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Philadelphia to get a 1500 footer?

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Hey I'm suprised that you Philli's missed this one. Your city may get a big mix use 1500 foot skyscraper placing philli on the global skyscraper map.

Article from Pilli.com.

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Not many here from Philadelphia, unfortunately, so things can slip through the cracks.

The article inaccurately forgets things like the Freedom Tower, Burj Dubai, etc... as being taller than this proposal. But a very interesting proposal. This would really stick out for Philly, perhaps give it life again being overshadowed by bigger NYC and DC on both sides.

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Not many here from Philadelphia, unfortunately, so things can slip through the cracks.

The article inaccurately forgets things like the Freedom Tower, Burj Dubai, etc... as being taller than this proposal. But a very interesting proposal. This would really stick out for Philly, perhaps give it life again being overshadowed by bigger NYC and DC on both sides.

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For the record, DC is *not* bigger than Philly, either in metro or city size. People keep forgetting that.

As for being overshadowed, DC overshadows Philly as far as business and tourism are concerned. However, in terms of the restaurant scene, nightlife scene, and other urban amenities, Philly has always been ahead of DC. When it comes to buildings...

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... When it comes to buildings, Philly has never been overshadowed by DC since Philly has had taller buildings than DC for 100 years and even now (pre-the 1500 foor building), already has the tallest building in the Northeastern US outside of NYC (the Comcast Center).

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The US Congress imposed a citywide height limit on DC on buildings starting in 1899. Tt was later revised somewhat in 1910 but it has the effect of keeping buildings to around 15 stories maximum. This limit is still in effect today. The reason for this is they don't want the national monuments overshadowed by highrises. Thus building height shouldn't be used as a criteria in this comparison.

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