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Old 04-03-2017, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Philadelphia - Delaware Waterfront: Extra height proposed for Edward Corner building in hardship appeal

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PlanPhilly | Extra height proposed for Edward Corner building in hardship appeal

This is part of a larger 8-story mixed-use development being built on the parking lot next door:
Rock-climbing gym part of new Fishtown apartment building
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Old 04-03-2017, 08:21 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Philadelphia - Delaware Waterfront: Extra height proposed for Edward Corner building in hardship appeal

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PlanPhilly | Extra height proposed for Edward Corner building in hardship appeal

This is part of a larger 8-story mixed-use development being built on the parking lot next door:
Rock-climbing gym part of new Fishtown apartment building
Yay, I love seeing buildings over 4 stories going up in Philly.

For those of you Pittsburgh posters who aren't familiar with Philadelphia, the city has a major fear of heights problem, don't let the Comcast Towers fool you.
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Old 04-03-2017, 08:41 PM
 
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Yay, I love seeing buildings over 4 stories going up in Philly.

For those of you Pittsburgh posters who aren't familiar with Philadelphia, the city has a major fear of heights problem, don't let the Comcast Towers fool you.

There's a hell of a lot more high rise construction going on in Philly other than Comcast - e.g., FMC, W Hotel, The Alexander, East Market, 500 Walnut, Roberts Center, 1213 Walnut, etc., etc.
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Old 04-03-2017, 09:23 PM
 
Location: New York City
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There's a hell of a lot more high rise construction going on in Philly other than Comcast - e.g., FMC, W Hotel, The Alexander, East Market, 500 Walnut, Roberts Center, 1213 Walnut, etc., etc.
I am well aware, but there is an equal amount of resistance and missed opportunities. I can think of about a dozen recent instances off the top of my head.

Philadelphia has a beautiful skyline, but many would rather a city of row-homes over tall and/ or cutting edge designs. The tide has begun to change, but still slow to take off outside of the main CC high-rise cluster. Seeing projects that are mid-rise in height all the way up Delaware Ave makes me very happy, because that is how a corridor like that should be.

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Old 04-04-2017, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Washington County, PA
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Yay, I love seeing buildings over 4 stories going up in Philly.

For those of you Pittsburgh posters who aren't familiar with Philadelphia, the city has a major fear of heights problem, don't let the Comcast Towers fool you.
Trust me, we have the same problems on our side of the state

Look at this huge mistake from last year

http://www.city-data.com/forum/pitts...ned-strip.html

Lowered from 18 floors to 6 because of NIMBYS.
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Old 04-04-2017, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Philadelphia - Apartments, retail planned for historic stable on North Broad

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http://philly.curbed.com/2017/4/4/15...-reuse-project
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Old 04-04-2017, 11:17 AM
 
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Yay, I love seeing buildings over 4 stories going up in Philly.

For those of you Pittsburgh posters who aren't familiar with Philadelphia, the city has a major fear of heights problem, don't let the Comcast Towers fool you.
Come on...You weren't even born when that was definitely true. Lol. And it becomes less true all the time. If anyone had told me that there would eventually be true high rises on the west bank of the Schuylkill a decade ago I would have called them crazy.
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Old 04-04-2017, 12:38 PM
 
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Suburban Commercial Districts - Pittsburgh

Beaver Street - Sewickley
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.5404...8i6656!6m1!1e1


East Main St. - Carnegie - This borough is connected to downtown Pittsburgh via the West Busway. The last stop drops you off near the main business district.
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4080...8i6656!6m1!1e1

Carnegie Station
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4059...8i6656!6m1!1e1

Penn Ave - Wilkinsburg - Main transit hub for the eastern suburbs and the main Park and Ride hub. The Martin Luther King Jr. East Busway used to terminate at Penn Ave but was extended to Rankin Borough a decade or so ago.

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4436...8i6656!6m1!1e1

Wood St.
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4431...8i6656!6m1!1e1

South Ave.
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4423...8i6656!6m1!1e1

Currently under renovation the former Pennsylvania Railroad train station. This sits adjacent to the MLK East Busway
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4433...8i6656!6m1!1e1

Wlikinsburg Station - MLK Busway
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4466...8i1664!6m1!1e1

Swissvale PA - Also has a stop along the MLK East Busway
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4211...8i6656!6m1!1e1

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sw...828275!6m1!1e1

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4217...8i6656!6m1!1e1

Regent Square - Edgewood
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4319...8i6656!6m1!1e1

Aspinwall - Commercial Ave
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4902...8i6656!6m1!1e1

Blawnox - Freeport Rd
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4930...8i6656!6m1!1e1

Oakmont - Allegheny River Blvd.
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.5192...8i6656!6m1!1e1

Perrysville - Perrysville Ave US Rt.19
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.5399...8i6656!6m1!1e1

Bellvue - Lincoln Ave
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Be...517215!6m1!1e1

Dormont - West liberty Blvd Is served by the Red Line light rail and is a very dense community south of Pittsburgh
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.3918...8i6656!6m1!1e1

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.3899...8i6656!6m1!1e1

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.3974...8i6656!6m1!1e1

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.3966...8i6656!6m1!1e1

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.3956...8i6656!6m1!1e1

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.3951...8i6656!6m1!1e1

Mt Lebanon - Washington Rd
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.3833...8i6656!6m1!1e1

Adjacent apartment blocks
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.3795...8i1664!6m1!1e1

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.3791...8i1664!6m1!1e1

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Old 04-04-2017, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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^^Very nice! Dormont and Mount Lebanon are definitely my favorites. I think I like Dormont the best.
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Old 04-04-2017, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Washington County, PA
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^^Very nice! Dormont and Mount Lebanon are definitely my favorites. I think I like Dormont the best.
Dormont is a VERY dense, walkable "suburb" haha. It's population density is even slightly higher than Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, primarily due to the focus on residential density.
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