3501 Civic Center Boulevard

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia New Inpatient Tower. Credit: Ballinger / ZGF / AEI via the Civic Design Review

Site Prep Starts at CHOP New Patient Tower in University City, West Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed an apparent start of construction, or at least some form of construction prep, at the future site of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia‘s 434-foot-tall, 26-story New Patient Tower (aka Inpatient Tower) at 3501 Civic Center Boulevard (alternately 515 Osler Circle) in the Medical District in University City, West Philadelphia. Designed by Ballinger, with ZGF Architects as the consultant and interiors/clinical architects, the 1.4 million-square-foot facility will provide around 480 patient beds and a variety of medical services. The project’s $1.9 billion cost comprises a major portion of CHOP’s $3.4 billion ongoing development plan.

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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia New Inpatient Tower. Credit: Ballinger / ZGF / AEI via the Civic Design Review

Extensive Renderings Unveiled for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s New Patient Tower in University City, West Philadelphia

Earlier this year, Philly YIMBY shared a sneak preview of the latest design for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia‘s New Patient Tower (aka Inpatient Tower) proposal at 3501 Civic Center Boulevard (alternately 515 Osler Circle) in the Medical District in University City, West Philadelphia. Today we share an expanded set of renderings and schematics for the development, as seen in a Civic Design Review submission. Designed by Ballinger, with ZGF Architects as the consultant and interiors/clinical architects, the 1.4 million-square-foot facility will cost $1.9 billion to construct, which poises it a major component of CHOP’s $3.4 billion development plan. The new building’s roughly 480 beds will provide a significant capacity boost for its medical campus. At 434 feet and 26 stories in height, the sleek, curvy tower will rise well above the roughly 300-foot high-rise plateau of the Medical District, making a significant impact on the local skyline.

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CHOP Hub for Clinical Collaboration 3501 Civic Center Boulevard. Credit: Perkins+Will

Crane Removal Underway at CHOP Hub for Clinical Collaboration in University City, West Philadelphia

The $4 billion Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia expansion is underway at 3501 Civic Center Boulevard in University City, West Philadelphia, and one of the buildings within the project will soon complete construction. Designed by Perkins + Will, the CHOP Hub for Clinical Collaboration rises just to the south of the CHOP Buerger Center. The building rises 377 feet and 19 floors high.

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3501 Civic Center Boulevard. Photo by Jamie Meller. December 2021.

The 9th Place on Philly YIMBY’s December Countdown Goes to the CHOP Hub for Clinical Collaboration in University City, West Philadelphia

The 9th place on Philadelphia YIMBY’s December 2021 Development Countdown goes to the 377-foot-tall, 19-story CHOP Hub for Clinical Collaboration at 3501 Civic Center Boulevard in University City, West Philadelphia. Designed by Perkins+Will, the building is a part of a $3.4-billion expansion for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and will connect to the existing hospital complex.

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CHOP Hub for Clinical Collaboration rendering via Perkins + Will

Facade Rises Past Halfway Point at the CHOP Hub for Clinical Collaboration in University City, West Philadelphia

The CHOP Hub for Clinical Collaboration at 3501 Civic Center Boulevard is starting to look like the projected renderings as facade work is making steady progress. Located in in University City, West Philadelphia, the massive structure is the first phase of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s expansion plan and is being built at a cost of $4 billion. Designed by Perkins+Will, the structure now stands at its final height of 377 feet and 19 stories.

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