in the new renderings. I think this is an important project as it keeps the momentum of Center City's expansion going and continues the momentum of Philadelphia's skyscraper construction.
     
     
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This tower will have an immediate impact on the skyline since it will be the only skyscraper in it's vicinity. I hope this one gets off the ground.
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Looks tall, big and nice, I am sure it will make a great addition to the growing skyline.

Is it taller than commerce square?
     
     
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Looks tall, big and nice, I am sure it will make a great addition to the growing skyline.

Is it taller than commerce square?
Not quite, Commerce Square is 565 ft beating out 1601 by only 35 feet. If built it will be the 10th tallest narrowly beating out the Ritz. Hope this one gets off the ground, it would be a great addition to the growing skyline.
     
     
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What's that logo at the top of the building?
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Old Posted Dec 10, 2007, 1:23 PM
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Great news for Philly. I hope you guys keep them coming.
     
     
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Is this the site?

I got this from googlemaps/streetview. Is this the site?

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If they build that Best Buy before anything else, I should put in a JOS to try and get a spot there. Could work right next door to watching this thing rise.
     
     
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What's that logo at the top of the building?
InterContinental Hotel
     
     
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Old Posted Dec 10, 2007, 5:24 PM
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I hope they put a best buy in...its like my favorite store.
     
     
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I thought this was supposed to be around 670 feet or so? Maybe I'm thinking of something else like 1441 Chestnut? Oh well, either way. Looks like a nice building. And always nice to get rid of a parking lot. 530 feet isn't too bad I guess. Always wish things could be taller though.
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^ 530 feet will be very noticeable in that location.
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Yah the 670 figure goes with the second incarnation of 1441 chestnut.
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I wonder if the condos will be marketed and sold as Intercontinental Residences, serviced by the hotel, similar to the Intercontinental in Boston. This looks like a great project.
     
     
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^^ CondoGuru, do you have any knowledge of this project?
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i like this tower alot, the design is bold and sleek.
id really like if they added 6more meters so it could take out william penn, and we could get some more towers up there, but i will take what they build.

however, in its location north of comcast, it should be very visible from the east/west and north views.

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