Item Details

Cira Center, Philadelphia [electronic resource]

Electric Sky (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
It is an increasingly common scenario: a developer wants to build a tower in a depressed urban area, and must fill half the building before permits are issued. What's the ace in the hole? A superstar architect who brings media attention to the project. This program recounts such a story, in which Petronas Towers and Canary Wharf creator Cesar Pelli waved his magic design wand over the Cira Center project, making it stand apart from other Philadelphia high-rises. In addition to the building's design features, the program reflects on the question: are celebrity architects over-hyped and overpaid, and what-if any-public benefits exist to offset their staggering paychecks?
Release Date
2008
Run Time
28 min.
Language
English
Rating
11 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 08, 2008.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Series
Vertical City: Ten Skyscraper Case Studies
Vertical City
Contents
  • Philadelphia's Celebrity Architect-Built Skyscraper (3:27)
  • Advantages for Skyscraper's Tenants (2:37)
  • Interior of Cira Center Skyscraper (1:57)
  • Financial Partners for Cira Center's Construction (2:30)
  • Value of Celebrity Architects (4:42)
  • Prestige Attracts Tenants (1:24)
  • Architect Cesar Pelli on Cira Center and Architecture (5:42)
  • Technology and Window Washing at Cira Center (3:03)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2008], c2007.
Publisher no.
  • 39194s Films Media Group
  • 39202 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (28 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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