Center City

Residential Floors Topped Out at The Laurel Rittenhouse at 1911 Walnut Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City

The residential floors of The Laurel Rittenhouse at 1911 Walnut Street, in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood of Center City, have been topped out. The skyscraper now rises 48 stories into the sky, nearing its final height of 599 feet. The tower was developed by Southern Land Company and designed by Solomon Cornwell Buenz, which has also designed the 27-story tower planned at 1620 Sansom Street. The building will offer 185 rental apartments as well as 64 condominiums at the upper floors. The condo section will offer a private entrance, lobby, and elevators, as well as parking included with every condo unit. The building will feature an amenity space on the 26th floor, as well as an Equinox gym within the lower floors.

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Terrace on 18th Street. Image by Gabe Lui Architectural Renderings

Street Level Work Nearly Complete at the Terrace on 18th Street in Logan Square, Center City

Renovation work at the Terrace on 18th Street at 1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Logan Square, Center City, is nearing completion, as the retail space in the eastern portion of the building looks nearly finished. Designed by Oskar Stonorov of Korman Co., the original structure was built in 1963 as an apartment building known as The Plaza. The tower, which stands 267 feet and 27 stories tall, was converted into the Embassy Suites by Hilton Philadelphia Center City in the 1980s. The structure has been under the ownership of Pearl Properties since last year.

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Cathedral Place Phase 1. Credit: Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Cathedral Square Phase One Takes Shape at 222 North 17th Street in Logan Square, Center City

The first phase of the Cathedral Square development is underway and rising at 222 North 17th Street in Logan Square, Center City. The building, at this time known as Cathedral Square Phase 1, will rise 245 feet and 23 stories tall. The tower is designed by Solomon Cornwell Buenz, which had also designed the Murano condominium and The Laurel Rittenhouse, which is currently under construction. The two-tower complex is being developed by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Exeter Property Group, which will span much of the city block that is situated three blocks to the north of the Comcast Center.

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Top of Arthaus. Photo by Thomas Koloski

Crane Removed From Arthaus At 311 South Broad Street In Washington Square West, Center City

The large crane that was attached to the south side of Arthaus at 311 South Broad Street in Center City has been removed from the structure. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Dranoff Properties, the 47-story tower stands 542 feet high and will have 108 condominium units, with leasing already underway. The tower has grown into the skyline over the past year and is looking close to completion.

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