Riverwalk North

Riverwalk, looking southeast. Credit: PMC Property Group

Exterior Nearly Complete at Riverwalk North in Center City West

Facade work nears completion at Riverwalk North, which is part of the Riverwalk complex at 60 North 23rd Street in Center City West. The development consist of two skyscrapers situated upon retail podiums. The project will feature a total of 711 residential units, and the north tower will have 331 units with the south tower featuring 380 units. Gensler, the architecture firm behind the design of the complex, has also designed a number of other projects in the area, including 3151 Market Street. Similarly, developer PMC Property Group is also developing several properties in the neighborhood.

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Riverwalk north tower from I-76. Photo by Thomas Koloski

Interior Work Continues at the Riverwalk North Tower in Center City West

Though the first portion of the Riverwalk North tower at 60 North 23rd Street opened back in March, work continues at the residential interiors, which will soon wrap construction. Designed by Gensler, the Riverwalk project consists of two towers standing atop four-story podiums holding retail space. The north tower is the shorter of the two, at a height of 315 feet and 28 stories. The south tower stands 362 feet tall with 32 stories. The project is developed by PMC Property Group, which is also behind other in-progress projects that are helping transform Center City West into a development hub. Notably, Gensler’s founder, Art Gensler, has recently passed away on May 10th, just two days after the passing of Helmut Jahn, another architect notable for his contributions to Philadelphia and beyond.

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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, looking southeast. Credit: PMC Property Group

Cladding Nearly Finished at Riverwalk North in Center City West

Construction progress continues at Riverwalk, a pair of residential towers at 60 North 23rd Street in Center City West.The development has already made an impact on the skyline as the north tower has nearly wrapped up the glass and metal exterior. The development will have a total of 711 units, with 331 units located in the north tower, which will open ahead of the south tower. Designed by Gensler and developed by PMC Property Group, which has a number of properties across the city, the 315-foot-tall, 28-story tower features a façade of high quality glass and metal that echoes the Schuylkill River to the west, where the metal forms waves transformed by natural light throughout the day. The concrete-framed structure replaces a large parking lot.

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Riverwalk North Tower Tops Out Concrete, South Tower Now On Its Way Up

Riverwalk, two 300-foot-plus towers under construction at the Schuylkill River waterfront at 60 North 23rd Street and 2301 JFK Boulevard, are on their way to bulk up the skyline. Located at the corner of 23rd and Cherry streets, the Gensler-designed pair is working its way to completion as they extend the Center City skyline to the west 331 and 380 residential units in the two towers. Filling the visual gap between the PECO Building and the Cira Center complex across the river, the two towers sit on a split 3-story podium connected by an angled sky bridge. A major amount of space in the podium is leased by the supermarket company GIANT, a supermarket franchise, is set to lease 65,000 square feet, with an original opening date scheduled for fall 2020. Though no announcement has yet been made, the opening date may be pushed back.

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