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Old Posted Mar 6, 2020, 6:10 PM
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I always thought it odd that they did not place the Sports Complex just to east. Waterfront stadiums seem so popular and would have probably included large waterfront parks. Watching the city coming back to life, tho, I'm now glad that that didn't happen. Now I want to see waterfront mixed-use communities.
I mean technically they are "by the water" it's just blocked by other builds, to the East is the Docks/port to the West is the Girard estates/refinery neighborhood which that's the area I'm assuming you are saying they should have built it in, which would have drastically changed that area. maybe it can be done in the future after the refinery area is cleaned up.

They really should have built it in the Navy yard, which would have pushed the development of the navy yard further, extended BSL while also giving room to build something totally different where the current sports site is, as well as creating another riverfront area Philly would have like 3 different cities in 1.
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Old Posted Mar 6, 2020, 7:28 PM
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I lived in Pittsburgh while they were building the stadiums and the riverfront casino. The North Side got beautiful riverfront parks and tree-lined streets. It did not create a community of any kind. mostly low-rise commercial buildings and hotels. I really wish Philly had put aside more acreage while it was thought of as worthless, to form a continuous waterfront park.
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Old Posted Mar 25, 2020, 12:01 PM
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Construction is continuing on this one too.
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Old Posted Mar 25, 2020, 9:23 PM
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Construction is continuing on all philadelphia construction sites. Kenney said they are too dangerous left unattended on short notice so they will continue until the city is criplled by the pandemic (like spanish flu)
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Old Posted Mar 26, 2020, 12:35 AM
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Construction is continuing on all philadelphia construction sites. Kenney said they are too dangerous left unattended on short notice so they will continue until the city is criplled by the pandemic (like spanish flu)
What are you talking about? Where did you see this? Most major sites have until this Friday to prepare for a halt of construction.
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Old Posted Mar 26, 2020, 7:07 PM
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Construction is continuing on all philadelphia construction sites. Kenney said they are too dangerous left unattended on short notice so they will continue until the city is criplled by the pandemic (like spanish flu)
No it is not, and no he didn't. Many have already shut down. Others are shoring up everything to terminate on Friday, the default day for compliance. A few have gotten waivers and will have longer to shut down because longer is needed to shut them down safely.
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Old Posted Mar 26, 2020, 7:42 PM
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Yeah. The Laurel has been a ghost town this week.
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Old Posted Mar 26, 2020, 9:06 PM
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This "fake news" about ongoing construction is the most asinine thing I've heard in awhile. Suggesting that it would continue until we're "crippled" by a pandemic "like Spanish Flu," rather misses the point. This is a pandemic and we don't want it to be crippling, like Spanish Flu, where this city famously punted on taking important measures and therefore had double the number of deaths of St. Louis, which took action: https://qz.com/1816060/a-chart-of-th...9wjnb3Dr1oPULA
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Old Posted Mar 26, 2020, 10:27 PM
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This "fake news" about ongoing construction is the most asinine thing I've heard in awhile. Suggesting that it would continue until we're "crippled" by a pandemic "like Spanish Flu," rather misses the point. This is a pandemic and we don't want it to be crippling, like Spanish Flu, where this city famously punted on taking important measures and therefore had double the number of deaths of St. Louis, which took action: https://qz.com/1816060/a-chart-of-th...9wjnb3Dr1oPULA
Right. I saw on action news that this particular project got a waiver, though.
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Old Posted Mar 27, 2020, 2:45 AM
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Right. I saw on action news that this particular project got a waiver, though.
I think something is getting confused and I think it entirely has to do with poor information from one poster.

This project getting a waiver doesn't go against any of the legitimate sourced information we've gotten on what is happening with construction in Philadelphia. It is kind of understandable that this building would receive a waiver even though it's far from essential, because it's considerably far into its construction and may be legitimately difficult to tie up quickly without the building sustaining damage from what may be a prolonged delay in construction.

Even still though, this building is not going to be continuing as they would have were we not in the middle of weathering a global pandemic. The waiver is simply extra time to comply with the order to stop construction. Now stopping construction, may necessitate continuing construction to a certain point to secure the building, but it's still all about getting this building to the point where they can secure it and stop construction. It's not like they'll be finishing it and opening for business.

All construction is stopping in Philadelphia, except for medical projects like Penn's Pavilion and projects that need extra time to safely stop construction, like this casino. That's it. Everything else is stopping and they certainly aren't going to continue building as normal in the city until Philadelphia is in a crisis due to this pandemic. I don't know where arkitect13 got this crazy idea, but it seems clear Kenney didn't actually say anything like that.
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Old Posted Mar 28, 2020, 1:11 AM
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There was a post on Philly Reddit today, that attached a copy of a letter from Gilbane, who is overseeing construction of this complex telling employees that someone on site tested positive for covid-19, but work was continuing. The post has been taken down since earlier today, but might be something to keep an eye out for, hopefully there isn't an outbreak among workers at this site. Stay safe.
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