Center City

2222 Market Street Rises Above Ground in Center City West

Just a month after the erection of the tower crane, the steel structure is underway at 2222 Market Street in Center City West. The building is one of many projects transforming the west side of Center City. Designed by Gensler, the structure will rise 318 feet and 20 stories high and will feature a modern mix of glass, metal, and stone cladding. The building is developed by Parkway Commercial Properties, which used to operate the parking lot that used to occupy the block.

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East Market Phase 3. Credit: National Real Estate Development / Ennead Architects / Morris Adjmi / BLTa via CDR

Foundation Underway at the Site of Formerly Planned Residential Tower at 1153 Chestnut Street in Market East, Center City

Foundation work is underway for a residential building that was formerly planned at 1153 Chestnut Street in Market East, Center City, as part of the East Market Phase 3 development. Developed by National Real Estate Development, the project is the latest phase of the East Market complex. The work is in progress on the west side of the project, where three stories of underground parking, capped with a public space, are currently planned, though the space may be replaced with a high-rise building in the future. The previous plan, designed by Morris Adjmi Architects, was proposed to stand at 329 feet and 24 stories tall, with an interesting terra cotta cladding.

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Arthaus from Pine Street. Photo by Thomas Koloski

YIMBY Tours the 39th Floor of Arthaus at 311 South Broad Street in Washington Square West, Center City

Shortly after the tour of the 18th floor of Arthaus featuring completed units, Philadelphia YIMBY went on another excursion that looked at the fantastic views from the skyscraper. The 542-foot-tall, 108-unit condominium tower is located at 311 South Broad Street in the Washington Square West neighborhood of Center City, directly to the east of the Kimmel Center. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Dranoff Properties, the 47-story building features bright, high-quality exterior materials and open and luxurious interiors.

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113-121 South 19th Street. Credit: Pearl Properties/DAS Architecture

New Permits Increase the Height of the Tower Proposed at 113 South 19th Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City

At the end of 2020, a 567-foot, 49-story skyscraper was revealed at 113-121 South 19th Street in Rittenhouse SquareCenter City. Designed by DAS Architecture and Planning and developed by Pearl Properties, the tower will incorporate several prewar buildings into its base. However, a recently filed permit indicates that the tower will now rise 57 stories, so its height may now stand over 600 feet, possibly nearing 700 feet. The permits also increase the number of residential units from the originally planned count of 183 up to 215. In addition, the original proposal included 55 off-site parking spaces, while the new permit states that there will be 65 parking spaces, though it mentions no details on bicycle parking. A roof deck is still indicated at the top.

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Thomas Jefferson Specialty Care Pavilion rendering. Image via Jefferson Health

Basement Floors Of Thomas Jefferson Specialty Care Pavilion Underway at 1101 Chestnut Street in Market East, Center City

The lower basement floors are currently under construction at the Thomas Jefferson Specialty Care Pavilion at 1101 Chestnut Street in the Market East neighborhood of Center City. The skyscraper is a part of project dubbed East Market Phase 3, which will elevate the profile of a city block that was previously occupied by a prewar parking structure. Designed by Ennead Architects and Stantec and developed by the National Real Estate Development, the building will stand 372 feet and 23 stories tall and will feature a curvy glass façade.

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