Between the Colket Translational Research Building and the Fisher Translational Research Center
|It's deeper now than it was in this pic from October 2011.|
For the history of this lot, look no further than the Butt-Fugly building article here. I still don't know what the fuck Translational Research is. Wait a minute... this hole almost seems like a construction site. Could CHoP's South Campus Master Plan actually be a go?!?!? If it is, what form will it take? There have been a shitton of renders of what would be built on this spot over the years.
|Obviously an old one. The Civic Center is still there.|
|This one has the Colket Tranlational Research Center in it but it looks all weird.|
|Here's the same configuration of buildings as above but with goofy colors.|
|The accompanying text said that this was an 8 storey building.|
I guess that's what's going on... but the question still remains... why the fuck do they need to go so deep over a five storey building? Also, the deepest part of the hole is in an area that every rendering has as a grassy open space. I know that this area of land has had its share of landfill applied in the early to mid 19th Century... maybe that's what is being removed.
You have to be pretty impressed with an organization says "fuck you" to the Great Recession and sells off a bunch of shit to get their buildings built. Though the future South Campus Complex will probably pale in comparison to the old master plan for it, it is another step in the right direction for the city. Oh, and kids' lives will get saved too... but fuck that, this is an architecture blog.
|The least deep section of the hole as of yesterday.|