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Old Posted Mar 13, 2008, 8:41 PM
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Lightbulb PHILADELPHIA | American Commerce Center | 1,510' Pinnacle / 1,210' Roof | 63 FLOORS

American Commerce Center

"This Changes Everything"

Please don't comment on how it looks like the old Freedom Tower Design. WE KNOW ALREADY.

Website: http://www.acctower.com/

Location: 1800 Arch St.

Height: Office Tower-1510'/455m Spire l 1210' Roof l 63 Stories l Hotel-473'/144m

Usage: Mixed-Office/Hotel

Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox (http://www.kpf.com/)

Developer: Hill International (http://www.hillintl.com/)

Groundbreaking: Sometime in '10

Features:
  • 1510' Spire
  • 26 Story Hotel
  • 2 Roof Gardens (473' and 6th Floor Accessable)
  • 3-6 Stories of Ground Floor Retail
  • Underground Parking (Dedicated Bicycle Parking)
  • LEED Certified
  • Expansion of Underground Concourse from Comcast Center to 19th and Arch.

Important Info: Brad over at phillyskyline.com first broke this story and did a tremendous job getting all the info on it. You can read the original article here- http://phillyskyline.com/acc1.htm PLEASE READ IT. And while you're at it read phillyskyline everyday because its pretty much the greatest thing ever.

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All images courtesy of Hill International and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates.

Thanks to Brad at phillyskyline.com for the break on this awesome project and for posting the photos. I would also like to thank Late1 for the pictures from the zoning hearing, SJPhillyBoy for helping me organize images to post and for the images made by the members here on SSPF. If I didn't credit you with something please let me know...

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Old Posted Mar 13, 2008, 9:14 PM
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i check phillyskyline after work and i see this.

this, ladies and gentlemen, this.

     
     
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Old Posted Mar 13, 2008, 9:16 PM
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A lot of good things happening in Philadelphia.

     
     
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Old Posted Mar 13, 2008, 9:25 PM
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theWatusi gives this project two
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Old Posted Mar 13, 2008, 9:33 PM
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Old Posted Mar 13, 2008, 9:41 PM
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OMG OMG PLEASE BUILD IT! Anybody wanna party? I'm ready for a drink! I get back from seeing Michelle Obama at Abington High School, and ready to change the world. And then I come home to check Phillyskyline and BAM! Maybe the Eagles signed Tom Brady and the Flyers have traded for Ovechkin lol...at this rate i mean...
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 13, 2008, 9:44 PM
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i've got a drink im my hand don. celebrating beer week....


all i gotta say is


center city is gonna be da bomb!
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 13, 2008, 9:46 PM
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That's just ridiculous.
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Old Posted Mar 13, 2008, 9:47 PM
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And right on that flat lot. Perfect.
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 13, 2008, 9:59 PM
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Looks like that roof-top garden will have some awesome views of the rest of the skyline...
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Old Posted Mar 13, 2008, 10:10 PM
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Man! It puts Comcast in the dust!

I love its design... Philadelphia will definitely have the spotlight in the coming years.
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 13, 2008, 10:12 PM
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This is what we live for my friend!!!!!!

Good Gosh Almighty!!!!!

All credit to Bradley R. Maule at www.phillyskyline.com for breaking this story.
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 13, 2008, 10:18 PM
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Holy fucking shit.

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Old Posted Mar 13, 2008, 10:32 PM
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not sure how it's gonna look but i gave it a shot


(photo from brad at phillyskyline)
     
     
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Wow.. Looks good.. If built then Philly would have the 3rd tallest in the country??
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 13, 2008, 10:50 PM
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i still can't believe it

phuck yeah
     
     
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anyone see a press release? Anchor tenant?
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 13, 2008, 11:00 PM
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press release?
The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News are always late on covering developments like this or sometimes don't cover them at all. Brad is all over it and them.
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 13, 2008, 11:04 PM
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Nice one, tower.
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anyone see a press release? Anchor tenant?
I heard the lead tenant was going to be the Emperor's VIP Club.

but seriously folks, just so I understand it a little better, the hotel seems to be that sculptural piece, and the office part is the main tower. the height to the roof is 1210', which over 63 stories works out to just over 19' floor to floor. with a floor plate slightly larger than comcast center, which has a floor to floor height of about 17', that works out about the same in terms of allowing light into the center of the building with large windows. that is part of the LEED ceritification.
just needed to work that out.
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