Work Nearing Completion on The Hamilton in Franklintown, North Philadelphia

Rendering of The Hamilton via BLT Architects.

Construction work is nearing completion on The Hamilton at 1500 Hamilton Street in Franklintown, North Philadelphia. Designed by MY Architecture and developed by the Community College of Philadelphia and the Radnor Property Group, the 599-unit project consists of two phases. The first is a 10-story, 147-foot-tall building that has been complete for some time now. Over the summer work began on the second phase, which consists of a 16-story, 197-foot-tall tower, which YIMBY confirmed as topped-out in January.

The Hamilton from nearby parking garage. Credit: Colin LeStourgeon.

Significant progress has been made to the tower since YIMBY’s last visit, when the façade was only beginning to rise up the structure. By now, though a few windows remain to be installed, the façade has essentially assumed its final appearance, and the tower now resembles its shorter attached twin. The tower crane has been taken down, a significant milestone for the project’s progress. The vast majority of the remaining work on the tower will lie within the interior,  which also appears well underway.

The simple and modern façade appears to be of high quality. Uniformly-sized windows combined with the gray façade create a pleasant appearance, with yellow accents that allow the tower to pop.

View of the Hamilton. Credit: Colin LeStourgeon.

The Hamilton’s façade. Credit: Colin LeStourgeon.

View of The Hamilton. Credit: Colin LeStourgeon.

View of The Hamilton. Credit: Colin LeStourgeon.

The building is likely to be completed later this year.

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1 Comment on "Work Nearing Completion on The Hamilton in Franklintown, North Philadelphia"

  1. There is no Franklin Town! The very name Franklin Town grates on the nerves of many older neighbors who still live in the “redeveloped” area. For the reasons why see the two articles on the Franklin Town project starting at The name of Franklin Town Park was officially changed by the City in 2011 to Matthias Baldwin Park for these reasons, and the website NextDoor last year changed the name of the neighborhood from Franklin Town (or Franklintown) to Baldwin Park. Names matter. The Franklin Town development mowed down 50 acres and left mostly decades of surface parking lots, and what they did build is Stalinist dreck. Realtors, please, our neighborhood is Baldwin park, not Franklin Town!

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