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Old Posted Mar 5, 2020, 5:09 AM
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You know Philadelphia really is its own worst enemy. For example, the "gentleman's agreement," that no building can be taller than William Penn's hat, held us back for decades. We've made some great buildings in the last few years, but because they keep putting a statue of Billy Penn on top of our new “tallest,” the agreement is, actually, still in effect.

I don’t know. I just feel like this inability to move past the gentleman’s agreement plays into the worst elements of defeatism that permeate our city. I'm not sure what the answer is. Maybe putting replicas of One and Two Liberty place, The Mellon Bank Center, Three Logan Square, the FMC Tower, the G. Fred Dibona Building, the W Hotel, and One and Two Commerce Square on top on William Penn's head would send the right message.
This is some funny shit! I aint gonna lie I would love to see those created.
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Old Posted Mar 5, 2020, 5:20 AM
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I'm just trying to see this green spire now. I really hope it's true they have colored LED's up there but there's no evidence
Lets all email the CEO to install Colored LED lighting.

Tell him the damn building is throwing off the skyline with the Vape uncolored.

Thats so not 2020
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Old Posted Mar 28, 2020, 1:17 AM
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Old Posted Mar 28, 2020, 3:24 PM
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Old Posted Mar 28, 2020, 4:11 PM
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That last pic from Naval Square is excellent. Looks really good from that angle.
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Are those Blue LED strips or did they make some rooms with blue lights? I can’t tell on my phone. Looks like LEDs to me.
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Are those Blue LED strips or did they make some rooms with blue lights? I can’t tell on my phone. Looks like LEDs to me.
My guess would be that they simply applied translucent blue film to the windows. But the spacing and size of the lit 'pixels' looks different than the earlier photos; maybe partly an opaque covering with translucent sections.
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I can’t remember: Which architect submitted this proposal?
I do remember: CEO’s wife and architecture enthusiast Aileen Roberts headed the selection process. She held a private two-stage “selected” design competition - similar to how she scored
Tod Williams Billie Tsien A|P for the Barnes Foundation.
The image above and images of Foster + Partners first proposed design are the only ones that leaked to public.
A male architect’s name was associated at the time I saw and saved the picture, which I should’ve used to rename the file.

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Photo Credit: Unknown architecture firm, downloaded or screen-grabbed from the interwebs, 2014

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I can’t remember: Which architect submitted this proposal?
I do remember: CEO’s wife and architecture enthusiast Aileen Roberts headed the selection process. She held a private two-stage “selected” design competition - similar to how she scored
Tod Williams Billie Tsien A|P for the Barnes Foundation.
The image above and images of Foster + Partners first proposed design are the only ones that leaked to public.
A male architect’s name was associated at the time I saw and saved the picture, which I should’ve used to rename the file.

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Photo Credit: Unknown architecture firm, downloaded or screen-grabbed from the interwebs, 2014
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Old Posted Jun 29, 2020, 4:14 PM
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And they said the CTC was bland lol, look at that terrible design
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