Topping out appears imminent at Arthaus, a 542-foot-tall, 47-story tower rising at 311 South Broad Street in Center City, a few blocks to the south of City Hall. The project’s height is remarkable for the area and the building already stands high above the surroundings. The tower will have 107 units, with the lower four floors designated for amenity, retail, and parking space. The tower is designed by the renowned architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox, which also designed the one of the city’s tallest buildings, the BNY Mellon Center at 1735 Market Street. Developer Dranoff Properties is also behind the 375-foot-tall, 163-unit Symphony House, completed a block south at 1414 Pine Street in 2007.
The blue tower crane sticks into the skyline at a height of 575 feet, attached to the south face of the skyscraper. The tower’s structure now rises a few stories over the final terrace, with mechanical levels above the two-story penthouse under construction. The top of the core has reached the roof level, which sits at 528 feet. Cladding has now reached the 26th floor, seven floors below the first terrace. The four-story podium to the north has reached the second floor, and will likely top out shortly after the tower tops out.
In the last YIMBY update, Arthaus was rising at an incredibly faster rate due to the crown of the tower continuing construction, shrinking the floor plates four times below the roof. The cladding had reached the 19th floor and was rising at a similar pace as the floor plates. The four story podium had finally risen above the ground as it had only stood one floor above the ground.
The tower’s anticipated completion is May 2022, as stated on an on-site sign.
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Nothing welcomes you to Center City like a skyscraper as your driving up South Broad Street.
A very nice welcoming addition to the skyline!
The best part?
If you’re visiting and need directions to the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, just look for the Arthaus tower!