A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed an apparent start of construction, or at least some form of construction prep, at the future site of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia‘s 434-foot-tall, 26-story New Patient Tower (aka Inpatient Tower) at 3501 Civic Center Boulevard (alternately 515 Osler Circle) in the Medical District in University City, West Philadelphia. Designed by Ballinger, with ZGF Architects as the consultant and interiors/clinical architects, the 1.4 million-square-foot facility will provide around 480 patient beds and a variety of medical services. The project’s $1.9 billion cost comprises a major portion of CHOP’s $3.4 billion ongoing development plan.
University City Medical District
In recent years, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has been in the process of expanding its University City campus via a $3.4 billion development plan, a major part of which is the $1.9 billion Inpatient Tower (aka New Patient Tower) proposed at 515 Osler Circle. Recently, a Philly YIMBY contributor has shared a pair of new renderings for the project. The Inpatient Tower was designed by Ballinger, with ZGF Architects (which has previously teamed up with CHOP to design its Medical Behavioral Unit) as the consultant and interiors/clinical architects. In addition, we present a separate drawing set consisting of a floor plan and building section, which reveal an updated structural height and a detailed building program. The schematics show that the tower will rise 434 feet and 23 stories tall and will span a total of 1.318 square feet, making for a significant addition to West Philadelphia’s already impressive medical sector.
A new pedestrian bridge across Convention Avenue has opened to the public in University City, West Philadelphia, connecting Penn Medicine’s recently completed Pavilion building at 300 South 33rd Street to SEPTA’s Penn Medicine Station (formerly known as the University City Station), one of the system’s busiest. The opening has been confirmed by Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit, which revealed that the crossing is fully operational aside from the elevator, which, according to on-site signage, will be completed in spring.
The 8th place on Philadelphia YIMBY’s December 2021 Development Countdown goes to the 22-story Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia‘s medical tower, planned at the tentative address of 3401 Civic Center Boulevard in University City, West Philadelphia. Designed by ZGF Architects and Ballinger, the building has also been previously referred to as the CHOP University City Tower and was at one point described as rising 380 feet tall. Development cost is estimated at $1.9 billion.
The 9th place on Philadelphia YIMBY’s December 2021 Development Countdown goes to the 377-foot-tall, 19-story CHOP Hub for Clinical Collaboration at 3501 Civic Center Boulevard in University City, West Philadelphia. Designed by Perkins+Will, the building is a part of a $3.4-billion expansion for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and will connect to the existing hospital complex.