If Jay Z and Beyonce Did Buy at 500 Walnut This Is What Their Paradise Would Look Like

Late yesterday afternoon Michael Angelina from Berkshire Realty, posted this on his somewhat in active blog, Jay Z and Beyonce had purchased the most expensive Philadelphia Real Estate ever

a condo at 500 Walnut, which just had it’s ground breaking 2 weeks ago and overlooks Independence Hall, for 20 Million dollars.  I certainly thought it was possible, Philly is the place to be according to a dozen lists that have been published recently. (Although I was wondering about the price since the most expensive listing for 500 Walnut is $17 million)

Councilman Mark
Squilla, Alan Greenberger. Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Director
of Commerce, Mayor Michael Nutter, Tom Scannapieco, Scannapieco Development
Corporation, Jerry Holbrook COO at Fox Chase Bank, Herb Kolben, Senior Vice
President at ULLICO, William G. Schwartz, and Cecil Baker, architecture at the ground breaking earlier this month. I photographed the event and the photos are in the Business Journal and will be in Philly Mag.
 and contacted my client as I just photographed the grand breaking ceremony for them, who told me “…the rumor about Jay Z and Beyonce is just that. Wouldn’t it be nice though…” But let’s take a look at what Queen Bey and Jay are giving up…

The lobby is pretty fly

 This would be the unit Beyonce and Jay would be buying.

 Here’s the gym

 The building has it’s own masseuse
Nice roof deck
 with a fireplace

 There’s a community room. Can you imagine Jay and Bey as your neighbors playing a little 8 ball?
Unfortunately their fannies won’t be sitting in this Board Room as my contact at 500 Walnut tells me that there’s no truth to the rumor, even though they wish it were true. What an opportunity missed by the Carter’s, did they even check out the automated garage where your car drops you off at your front door then parks the car for you? http://www.500walnut.net/amenities/


Diner en Blanc at Swann Fountain – Videos and Photos

And the trek to dinner begins. Doesn’t look like it was much trouble to tote the elements used in a picnic to the destination.

The participants turned it out

Dan Reinherz and Hadas Kuznits start the romantic evening with a kiss

The life of the party Tim Adams
Stormy Lundy, Special Events Reading Terminal Market, Chef Christina Wilson, on current season of Hell’s Kitchen, and standing is her girlfriend Sara Ann Kelly, PR (Update: Congratulations on Christina’s win on Hell’s Kitchen. I kinda thought so since she left her job. The gals are going to have a wonderful life, I wish them well in Las Vegas.)

Sara Ann Kelly, PR 

Sarah Doheny, YUBpr and John Soden

Sparklers and the start of dancing (still getting used to the camera, you might need Dramamine.)
Look who I caught dancing in this 5 minute clip

Then there was the final song