A recent site visit haas revealed that construction is nearly complete at One uCity Square, a mixed-use building in University City, West Philadelphia. Designed by ZGF Architects and developed by Wexford Science & Technology, the University City Science Center, and Ventas Inc., with Turner Construction as the contractor, the $280-million, 13-story building will hold 389,000 square feet of office, laboratory, and retail space. The 250-foot-tall structure, also known as Wexford One uCity Square, is part of the greater mixed-use uCity Square development, which will feature 10.5 million square feet within 15 existing and 10 newly-constructed buildings. New construction will account for three-quarters of the total square footage.
Our last visit in June found that finishing touches were being added to the building’s sleek glassy exterior, particularly at its jagged corner where scaffolds filled the hollow niches between the cantilevers. Our latest visit has discovered that have by now been removed, revealing the structure’s signature feature in its full glory. Virtualy all of the cureain wall glass has been installed, and work also appears nearly finished both in the interiors and on outdoor landscaping.
One uCity Square is a significant addition to University City and a strong early addition to an upcoming slew of construction that will transform the neighborhood’s long-neglected northern portion. We look forward to the building’s completion.
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