Construction work is making headway at 4300 Ridge Avenue in East Falls, Northwest Philadelphia. Designed by Morris Adjmi Architects, the building will stand five stories tall, with retail space on the ground floor and 142 residential units. The development will also include a public art installation, pairing up with the Percent for Art Program.
The structure will feature a modern exterior that utilizes a variety of cladding materials Along ridge Avenue, the use of orange cladding on the upper residential floors is quite striking, framing uniform windows. Floor-to-ceiling windows will be located along the ground floor, fronting depicted outdoor seating space on the Schuylkill River side of the building. Along the structure’s rear, the design pivots more heavily to light ray cladding, which creates contrast with its more orangey counterparts.
The site is situated in a very prominent location, along Ridge Avenue at the nexus of East Falls. To the rear, the structure fronts the Schuylkill River Trail, and Falls Bridge, meaning this structure will catch a lot of foot traffic and eyes once completed.
Currently, framing work is climbing the structure’s height, up to the fourth floor is some locations. While the concrete cores for stairs and elevators have already topped out, the bulk of the building’s massing is lagging farther behind, as it does with most new developments. The entirety of the concrete podium has been completed, although the wood framed upper floors are in varying levels of work, with the second floor not being completed along the eastern portion of the building.
Moving forward, expect to see framing continue to rise and eventually top off in the coming weeks and months. Afterward, window and facade installation will decorate the exterior, while interior work may begin on units. Work will likely finish with the ground floor being sealed with windows and for the firs floor’s interior to be completed. At this stage, hopefully many of the trees and public space show in renderings will be brought the final iteration, forming a pleasant destination for neighborhood residents and passersby along the trail.
YIMBY will continue to monitor progress made on the development moving forward.
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Beautiful building. Any pictures to share?
Did I miss any mention of parking??
My usual question- what about parking?