Shortly after the tour of the 18th floor of Arthaus featuring completed units, Philadelphia YIMBY went on another excursion that looked at the fantastic views from the skyscraper. The 542-foot-tall, 108-unit condominium tower is located at 311 South Broad Street in the Washington Square West neighborhood of Center City, directly to the east of the Kimmel Center. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Dranoff Properties, the 47-story building features bright, high-quality exterior materials and open and luxurious interiors.
The tour started at the northeast corner of the site at the main construction gate and proceeded though future retail space and scaffolding into the lobby. From there, a construction elevator, primarily used by workers, offer a surprisingly smooth ride as well as views towards the west, where the skyline comes into view as we travel higher up.
Stepping off on the 39th floor, we are greeted with a gentle breeze, as the cladding was not completed on the floor. Packets of cladding and ventilation are scattered around the floor slab for future installation. At the southeast corner of the floor plate, the floor projects from the building allowing for residents to look around 180 degrees upon views of portions of Center City, notably Old City, as well as South Philadelphia. The beams that hold the crane in place are located on the southwest side of the floor plate.