Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Dead-Ass Proposal of the Week-- January 2nd

Kimmel Cancer Center

1001 Locust Street

                     Here's a Dead-Asser that illustrates how much things have changed in good ol' Philadelphia in the last 15 years. When this crazy motherfucker was proposed, it was considered a MAJOR building that would change the skyline forever. The largest building proposal for the city in a decade and the tallest construction project in Washington Square West in 7 decades. Nowadays, this proposal would fall into the shuffle of ~130 projects now in some stage of development in the city.
                    Read more at the Philadelphia City Paper's Naked City Blog!


  1. Strange. Way back, when the Western Union building was still a boarded up shell and the 2-story structure that stood where Walgreen's is today (and the best latenight diner, The Savoy, once stood), I remember hearing that Jeff was proposing a research facility that started at 11th & Locust as a 2-story structure and then grew to several when it reached Camac (this included tearing down the WUB). I wonder if this was a larger modification of what was planned for that sight...

  2. GroJLart, I really enjoy your depth of reporting on this blog. Do you utilize city deed records to get the ownership info on parcels?