Brickstone Buys Hale Building

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  1. Titus

    Titus Well-Known Member

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    While I appreciate the guidelines, I don't see how this design "is compatible with the architectural features". It's a silly design and a bit lazy and out of scale with the structure. Still I'm delighted the project is moving forward.
     
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  2. Notcom

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    It's mostly the scale and massing that bothered me: i.e. it's a large void in what is otherwise a dense masonry facade; perhaps they considered a smaller portal and thought it looked too "fortress like" or something, but I suspect they just wanted a more open lobby.

    As a side note, is the project aiming for (Historic) Tax Credits, or was that just there for reference ??
     
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  3. Jayfar

    Jayfar Junior Old Fart

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    I'm not fond of that aspect either. I can't recall if anyone said they like it.
    I don't know it for a fact, but I can't imagine that they wouldn't be. And Brickstone is strong in historic restoration, so they're certainly well aware of the availability of tax credits.
     
  4. MNG1324

    MNG1324 Well-Known Member

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    Well they got a tenant for the office space so this project is a go finally. I wonder what kind of retail they will land.....I hope it's not rolled ice cream.
     
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  5. mixiboi

    mixiboi Philly Remixed

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    Speaking of Brickstone tenants, that Wrap Shack is fancier then imagine...even serving alcohol
     
  6. MNG1324

    MNG1324 Well-Known Member

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    Where is this located?
     
  7. mixiboi

    mixiboi Philly Remixed

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    11th St next to Milkboy.
     

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