All around the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, there has been much new development proposed in various shapes and sizes. The skyline extending to the north of Center City is something the citizens of Philadelphia rarely get to see, though the trend is changing since the The Alexander, the tallest building in the area, finished in 2018. Now, 2100 Hamilton Street, a new residential structure at 2100 Hamilton Street in Spring Garden, is close to topping out at 115 feet and 11 stories.
The site of the new building, at the corner of Hamilton and North 21st Street just to the north of the Rodin Museum, used to be a parking lot. With the lot being cut by Pennsylvania Avenue on an angle, the building site is shaped as a triangle. The shape has led to an interesting design facing the Parkway. Under the white and blue crane is the skeleton of the building that has risen seven out of 11 stories, more than halfway up to the top.
The building doesn’t take up the entire triangular site, but features a western wing with the east face pulling out to form an angle. In the middle of the south face is a block popping out to add more floor space to every floor, with balconies pop out for even more space to give residents an outdoor views.
The building is scheduled for completion in 2021.