Recently published permits reveal that another height change is possible for 113-121 South 19th Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City. The permit states that the building will now stand 52 stories, meaning it will likely have a height above 600 feet. Designed by DAS Architecture and Partners, the 267,874 square-foot tower will have 215 residential units and 30,180 square feet of commercial space. The design will feature slender profile and will be clad in light and dark and light shades. The building was developed by Pearl Properties, which was also behind The Harper located nearby.
The skyscraper was proposed in October 2020, showcasing a surprisingly large scale close to where the massive, 599-foot-tall Laurel Rittenhouse was just starting to go vertical. The tower was originally going to rise at a total height of 567 feet, and was to include a roof deck at 544 feet on the 49th floor. But in May of this year, new permits were submitted to the city showing an increase of space in the structure by over 10,000 square feet.
It was theorized that the tower was going to have nine floors added to the top, but the latest documents reveal that the building will be 52 stories tall. No updated Civic Design Review document has been submitted yet. The building will most likely stand just above the height of the Independence Blue Cross Tower, adding to the stacked effect of the skyline.
No start nor completion date has yet been announced.