Possible New Design Surfaces At 2120 Market Street, Center City

2120 Market via Brandywine Realty Trust

Rumors about development at the lot at 2100 Market Street in western Center City have circulated for a long time, with the site being perfectly suited for a new tower. Though there has been no official announcement from Brandywine Realty Trust, the company website shows a project rendering as part of a greater graphic. The new tower will sit on a lot that measures nearly 29,000 square feet.

Future Philadelphia skyline. Image by Brandywine Realty Trust

Though the site witnessed a tragic building collapse on June 5, 2013, killing six people, just two years later a design for an office and residential tower was revealed. Following public outrage at the news of new construction at the site of a recent tragedy, a memorial known as the June 5th memorial was completed on the five-year anniversary of the collapse.

The original building proposed in 2015 consisted of nine blocky shapes in various sizes, with each block divided for specific purposes such as amenity, office, and residential. It is hard to tell what exactly the new building looks like due to the low resolution rendering, but it definitely adds uniqueness to the area. The new design stays away from the blocky aesthetic, with the many angles cut into the new structure. The top part of the building is covered with typical blue glass. In contrast, the base of the building appears to be clad in some type of orange material.

Below you can find 3D models based on the leaked image.

2120 Market with skyline. Model by Thomas Koloski

2120 Market with skyline. Model by Thomas Koloski

2120 Market with skyline. Model by Thomas Koloski

2120 Market with skyline. Model by Thomas Koloski

2120 Market with skyline. Model by Thomas Koloski

2120 Market with skyline. Model by Thomas Koloski

2120 Market with skyline. Model by Thomas Koloski

2120 Market with skyline. Model by Thomas Koloski

2120 Market with skyline. Model by Thomas Koloski

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1 Comment on "Possible New Design Surfaces At 2120 Market Street, Center City"

  1. John L Hemphill | August 21, 2020 at 4:48 pm | Reply

    Amazing; amazing; it reminds me of New York City or Chicago 20 years ago; Philadelphia has come so far so fast.

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