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Old Posted May 7, 2021, 11:11 PM
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Also, I can't remember where I read it, but didn't CTC get an extra floor, so the height is higher than 1121 ft.
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Old Posted May 7, 2021, 11:14 PM
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This is clearly a great investment decision by Roberts. Comcast takes it off his hands presumably for a premium and then sells it to 4 Seasons. The rich guy wins lol.
The article says he sold it at a loss.
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A company controlled by Roberts and his wife, Aileen, sold the condos to Comcast for $13.5 million, a loss of $820,000 from their 2016 purchase price, according to financial disclosures from Comcast.
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Old Posted May 7, 2021, 11:27 PM
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Interesting...thanks for pointing that out. That loss is peanuts for them in the bigger picture...and I guess they don't want to live above "work" for one reason or another...
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Also, I can't remember where I read it, but didn't CTC get an extra floor, so the height is higher than 1121 ft.
A mechanical floor was added above the 46th floor. Look back at the original cut away elevation and you see a gigantic space above the floor above the terrace
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Also, I can't remember where I read it, but didn't CTC get an extra floor, so the height is higher than 1121 ft.
Ya i believe its 60 stories, and the total height is around 1150 ft.
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This building will look incredible at night....it's going to be quite the light show. I feel pretty confident the change in cladding towards the top is because that entire section will be illuminated and possibly with full video or some type of extravagant led show. The lantern will change colors and run up and down on occasion like a vertical knight rider light. You'll be able to see elevators climbing either side of the lantern from the art museum, west philly and beyond. To me it's obvious in the design that this thing is built to dazzle at night in an integrated and functional way unlike any other skyscraper in north america. I would have liked some of the materials to look better during the day...especially the cladding on the west side....but i think when this is finally done a lot of the sins of the day will be absolved by it's glory at night
Has any of the above come true? I know 'they' made changes with the lighting on the spline and lantern for several months after the hotel opened and it looks better. But there still is a small section near the top of the building that doesn't seem lit. You can sortof even see it during the day. I wonder if they have just given up on trying to make it consistent top to bottom.
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Old Posted May 9, 2021, 12:00 AM
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I was told by a Comcast insider (employee) that the Roberts family was constantly having the workers redesign and re-do the interiors of the condo multiple times. They were never satisfied! I guess they just couldn't make themselves like it? I assume you have to be super rich to understand their discerning, fickle taste?

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^ The guy who fixed my modem told me the same thing.
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Old Posted Dec 29, 2021, 7:06 AM
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Is this Finished?
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Old Posted Dec 29, 2021, 7:17 PM
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Comcast 2? Yes, it's been finished for a long time.
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Old Posted Dec 29, 2021, 8:11 PM
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Is this Finished?
Yes, the last section opened August 2019. However, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts chose to not go with his plans to move in on the 45th floor (the floor with both terraces). The floor still currently has construction lighting inside though they said the floor will be designated for residential purposes soon
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There was rumor of a third Comcast tower being bandied about a couple of years ago. I imagine that's kaput now.
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^^Probably now thanks to COVID.... eventually I gotta imagine they'll need more space though.
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Anyone see Foster's new building in NYC? It looks like 3 of these squished together lol

425 park avenue
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Old Posted Apr 10, 2022, 8:13 PM
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I don't see much of a reason for any new skyscrapers now. I work in one, and I'm in my office only 1 day a week, I work from home 4 days. Anything newly built now is purely residential. I do not see why NYC is building so many buildings when they lost 365,000 people. My company says we will never go back to 5 in office days.

Also, that looks like a better looking CTC Center.
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Old Posted Apr 10, 2022, 8:15 PM
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Anyone see Foster's new building in NYC? It looks like 3 of these squished together lol
Someone should whisper in his ear: “Hey Norm, factories aren’t *that* cool, mate.”
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Old Posted Apr 10, 2022, 8:34 PM
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Coming back to this thread and seeing that one comment above about how CTC's light stick would be able to change colors and do animations brings pain to me. I would do anything to see that thing change color just once
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Old Posted Apr 11, 2022, 6:02 AM
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Yep, to this day I always think the same thing. We were robbed...but luckily photoshop is a thing
Comcast Technology Center red lantern photoshop by Philly SkyGuy, on Flickr
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