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summersm343 Jun 24, 2015 6:54 PM

PHILADELPHIA | Penn Medicine New Patient Pavilion | 343 FT | 17 FLOORS
 
Title: Penn Medicine New Patient Pavilion
Project: Hospital/Medical
Architect: Norman Foster
Developer: Penn Medicine
Location: 300 South 33rd St. Philadelphia, PA
Neighborhood: University City
District: West Philadelphia
Floors: 17 floors
Height: 343 feet

https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8658/2...eac93fda_b.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7610/2...d3f130ec_b.jpg

https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8076/2...418dc28a_b.jpg

Renderings provided by Flyers2001:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=7808

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The University of Pennsylvania is no stranger to the upper stratosphere in pretty much every category, including medical care and facilities and architecture and design. So it may come as no surprise that they’ve retained a star-studded lineup of design and construction companies, anchored by Foster + Partners and L.F. Driscoll, to lead their new $1.5 billion hospital tower project, according to a report from Philadelphia Business Journal.

The project would be done in multiple phases over several years. It’s expected that the health system will begin razing Penn Tower sometime this year in preparation to make way for construction of the new hospital.

L.F. Driscoll and Balfour Beatty are in charge of the construction side of the project–which could be a 700-bed hospital tower with 50 operating rooms and other medical services.

Read more at http://www.phillymag.com/property/20...KpC4pVoRgoM.99
Another article:
http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelp...ment-team.html

The new development will replace the 20 floor, 254 foot outdated Penn Tower pictured here:

http://www.emporis.com/images/show/163404-Large.jpg
http://www.emporis.com/buildings/118...delphia-pa-usa

Flyers2001 Jun 24, 2015 10:06 PM

It will be pretty impressive to have a room in the back of the hospital as it will have some of the best views of CC when all is said and done.

As with all Penn projects Driscoll will be taking the lead.

**many Driscoll front office were moved from Penn Tower LL to trailers on top of 3600 garage. The lone trailer on the space next to 3600 has been removed and bulldozers and other heavy equipment has returned. I'll keep an eye and ear out on wether they are resuming construction on 3600 the building.

Philly Fan Jun 24, 2015 11:17 PM

The annual spring meeting of the Penn Trustees was held last Thursday and Friday. I wonder if this was discussed, including these preliminary plans and drawings. Haven't seen anything yet, but I'll keep an eye out and report back here if I do. They're the ones who ultimately have to approve this.

Philly Fan Jun 24, 2015 11:22 PM

Just a suggestion, summers, but it might be better to title this thread "Penn Medicine Towers," and not just "Penn Towers," to distinguish it from general Penn campus construction.

Flyers2001 Jun 24, 2015 11:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Philly Fan (Post 7074364)
The annual spring meeting of the Penn Trustees was held last Thursday and Friday. I wonder if this was discussed, including these preliminary plans and drawings. Haven't seen anything yet, but I'll keep an eye out and report back here if I do. They're the ones who ultimately have to approve this.

The trustees met last Thursday, they meet every 1-2 months. Last Friday there was a sustainability meeting where the new hospital was discussed. It involved department heads from not only Penn Mesicine but associated business like EVS and Impark.

summersm343 Jun 24, 2015 11:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Philly Fan (Post 7074369)
Just a suggestion, summers, but it might be better to title this thread "Penn Medicine Towers," and not just "Penn Towers," to distinguish it from general Penn campus construction.

Good suggestion. Changed it.

christof Jun 25, 2015 12:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Flyers2001 (Post 7074383)
The trustees met last Thursday, they meet every 1-2 months. Last Friday there was a sustainability meeting where the new hospital was discussed. It involved department heads from not only Penn Mesicine but associated business like EVS and Impark.

Trustees have a regular quarterly meeting.

Philly Fan Jun 25, 2015 1:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Flyers2001 (Post 7074383)
The trustees met last Thursday, they meet every 1-2 months. Last Friday there was a sustainability meeting where the new hospital was discussed. It involved department heads from not only Penn Mesicine but associated business like EVS and Impark.

