Riverwalk North Tower Tops Out as South Tower Continues Ascent in Center City West

Riverwalk North Tower. Photo by Thomas Koloski
  1. The two-tower Riverwalk development next to the Schuylkill River in Center City West is steadily progressing, with the 315-foot-tall, 28-story north tower topped out, and the core of the south tower rising to around a quarter of its future 362-foot, 32-story height. Designed by Gensler and developed by PMC Properties, the nearly identical buildings will bring a total of 711 residential units, with 331 residential in the north tower and 380 in the south tower. The pair will bring a total of over 100,000 square feet of floor space to a rapidly growing section of Center City.

Riverwalk and Philadelphia skyline September 2020. Photo by Thomas Koloski

Since YIMBY visited the site two months ago, a great deal of progress has been made on the two towers. While the glass has been rising on the north tower at a slow but steady pace, the taller south tower’s core and the floor plates have been ascending with a red crawler crane next to the superstructure. It is possible that the metal and glass façade of the north tower will be completed by the end of the year as the cladding is now reaching the roof. The concrete structure of the south tower could top out by the summer of 2021.

Riverwalk North Tower cladding. Photo by Thomas Koloski

Riverwalk North Tower parapet. Photo by Thomas Koloski

The two new buildings will significantly impact the area both in terms of offerings and its affect on the skyline. The base of the tower will house a Giant supermarket, and will be surrounded by new development such as two residential buildings proposed at 2301 John F. Kennedy Boulevard and 33 North 22nd Street, along with two office towers at 2222 Market Street and the not-yet-revealed 2120 Market Street.

Riverwalk (left) and the Philadelphia skyline from South Street Bridge. Photo by Thomas Koloski

The north tower is scheduled to be completed next year. The south tower will be finished by the end of 2022.

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1 Comment on "Riverwalk North Tower Tops Out as South Tower Continues Ascent in Center City West"

  1. Looks good!! 😁👍🏼

    A very nice addition to the Schuylkill River skyline!

    Having more skyscrapers along the Schuylkill Expressway makes for a fun drive. 😁👍🏼

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