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Old Posted May 20, 2015, 4:16 PM
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Cheesecake Factory signage up! Update from Building Philly.
https://www.facebook.com/BuildingPhilly
As much as I want to hate this project for the corny Cheescake Factory signage and the fact that it added virtually zero density to what should be a super high density corner, I just can't help but love if for that gorgeous sleek design.
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Old Posted May 20, 2015, 4:35 PM
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2116 Market Street

Saw a group taking soil samples this morning in the parking lot on the 2100 block of Market street between the fire station and the parking lot.
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Old Posted May 20, 2015, 4:49 PM
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Saw a group taking soil samples this morning in the parking lot on the 2100 block of Market street between the fire station and the parking lot.
That's great! Thanks for the updated. I was told a couple of weeks ago that there was someone looking to buy this entire stretch along the 2100 block of Market (except the firehouse of course which is owned by the city and not for sale).
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Old Posted May 20, 2015, 5:08 PM
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As much as I want to hate this project for the corny Cheescake Factory signage and the fact that it added virtually zero density to what should be a super high density corner, I just can't help but love if for that gorgeous sleek design.
100% agreed. I'm not one to wish every project was taller but this one is an exception. It's really one of the most striking and best designed modernist building in the city. Imagine how amazing this would look in our skyline at 600 feet tall. It's still a very impressive building nonetheless.
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Old Posted May 20, 2015, 10:21 PM
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22nd and Lombard - New multimillion dollar townhomes



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100% agreed. I'm not one to wish every project was taller but this one is an exception. It's really one of the most striking and best designed modernist building in the city. Imagine how amazing this would look in our skyline at 600 feet tall. It's still a very impressive building nonetheless.
600 feet of this would be incredible but even just Imagine if it were only 2 or 3 times its current size like 100-150 feet or so. Use the extra floors for condos or office space or both. Even at just 150 feet this building would be so amazing. Such a missed opportunity. I just don't get why they seemingly didn't even try to build taller.

But in the end I do agree, even at its current height it really looks great. Huge upgrade for this corner.
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After years of very slow demolition and foundation work there is suddenly a lot of steel rising up at the Museum of the American Revolution.
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Old Posted May 21, 2015, 12:19 PM
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That's great! Thanks for the updated. I was told a couple of weeks ago that there was someone looking to buy this entire stretch along the 2100 block of Market (except the firehouse of course which is owned by the city and not for sale).
We can only hope.
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Old Posted May 21, 2015, 10:00 PM
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http://planphilly.com/articles/2015/...d-taking-shape

While no where near as beneficial as HR I think the price tag makes sense and maybe a holdover until funding can be put together for HR

What I am unsure of is does this map connect with the BSL at Hunting Park?

Still want this

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?m...tI&usp=sharing
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Old Posted May 21, 2015, 10:26 PM
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rail extension to Plymouth Meeting Mall

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http://planphilly.com/articles/2015/...d-taking-shape

While no where near as beneficial as HR I think the price tag makes sense and maybe a holdover until funding can be put together for HR

What I am unsure of is does this map connect with the BSL at Hunting Park?

Still want this

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?m...tI&usp=sharing
Hey Kid, have you or anyone else ever done a mock up of extending one of the chestnut hill lines to the mall? To me it just makes sense since there are a lot of jobs up that way.
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Old Posted May 22, 2015, 1:28 PM
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Hey Kid, have you or anyone else ever done a mock up of extending one of the chestnut hill lines to the mall? To me it just makes sense since there are a lot of jobs up that way.
not sure there is any substantial ROW to get there, would seem to be very pricey

Would think some spur from the norristown line may make more financial sense
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Hey Kid, have you or anyone else ever done a mock up of extending one of the chestnut hill lines to the mall? To me it just makes sense since there are a lot of jobs up that way.
I took a look at it a while ago. Both of the Chestnut Hill lines end at their railheads -- historically interurban trolleys ran along Ridge and Germantown.

The old Reading Plymouth Branch has been turned into a rail-trail, and it misses the main office park hub above the mall. So from a practical standpoint, the optimal solution would seem to be a dedicated Plymouth Meeting express bus, that would essentially go up the Schuylkill to the Blue Route to the mall and then circulate around the office parks. I'd call such a route the "127".
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Took a walk down Broad this morning. There is a sign advertising retail availability right by the big vacant field on Broad between Washington and Carpenter. I wonder if they are planning to build something on the field. I bet so! Otherwise, I'm not sure what retail openings they are referring to. I'm not seeing anything else in the vicinity.
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Took a walk down Broad this morning. There is a sign advertising retail availability right by the big vacant field on Broad between Washington and Carpenter. I wonder if they are planning to build something on the field. I bet so! Otherwise, I'm not sure what retail openings they are referring to. I'm not seeing anything else in the vicinity.
Guess you missed this one lol. Take a look here:
http://philly.curbed.com/archives/20...-st-casino.php
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Old Posted Yesterday, 7:10 PM
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Guess you missed this one lol. Take a look here:
http://philly.curbed.com/archives/20...-st-casino.php
Lol. Yep. I knew about the development but guess I didn't realize that's where it was going or put 2 and 2 together. That will be huge for that spot.
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