Over the years, the Philadelphia skyline has been changing continually with new buildings being constructed. YIMBY has recreated the historical growth via multiple skyline massing models. The first model was completed back in 2019 and since then a series of models were made, going back to 1905. The newest model represents the skyline in the current year, reflecting multiple milestone additions to the cityscape. Like most models other than the 2019 model, the section of the city represented in our the three-dimensional mockup is bordered by the Schuylkill River, Cherry Street, 12th Street, and Walnut Street. In this feature, Philadelphia YIMBY will be observing the city construction on the 2022 massing.
The two most noticeable additions to the Philadelphia skyline is a pair of condominium skyscrapers, which both stand over 500 feet. Just on the east side of Broad Street, the 542-foot-tall, 47-story Arthaus is currently completing construction. The building is developed by Dranoff Properties and designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox. To the northwest of Rittenhouse Square, soaring at 604 feet The Laurel Rittenhouse rises 48-story mixed condo and rental building, adding skyline mass between the FMC Tower and Comcast Technology Center. The tower was developed by Southern Land Company and designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz.
Back on the east side of the city, as a part of the Jefferson expansion, the Jefferson Specialty Care Pavilion has recently topped out at a height of 372 feet and 23 stories. The building has a fantastic modern design and will add plenty of medical office space near the PSFS Building. In Center City West, just to the southwest of the PECO Building, another tower has recently topped out at 2222 Market Street at a height of 282 feet and 20 stories. The building was designed by Gensler and developed by Parkway Commercial Properties. To the northeast, in Logan Square, One Cathedral Square now stands 245 feet tall and 23 stories, developed by Exter Development Group and also designed by Solomon Cornwell Buenz. Several buildings are also in the beginning stages of construction scattered scatter the city.