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GtownFriend Jan 15, 2019 9:46 PM

Steel starting to go in/up today!

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4812/...c71babd1_z.jpg

iheartphilly Jan 15, 2019 10:09 PM

Nice. I was a little worried about this one. Was in Rittenhouse square last weekend and no steel.

City Wide Jan 16, 2019 2:10 AM

if this is an all steel frame with poured in place concrete floors, it will go up very fast. At 13 floors it will probably be topped out in a couple months. Note---finishing will take many more months.

summersm343 Jan 16, 2019 4:10 PM

Nice! Would imagine we'll see a tower crane soon.

Capsule F Jan 16, 2019 8:18 PM

Just as a reminder:

https://d2fd8y5ijpl24m.cloudfront.ne...1-998x1000.jpg

https://harmangroup.com/projects/hyatt-centric-hotel/

PHL10 Feb 25, 2019 1:04 PM

Yesterday:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7890/...c41edb03_b.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7903/...345cf5ac_b.jpg

iheartphilly Feb 25, 2019 2:13 PM

^
Super! This one was sub-grade for quite a while. Steel frame. Should move a lot faster now.

summersm343 Feb 25, 2019 8:50 PM

Where the eff is the tower crane on this bad boy?

iheartphilly Feb 25, 2019 8:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by summersm343 (Post 8486720)
Where the eff is the tower crane on this bad boy?

Huge mobile crane on many wheels being used. It's out of the frame of the pic.

summersm343 Feb 25, 2019 9:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iheartphilly (Post 8486723)
Huge mobile crane on many wheels being used. It's out of the frame of the pic.

Yeah, they're gonna need a tower crane soon though. Building is too tall with too narrow of streets and tall buildings all around - mobile crane wouldn't cut it after long.

iheartphilly Feb 25, 2019 9:56 PM

^
Gotcha and agreed.

iheartphilly Mar 5, 2019 6:16 PM

A good amount of steel is up. But, still no crane installed per a check on the webcam. I'm just wondering if they are going to install a fixed crane why it hasn't happened yet and now they have to manuever it through the steel structure. This one is baffling me? Anyone have any insight?

hey_suburbia Mar 19, 2019 4:16 PM

https://i.imgur.com/iku77buh.jpg
March 18th, 2019

ironhead401 Mar 19, 2019 6:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iheartphilly (Post 8495287)
A good amount of steel is up. But, still no crane installed per a check on the webcam. I'm just wondering if they are going to install a fixed crane why it hasn't happened yet and now they have to manuever it through the steel structure. This one is baffling me? Anyone have any insight?

There will be a crane, word is that they are not using a Amquip/ Maxim Crane but instead a Morrow crane....

$$ is the reason its not up yet

iheartphilly Mar 19, 2019 7:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ironhead401 (Post 8511149)
There will be a crane, word is that they are not using a Amquip/ Maxim Crane but instead a Morrow crane....

$$ is the reason its not up yet

Thanks...that seems to make sense for the delay. I would of thought all that was in place prior to the start of construction. But, maybe it is like going up through a drive-thru window and ordering a cheeseburger. :tup:

ironhead401 Mar 19, 2019 8:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iheartphilly (Post 8511228)
Thanks...that seems to make sense for the delay. I would of thought all that was in place prior to the start of construction. But, maybe it is like going up through a drive-thru window and ordering a cheeseburger. :tup:

Tower cranes cost ALOT of money to have on site...contractor probably is doing as much as possible to save $$ before needing the crane

iheartphilly Mar 20, 2019 12:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ironhead401 (Post 8511306)
Tower cranes cost ALOT of money to have on site...contractor probably is doing as much as possible to save $$ before needing the crane

Yes. You won't see it on on site unless they are ready to use it. I was making the assumption that the bid went out and the contract was signed early on in the the construction bidding process and that they were looking for a crane now or did a switcheroo because of price was odd.

