After completing the first two major phases of Schuylkill Yards (Drexel Square and the nearly finished Bulletin Building), developer Brandywine Realty Trust is ready to launch the next phase of the project, further transforming University City in West Philadelphia. One of the two planned towers is the 361-foot-tall, 28-story tower at 3025 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, which ranks at number 15 on Philly YIMBY’s December 2020 Development Countdown. Designed by the Practice for Architecture and Urbanism, the 326-unit structure will offer office and laboratory space in the broad lower floors and residential space on the upper levels.
Southern University City is growing increasingly crowded with high-rise hospital buildings, with the latest being the 343-foot-tall, 17-story Pavilion at 300 South 33rd Street. Designed by Foster + Partners as part of the Penn Medicine campus, the 1.5-million-square-foot structure makes a massive contribution to densifying the west side of the city and ranks at number 19 on Philly YIMBY’s December 2020 Development Countdown. The broad building stands out on the skyline with its eye-catching, curvy design. The development cost approximately $1.5 billion. Our recent site visit revealed that the exterior is complete, with interior work nearly finished, as well.
A number of towers have risen recently in University City, including the recently completed Chestnut at 3720 Chestnut Street. At 344 feet and 29 stories in height, the building ranks at number 20 on Philly YIMBY’s December 2020 Development Countdown. Designed by SITIO Architecture + Urbanism and developed by EPG Urban Multifamily, the structure brings 420 units to the rapidly growing area, offering studios and apartments for students of the many nearby universities and colleges as well as for the general public. Cladding reached the top at the end of 2019, and Philly YIMBY’s August update showed it was stated that construction fences still lingered near the top of the building and cladding was almost finished. Since then construction has wrapped completely.
New renderings have been revealed for the Schuylkill Yards megadevelopment situated on the western bank of the Schuylkill River in University City in West Philadelphia. The project has been in planning for years, and construction has finished on the Bulletin Building as well as Drexel Square, the first phase and center point for the development. Earlier this year, construction timelines have been announced for three more proposed towers. Now, developer Brandywine Realty has unveiled more renderings with updated designs.
After three years of construction, Pavilion, a steel behemoth in the hospital district of University City in West Philadelphia, nears completion. Located at 300 South 33rd Street, the building was designed by Foster + Partners at a height of 343 feet and 17 stories with a total square footage of 1.5 million square feet, the same amount as the Comcast Technology Center (also designed by Foster + Partners). The structure will roughly double the number of hospital beds at Penn Medicine. The Pavilion rises from the former site of the 254-foot-tall, 20-story Penn Tower, completed in 1974, demolished to make room for this massive development.