Center City

21M rendering via Brandywine Realty Trust

350-Foot-Tall 21M Revealed for 2100 Market Street in Center City West

A parking lot at 2100 Market Street in Center City West awaits construction of a 350-foot-tall, 23-story in 21M, ranking at number 18 on Philly YIMBY’s December Development Countdown. The tower is being developed by Brandywine Realty Trust and has recently received a new design by Edry McHenry Architects with a considerable height reduction. Brandywine Realty Trust has been trying to redevelop the site into a tower for a few years now, but it looks like it will soon move forward once an anchor tenant is found. While Brandywine and other media outlets have not released any information on the tower yet, a section on 21M was added to the Brandywine site showing two new renderings and vague information.

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502 Wood Street Rendering via JKRP Architects

Permits Filed for a 50-Unit Structure at 502 Wood Street in Old City, Center City

Permits have been issued for the construction of a six-story multi-family structure situated at 502 Wood Street in Old City, a historic neighborhood located in Center City. Designed by JKRP Architects, the building will hold 50 residential units with 13 total parking spots, two of which will be reserved as car share spaces. The building will total 55,470 square feet of space.

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Demolition Anticipated at 1620 Sansom Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City

At number 21 on Philly YIMBY’s December Development Countdown is the 340-foot-tall, 27-story tower planned at 1620 Sansom Street in the Rittenhouse Square area of Center City. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, a firm that is behind a number of recent projects in the city, and developed by the Southern Land Company, the 298-unit tower will have a total square footage of 376,900 square feet, with 19,600 square feet of restaurant space, 5,200 square feet of retail, and 67 parking spaces on three underground levels. Though the tower which is located just two blocks to the south of Liberty Place, it will have a significant impact on the surrounding area, which lacks modern structures of a similar size. No progress has been observed at the sits since demolition and construction permits were filed in September.

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Excavation Nears Completion at East Market Phase 3 Residential Tower at 1153 Chestnut Street in Market East, Center City

Number 21 on Philly YIMBY’s December Development Countdown is 1153 Chestnut Street, a 329-foot-tall, 25-story residential tower proposed as part of the two-tower East Market Phase 3 development in Market East, Center City. Designed by Morris Adjmi Architects and developed by National Real Estate Group, the building will rise on the west side of the complex and will feature a blocky yet eye-catching façade of metal, precast terracotta, and glass. The tower will have a total area of 250,000 square feet and it will include 396 units in what will be one of the tallest residential high-rises in the area. Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit revealed that excavation nears completion.

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1826 Chestnut Street. Looking southeast. Credit: Goodman Properties

Conceptual Renderings Revealed for a 42-Story Tower at 1826 Chestnut Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City

A few days ago, SkyscraperPage user FairmountFellow revealed a pair of renderings showing a skyscraper situated atop an existing prewar building at 1826 Chestnut Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City. The image, which the user allegedly “saw in a local cooperative presentation,” revealed no further information, yet various clues offer more details. The building shows a floor count of around 42 stories, and its location next to the recently proposed skyscraper at 113-121 South 19th Street suggest a height of roughly 550 feet. In the image corner is the partial logo of Goodman Properties, which has a page for the building on its website. It is unclear whether Goodman intends to develop the building as pictured or if it is a conceptual presentation geared to attract investors.

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