Cladding installation has begun on the first high-rise of the two-tower Cathedral Square development in Logan Square, Center City. Cathedral Square Phase One is located at 222 North 17th Street, just to the east of Cathedral Basilica of Saint Peter and Paul. Designed by Solomon Cornwell Buenz and developed by the Exeter Development Group, the residential tower will rise to a height of 245 feet and 23 stories.
By the start of the summer, the first floor was being erected while the tower crane stood nearly as high as the neighboring buildings. By July, the structure took off rapidly as concrete was working its way up to the third floor. The crane could be seen all the way from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the concrete structure could be seen by Logan Square by the next month, with further progress expected.
As the structure was composed of concrete, the floors were constructed rapidly. The tower has risen well past the halfway point, and currently stands 17 stories tall, with the 18th floor underway. At the second and third story, cladding installation has been mostly finished on the east and south faces of the building. The structure is now even more visible from Logan Square, with the entire west face now seen from the perspective. When viewed from the Museum of Art, the crane can be seen and the structure will soon rise above the tree line.
Completion is anticipated by 2024.