Construction progress continues at Riverwalk, a pair of residential towers at 60 North 23rd Street in Center City West.The development has already made an impact on the skyline as the north tower has nearly wrapped up the glass and metal exterior. The development will have a total of 711 units, with 331 units located in the north tower, which will open ahead of the south tower. Designed by Gensler and developed by PMC Property Group, which has a number of properties across the city, the 315-foot-tall, 28-story tower features a façade of high quality glass and metal that echoes the Schuylkill River to the west, where the metal forms waves transformed by natural light throughout the day. The concrete-framed structure replaces a large parking lot.
60 North 23rd Street
One of the most visible projects in progress in Center City is the two-towered Riverwalk development at 60 North 23rd Street, which ranks at number 13 on Philly YIMBY’s December 2020 Development Countdown. The project is designed by Gensler and the developed by PMC Property Group, which is behind a number of projects in the surrounding Center City West neighborhood. The 315-foot-tall, 28-story north tower is topped out and the south tower, which will stand 362 feet and 32 floors tall, is nearing the halfway point. The two hulking structures, located just to the west of the Schuylkill River and the Schuylkill Trail, already dominate the area. Both rise from a massive base that was originally planned to be connected by a glass-covered sky bridge. The development will yield a total of 711 residential units, with 331 units in the north tower and 380 units in the south tower.
The two-tower Riverwalk complex, located at 60 North 23rd Street on the east bank of the Schuylkill River in Center City West, has gained prominence over the span of the past year, when the 315-foot-tall, 28-story north tower rose into the skyline and topped out over the summer. As of today, the tower is nearly fully sheathed in glass and the core of the taller, 363-foot-tall, 32-story south tower now standing around 10 stories tall and the concrete superstructure at around six stories. The project, developed by PMC Properties and designed by Gensler, will bring 711 residential units to the rapidly growing neighborhood. The two will be connected to by a bridge that connects the retail bases.
Riverwalk, two 300-foot-plus towers under construction at the Schuylkill River waterfront at 60 North 23rd Street and 2301 JFK Boulevard, are on their way to bulk up the skyline. Located at the corner of 23rd and Cherry streets, the Gensler-designed pair is working its way to completion as they extend the Center City skyline to the west 331 and 380 residential units in the two towers. Filling the visual gap between the PECO Building and the Cira Center complex across the river, the two towers sit on a split 3-story podium connected by an angled sky bridge. A major amount of space in the podium is leased by the supermarket company GIANT, a supermarket franchise, is set to lease 65,000 square feet, with an original opening date scheduled for fall 2020. Though no announcement has yet been made, the opening date may be pushed back.