In recent weeks, the Laurel Rittenhouse Square has been rising at a steady pace, and is now leaving an imposing presence on the Philadelphia skyline. The tower, located at 1911 Walnut Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City, is growing to reach a final height of 599 feet and 48 floors. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by the Southern Land Company, the skyscraper will hold 160 rental apartment units and 85 luxury units.
By the previous update, The Laurel had reached the main terrace on the south side of the tower, with the upper portion set back from Walnut Street. The slab was poured on March 22nd at a height of 278 feet. The tower crane sat at a height of around 550 feet, rising well above the floor slabs and core. The cladding rose from the fifth to the 16th floor.
The building now has an imposing presence, with the structure over 75 percent complete. At the moment, the 40th floor slab sits at a height of 451 feet. The tower crane had its final jump last month, and now rises to a height of around 620 feet. The façade is nearing the terrace on the south side of the building. According to Brian Emmons, the development manager of Southern Land Company, the concrete structure will top out in August.
The Laurel Rittenhouse Square is scheduled for completion in August 2022.