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Tower Crane Erected At 2222 Market Street In Center City

A tower crane has been erected at 2222 Market Street in Center City West. Designed by Gensler and developed by Parkway Commercial Properties, the tower will rise 318 feet and 20 stories tall, making it one of the tallest structures in the area. Its stacked-box design will allow it to stand out at its prominent location on Market Street. A mixture of glass and stone materials grants the tower a modern façade that, toegther with new public outdoor space, will liven up the stretch of Market Street.

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2222 Market Street rendering from Parkway Corp.

Foundation Work Nearly Complete at 2222 Market Street in Center City West

After a rapid excavation, the foundation for 2222 Market Street in Center City West is nearly complete. The building will rise to a total height of 318 feet and 20 stories above the ground. Designed by Gensler and developed by Parkway Commercial Properties, the tower will feature a glass façade with stone highlights and glass, along with public space and amenity space. The building will stand at the former site of a 21,000-square-foot parking lot, which was also owned by the developer.

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Philadelphia skyline from I-95. Photo by Thomas Koloski

YIMBY Observes the Rising Philadelphia Skyline from the Interstate 95

Today Philly YIMBY observes the city from the Interstate 95, where the skyline opens into a dramatic view. The highway is one of the longest in the country as it starts in Florida and travels north along the East Coast going through 15 states for 1,908 miles to the Canada border in Maine. But in Philadelphia, the I-95 runs along the Delaware River past the Girard Point Bridge, the sports complex, and the Navy Yard. The highway then turns north and runs under the Walt Whitman Bridge, past the decommissioned SS United States, which once held the Blue Riband as the fastest transatlantic ocean liner. The highway then travels past Penn’s Landing and under the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, where it turns to the northeast to head towards Trenton and New York City.

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Riverwalk south and north from a garage looking east. Photo by Thomas Koloski

GIANT Supermarket Opens at Riverwalk North Tower in Center City West

The large GIANT supermarket located on the first two levels of the Riverwalk north tower at 60 North 23rd Street has officially opened, bringing a new shopping hub to Center City West. Designed by Gensler  and developed by PMC Property Group, the tower stands prominent at the Schuylkill River Trail, and the way the façade takes in daylight in a dramatic fashion, with metal cladding manipulating creating different shades. The two-tower project will have 711 units, and the shorter north tower will have 331 units above the podium floors. The tower, which replaces a large parking lot, stands 315 feet tall and 28 stories above ground.

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Riverwalk south and north in the Philadelphia skyline from a garage looking east. Photo by Thomas Koloski

Riverwalk South Tower Receives Cladding in Center City West

The tower at Riverwalk South at 60 North 23rd Street is approaching its full height of 362 feet, while installation of the glass and metal cladding has commenced. Designed by Gensler and developed by PMC Property Group, the Riverwalk complex will bring 711 new residential units to the neighborhood, with the south tower holding 380 apartments. The south tower now rises 21 stories above ground, with just 11 floors left to the roof, as concrete work has been progressing faster as the weather gets warmer. Center City West will see a great skyline boost once the 32-story concrete structure rises to its pinnacle.

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