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woopigs Jun 7, 2010 3:15 AM

It is my favorite in Philly. Just a few of my shots.

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_TMpBUa8v6Dg/SL...29_2111_02.JPG

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_TMpBUa8v6Dg/SJ...0/DSC_0010.JPG

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_TMpBUa8v6Dg/SI...0/DSC_0230.JPG

uaarkson Jun 7, 2010 3:23 AM

Great post-modern.

alleystreetindustry Jun 7, 2010 6:38 AM

by far one of my most favorite buildings in the united states.

SkyscrapersOfNewYork Jun 13, 2010 3:46 PM

it would go nice with the Art Deco's of NYC

QuarterMileSidewalk Mar 6, 2011 2:37 AM

One of the nicest examples of tasteful postmodernism, anywhere.

Jonboy1983 Mar 6, 2011 3:40 AM

I grew up in Pittsburgh and now reside in Exton, just outside Philly. I must say, I like THIS BNY Mellon Center more than the one at 500 Grant Street in the Steel City...

For a building that wasn't built that long ago (1990), this thing has a great deal of class and character! I like One BNY Center in the Burgh, but I think this one is more unique.

brian.odonnell20 Mar 7, 2011 1:43 AM

I'd put one liberty place in front of this just because of sheer aesthetics, but it definitely helps put Philly high on the top tier of cities in the world in terms of beautiful, contextual architecture. (any eyesores above 300 feet?)

volguus zildrohar Mar 7, 2011 2:23 AM

Waterfront Square.

SkyscrapersOfNewYork Mar 7, 2011 2:38 AM

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Originally Posted by volguus zildrohar (Post 5189736)
Waterfront Square.

ya reminds me of the Brooklyneer

http://www.skyscrapersunset.com/tours/070802/27.jpg
http://www.skyscrapersunset.com/tours/070802/27.jpg

volguus zildrohar Mar 7, 2011 3:07 AM

At least you don't have to look at four Brooklyners. :(

Guiltyspark Oct 22, 2011 11:18 PM

It looks good. I didn't know this building existed. It looks great at night. The only thing I am not a huge fan of is the way it gets wider right before the pyramid. I guess you would call that a shelf?

volguus zildrohar Oct 25, 2011 5:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Guiltyspark (Post 5453518)
It looks good. I didn't know this building existed. It looks great at night. The only thing I am not a huge fan of is the way it gets wider right before the pyramid. I guess you would call that a shelf?

Technically they'd be capitals, I guess, since those overhangs are part of the tops of the perimeter columns.

ThatOneGuy Jun 7, 2015 6:29 AM

Very 80s, but that's expected. 7.5/10

Pete8680 Oct 21, 2019 7:57 PM

I believe the top is occupied by the Pyramid Club. Does anyone know if i can "visit" the club without being a member?


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