Solomon Cordwell Buenz

1620 Sansom Street massing. Original image from Google Earth, edit and model by Thomas Koloski

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

The mid-century parking garage at 1620 Sansom Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City, is being prepared for demolition, with the site closed to the public and machinery at the site. The garage will make way for a 27-story, 340-foot-tall tower, designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by Southern Land Company, with Hunter Roberts Construction Group as the general contractor. The three companies are also behind The Laurel Rittenhouse Square, which is rising a few blocks to to the west. Hunter Roberts Construction Group is the general contractor. The building will feature 298 residential units, 19,600 square feet of restaurant space, 5,200 square feet of retail, and 67 underground parking spaces.

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The Laurel Rittenhouse Square Rises to the 27th Floor in Rittenhouse Square, Center City

The 599-foot-tall Laurel Rittenhouse Square skyscraper at 1911 Walnut Street at Rittenhouse Square in Center City has hit another major milestone as the concrete structure has risen above the 27th floor, which will feature amenity space and a pool. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by the Southern Land Company, the future 48-story tower, which rises just to the northwest of Rittenhouse Square Park, is now passing the plateau of buildings that surround the seven-acre green space. The project will include 160 rental apartments and 85 luxury condominiums as well as retail.

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Cathedral Place Phase 1 via Civic Design Review

Excavation Starts at Cathedral Place Phase 1 at 222 North 17th Street in Logan Square, Center City

Excavation is underway at the Cathedral Place Phase 1 tower, located at 222 North 17th Street in Logan Square, Center City. The 245-foot-tall, 23-story residential structure will be one of two high-rises that will be built as part of the Cathedral Place redevelopment of the Archdiocesan campus adjacent to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter and Paul, which was built between 1846 to 1864. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Exeter Property Group, the building will have a sleek design that will be prominently visible from the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art viewpoint, with blue glass standing out among the surrounding masonry and concrete towers. The structure is expected to stat rising this year.

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The Laurel Rittenhouse Square Rises Halfway Up, with Façade Starting in Rittenhouse Square, Center City

The concrete structure of The Laurel Rittenhouse Square at 1911 Walnut Street, a condominium that will soon dominate Rittenhouse Square, has reached the halfway point. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by Southern Land Company, the 599-foot-tall, 48-story tower rises just to the northwest of Rittenhouse Square Park. The building replaces a grassy lot to the south and a parking lot to the north. The structure will house 185 rental apartments and 60 condominium units. A three-story structure with retail space and a gym will rise north of the tower. The tower sets back three times from Walnut Street, with the final shape stepping back on all four sides toward a crown where cross-bracing will light up at night.

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

Permits have been filed for the demolition of a parking garage at 1620 Sansom Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City, two blocks south of the Liberty Place complex. In its place will rise a 340-foot-tall, 27-story residential tower, designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by Southern Land Company, which is currently constructing The Laurel Rittenhouse Square nearby. The tower will will feature a varied mix of materials and will span a major portion of the block, standing on a site measures around 190 by 95 feet. The building will have 298 units and 19,600 square feet of restaurant space, 5,200 square feet of retail, and 67 underground parking spaces.

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