The full Board of Trustees, which is necessary to approve big projects like this, only meets 3 times a year--winter, spring, and fall. And the day before those meetings of the full board, the committees that make up the full board have their meetings. The Executive Committee (and, I believe, the Budget and Finance Committee) also meet another 2 or 3 times a year as needed, but major trustee decisions (e.g., major capital expenditures, policy changes, high-level executive appointments, etc.) only happen at the 3-a-year full Board of Trustees meetings:

https://secure.www.upenn.edu/secreta...usteemtgs.html

So it's possible that there was a discussion of the architectural plans at the Facilities & Campus Planning Committee meeting on Thursday, or even at the full Board of Trustees meeting on Friday:

https://secure.www.upenn.edu/secreta...sopenmtgs.html

I usually read the minutes of the Penn Trustees meetings when they're published, but that won't happen for this spring meeting until the minutes are approved at next fall's meeting of the full board. The trustees meetings are also covered in the internal Penn publication, "Almanac" (http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/), but that's currently on a summer publication schedule, so its coverage of this meeting may be a bit delayed. The Daily Pennsylvanian, which also generally covers trustees meetings, is currently on its summer weekly schedule, so there may be a story on the spring trustees meeting tomorrow. As I said, I'll keep an eye out.

Philly Fan Jun 25, 2015 1:10 AM

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Originally Posted by christof (Post 7074416)
Trustees have a regular quarterly meeting.

Almost--the full Board of Trustees actually meets only three times a year. :)

Flyers2001 Jun 25, 2015 9:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Philly Fan (Post 7074440)
Almost--the full Board of Trustees actually meets only three times a year. :)

I can tell you from first hand experience in the last 2 months they have met multiple times. Whether it is there regularly scheduled meetings and additional meeting in regards to opening JMEC and anniversary celebration they have been there.

I am sure they discussed a variety of items. Doesn't really matter as the timetable is 2021 for completion, which came from the sustainability meeting.

PhilliesPhan Jun 26, 2015 1:13 AM

My power has been out since Tuesday since my section of Delco was among the hardest hit during Tuesday's storm (tornado for my area). Service returned today, and I come on Skyscraperpage to find THIS?! A NORMAN FOSTER designed building? I don't know what makes me happier, the power being back on or discovering this!

Philly Fan Jun 26, 2015 1:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Flyers2001 (Post 7075481)
I can tell you from first hand experience in the last 2 months they have met multiple times. Whether it is there regularly scheduled meetings and additional meeting in regards to opening JMEC and anniversary celebration they have been there.

I am sure they discussed a variety of items. Doesn't really matter as the timetable is 2021 for completion, which came from the sustainability meeting.

I think maybe we're talking about two different things. Penn's full Board of Trustees consists of more than 50 people, and they meet formally only three times a year. And it's at those formal meetings, at which minutes are taken and subsequently published, that big decisions are formally voted on and made. Now of course, with an institution the size and complexity of Penn, there is a lot of informal meeting and communication that occurs among various trustees throughout the year, but it's generally only at the full formal meetings 3 times a year that big decisions are officially made. So it's at those formal meetings, for example, that the full Board of Trustees will give final approval to the plans for this project and its total budget (after a lot of informal work and communication by the relevant trustees committee(s) overseeing the project). And even at meetings prior to the one at which they vote on final approval, they'll be given progress reports and vote on approval of preliminary funds for, e.g., architecture and planning.

If you're interested (and I'd certainly understand if you aren't ;)), here's an example of what I'm talking about, including capital project expenditure approvals beginning on page 7:

http://www.archives.upenn.edu/primdo...20150227tr.pdf

And here are the actual resolutions from that meeting, which provide a lot more detail about what they approved:

http://www.archives.upenn.edu/primdo...0150227res.pdf

Reading this kind of stuff is one of my pastimes. :P

Plokoon11 Jun 28, 2015 10:11 PM

I have to start going on vacation more often, everytime I leave something awesome happens haha. Nice design!

