University City


Construction Tops Out at 3700 Lancaster Avenue in University City, West Philadelphia

Construction has topped out at the six-story, 463-unit development in progress at 3700 Lancaster Avenue in University CityWest Philadelphia. The project will offer ample retail space on the ground floor as well as 157 parking spaces for residents. The building is the northernmost component of the massive uCity Square development, and sits at a prominent location at the junction of Lancaster and Powelton avenues. A pedestrian promenade will run along the building rear.

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CHOP Hub for Clinical Collaboration rendering via Perkins + Will

Core Topped Out at CHOP Hub for Clinical Collaboration at 3501 Civic Center Boulevard in University City, West Philadelphia

The slender core of the 377-foot-tall, 19-story CHOP Hub for Clinical Collaboration has topped out at 3501 Civic Center Boulevard in University City, West Philadelphia. The building is a part of a $3.4-billion expansion for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Designed by Perkins + Will, the tower will connect to the existing hospital structure.

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Renderings Revealed for Ultra Labs University City at 100 North 32nd Street in University City, West Philadelphia

Renderings have been revealed for Ultra Labs University City, a mixed-use high-rise proposed at 100 North 32nd Street in University CityWest Philadelphia. The building will stand 11 stories tall and hold 185,279 square feet of office and laboratory space, contributing to the city’s rapidly growing life sciences industry. The tower will likely rise somewhere between 160 and 190 feet tall, high enough to be easily noticeable from its position next to the rail yard and across from the Schuylkill River.

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Cira 2 and the Cira Center. Photo by KMCA Architectural Model Makers and Prototyping

Looking Back at the Second Tower Once Planned at Cira Centre in University City, West Philadelphia

Shortly after the completion of the first Cira Centre skyscraper in 2005, plans were revealed for a second tower at a nearby site. The 725-foot-tall, 48-story high-rise was shown as part of a model of the greater complex, around the time of the groundbreaking of the FMC Tower nearby to the south. The project was designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architecture and planned for development by Brandywine Realty Trust, a team that is also behind the original Cira Centre as well as the Evo and FMC Tower at Cira Centre South, a group of buildings that has transformed the University City skyline.

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