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Old Posted Jun 7, 2018, 3:41 PM
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I love this shot. It really puts CTC front and center and it has green leafy foreground. Very nice!
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This shot allows a largely unobstructed view of all of the majors in Philly's Core Skyline which is atypical of most shots, so excellent angle, don't see this angle often especially with the CTC addition.
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Really great photo. A night shot from this angle would be just as good.
Perfect angle.
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To my eyes, CTC's spire/lantern is evocative of the Art Deco former WCAU building on Chestnut St, as it appeared before its illuminated spire was truncated due to structural deterioration.



See in Temple's archives:

Title WCAU Chestnut Street building
Date 1933-01-09
Subject Television stations
Organization-Building WCAU-TV (Television station: Philadelphia, Pa.)
1620 Chestnut Street (Philadelphia, Pa.)
George D. McDowell Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Photographs
http://digital.library.temple.edu/cd.../id/5546/rec/8
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Old Posted Jun 9, 2018, 4:19 PM
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To my eyes, CTC's spire/lantern is evocative of the Art Deco former WCAU building on Chestnut St, as it appeared before its illuminated spire was truncated due to structural deterioration.



See in Temple's archives:

Title WCAU Chestnut Street building
Date 1933-01-09
Subject Television stations
Organization-Building WCAU-TV (Television station: Philadelphia, Pa.)
1620 Chestnut Street (Philadelphia, Pa.)
George D. McDowell Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Photographs
http://digital.library.temple.edu/cd.../id/5546/rec/8
Great find of that old pic of the WCAU building. This is one of my favorites in philly.
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Old Posted Jun 9, 2018, 5:44 PM
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I thought that building was a masterpiece before I even knew about this central spire.. wow! Thanks for sharing.



Some recent CTC/Instagram finds:


https://www.instagram.com/p/BjyIimDH...ixel.me.rollin


https://www.instagram.com/p/Bju7GEaF...hoversolutions
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Old Posted Jun 11, 2018, 12:43 AM
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We all know how awesome this looks from the Schuylkill Expressway, lets see it from I95.
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Last pic of post #8585 looks to be from I-95.
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Last pic of post #8585 looks to be from I-95.
Looks like Jersey from the South and East. I'm sure TechTalkGuy is referring to getting a pic from 95 South heading towards the city, north of the Vine.
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Last pic of post #8585 looks to be from I-95.
That's from Westville, NJ. Post #8141could be the view he is looking for
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I should mention that, as much as I do not like this building, I have to respect it. None of my issues with the building are the result of shoddy materials or workmanship. In other words, despite the design flaws, this building doesn't look cheap.

Also, now that work is pretty much complete, can this thread be kept open until Inga reviews it?
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Old Posted Jun 12, 2018, 10:16 AM
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Last night from 8.6 miles away
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Old Posted Jun 12, 2018, 12:57 PM
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I badly want to peel the blue tape off the top - south side:

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Yesterday I drove from the Port of Wilmington about 33 miles from downtown and I could see downtown Philadelphia pretty good from high up above the port looming behind stacks of a factory.

Downtown Philadelphia is an unique place; most of the buildings that have held the tallest titles reflect another time or place with a degree of timelessness; for example Liberty One reflecting the Chrysler Building of the 1930's; or the Comcast Building reflecting Citi Tower in London's Canary Wharf. Comcast Tech Tower is very different in that it reflects so many buildings in the past and yet not one specific building in particular; it's well done, very high quality and unique.

When I look at the Philadelphia skyline I consider it well; we have one of the oldest cities in the nation and one of the most dynamic and modern skylines; it has height and mass; most cities have either but only a handful have both; however it has class to which almost no building of stature is tasteless. Philadelphia is unique and Comcast Tech Tower is a unique building in a unique skyline so much so that as more towers are added and even exceed it in height like many of its predecessors it to can reflect a certain timelessness; no matter what out views of its taste in content.
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yesterday i drove from the port of wilmington about 33 miles from downtown and i could see downtown philadelphia pretty good from high up above the port looming behind stacks of a factory.

Downtown philadelphia is an unique place; most of the buildings that have held the tallest titles reflect another time or place with a degree of timelessness; for example liberty one reflecting the chrysler building of the 1930's; or the comcast building reflecting citi tower in london's canary wharf. Comcast tech tower is very different in that it reflects so many buildings in the past and yet not one specific building in particular; it's well done, very high quality and unique.

When i look at the philadelphia skyline i consider it well; we have one of the oldest cities in the nation and one of the most dynamic and modern skylines; it has height and mass; most cities have either but only a handful have both; however it has class to which almost no building of stature is tasteless. Philadelphia is unique and comcast tech tower is a unique building in a unique skyline so much so that as more towers are added and even exceed it in height like many of its predecessors it to can reflect a certain timelessness; no matter what out views of its taste in content.
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