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|Mellon Bank Center|
|1735 Market Street|
Philadelphia PA United States
| - office|
| - parking garage|
| - restaurant|
| - retail|
| - highrise|
| - postmodern|
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Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
• The most distinctive features of this building are the tapering edges of the four projected faces and the grill-like pyramid crown. The tower's floor-plates are thus series of diminishing cruciform shapes within a 154' square plan. To accomplish this feature structurally, 12 special taper columns are incorporated into the remaining perimeter columns.
• The podium structure is designed to integrate pedestrian function and mimics both the color and style of the local surroundings. The tower then uses strong vertical lines, reflective glass, overhanging capitols and a pyramidal crown to compliment the nearby 491' City Hall. This building is also one of firsts: it was one of the first to break the unwritten 491' height limit and it was Philadelphia's first composite (Structural Steel & Concrete) highrise.
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