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Re: Philly Area Architecture, Skyline, and Past/Future Proje

Postby mickbayne » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:34 pm

The light at the top of the Comcast Technology Center is on tonight. I think for the first time in a while. Seems like it's not as bright and annoying as before.
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Re: Philly Area Architecture, Skyline, and Past/Future Proje

Postby CalvinBall » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:06 pm

Glad they realized it was terrible
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Re: Philly Area Architecture, Skyline, and Past/Future Proje

Postby mickbayne » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:12 pm

CalvinBall wrote:Glad they realized it was terrible

Ehh it's still not great. Guessing most people still won't be happy with it.
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Re: Philly Area Architecture, Skyline, and Past/Future Proje

Postby Bucky » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:25 am

didn't the ibx building go through the same thing

ok it did, i remember it
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Re: Philly Area Architecture, Skyline, and Past/Future Proje

Postby swishnicholson » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:46 am

Bucky wrote:didn't the ibx building go through the same thing

ok it did, i remember it


The building and the lighting don't bother me as much as it does some, but I have to admit when I had my first clear view from directly nort is was pretty uninspiring. A box on a box, with a narrow shoebox stapled to the top. From the east and west perspectives it's a little more graceful.
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Re: Philly Area Architecture, Skyline, and Past/Future Proje

Postby swishnicholson » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:31 pm

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Re: Philly Area Architecture, Skyline, and Past/Future Proje

Postby CalvinBall » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:41 pm

I don't know if any of you follow StreetsDept on Instagram, but he wants to paint the Walt Whitman Bridge the colors of the pride flag.

He has a petition and everything.

Problem is, it was just painted and it cost over 60 million dollars and 2.5 years to do. The last time it was painted was in 1992.

The maintenance of a bridge with 8 or whatever colors of paint too is laughable.

It's mildly offensive how little research he did before "launching" (his words) this project.
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Re: Philly Area Architecture, Skyline, and Past/Future Proje

Postby Warszawa » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:01 am

CalvinBall wrote:I don't know if any of you follow StreetsDept on Instagram, but he wants to paint the Walt Whitman Bridge the colors of the pride flag.

He has a petition and everything.

Problem is, it was just painted and it cost over 60 million dollars and 2.5 years to do. The last time it was painted was in 1992.

The maintenance of a bridge with 8 or whatever colors of paint too is laughable.

It's mildly offensive how little research he did before "launching" (his words) this project.


I would like a different color than the one they picked but not 8 of them. I was thinking yellow the other day - against a blue sky background you get the city colors....but then it looks like a Pittsburgh bridge. Then I was thinking why Walt Whitman then I remember Camden. I would still prefer the Foles bridge.
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Re: Philly Area Architecture, Skyline, and Past/Future Proje

Postby swishnicholson » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:54 pm

Warszawa wrote:
CalvinBall wrote:I don't know if any of you follow StreetsDept on Instagram, but he wants to paint the Walt Whitman Bridge the colors of the pride flag.

He has a petition and everything.

Problem is, it was just painted and it cost over 60 million dollars and 2.5 years to do. The last time it was painted was in 1992.

The maintenance of a bridge with 8 or whatever colors of paint too is laughable.

It's mildly offensive how little research he did before "launching" (his words) this project.


I would like a different color than the one they picked but not 8 of them. I was thinking yellow the other day - against a blue sky background you get the city colors....but then it looks like a Pittsburgh bridge. Then I was thinking why Walt Whitman then I remember Camden. I would still prefer the Foles bridge.


Or the Wentz-foles Bridge-with the transition somewhere around 2/3 across.

