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Old Posted Aug 30, 2013, 7:54 PM
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Hyatt at the Bellevue building - Philadelphia

Paris Skyline?? Nope! It's The Bellevue in Philly! "The Bellevue" is now the name of the mixed use building (offices/hotel rooms/restaurants). The hotel portion (Floors 12-18) are known as "Hyatt at the Bellevue". The original name of the building was The Bellevue-Stratford Hotel and was marketed





Street level is amazing too!

Why does this building rule?

1.) The detailing and design, of course is absolutely intense.

2.) It's gorgeous from street level, all the way up the sides and the top is incredible as well.

3.) The size. This thing is ENORMOUS!

4.) Can anybody call themselves a fan of architecture and/or highrise buildings and not appreciate if not downright love this building? I believe that you cannot.


Height (roof) - 273 ft
Floors (above ground) - 19
Built between 1902-1904 (Was originally only 3 stories. In 1912 was taken from 3 stories to it's full 19 for an added cost of $850k)
Style -French Renaissance
Original number of bedrooms - 1,090
Cost - $8 million

Renovations since built:
1978 for $25 million
1986 for $100 million (Floors 2-11 were converted into office space)

*The Bellevue-Stratford Hotel as well as The Waldorf and Astoria Hotels in New York were operating under the management of George Boldt. Also, google Boldt Castle to see his amazing home!

*Listed on National Register of Historic Places

Official website: http://www.bellevuephiladelphia.com/
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bel...tratford_Hotel

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Last edited by Austinlee; Aug 30, 2013 at 8:38 PM. Reason: adding more pics and info
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Old Posted Aug 30, 2013, 10:27 PM
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Gorgeous! The Ansonia and this beaut are two of my favorite pieces of architecture in the country.
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Old Posted Aug 31, 2013, 9:56 PM
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The Bellevue-Stratford in 1910 via the wonderful shorpy.com.
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Old Posted Sep 4, 2013, 4:21 AM
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Wow, truly beautiful.
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Old Posted Sep 4, 2013, 5:23 AM
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I wish there were more pictures.
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Old Posted Sep 4, 2013, 5:28 AM
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What a beauty.
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Old Posted Sep 4, 2013, 8:09 AM
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Easily one of Philadelphia's greatest buildings. I wrote about it briefly on my old blog, with a picture of the building that it replaced, the Stratford Hotel.

The top picture is from the Free Library of Philadelphia (more detailed citation in linked post), the lower one is mine.
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Old Posted Sep 4, 2013, 7:15 PM
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YES! This is one of my favorite buildings in Philly. It has such a commanding presence on South Broad Street. You really have to see this one in person.

Here's one from Philaphila (best architecture/urban stuff blog ever)




Another historic picture


Lit up at night.


Yeash, anyone know how re size an image?
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Old Posted Sep 8, 2013, 11:30 AM
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My dad used to work in this one in the 80's. Took me up to the top floor once, was absolutely amazing.
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