1234 Market Street
|Nineteen Shitsky-Five. From Cardcow.com.|
|See, in the rendering it doesn't look that bad because the windows are distinguishable from the building. Pic from the place described in the big-ass watermark.|
|Frank Rizzo inspecting a model of the future 1200 block of Market. Watermark.|
|The groundbreaking. Rizzo nonchalantly smashes a champagne bottle. Watermark.|
|Under construction. Watermark.|
|People signing a girder. Watermark.|
Once completed in 1972, The Chamber of Commerce moved in along with a bunch of other city offices. Then came SEPTA. In 1992, SEPTA needed a building. They had offices scattered across 4 buildings in the city and were fucking tired of it. They thought about building a skyscraper on top of the Gallery, but figured that would be way too fucking awesome. They bought 1234 in 1993 for 64.8 million dollars and has been there ever since.
Recently, strictly for bragging rights, they spent MILLIONS and MILLIONS of dollars to make this Stinking Pile of Putrescence energy efficient. The EPA even awarded 1234 Market with it's Energy Star Label in 2010. Just remember that the next time you get mugged by a cockroach in one of SEPTA's decaying subway stations. You can say to yourself as the roach is eating your cell phone, "At least 1234 Market is 9% more energy efficient! FUUUUUUUUUUUUuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu"
What is it with buildings named after their address? Be more creative next time, you fucks.