I've l always loved the Ben Franklin Blue color and disliked the Walt Whitman Green, though it seemed appropriate for the highway interchange to industrial wasteland landscape it traverses. Admit the proposal Calvin mentions looks impractical (and cheesy) but would love to dress it up somehow. Always been the poor step-sister among Phily bridges, with no pedestrian access or dramatic skyline views. And I miss the Old Hickory bourbon sign.
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Re: Philly Area Architecture, Skyline, and Past/Future Proje

Postby azrider » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:16 pm

if you're going to do pride colors, wouldn't the tacony palmyra bridge be the better choice?
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Re: Philly Area Architecture, Skyline, and Past/Future Proje

Postby CalvinBall » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:18 pm

Walt Whitman was maybe gay. He at least wrote about homosexual desires.
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Re: Philly Area Architecture, Skyline, and Past/Future Proje

Postby The Dude » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:22 pm

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Re: Philly Area Architecture, Skyline, and Past/Future Proje

Postby azrider » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:25 pm

CalvinBall wrote:Walt Whitman was maybe gay. He at least wrote about homosexual desires.


yeah... forgot about that. granted don't want old walt to get offended by getting a bridge demotion but the tacony palmyra is much more rainbow friendly.
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Re: Philly Area Architecture, Skyline, and Past/Future Proje

Postby The Dude » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:24 pm

i went into the lobby of the new comcast tower over lunch to chcek it out. the ceiling has really weird quotes streaming across it. felt like 1984
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Re: Philly Area Architecture, Skyline, and Past/Future Proje

Postby mickbayne » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:47 pm

The Dude wrote:i went into the lobby of the new comcast tower over lunch to chcek it out. the ceiling has really weird quotes streaming across it. felt like 1984

It's a Jenny Holzer art installation:

Jenny Holzer presents writing by poets, architects, visionaries, and children as a site-specific installation of nine electronic displays built for the Winter Garden ceiling of the Comcast Technology Center. Holzer proposed an artwork to echo the spirit, history, and diversity of Philadelphia and beyond by drawing content from resident and international writers, from archives, and from contributions by local students. Now text flows across the electronics in a range of colors and effects to mirror and amplify the voices represented on the art. The electronics span the Center between 18th and 19th Streets, providing multiple viewing points from the Winter Garden and the escalators, as well as from the street through Foster+Partners’ transparent architecture. At night, the Center’s glass walls offer seemingly infinite reflections of the artwork. The content is to be updated periodically to provide Comcast visitors, employees, and the Philadelphia community with text from all over the city and the world.
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Re: Philly Area Architecture, Skyline, and Past/Future Proje

Postby The Dude » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:02 pm

thanks!
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Re: Philly Area Architecture, Skyline, and Past/Future Proje

Postby joboggi » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:42 pm

The Dude wrote:idk, it's a weird place. sometimes they just randomly don't open for lunch. not sure how they'd stay in business anyway. it's been about 7 different things since i started working here



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Re: Philly Area Architecture, Skyline, and Past/Future Proje

Postby joboggi » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:47 pm

CalvinBall wrote:I don't know if any of you follow StreetsDept on Instagram, but he wants to paint the Walt Whitman Bridge the colors of the pride flag.

He has a petition and everything.

Problem is, it was just painted and it cost over 60 million dollars and 2.5 years to do. The last time it was painted was in 1992.

The maintenance of a bridge with 8 or whatever colors of paint too is laughable.

It's mildly offensive how little research he did before "launching" (his words) this project.


When do you start painting a bridge, when you finish the painting, you start again at the other side.

Paint away.

There are occasions where folks just have to have the consciousness jolted.

Besides the Walt Whitman needs a color upgrade.

The Blue Ben Franklin bridge should stay blue.
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Re: Philly Area Architecture, Skyline, and Past/Future Proje

Postby CalvinBall » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:49 pm

That's incorrect, Jo. Takes two years to paint. Paint lasts about 25 years.
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Re: Philly Area Architecture, Skyline, and Past/Future Proje

Postby joboggi » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:04 pm

CalvinBall wrote:That's incorrect, Jo. Takes two years to paint. Paint lasts about 25 years.



Straw man

Straw man alert.

Time to make a statement to the world.

They have had this for time Immemorial.

Even penquins.

It is truly in the range of normal. Perfectly normal people. More than likely the abnormal percentage is the same.

When you see the extremely talented swing another way, you just say, and I have many times, I wish you ( the gay person) would be more comfortable with your lifestyle.

If we paint enough bridges, they will get comfortable with their skin.
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