The construction crane is currently being dismantled at The Laurel Rittenhouse. The skyscraper, located at 1911 Walnut Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City, stands 604 feet and 48 floors tall. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by the Southern Land Company, the project features 185 rental units and 64 condominiums, along with amenity space and retail. According to the developer, the tower is already 50 percent sold out.
The design we see today was finalized by 2017, and site work was underway by November 2018. A year later, the mat slab was poured and a tower crane was erected. The structure rose above ground in June 2020. An apparently challenging part of the construction process was the third floor, where a cantilever was underway in August. By the end of 2020, the residential floors were underway, and the building was rising into the skyline by Spring 2021. The tower’s structure was finished in December, and the exterior has recently wrapped up.
Recently, the red tower crane has been jacked down, and it currently sits very close to street level. The tower is shaping up to look just like the renderings presented it back in 2018. Work on the crown for eventual lighting is underway, as walls have been installed to accommodate the feature. Final balcony work is also underway at certain locations.
The Laurel Rittenhouse Square is scheduled for completion in August 2022.