Excavation has begun for the 361-foot-tall, 28-story tower at 3025 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in University City, West Philadelphia. Designed by the Practice for Architecture and Urbanism and developed by Brandywine Realty Trust, the skyscraper will rise to a height of 361 feet, and may top out by the end of this year. The larger floors will feature retail at the lower floors and laboratory space, with residential space located in the thinner upper portion of the tower, situated above the amenity floor. The building will be the first skyscraper to rise at the 14-acre Schuylkill Yards megadevelopment.
In the last update from February, Philadelphia YIMBY observed fences around the site and the nearby 3001 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, with the lots used for public parking. By now, the site is closed off from the other parking lot to the east and excavation is in progress, with workers and machinery observed working at the site during the visit. At the northwest corner, the pavement has been dug out and is stored in a pile next to the fence, while another dirt mound continues to rise as the digging progresses.
Though excavation is already underway, sources state that the official groundbreaking is scheduled for March 15th. The building is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2023.