Flyers2001 Jul 4, 2015 10:24 AM

From what I heared, there will be 3 phases. 1/2 seems like it will be built together opening the hospital. Phase 3 will either be built right after opening or a delay. Not sure yet.

https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net...1a&oe=562026F0

https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net...22&oe=56198157

GarCastle Jul 15, 2015 5:15 PM

Inside sketch
 
Looks like the museum building through the windows. Found this on the HDR site.

http://www.hdrinc.com/sites/all/file...t-pavilion.jpg

Cheers,
G.

GarCastle Jul 15, 2015 5:19 PM

It's also worth noting that none of these drawings show a bridge from the old/current H.U.P. buildings to the new 700-bed tower nor to the existing Perelman buildings. The only bridge seems to be from the new 700-bed tower to the existing Perelman buildings. That may or may not confirm that the existing H.U.P. buildings will be re-purposed by the University itself and no longer health system buildings, which was the plan a few years back.

Cheers,
G.

shadowbat2 Jul 25, 2015 9:04 AM

Site status as of Friday....

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/404/1...875eca16_c.jpg110 by tehshadowbat, on Flickr
You can see the Penn Tower, Perelman and Smilow buildings, as well as the existing HUP which will relocate to the planned building.

One issue has to be resolved before anything can be done: to get from Perelman to HUP via skywalk, patients, visitors, and staff have to go via Penn Tower's second floor. Therefore a new bridge has to be erected to circumvent it....
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/297/1...12759342_c.jpg112 by tehshadowbat, on Flickr

This structure will join in with the existing skywalk leading from Penn Tower enabling the tower to be cut off in preparation for demolition....

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3793/...cfdc57fe_c.jpg111 by tehshadowbat, on Flickr

There were two renderings of this temporary skywalk posted next to each other. Now this I found funny, if you look past the glare you can make out the existing Penn Tower silhouette and the skywalk leading to it still intact....

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/359/1...4c6d067c_c.jpg114 by tehshadowbat, on Flickr

Turn the corner and there is another render that looks almost identical except the Tower is gone and they have a stubby looking crane in it's place:haha:
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/288/1...bb71fb4a_c.jpg115 by tehshadowbat, on Flickr

Penn Tower with the bridge to Perelman
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/256/1...44809297_c.jpg116 by tehshadowbat, on Flickr

It should also be mentioned that Penn Tower wasn't exactly built to a high standard to begin with and the garage has required numerous repair jobs in recent years. You can see the extreme spalling and the steel braces that were added to keep the concrete panels in place.
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/429/1...5280bb9a_c.jpg119 by tehshadowbat, on Flickr

skyscraper Jul 25, 2015 12:20 PM

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Originally Posted by shadowbat2 (Post 7107145)
Site status as of Friday....

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/404/1...875eca16_c.jpg110 by tehshadowbat, on Flickr
You can see the Penn Tower, Perelman and Smilow buildings, as well as the existing HUP which will relocate to the planned building.

One issue has to be resolved before anything can be done: to get from Perelman to HUP via skywalk, patients, visitors, and staff have to go via Penn Tower's second floor. Therefore a new bridge has to be erected to circumvent it....
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/297/1...12759342_c.jpg112 by tehshadowbat, on Flickr

This structure will join in with the existing skywalk leading from Penn Tower enabling the tower to be cut off in preparation for demolition....

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3793/...cfdc57fe_c.jpg111 by tehshadowbat, on Flickr

There were two renderings of this temporary skywalk posted next to each other. Now this I found funny, if you look past the glare you can make out the existing Penn Tower silhouette and the skywalk leading to it still intact....

