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Old 06-30-2008, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Cleveland Suburbs
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sounds like a good cincinnatian talking about kentucky .
LOL sure does.
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Old 07-02-2008, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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I don't believe for one minute this will ever be built. There's no market. Even if it's a mixed use building, there is no market in Philly to swallow a project of this size. However, it's a nice thought and design.
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:20 PM
 
Location: East Tennessee and Atlanta
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god i hope so....

but i doubt it. i don't think it wants to be really. i think the ACC tower is more to show the world that Philly is still an international player and not just a crime zone. the tower (if built) hopefully will lure a big global corporation away from NYC and spark center city with more retail, restaurants, movie theatre...and draw more residents..


love this rendering (view from the stadiums) although not sure if it should be a little closer to the CC

Philly has a really great skyline. I think it's one of the best in the US. (top 5) As for this being built--I'd say doubtful, especially RIGHT NOW--in this banking and economic fiasco of ours. But, if the financial backers are on board, and the developers can fill the building, it could get built. How much opposition there is to it being built though, is another story. Is there much?
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Old 07-02-2008, 02:24 PM
 
Location: North Central Indiana
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Philadelphia Tower Hopes To Be Biggest In United States

The American Commerce Center, a newly proposed skyscraper in Philadelphia, now hopes to be the biggest in the United States. This is not met without opposition, however.


The American Commerce Center, a newly proposed skyscraper in Philadelphia, plans on becoming the biggest building in the United States. At this time that goal seems higly unlikley. It will be met by strong opposition from both near and far. This does not stop the American Commerce Center's developer from having high hopes about the future.

To the Northeast of Philadelphia, in New York City, a new building is already taking shape. On the site of the World Trade Centers, The Freedom Tower is also looking to be the biggest in the United States. At 1,776 feet, this new tower will already stand taller then the proposed Philadelphia Building. What if this building never is finished? That scenario would not give American Commerce Center the title by default.

At the mouth of the Chicago River, an even bigger building then the Freedom Tower is under construction. The Chicago Spire, set to stand at 2,000 feet would be the biggest building in the United States upon completion. Like it's Philadelphia counterpart, this building also aims for the title, and is much more likley to get it.

There are many other problems working against American Commerce Center. Philadelphia residents worry the tower would be out of scale with the surrounding area. Neighbors say it may block the sun and bring too much traffic. There is also the issue of weather or not to count the antenna on the Sears Tower, which would end the dreams of the Philadelphia building.

Only time will tell if the Philadelphia Tower will be completed, but it's certainly an uphill battle

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Old 07-02-2008, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Ok problem number one, none of these buildings will be the BIGGEST building in the U.S., simply the tallest.

Problem number two, "...the issue of weather or not to count the antenna...," umm, whether?
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Old 07-02-2008, 03:56 PM
 
Location: North Central Indiana
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hahaha don't hate on me for posting the most recent article on the subject I could find, lol
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Old 07-02-2008, 03:58 PM
 
Location: North Central Indiana
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I find the design for the American Commerce Center to be a really nice one actually. I find it silly that people compare it too the Freedom tower, because it looks unique all on it's own.
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Old 07-02-2008, 04:00 PM
 
Location: moving again
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^^ The design of this tower is very similar to the old design of 1 WTC. That's why its compared, not to the new design
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Old 07-02-2008, 04:07 PM
 
Location: North Central Indiana
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Ohh thanks Billiam, I was wondering where the comparison came from.

I'm sure this video has been seen before, but I can't help but post it

YouTube - Philadelphia announces 1500FT "American Commerce Center"
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Old 08-20-2008, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Red Land High School
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I believe that this towner would fit in really nicely in the Philadelphia Skyline. The architecture is of landmark quality and would bring a lot of recongnition to Philadelphia. Also, a large city like Philadlephia should be able to find tenants to fill it. I hope this tower is built.
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