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summersm343 Apr 19, 2017 4:29 AM

Hanover North Broad Hitting Its Stride

http://www.ocfrealty.com/sites/www.o...s/DSCF6788.JPG

http://www.ocfrealty.com/sites/www.o...s/DSCF6794.JPG

http://www.ocfrealty.com/sites/www.o...s/DSCF6797.JPG

Article:
http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-phill...ing-its-stride

MikeNigh Apr 19, 2017 4:35 AM

Christ it's so ugly

Philly Fan Apr 19, 2017 5:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MikeNigh (Post 7777110)
Christ it's so ugly

Different strokes, I guess--I like it. And I like that it "reads" as multiple buildings on the same block, instead of one monolithic block-long facade. Based solely on the photos, though. Haven't seen it in person, yet.

MikeNigh Apr 19, 2017 5:29 AM

Definitely going to bring some life to the area though.

3rd&Brown Apr 19, 2017 12:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Philly Fan (Post 7777140)
Different strokes, I guess--I like it. And I like that it "reads" as multiple buildings on the same block, instead of one monolithic block-long facade. Based solely on the photos, though. Haven't seen it in person, yet.

I like it.

I think it's the perfect (type of) building to serve as a sort of step down between the core of Center City and less dense North Philly.

There are a ton of empty lots in this area of the city. This type of building could consume many of them.

br323206 Apr 19, 2017 1:43 PM

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Originally Posted by MikeNigh (Post 7777110)
Christ it's so ugly

I would've liked something a bit taller since Broad Street is so broad (ha) but it's inoffensive. I run through there a lot and it's a million times better than it used to be already. This will really help the area out.

SEFTA Apr 19, 2017 2:08 PM

A few more floors, but I always think they should have more floors. :)

Frontst17 Apr 19, 2017 2:12 PM

It actually looks really good in person. Changes the whole intersection

OslPhlWasChi Apr 19, 2017 2:14 PM

This is wonderful as is. At its current scale it successfully creates a continuous and appropriately dense (relative to its peer buildings) corridor for North Broad. Height means more units and I would rather save those additional units for the next project on another lot. The marginal benefit of a few more floors is little to none (assuming there is demand for it) and are more valuable elsewhere.

El Duderino Apr 19, 2017 11:54 PM

i just wish they didn't have to throw the random red in there - despite the fantastic function of both buildings, the red tends to cheapen the look. that said, i'd take this 10 times out of 10 at that location and i can't wait to see how the spring arts/north broad areas blend into each other.

Nova08 Apr 20, 2017 1:51 AM

I have to admit, it is sometimes easy to focus on every little news release that points to companies leaving the city or even the Philly area, the latest being the potential to lose Crown Holdings.

After some perusing into the Philly tech scene I thought it is worth pointing out these headlines from the past few months that give me hope the Philly Tech scene is pushing forward full steam ahead. Hopefully laying the ground work for some bigger moves into the city in the next few years. These not only highlight growth in Philly but demonstrate that Philly based tech companies can showcase their talent and product on the national if not international scene.

Magento bought an Israeli startup and is moving it to Philly
https://technical.ly/philly/2017/04/...uired-shopial/

Oncora Medical got the stamp of approval from a major cancer center
https://technical.ly/philly/2017/04/...cancer-center/

CardConnect acquires Chicago-based sales firm MertzCo
https://technical.ly/philly/2017/04/...uires-mertzco/

Arcweb just doubled its Old City office space
https://technical.ly/philly/2017/03/...office-expand/

Think Company just opened a second office in Center City
https://technical.ly/philly/2017/02/...illy-location/

Keriton wins big at #SXSW: ‘I want to dedicate this award to Philadelphia
https://technical.ly/philly/2017/03/...h-competition/
Quote:

“I want to dedicate this award to the city of Philadelphia,” the founder said. “I’m happy to call Philly our home because the entire community has been so supportive specially folks like Penn Medicine, Penn Engineering, Wharton, IBX, BioAdvance, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Dreamit, DormRoomFund, the Mayor’s Office, Philly Startup Leaders and StartUp PHL. This is a reflection of a Philadelphia company winning at a global stage.”

summersm343 Apr 20, 2017 8:17 AM

1200 Washington Done, and Units Are Available For Rent

http://www.ocfrealty.com/sites/www.o...s/IMG_0206.JPG

Read more here:
http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-phill...lable-for-rent

Justin7 Apr 20, 2017 12:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Hrytsyu (Post 7775137)
At the moment I don't have the ability to recover the information regarding the history of the Hale Building entrance. However, sometime during the 20th century, the entrance was given a contemporary makeover. That process destroyed the original entrance and concealed a section above the entrance.

While it is possible to restore original base facade, I recall the articles indicated that facade was not conducive to modern usage/remarketing demands. Perhaps some new generation will demolish the prospective 21st century entrance and restore the original, when appropriate.

Meanwhile. I am beyond pleased this building is being saved and reinvented.

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Originally Posted by City Wide (Post 7775724)
Here's an article that includes photos of the Hales entrance down through the years, some ok, some terrible. But you can see why it would be difficult to go back to day one.
http://www.phillymag.com/property/20...y/#gallery-2-1

I understand the original entrance is long gone and I don't expect a rebuild. I'm just not happy with what the replacement the current architect came up with. I think the non-glass portion (not sure what material is being used) is too heavy and obscures the ornate detail of the rest of the building and would much prefer the new entrance be all clear glass. This would draw eyes up from street level and show of the remaining original elements. The current plan feels tacked on.

As I said though, I'm still very happy with the project as a whole. Just nitpicking.

Kidphilly Apr 20, 2017 2:15 PM

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Originally Posted by summersm343 (Post 7778542)
1200 Washington Done, and Units Are Available For Rent

http://www.ocfrealty.com/sites/www.o...s/IMG_0206.JPG

Read more here:
http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-phill...lable-for-rent

they were testing lighting last night appears this will have pillars of light all along the building looked like alternating green, red, and yellow from what I could tell was surprised to see that

Londonee Apr 20, 2017 2:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by summersm343 (Post 7778542)
1200 Washington Done, and Units Are Available For Rent

Read more here:
http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-phill...lable-for-rent

It's tough to see the building behind all those wires and light poles - but, the little I can see looks OK.

Scottydont Apr 20, 2017 4:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Londonee (Post 7778724)
It's tough to see the building behind all those wires and light poles - but, the little I can see looks OK.

That areas needs all the help it can get. Once the other projects get going, should be nothing but positive.

Groundhog Apr 20, 2017 5:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Scottydont (Post 7778820)
That areas needs all the help it can get. Once the other projects get going, should be nothing but positive.

Agreed. Has there been an update on this beauty on the Italian Market in the last year or so?

http://planphilly.com/uploads/media_....752.359.c.png

I'm guessing it's gone, but I'd like to hold out hope until somebody can makes it official.

Boku Apr 20, 2017 5:45 PM

Inga likes the Hanover project:

North Broad Street and the rise of the mid-rise apartment building

http://www.philly.com/philly/columni...e-parkway.html

tsarstruck Apr 20, 2017 6:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Groundhog (Post 7778916)
Agreed. Has there been an update on this beauty on the Italian Market in the last year or so?

http://planphilly.com/uploads/media_....752.359.c.png

I'm guessing it's gone, but I'd like to hold out hope until somebody can makes it official.

Last I had heard Anastasi's was still supposed to be losing their lease, so maybe still viable.

Philly Kid Apr 21, 2017 3:59 PM

http://www.delcotimes.com/article/DC...#disqus_thread

Don't know where else to post this, but go figure this article is published in a suburban paper.


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