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/359/1...4c6d067c_c.jpg114 by tehshadowbat, on Flickr

Turn the corner and there is another render that looks almost identical except the Tower is gone and they have a stubby looking crane in it's place:haha:
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/288/1...bb71fb4a_c.jpg115 by tehshadowbat, on Flickr

Penn Tower with the bridge to Perelman
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/256/1...44809297_c.jpg116 by tehshadowbat, on Flickr

It should also be mentioned that Penn Tower wasn't exactly built to a high standard to begin with and the garage has required numerous repair jobs in recent years. You can see the extreme spalling and the steel braces that were added to keep the concrete panels in place.
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/429/1...5280bb9a_c.jpg119 by tehshadowbat, on Flickr

Penn Tower wasn't built to extremely high standards because it was only ever meant to be a temporary structure, a hotel built for the Bicentennial.
One value-add here: they are going to start dismantling the tower crane next week.

GarCastle Jul 26, 2015 11:35 PM

That design is not released media-wise and has not been finalized among the VPs. Given it looks much farther along than the blocky massing model photos I took and posted months back. So it may change a little or it may change quite a bit. Being done in stages (with a $1.5 bln budget) is certainly a safe bet since it has been Penn Med's M.O. for awhile now with that complex and the VP of real estate said that it would be done in stages more than a year ago.

The parts I'm most curious about are if the 700 bed goal is just a phase since that's less than the current census of HUP, and if any current HUP buildings will remain part of Penn Med.

Cheers,
G.

ajaxean Aug 20, 2015 7:29 AM


3rd&Brown Aug 20, 2015 12:21 PM

I agree.

This latest rendering is pure meh.

$600MM and this is the best they can do? It looks like 80s crap you'd see on 202 or in central Florida.

Completely uninspired.

mmikeyphilly Aug 20, 2015 9:21 PM

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Originally Posted by 3rd&Brown (Post 7136075)
I agree.

This latest rendering is pure meh.

$600MM and this is the best they can do? It looks like 80s crap you'd see on 202 or in central Florida.

Completely uninspired.

Yeah, I hear ya. The old renderings looked so much better. Who knows why they changed it?

ajaxean Aug 23, 2015 11:22 PM


Philly Fan Aug 24, 2015 1:17 AM

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Originally Posted by ajaxean (Post 7139623)
I hope Penn finds a way to revert back to the old plans or scraps these uninspired new plans. When you're playing with that much money, it would seems almost criminal to have such a mediocre outcome.

They're not going to revert back the old plans, such as they were. I'm pretty sure that those models to which you're referring were just some preliminary concepts, and did not represent final plans of any kind. But even if they did, Penn has since hired international "starchitect" Lord Norman Foster--designer of CITC, the new Apple headquarters, the "Gherkin" in London, etc.--to design this complex, and these newer renderings are presumably from his firm. I assume that these are also fairly preliminary and conceptual, so that we'll hopefully see some significant improvement in whatever the final plans turn out to be.

ajaxean Aug 24, 2015 2:07 AM


christof Aug 26, 2015 5:03 PM

When does demolition begin?

GarCastle Aug 28, 2015 1:02 AM

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Originally Posted by christof (Post 7143054)
When does demolition begin?

I've been hearing by the end of Sept that we should see some good demo going on. I know my meetings in the "Bridge" conference room have been moved over to HUP and even the table that was in there is now in a new conference room at HUP (probably space opened up by staff moving into Perelman South Expansion/Tower). It's a big shuffle game.

Since they actually moved that huge table, I'm starting to believe it's actually coming down quite soon!

Cheers,
G.

McBane Aug 28, 2015 1:59 PM

The Perelman Center is a horrific Frankenstein of a building (probably THE ugliest in the city) that sets the bar so low for Penn, than anything that exceeds it will be considered a success. Maybe it was intentional.

p.s., Lord Foster means nothing to me. Wasn't Perelman designed by a starchitect, too?

Philly Fan Aug 28, 2015 2:17 PM

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Originally Posted by McBane (Post 7145437)
The Perelman Center is a horrific Frankenstein of a building (probably THE ugliest in the city) that sets the bar so low for Penn, than anything that exceeds it will be considered a success. Maybe it was intentional.

p.s., Lord Foster means nothing to me. Wasn't Perelman designed by a starchitect, too?

