The mirror-like façade is nearing completion at 2100 Hamilton Street, an 11-story condominium located in Franklintown, North Philadelphia. Designed by Cecil Baker + Partners and developed by Bock Development Group, the 115-foot-tall building will have 27 units, many of which will offer pleasant views of the skyline and the Museum of Art. The site is situated near the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, allowing the building to be seen from some views along the iconic roadway.
In the previous update, the building was making substantial progress with the structure was starting to look like the renderings. The cladding at the time was over halfway up the structure as the glass was nearing the rooftop. Construction noticeably slowed down during winter, with only three floors of cladding installed in two months. Balconies stood out in view with their orange construction fences as construction work was actively progressing in the interior.
The building is now shaping up to its final form, as just about the entire structure is clad in glass except for the ground floor. On bright and sunny days, the building can be seen from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, particularly attractive in the late afternoon as the building lights up in the sunlight. Interior work on the residential floors is still underway, and balconies are receiving their balustrades.
The building is scheduled for completion later this year.
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In the last year we have all learned that words and names matter. The very name Franklin Town grates on the nerves of many older neighbors who still live in the “redeveloped” area that in 1971 was announced as the “city-within-a-city” Franklin Town, to be completed in a decade. For the reasons why see the two articles on the Franklin Town project starting at https://www.baldwinparkphilly.org/franklin-town 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!
Hello – just fyi this is not considered North Philadelphia.
^^^^ Yes, it is. It is in North Philadelphia since it is north of Vine Street.
The neighborhood is Baldwin Park. I think the neighborhood “North Philadelphia” by your criterion would include 70 square miles.
Hopeless location – the center of Whole Foods and Target distribution center. Plus noisy customers and trucks from 24/7 Wawa.