Society Hill

Rendering of One Dock Street. Credit: BLT Architects.

Residential Slabs Underway At One Dock Street In Society Hill, Center City

The Society Hill Towers in the Society Hill neighborhood of Center City used to stand alone in the local skyline until now, when a new residential tower is rising next door. At the corner of Dock Street and South Front Street, One Dock Street is currently under construction, which will stand 372 feet and 31 stories tall. Designed by Bower Lewis Thower Architects and developed by LCOR Incorporated, the rental apartment tower will feature 272 units and rise just over the height of the parapets of the Society Hill Towers.

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Rendering of One Dock Street. Credit: BLT Architects.

One Dock Street Popping Into View From Society Hill, Center City

Despite opposition from preservationists, the long-awaited tower at One Dock Street is underway in Society Hill, Center City. The apartment building will stand 372 feet tall and 31 stories. Designed by Philadelphia-based BLT Architects and developed by LCOR Incorporated, the slim yet sizeable tower will feature 272 rental apartments and will connect to the Marriott Hotel adjacent to the site. The high-rise will join architect I. M. Pei’s three Society Hill Towers that have dominated the area since 1964.

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One Dock Street (1 Dock Street). Credit: BLT Architects

Tower Crane Erected at One Dock Street in Society Hill, Center City

The 374-foot-tall, 31-story One Dock Street is underway in the Society Hill neighborhood in Center City, near the Delaware River. Designed by Bower Lewis Thower Architects and developed by LCOR Incorporated, the tower will feature 272 residential units. One Dock Street will add new mass to the far east side of the city skyline as it will join the Society Hill Towers by I.M. Pei.

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One Dock Street (1 Dock Street). Credit: BLT Architects

The 11th Place on Philly YIMBY’s December Countdown Goes to One Dock Street in Society Hill, Old City

The 11th place on Philly YIMBY’s December 2021 Development Countdown goes to the 364-foot-tall, 31-story One Dock Street in the Society Hill section of Old City, Center City. Designed by BLT Architects and developed by LCOR Incorporated, the skyscraper will rise next to architect I.M. Pei’s similarly-scaled Society Hill Towers, offering the most significant contribution to the local skyline in half a century. The structure will span over 300,000 square feet of interior space and feature 272 rental units. Permits list Hunter Roberts Holdings LLC as the contractor and a construction cost of $66.55 million.

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222-30 Walnut Street. Credit: Cecil Baker + Partners Architects

Philadelphia YIMBY’s Annual Development Countdown Starts With 242-Foot-Tall, 18-Story Condo Tower Planned at 222-30 Walnut Street in Society Hill, Center City

As the calendar turns to December, Philadelphia YIMBY launches its annual December Development Countdown, which tracks the 31 tallest buildings under construction or proposed throughout the city. The inaugural 31st place goes to 222-30 Walnut Street in Society Hill, Center City, an adaptive reuse development that will integrate a proposed 242-foot-tall, 18-story condominium high-rise with a group of low-rise buildings constructed between 1856 and 1950. Designed by Cecil Baker + Partners Architects, the building will offer a combined total of 101,115 square feet of interior space, most of which will be dedicated to 18 residential condominiums. At the moment, the project appears at a standstill, which, in great part, results from its historically sensitive location in a historic district in one of the oldest sections of the city.

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