Solomon Cordwell Buenz

The Laurel Rittenhouse rendering. Image via Southern Land Company

Crane Disassembly Underway at The Laurel Rittenhouse in Rittenhouse Square, Center City

The construction crane is currently being dismantled at The Laurel Rittenhouse. The skyscraper, located at 1911 Walnut Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City, stands 604 feet and 48 floors tall. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by the Southern Land Company, the project features 185 rental units and 64 condominiums, along with amenity space and retail. According to the developer, the tower is already 50 percent sold out.

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1620 Sansom Street. Credit: Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Tower Crane Erected At 1620 Sansom Street In Rittenhouse Square, Center City

Center City continues to grow upward as multiple projects are changing Philadelphia’s core neighborhood. In Rittenhouse Square, a tower crane was recently erected at 1620 Sansom Street, where a high-rise residential tower is under construction. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by Southern Land Company, the building will rise 315 feet and 28 stories high. The tower will also feature 306 rental units and retail space on the ground floor.

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One Cathedral Square. Credit: Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Cladding Nears Completion at One Cathedral Square in Logan Square, Center City

The first phase of the two-tower Cathedral Square project is well underway as it is nearing exterior completion. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by Exeter Development Group and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, One Cathedral Square at 1701 Race Street rises near the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Logan Square, Center City. The glass and concrete tower stands 245 feet and 23 stories tall. Just to the north, the large parking lot will be transformed into a second tower, which will stand 470 feet tall.

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139 North 23rd Street. Credit: Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Construction Rises Above Ground at 139 North 23rd Street in Logan Square, Center City

Construction work is making steady progress at 139 North 23rd Street, a large multi-family development in Logan SquareCenter City. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by PMC Property Group, the building will rise four stories tall and hold 115 apartments. Green roof and mixed-income bonuses allowed the project to reach its full density, which total 122,576 square feet. A below-grade garage will bring space for 42 vehicles. In total, permits estimate construction to cost $35 million.

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