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Philly Fan Dec 1, 2017 3:21 PM

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Originally Posted by City Wide (Post 8004461)
Other then New College House, which of the other new Penn buildings could have readily included retail? The building they put up at 39th & Walnut includes 1st floor retail.
One area where I think Penn has dropped the ball, meaning turned their back on profit, is to not include retail in the hospital area. There's a huge number of workers and guests in that area, with few places to empty their wallets, other then at the 'gift' stores

39th and Walnut is a non-academic office building, and not a core undergraduate academic or residential building, which underscores my point. Also, I can see your point about the hospital area--again, not a core undergraduate academic or residential area of Penn's campus.

Knight Hospitaller Dec 1, 2017 4:59 PM

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Originally Posted by City Wide (Post 8004461)
Other then New College House, which of the other new Penn buildings could have readily included retail? The building they put up at 39th & Walnut includes 1st floor retail.
One area where I think Penn has dropped the ball, meaning turned their back on profit, is to not include retail in the hospital area. There's a huge number of workers and guests in that area, with few places to empty their wallets, other then at the 'gift' stores

Retail or not, I hope this does not end up like New College House, which has ZERO interaction with Chestnut street.

Philly Fan Dec 1, 2017 5:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Knight Hospitaller (Post 8004674)
Retail or not, I hope this does not end up like New College House, which has ZERO interaction with Chestnut street.

Not exactly ZERO interaction, but I agree it could be better (and that's ME saying that ;) ):

https://prismpub.com/wp-content/uplo...2RT_10wide.jpg


But it DOES appear (as much as you can tell from these renderings) that NCHW will have some interaction (e.g., entryways, full-length ground-floor windows, etc.) with both Walnut and 40th Streets:

http://www.pennconnects.upenn.edu/al...st_large_5.jpg

http://www.pennconnects.upenn.edu/al...st_large_4.jpg

El Duderino Feb 16, 2018 12:16 AM

http://ucreview.com/penn-contingent-...ee-p7691-1.htm

Nothing too major, but there’s mention of a late 2018 construction start date.

Urbanthusiat Feb 16, 2018 2:47 AM

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Originally Posted by El Duderino (Post 8087478)
http://ucreview.com/penn-contingent-...ee-p7691-1.htm

Nothing too major, but there’s mention of a late 2018 construction start date.

Not surprising. I've seen equipment doing test drills a few times walking by. Penn isn't constrained to like other developers so they can pretty much move as fast as they want.

summersm343 Feb 26, 2018 1:55 AM

CDR Submission:

http://www.phila.gov/CityPlanning/pr...et_18_0220.pdf

Liam Feb 26, 2018 2:22 PM

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Originally Posted by summersm343 (Post 8099185)

Walnut Street gets the backside of the elevator stack / stairwells, green buffer in front of windows, and no door access. Such respect for the streetscape!

GtownFriend Apr 19, 2018 9:22 PM

Passed CDR April 9, http://www.phila.gov/CityPlanning/pr...%20Reviews.pdf

Urbanthusiat Aug 23, 2018 12:28 PM

The latest version of this tower look really good.

https://i.imgur.com/4HdrP7h.png

https://i.imgur.com/JXIQ6Ho.png

https://i.imgur.com/XoBCZo4.png

City Wide Aug 23, 2018 1:46 PM

^^^^ what's different from what was presented in the past?

Urbanthusiat Aug 23, 2018 1:50 PM

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Originally Posted by City Wide (Post 8290778)
^^^^ what's different from what was presented in the past?

The details or more refined, the tower looks a little different.

Knight Hospitaller Aug 23, 2018 3:22 PM

I don't know about the aesthetics, but I wish it had more interaction with Walnut Street. It's great that the tower abuts the street, but it looks like a row of windows and bushes at ground level. I thought Penn learned its lesson about turning its back on the city in (exclusive) favor of Locust Walk.

iheartphilly Aug 23, 2018 4:37 PM

^
UPenn is not a cheap retail landlord and they are selective on who occupies their retail space. That being said, how many dull national retail stores can they have on their campus without retail saturation.

Knight Hospitaller Aug 23, 2018 5:18 PM

^Just a little creativity in that regard is all I ask.

mcgrath618 Sep 13, 2018 7:04 PM

CDR seems to love this one, and it has passed:
https://www.phila.gov/CityPlanning/p...%20Reviews.pdf

Philly Fan Nov 28, 2018 3:37 AM

New College House West will begin construction next Monday on high-rise field


https://snworksceo.imgix.net/dpn/b0f...000.png?w=1000

Urbanthusiat Dec 14, 2018 3:01 AM

Starting apparently

https://i.imgur.com/WlFrQPn.png

summersm343 Dec 14, 2018 4:21 PM

Lovely!

Urbanthusiat Jan 14, 2019 9:41 PM

Update on Penn's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BsoOZf6l...on_share_sheet

Philly Fan Jan 16, 2019 3:30 PM

Time-lapse view over the last few weeks, from The Daily Pennsylvanian:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/snwceomedia...000.gif?w=1000

https://www.thedp.com/article/2019/0...january-update


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