Center City

460-Foot-Tall Tower Awaits Construction at 1301 Market Street in Market East, Center City

The eighth-tallest building on Philly YIMBY’s Annual December Countdown is the 460-foot-tall, 32-story office tower proposed at 1301 Market Street in Market East, Center City, half a block to the east of City Hall. Designed by the the globally renowned architecture firm Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill and developed by the Oliver Tyrone Pulver Corporation, the massive building will bring over 700,000 square feet of floor space, with floorplates at the lower levels measuring over 25,000 square feet and those at the upper floors at over 17,000 square feet. The project is being marketed by Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated.

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Demolition Imminent at 204 South 12th Street in Washington Square West, Center City

At number nine on Philly YIMBY’s Annual December Countdown is the first 400-foot-plus tower so far on the list, proposed at 204 South 12th Street in Washington Square West, Center City. Designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Bower Lewis Thrower Architects and developed by Midwood Investments and Development, the building will rise 445 feet and 32 floors and include 448 residential units. The tower will replace a group of low-rise buildings and add color to the area with its bright design. Our recent site visit reveals that no demolition work has yet taken place.

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One Dock Street Awaits Construction in Society Hill, Old City

The 10th-tallest building on Philly YIMBY’s Annual December Countdown is the 380-foot-tall, 31-story One Dock Street in Society Hill, Center City. Designed by Bower Lewis Thower Architects, the proposal shares the address with the adjacent Philadelphia Marriott Old City and will feature 272 rental units. The building will stand just to the east of the I.M. Pei’s 309-foot-tall Society Hill Towers, which in 1964 sprung into the skyline of Old City, one of the city’s oldest districts. Our recent site visit revealed no progress at the site as of yet.

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Riverwalk towers. Credit: PMC Property Group

Riverwalk North Tower Interiors Underway, South Tower Nearing Halfway Point in Center City West

One of the most visible projects in progress in Center City is the two-towered Riverwalk development at 60 North 23rd Street, which rank at number 13 on Philly YIMBY’s December 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 towers, located just to the west of the Schuylkill River and the Schuylkill Trail, already dominate the area. Both towers rise from a massive base that was originally planned to be connected by a glass covered sky bridge. The development will bring a total of 711 residential units, with 331 units in the north tower and 380 units in the south tower.

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Progress Appears Imminent on Broad + Pine at 337 South Broad Street in Washington Square West, Center City

Progress appears imminent at Broad + Pine, a 361-foot-tall, 28-story tower proposed at 337 South Broad Street at the northeast corner of Broad Street and Pine Street in Washington Square West, Center City. The building ranks at number 17 on Philly YIMBY’s December Development Countdown. Designed by Cecil Baker + Partners Architects and developed by Dranoff Properties, the tower will house 56 condominiums. The development will replace a three-story prewar building that currently stands at the site, which once housed retail and parking, with the last tenant in the building being a Starbucks coffee shop. Our recent site visit has shown that the building is now vacant, with demolition prep work possibly in progress in the interior.

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