Originally Rafael Vinoly (designer of the Kimmel Center), but I'm not sure how much he's been involved in all of the subsequent "tinkering," as it might be called euphemistically.

In fact, I sometimes wonder if any architect has been involved. :rolleyes:

ajaxean Sep 4, 2015 5:44 AM


Human Scale Sep 4, 2015 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by ajaxean (Post 7153103)
You can look it up, Vinoly's firm has actually been the architect on every Perelman Center expansion. It's entirely his monstrosity, although Penn is clearly also to blame for having no actual campus plan and having administrators who can't think past next Thursday. Inside too, the Perelman Center is one of the most absurdly confusing buildings you could imagine. I swear I am not exaggerating, I have seen patients angrily yelling at family members and nearly in tears because they were so hopelessly confused by the building's layout. It's almost impressive how Penn Medicine manages to get everything so wrong often, especially when they have such a good example of beautiful campus development across the street at CHOP.

Finally, I was reading this whole thread waiting for someone to point out that Perelman's interior concept (traffic flow, way-finding, and CRIMINALLY INADEQUATE elevator layout and inventory) are EXPONENTIALLY WORSE than the exterior architecture.

Human Scale Sep 4, 2015 12:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by summersm343 (Post 7074390)
Good suggestion. Changed it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Philly Fan
Just a suggestion, summers, but it might be better to title this thread "Penn Medicine Towers," and not just "Penn Towers," to distinguish it from general Penn campus construction.


'New Patient Pavilion' is the nomenclature used by both Lord Norman Foster during his Louis Kahn award talk and on the PennConnects interactive map. Although I would think the word new would be dropped at some point, leaving it perhaps Penn Patient Pavilion?

summersm343 Sep 4, 2015 3:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Human Scale (Post 7153200)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Philly Fan
Just a suggestion, summers, but it might be better to title this thread "Penn Medicine Towers," and not just "Penn Towers," to distinguish it from general Penn campus construction.


'New Patient Pavilion' is the nomenclature used by both Lord Norman Foster during his Louis Kahn award talk and on the PennConnects interactive map. Although I would think the word new would be dropped at some point, leaving it perhaps Penn Patient Pavilion?

They'll probably slap a name on it of whoever sponsors it, like Smilow and Colket. I'll label this as the "New Patient Pavilion" for now however.

SJPhillyBoy Sep 4, 2015 10:37 PM

Penn sure has a knack for picking and building BAD buildings.

GarCastle Sep 5, 2015 6:00 PM

The Penn Tower garage is blocked off and getting prepped for demo finally.

Cheers,
G.

Philly Fan Sep 5, 2015 6:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Human Scale (Post 7153200)
'New Patient Pavilion' is the nomenclature used by both Lord Norman Foster during his Louis Kahn award talk and on the PennConnects interactive map. Although I would think the word new would be dropped at some point, leaving it perhaps Penn Patient Pavilion?

Good catch:

New Patient Pavilion

Flyers2001 Sep 5, 2015 8:13 PM

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Originally Posted by christof (Post 7143054)
When does demolition begin?

Demo is being set up now. Minor items are being removed. Expect major demo if garage to resume after pope weekend. It will be interested how they time it as the removal of debris will be restricted during both rush hour times.

When they get to the main tower they will be demo the middle first and use it as a cone to keep dust to a min.

ajaxean Sep 13, 2015 1:14 AM


shadowbat2 Sep 13, 2015 3:51 AM

Damn...not wasting any time!

Flyers2001 Sep 13, 2015 7:24 PM

They have been doing work around the clock. Expect garage demo to continue quickly.

Penn Tower is going to be used as a staging ground and lodging for employees during Pope weekend.

shadowbat2 Sep 14, 2015 3:35 AM

Looks like they took a rest....the machines weren't moving when I was there, but it does look like they took a few more chunks out....