Parkway Mar 20, 2019 1:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ironhead401 (Post 8511306)
Tower cranes cost ALOT of money to have on site...contractor probably is doing as much as possible to save $$ before needing the crane

Temple did this with Morgan Hall. I was living in 1300 at the time with a room that faced the site and they got through a decent number of floors with a mobile crane before finally putting up the tower crane.

GtownFriend Mar 22, 2019 7:47 PM

There has been something that looks like a casson drill working in Chancellor st all week.
Could they be pouring an anchor for a tower crane?

iheartphilly Mar 22, 2019 8:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GtownFriend (Post 8515425)
There has been something that looks like a casson drill working in Chancellor st all week.
Could they be pouring an anchor for a tower crane?

Good question. I noticed that too on the webcam. I also noticed a mobile crane onsite too and there's been progress with that piece of equipment in laying down more steel and ribbed aluminum for each floor.

PHL10 Mar 25, 2019 11:54 AM

Yesterday:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7851/...dcc4e44c_b.jpg

jsbrook Mar 31, 2019 4:25 PM

The garage (once a building) next to this is a graffiti-covered, blighted disaster. Hyatt Centric should call the city on them and get it declared. Force them to clean it up or sell.

iheartphilly Apr 2, 2019 4:10 PM

Today, we have a yellow vertical segment of a crane onsite. Should see it fully assemble very soon.

GtownFriend Apr 3, 2019 8:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iheartphilly (Post 8527306)
Today, we have a yellow vertical segment of a crane onsite. Should see it fully assemble very soon.

The base seems to be in place now. Right where they have been drilling/pouring cassons for it the last few weeks. Going up :tup:

GtownFriend Apr 8, 2019 7:41 PM

Tower crane going up today :cheers:

Jawnadelphia Apr 24, 2019 11:32 AM

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...ffedb7ac_b.jpg

PHL10 May 6, 2019 12:27 PM

Saturday:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...5624803a_b.jpg

GtownFriend May 10, 2019 8:42 PM

Watching the steel go up and I have an engineering question.

What are the yellow beams?
There has been a change in construction on the last floor plate, from poured in place to using precast planks. Are these are replacing steel as the lengthwise structural components? In which case the yellow beams are temporary braces until the planks go in?

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...611ab976_z.jpg
on Flickr

cardeza May 13, 2019 1:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GtownFriend (Post 8569594)
Watching the steel go up and I have an engineering question.

What are the yellow beams?
There has been a change in construction on the last floor plate, from poured in place to using precast planks. Are these are replacing steel as the lengthwise structural components? In which case the yellow beams are temporary braces until the planks go in?

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...611ab976_z.jpg
on Flickr

This isnt something I have seen on other projects, but the fact that they are a different color certainly leads me to believe they are to be removed at the appropriate time.

Inquizative May 13, 2019 5:21 PM

I'm guessing, since these "I" beams are smaller/thinner than usual, the temporary yellow bars are meant to keep the thin vertical "I" beams from bending. Until they put in the permanent cross beams and complete the floor?

GtownFriend May 14, 2019 9:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Inquizative (Post 8571668)
I'm guessing, since these "I" beams are smaller/thinner than usual, the temporary yellow bars are meant to keep the thin vertical "I" beams from bending. Until they put in the permanent cross beams and complete the floor?

Notice also that they are positioned between floors. Clearly not permenant, also not directly in the way of placing the next floor.

Mr Saturn64 May 20, 2019 3:40 AM

Got decent progress here.

https://i.imgur.com/0GZnvH7.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/bMZT0aF.jpg

Jawnadelphia May 20, 2019 12:14 PM

Yeah, it took a while but finally coming together now:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...022002f4_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...27a0db48_b.jpg

