Philly YIMBY is launching its first annual December Development Countdown, where, in reverse height order, we look at the 31 tallest buildings proposed or under construction in Philadelphia. Number 31 on the list is 20th+Arch, a 260-foot-tall, 15-story office building planned at 2000 Arch Street in Center City West (alternatively in Logan Square). Developed by Parkway Commercial Properties (aka the Parkway Corporation) and designed by L2P Architects, the building will offer roughly 400,000 square feet of office space. No construction work has yet taken place.
Center City West
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.
Foundation work has begun at 2222 Market Street in Center City West. The 305,000-square-foot office building will rise 318 feet and 20 stories, with the law firm Morgan, Lewis, Bockius LLP as a tenant leasing the entire floor space. The structure, developed by Parkway Commercial Properties and designed by Gensler, features a blocky design with staggered sections. While the building is not going to drastically impact the city skyline, it is a significant development for the rapidly-growing neighborhood. The parking lot that spanned the site until recently has already been torn up, and excavation and drilling equipment is currently at the site.
In Center City West, the two-tower Riverwalk development next to the Schuylkill River is steadily progressing with the 315-foot-tall, 28-story north tower topped out, and the core of the south tower rising around a quarter of its future 362-foot, 32-story height. The nearly identical towers, developed by PMC Properties and designed by Gensler, the development will bring a total of 711 residential units, with 331 residential units in the north tower and 380 units in the south tower. The pair will bring a total of over 100,000 square feet of floor space in a rapidly growing section of Center City.
The western fringe of Center City has long been a peripheral area, yet a recent influx of proposals will soon transform the numerous parking lots of Center City West and western Logan Square into a bustling, dense neighborhood. The Edgewater Apartments at 230 North 23rd Street will be located at the northern edge of the rapidly developing area, a block away from the Schuylkill River. The 145,473-square-foot complex will rise 83 feet and seven stories with 180 residences ranging from studios to two bedrooms. JKRP Architects is the project designer.