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Wow, dranoff is a pimp. This proposal came way after a lot of the others that we are still waiting for. I don't care what people think about the "Nightmare on South Broad" this guy is getting the job done
I was in a car last time I drove by this but last week it was already up to the first floor. Flying along. It would be nice if some others who normally don't take pictures start posting a few and share the work load.
Trying to schedule a first floor slab pour for tomorrow....hopefully concrete cures by Wednesday morning in time for the parade...Our crews will have the best spot on Broad Street to celebrate our World Series championship!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thoroughbred, since you are in the know here, couple questions...
1st, the last time I drove by this it didn't seem like much progress had been made but I could totally be off on that. I think I was there last week and it was still on first floor. I'm sure there is a ton of behind the scenes stuff going on but wanted to make sure there weren't any delays on the project due to the sour economy & financing.
2nd question is whether or not there is going to be any type of crain installed in the construction progress. I know its only 6 stories (or around that) but thought a small crain would have been installed by this point. Perhaps its not necessary?
I think this one is definitely stalled. I go by regularly, although not during regular work hours, and haven't seen much in the way of construction over the past few weeks. I think the plug got secretly pulled on this one...for a bit.
My cats breath smells like cat food
Wood framing indicates a level of quality akin to the generic, disposable suburban midrise apartment complexes you see in Conshohocken etc. McApartments. My bet is that this building will age much more quickly than a steel frame or masonry one, assuming it doesn't burn down first.
This is the first wood-frame midrise I can remember having been built downtown in the last few decades. It is not typical urban Philadelphia multifamily construction.
I'm sure wood framing wasn't in the original plans. It's not common to Philly but I am guessing Dranoff had to scale back. Due to tightening credit, he may have gotten the loan, but probably not the full amount and he had to make cuts. Just a guess.