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Old Posted Dec 4, 2022, 10:03 AM
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Pearl has some pretty nice buildings on S. Broad and Rittenhouse. They also own 801 Chestnut over by Jeweler's Row. Would be great if they became more invested in the area - it's got a lot of potential.
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Not 801 Chestnut — that’s Philadelphia Parking Authority and essentially part of the would-have-been Disney Hole site.
I see now that you must have meant 801 Walnut St (aka 140-42 S 8th St), where Pearl did an apartment conversion c. 2010-11. See this Hidden City article from 2014 by GroJLart:
Coffee Comeback On Jewelers Row | Hidden City Philadelphia

Hidden City published a new piece by Kimberly Haas yesterday:
Toll Brothers Abandons Jewelers’ Row Project with Sale to Pearl Properties | Hidden City Philadelphia
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I see now that you must have meant 801 Walnut St (aka 140-42 S 8th St), where Pearl did an apartment conversion c. 2010-11. See this Hidden City article from 2014 by GroJLart:
Coffee Comeback On Jewelers Row | Hidden City Philadelphia

Hidden City published a new piece by Kimberly Haas yesterday:
Toll Brothers Abandons Jewelers’ Row Project with Sale to Pearl Properties | Hidden City Philadelphia
Pearl has a real opportunity here to make Toll look even worse then they do now. If they come out with a dope new design and rebuild the old frontage to look more period correct, it would be a huge F U to Toll.
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l rebuild the old frontage to look more period correct, it would be a huge F U to Toll.
This is what I'm really hoping for! None of Toll's designs worked well with the eclectic streetscape.
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When was the last time Philly got any exciting tower ? Maybe fmc ? Everything been so mid for the past couple years , we never gona get anything cool
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When was the last time Philly got any exciting tower ? Maybe fmc ? Everything been so mid for the past couple years , we never gona get anything cool
Comcast 2 is awesome (it came after FMC).

Arthaus on South Broad is a winner and my favorite new tower in Center City.

And while not a tall tower, 2222 Market Street turned out awesome.

The Laurel on Rittenhouse is good but not great.

The red block building on JFK will be awesome if/when it is built.
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Comcast 2 is awesome (it came after FMC).

Arthaus on South Broad is a winner and my favorite new tower in Center City.

And while not a tall tower, 2222 Market Street turned out awesome.

The Laurel on Rittenhouse is good but not great.

The red block building on JFK will be awesome if/when it is built.

My point is we haven’t got any landmark building since Comcast/ fmc , a tower that represent the city something iconic
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My point is we haven’t got any landmark building since Comcast/ fmc , a tower that represent the city something iconic
I'd say both the Laurel and Arthaus are landmark towers, though I think I understand your sentiment.
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My point is we haven’t got any landmark building since Comcast/ fmc , a tower that represent the city something iconic
I mean, the 2nd Comcast tower, which is the tallest building in the city, was only completed 4 years ago. Are we expecting a new tallest building every year or something? Lol
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I'd argue that while not tall, Penn's new hospital is a really bold landscape-changing project and has only been finished for a year. And the CTC hasn't even been open for 5 years yet
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I think there are no views of the city that haven't been changed dramatically over the last 5 years. Perhaps more than I can ever remember. The densification in all directions is a landmark for me.
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