PHL10 May 24, 2019 11:54 AM

yesterday:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...7eb833db_b.jpg

Jawnadelphia Jun 3, 2019 6:07 PM

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...6df400ce_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...6ca415d2_b.jpg

hey_suburbia Jun 3, 2019 7:19 PM

https://i.imgur.com/vXwe2ejl.jpg

You can now see the scaffolding from south of Locust

jsbrook Jun 12, 2019 7:04 PM

They've started fireproofing.
https://imageshack.com/i/poPWkzQZj https://imageshack.com/i/pnGFhUaEj

hey_suburbia Jun 13, 2019 12:11 AM

https://i.imgur.com/GOQi1Wal.jpg



https://i.imgur.com/qImTr7dl.jpg




https://i.imgur.com/9YHvkLSl.jpg

hey_suburbia Jun 19, 2019 7:40 PM

https://i.imgur.com/bINU1Jgl.jpg

PHL10 Jun 19, 2019 8:50 PM

^^Great picture! I love when density is added to an already very dense location.

ironhead401 Jun 22, 2019 12:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cardeza (Post 8571374)
This isnt something I have seen on other projects, but the fact that they are a different color certainly leads me to believe they are to be removed at the appropriate time.

They call these "steel and plank" buildings.

The first few floors are typically steel beams with galvanized decking and concrete.

Then the plank starts typically on residential floors. Yes, the yellow beams are temporary, until the concrete planks are installed and welded into place.

jrdizzy Jun 27, 2019 1:14 PM

https://i.imgur.com/4ALtnHP.jpg

jsbrook Jun 29, 2019 7:24 PM

6.29.2019. Highest part of the steel framing is now 10 stories. Floors up through 8 stories.

https://imageshack.com/i/poKANIFnj

jsbrook Jul 5, 2019 1:03 PM

Cladding on the Locust facing side. Kind of ugly (and uglier in person than shows in this picture)...Fortunately, it's largely masked by the church and trees. Still, I hope that the floor about the church transition to glass or at least incorporate some heavy doses of glass even if this cladding continues to the top.
https://imageshack.com/i/plIvW2y7j

This definitely seems value-engineered and to depart from their materials from CDR submission: https://www.phila.gov/CityPlanning/p...%20-%20CDR.pdf See page 23 and page 32. I don't know what the hell this is, but it's not "Type A" brick panels it was supposed to be. In any case, doesn't bode well for the nice render of the hotel by the Estia folks, which I think is also DAS-designed. DAS buildings always seem much uglier than the reality. Cambria Hotel is another example.

Honestly, developers should be forced submit material changes to CDR as soon as they are made. And CDR should immediately file them publicly. Even if CDR doesn't have the power to stop them in most projects. We need more transparency.

City Wide Jul 5, 2019 1:48 PM

^^^^^^^^^^^^Amen brother!

iheartphilly Jul 5, 2019 2:43 PM

Is the maroon color cladding the final skin of the building or is that insulation or something? I’m really just not sure. Given that it is not glass with a void between, I’m wondering what is the insulation used when it is not glass on the skin of a high rise.

jsbrook Jul 5, 2019 3:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iheartphilly (Post 8624410)
Is the maroon color cladding the final skin of the building or is that insulation or something? I’m really just not sure. Given that it is not glass with a void between, I’m wondering what is the insulation used when it is not glass on the skin of a high rise.

It appears more black in person. I think that's just the light or something. But I HOPE that's not the finished product. I'm not all that optimistic. I think it more likely is.

GtownFriend Jul 5, 2019 3:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boxbot (Post 7879238)
All photos are vanished from the first page. I believe this is the current iteration.

http://i.imgur.com/74cpLR7.jpg

Looking at this rough render of the south side, hoping that the current clading is the dark strips, mostly to be filled in with windows. Are the current installations consistent with this?

jsbrook Jul 5, 2019 4:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GtownFriend (Post 8624507)
Looking at this rough render of the south side, hoping that the current clading is the dark strips, mostly to be filled in with windows. Are the current installations consistent with this?

I don't recall seeing this one before...must not have checked into this thread during the time this was posted. But what I see in person is in about the same position as the strips in the middle of this. Gives me hope that there will be windows on the left and right as rendered.

Human Scale Jul 6, 2019 3:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GtownFriend (Post 8624507)
Looking at this rough render of the south side, hoping that the current clading is the dark strips, mostly to be filled in with windows. Are the current installations consistent with this?

The cladding in question is most definitely the very light strip in the center. Rendering shows light, reality is brown.


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