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5818/...95e53953_b.jpg022 by tehshadowbat, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/721/2...ede94d04_b.jpg023 by tehshadowbat, on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5831/...1c0c539f_b.jpg026 by tehshadowbat, on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5691/...95824d32_b.jpg027 by tehshadowbat, on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5745/...69675ab2_b.jpg028 by tehshadowbat, on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5700/...af8c7cc0_b.jpg030 by tehshadowbat, on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5823/...f3c2f1bd_b.jpg043 by tehshadowbat, on Flickr

shadowbat2 Sep 22, 2015 8:50 AM

9/20:
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/610/2...983fe274_c.jpg019 by tehshadowbat, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/572/2...13864114_c.jpg022 by tehshadowbat, on Flickr

I'm guessing they are just going to take those two bays down and leave the rest for now....
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5633/...dc66af7d_c.jpg025 by tehshadowbat, on Flickr

New walkway wrapping up (pretty much finished inside)
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5697/...7abdd220_c.jpg027 by tehshadowbat, on Flickr

Flyers2001 Sep 27, 2015 11:20 AM

Bridge is finished and it looks great from the inside. Much wider than the former. Penn Tower the building is slated to start preparing to come down October 5th-7th. It depends how fast they can remove the remaining items after this weekend.

The scaffolding for the new Bridge will start to come down this week as they finish the drainage pipes under the bridge.

I will be cuious to see what happens with studies on Perelman in regards to possible sinkhole/Foundation issues that have been progressing over the last 6-12 months.

skyscraper Sep 27, 2015 12:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Flyers2001 (Post 7178846)
I will be cuious to see what happens with studies on Perelman in regards to possible sinkhole/Foundation issues that have been progressing over the last 6-12 months.

What sinkhole / foundation issues are you talking about?

ajaxean Oct 10, 2015 9:48 PM

Picture from 10/7. They're doing most demo and site prep in the evening/night. Anyone have more info about the building plans? They chose Foster + Partners and the construction firms way back in January. I'd figure they'd have at least some prelim plans and renderings to show publicly by now.

http://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5647/21...66ba8ef8_b.jpg

And, as a reminder, aerial of the site before demo began:
http://c1.staticflickr.com/1/636/213...afa8c142_z.jpg

summersm343 Oct 10, 2015 10:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ajaxean (Post 7193593)
Picture from 10/7. They're doing most demo and site prep in the evening/night. Anyone have more info about the building plans? They chose Foster + Partners and the construction firms way back in January. I'd figure they'd have at least some prelim plans and renderings to show publicly by now.

A few preliminary renderings have floated around... nothing official yet though. Check the first page.

Flyers2001 Oct 11, 2015 5:45 PM

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Originally Posted by skyscraper (Post 7178851)
What sinkhole / foundation issues are you talking about?

The valet driveway has quite the slope. They have filled a couple areas a few months back, but the slope where the building ends below grade has gotten worse.

Architects and contractors from Driscoll have been out there surveying.

Londonee Oct 14, 2015 1:35 PM

The Original Philly Special. Glad to see this turd go, hopefully it shifts the architectural zeitgeist away from bland-box design into more creative and thoughtful arenas.

shadowbat2 Oct 19, 2015 3:20 AM

Garage down completely:
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5713/...acae12fd_c.jpg041 by tehshadowbat, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/673/2...184ed970_c.jpg044 by tehshadowbat, on Flickr

Ceiling tiles have been removed from inside the bridge at left:
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/593/2...4433ee15_c.jpg045 by tehshadowbat, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/648/2...9a36703c_c.jpg046 by tehshadowbat, on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5662/...e7da94e2_c.jpg047 by tehshadowbat, on Flickr

Cro Burnham Oct 19, 2015 4:36 AM

Such a beautiful thing to see garages being demo'd. I think a city's time has come when you see lots of garages coming down. Finally, after 60+ years, decision makers are seeing that downtown land is the best place to leverage human capital to create the greatest value.

Someday - soon, hopefully - people will look back in disbelief at the ridiculousness of the last many decades when a primary function of CBD land was to serve the dehumanized industrial need of storing tens of thousands of vehicles in lifeless structures essentially devoid of human activity and interaction.


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