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Old Posted Jan 4, 2006, 1:54 PM
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Lightbulb PHILADELPHIA | The Murano | 475 FT / 145 M | 42 FLOORS

Murano Condominium

Official website: The Murano Condominium.

Location: 2101 Market Street (NW corner), Philadelphia, PA 19103
Usage: Residential with 9,000 sf of ground-level retail space.
Height: 475' (144.8 meters) Floors: 42
Architects: Solomon Cordwell Buenz
Development Team: P&A Associates and The Thomas Properties Group
Estimated Cost: $165,000,000
Units: 302, ranging from 742 sf to over 2,000. Priced from the upper $300,000s to over $2,000,000
Completion: Q3 2007
Amenities/Features:
• Fitness center
• Sundeck
• Hospitality area
• 60' swimming pool
Trivia: The name Murano was taken from a town in Italy renowned for its glasswork.

Comments: Sleek, modern and elegant.

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Rendering showing completed Comcast Center and Murano at right.


Collage by williamphilapa


The site

November 22, 2005. The corner of 21st and Market looking north and west. Budget Rental office and car wash visible at left and right of photo.


December 9, 2005. Looking south and east.


December 10, 2005. Looking south towards Market Street.


December 19, 2005. Looking south and east.


December 19, 2005. Looking due west.


January 1, 2006. Steel beams and water main being installed.


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Old Posted Jan 4, 2006, 3:14 PM
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So we really do have some definate work going on there, very nice. Ill check it out when I go to Medusa on thursday nights.
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 4, 2006, 3:17 PM
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So it begins...




Nice job on the intro page!
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Old Posted Jan 4, 2006, 3:22 PM
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Alright for Philly!

I always wanted that lot on Market street to be develop... Of course there still the one between 19th and 20th to be develop.

I really like this building. Hopefully this will bring more people to Market Street at night time!
     
     
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Beautiful design. And I really enjoyed (laughed at) some of those renderings by the Murano team. City Hall is so tiny! As long as they stay faithful to the renderings of the actual building though, they can draw pigs flying over the city for all I care.
     
     
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Rendering showing completed Comcast Center and Murano at right.
LOVE IT! The Murano is going to really add to the Market Street scape. Now all they need to do is tear down The Forum and Le Gals! Anybody know if there are plans to do so?!?!
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 4, 2006, 3:42 PM
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WOW! Lookin' great. I'm very happy to see this project getting off the ground.



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Old Posted Jan 4, 2006, 3:59 PM
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awkab, yeah, the representation of the city is laughable in those renderings, to the point of cartoonish, but the building itself is fantastic looking. this is my second favorite of the condo towers (after mandeville place, of course), so i'm happy to see all the work being done on site. guess i'll update my own site to reflect construction too, heh heh ...
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Old Posted Jan 4, 2006, 4:04 PM
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This is great! I was starting to get a little skeptical about some of the proposed condos ever getting off the ground. Especially since city council is kicking around the idea of repealing the 10 year tax abatement. But now that there is a hole in the ground, we might be able to see Murano and Comcast going up at the same time later this year.
     
     
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Congrats Philly! This building kind of reminds me of 1255 S. Michigan in Chicago from the waist up. Makes sense since they're designed by the same architects. 1255 turned out really nice, so this one should too.
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have we had an official announcement from the developers that actual construction has commenced? i hope we arent jinxing anything by jumping the gun with this thread...does anyone know if there is an official groundbreaking and when it's scheduled for?
     
     
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Swinefeld, since you and the philly IV now consider this building under construction, would you say it began construction in Dec 2005 or Jan 2006?
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Old Posted Jan 4, 2006, 6:25 PM
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Swinefeld, since you and the philly IV now consider this building under construction, would you say it began construction in Dec 2005 or Jan 2006?
December 2005.

Londonee, we have all the elements of a construction site. Look at the pictures.

sasso, get busy updating!

UCityPhila, the building that houses Les Gals look historical. They will probably never tear it down. I bet it's one of the oldest buildings on Market Street. I can't believe the Forum is still around.

Awkab, the official rendering is laughable as to the scale and placement of the other center city skyscrapers. We all had a good laugh!

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Old Posted Jan 4, 2006, 9:37 PM
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woohoo!!

incredible job on the intro. Murano rules.

the matrix picture's sweet too.
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 4, 2006, 10:21 PM
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Nice job setting up everything Swiney Swine!!! JRDizzy, great point about seeing Comcast & Murano possibly rising up at the sametime, can you imagine the cranes rising? It will look like a construction boomtown, lol.... Maybe even 1919 Market can join the party!
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Looks great! I look forward to following the progress of this tower thanks to all of the Philly photographers.
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 4, 2006, 10:53 PM
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whoa! great job. this one i felt really crept up on everyone!
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 5, 2006, 12:53 AM
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Last January we got great news on Comcast Center and now the first of 2006's buildings begin. Fantastic.

Time for me to get back to work.
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Old Posted Jan 5, 2006, 2:14 AM
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I was near the site tonight and it definitely looks like construction is imminent. There is a drilling machine on site near the northwest corner.

These photos kinda suck but here they are:





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Old Posted Jan 5, 2006, 3:48 AM
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