Concrete work has reached ground level at LVL North, a nine-story, 410-unit development under construction at 510 North Broad Street in Spring Garden, North Philadelphia. Designed by JKRP Architects and developed by the Alterra Property Group, the project will include a retail component, with the GIANT supermarket planned to lease one-third of the total space inside the 378,000-square-foot building.
The project’s currently proposed height represents a nearly 100-foot downgrade from the previous proposal, which called for two buildings rising 330 feet tall and 140 feet tall.
In the last updates, the red cranes that currently rise over the foundation were erected to help continue the work especially for when it reaches above ground. The foundation was dug by January and the concrete mat was poured in March with the floors above starting construction on the east side of the foundation. The foundation walls were nearly complete at the site as most of the sections were already poured around the site, with the cranes making a mark on the skyline from views from the north.
The cranes are now in full swing with more progress being done since the last update. Parts of the ground floor now rise up to street level with rear secured in place while most of the basement floors are still being worked on under the streets’ elevation. On the west side of the site, a small excavator is digging up the last bits of the soil that used to fill the foundation. With the pace of the construction, the entire foundation may be at street level by the middle of the summer, making a notable impact on lower North Broad Street and lower North Philadelphia in general.
The building is projected to be completed by the second quarter of 2022.
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Pretty plain looking
Hard to believe someone was paid to design this — you’d think the city would have at least minimal design standards