The 17th Place on Philadelphia YIMBY’s December 2021 Development Countdown goes to 21M, a 350-foot-tall mixed-use tower proposed at 2100 Market Street in Center City West. Developed by the Brandywine Realty Trust, the project has been in the works for several years and has seen various iterations, with the latest one designed by Edry McHenry Architects. Since we last reviewed the project for our last year’s countdown, no permits have been filed nor has any progress has been made at the site, where a parking lot continues to operate.
2100 Market Street
Updated renderings have been revealed for 21M, a 350-foot-tall mixed-use tower at 2100 Market Street in Center City West and number 17 on Philly YIMBY’s December 2020 Development Countdown. The project is being developed by Brandywine Realty Trust and has recently received a new design by Edry McHenry Architects with a considerable height reduction. Brandywine Realty Trust has been trying to redevelop the site into a tower for a few years now, but it looks like it will soon move forward once an anchor tenant is found. While Brandywine and other media outlets have not released any information on the tower yet, a section on 21M was added to the Brandywine site showing two new renderings and some details on the project.
The city of Philadelphia has been booming recently with skyscrapers and buildings of all shapes and sizes. While most of the new buildings have been proposed and built in Center City, the skyline is extending in all directions. The skyline made its first significant leap across the Schuylkill River back in 2005 with the 437-foot, 29-story Cira Centre; now, the area boasts three towers over 400 feet all within a few blocks of one another. The district may soon add a new supertall at the site of Schuylkill Yards, as seen on SHOP Architects renderings from 2016 (though the tower has been excluded from recent renderings).