Philadelphia offers a great number of locations that showcase the growing skyline. Though photographers always seek a new perspective of the skyline, the time-tested, iconic spots are still available to capture for the sake of the beauty in frame that has been captured for multiple years. On the list, the most iconic spots include the walkways of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the view from Spring Garden Street Bridge, and lastly the South Street Bridge view. Today, we observe the skyline from the South Street Bridge, which puts multiple new developments in the spotlight.
The tallest development can be seen rising in front and in between One and Two Liberty Place. The Laurel Rittenhouse has risen above the 570-foot mark as it has just finished the concrete work on the main tower section. Steel will soon be erected on top for the allowing it to reach its full height. Also in view, but somewhat hidden, is Arthaus, which appears next to The Drake Hotel from the perspective. The glass can be seen at the very top of the tower and the hoist is still attached to the west face.
Also in view are two more smaller developments that are still rather substantial for the city’s development. Since the summer of 2018, the concrete structures of the Riverwalk towers popped into the skyline, with the north tower rising first. The second tower is now topped out and both buildings are flooded with construction lighting. The steel structure of 2222 Market Street is also visible, located two blocks to the south and one block to the east.