The residential floors of The Laurel Rittenhouse at 1911 Walnut Street, in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood of Center City, have been topped out. The skyscraper now rises 48 stories into the sky, nearing its final height of 599 feet. The tower was developed by Southern Land Company and designed by Solomon Cornwell Buenz, which has also designed the 27-story tower planned at 1620 Sansom Street. The building will offer 185 rental apartments as well as 64 condominiums at the upper floors. The condo section will offer a private entrance, lobby, and elevators, as well as parking included with every condo unit. The building will feature an amenity space on the 26th floor, as well as an Equinox gym within the lower floors.
In the previous update, the skyscraper was starting to pop out more frequently from multiple skyline views. It was previously reported that the crane had its final jump, but the final jump was commenced earlier in July. The condo section of the tower was over halfway up and quickly rising to the top, as the cladding was also just a few floors under the amenity floor.
Now that the residential floors have been topped out, the tower has a dominating presence in the skyline. The best views of the skyscraper are observed from the southeast, where the high-rise is more exposed. Cladding work has also started at the condo section of the building, as it now rises seven stories above the 26th amenity floor. From Rittenhouse Square Park, the tower is shaping up to look similar to the renderings that were revealed two years ago. Not long from now, the last slab will be set up and poured and work will start at the crown of the tower.
The Laurel Rittenhouse is scheduled for completion in August 2022.