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STATE COLLEGE, PA l The Metropolitan l 146 FT l 12 FLOORS

State College (pop. 42k, metro pop. 154k) is located in Central Pennsylvania - 2 1/2 hours northeast of Pittsburgh - and is home to Penn State University. Nestled in the ridge-and-valley region of Pennsylvania, State College is a rapidly growing metro featuring an extremely densely populated and urbanized downtown.

The Metropolitan will be a mostly residential tower at the intersection of S. Atherton and W. College. An Arby's formerly sat at the site for over four decades.

Along with the proposed Fraser Centre (155 ft), The Metropolitan will be one of two new buildings to surpass State College's current tallest building Penn Tower (120 ft).

http://onwardstate.com/2014/01/24/ar...-retail-space/

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According to design plans, the first and second floors, designated for retail and commerical space, will have large glass windows. There will be an open courtyard on the third floor of the building. The next seven floors will be for student housing, with non-student housing planned for the next two floors. The 12th floor will host non-student housing and event space. The building will also have a multi-level internal parking garage.
The Metropolitan Facts & Stats:

Structural Height: 146 ft
Floors: 12
Sq. Footage: 206k
Location: S. Atherton and W. College - Downtown State College, PA
Purpose: Mixed Use
Projected Construction Start: ?
Construction timeline: ?
Developer: Ara Kervandjian
Architect: ?
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Article from February 2013:

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Downtown State College projects looking up

By Matt Carroll

mcarroll@centredaily.com

February 9, 2014

There’s rarefied air at the top of the Penn Tower building on East Beaver Avenue.

Standing on the roof of the 120-foot student apartment complex, long the tallest building in town, you would be looking down on the rest of State College.

But the view soon could change.

Two separate groups of developers received Borough Council approval in 2013 to push ahead with big plans. And as a result, two giant buildings, relatively speaking, have a clear path to break ground.

The Fraser Centre building, planned for the corner of West Beaver Avenue and South Fraser Street, would stand 155 feet tall. And The Metropolitan, set to be built at the intersection of South Atherton Street and West College Avenue, would rise 146 feet.

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This one looks a lot better than the other new render, the Frazer Centre.
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http://www.centredaily.com/2014/06/0...ropolitan.html

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Arby’s demolition underway, makes room for The Metropolitan in State College

From CDT staff reportsJune 3, 2014


Nabil Mark

Demolition crews began tearing down the former Arby’s restaurant at West College Avenue and South Atherton Street on Tuesday morning.

The demolition will make way for The Metropolitan, a 12-story mixed-use high-rise being built by State College developer Ara Kervandjian.

The Metropolitan will be a 146-foot building that will dominate the downtown skyline and house a mix of retail, office and event space, and student and nonstudent housing.

Plans call for retail space on the first floor, high-grade office space on the second floor, student housing on the next seven, nonstudent units on the following two floors and nonstudent housing and event space on the top level.
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Glad to see that arbys bite the dust. My old apartment in the backgound!
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Construction photo from March 22



July update:

completion pushed back to 2017 due to unusually harsh winter

http://www.centredaily.com/2015/07/1...onal.html?rh=1
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Look a those two tower cranes. State College is densifying. I am happy.
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Look a those two tower cranes. State College is densifying. I am happy.
Those cranes are super impressive from the ground. This building will not be quite as tall as them obviously, but it will be very striking for a town like State College.

I didn't get a chance to get a picture of the site while there though.
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Any updates regarding this? I like the renderings better than Fraser Centre.
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Construction photo from March 22



July update:

completion pushed back to 2017 due to unusually harsh winter

http://www.centredaily.com/2015/07/1...onal.html?rh=1

That's the most dense shot i've seen of State College.
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Latest video from their site seems to show they dropped the top balcony...



and I didn't know if it was always a U-shape or if this is new:






Source of all three images is the following video:
https://vimeo.com/183044687
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