2222 Market Street Rises Above Ground in Center City West

2222 Market Street. Photo by Parkway Corporation

Just a month after the erection of the tower crane, the steel structure is underway at 2222 Market Street in Center City West. The building is one of many projects transforming the west side of Center City. Designed by Gensler, the structure will rise 318 feet and 20 stories high and will feature a modern mix of glass, metal, and stone cladding. The building is developed by Parkway Commercial Properties, which used to operate the parking lot that used to occupy the block.

2222 Market Street looking northeast. Photo by Thomas Koloski

2222 Market Street looking northeast. Photo by Thomas Koloski

By the April update, the first section of the tower crane was spotted as it was set into the foundation. The majority of the excavation was completed, with piles of soil scattered the site. The foundation walls were underway, with a few sections already poured and dried. Additional concrete was poured on the south side of the site, starting the construction of the core.

2222 Market Street looking northwest. Photo by Thomas Koloski

2222 Market Street looking northwest. Photo by Thomas Koloski

In the recent walk around the site, we noticed steel beams were first noticed from two blocks away to the southwest. Up close, the steel was observed to reach two stories in height, with the floor plates not yet completed. It is likely that the structure was put together in the last week, as it was also predicted in the last update that the building would be above ground by the summer. The large space for the future lobby is evident, and the next few floors will cantilever over the future plaza. The building may rise over halfway up by fall.

2222 Market Street looking south. Photo by Thomas Koloski

2222 Market Street looking south. Photo by Thomas Koloski

Completion is anticipated in August 2022.

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5 Comments on "2222 Market Street Rises Above Ground in Center City West"

  1. Thanks for the update on this development. 🙂
    I wish it were taller.
    Missed opportunity.

    • Plenty of developable land left for the big ones. Brandywines sites at 21st and market, the current M&L location at 1700 Market, 1301 Market, Schuylkill Yards, the speculated comcast three site at 1901 Arch, the cathedral office site. Morgan Lewis wanted a single tenant building, so there was no way to add to the size of this development.

  2. I’m tired of seeing small high rises, come on Philly grow some B@lls!!. Poor use of valuable land we should have 70+ stories buildings by now.

  3. I still like this project a lot. But I agree with the commenters: I would LOVE it if it had more height.

    Thanks for the update.

  4. wish it was also taller, but its a start. with union, construction costs, commercial price per foot & phillys lack of enticing companies(especially companies fleeing nyc during covid) sure beats a parking lot! Hope to see the other projects evolve in this dead yet changing area. beggars can’t be choosers.

    thank goodness for phillys strong medical universities law & pharma industries. nothing the mayor had anything to do with

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