Center City

Thomas Jefferson Specialty Care Pavilion (1101 Chestnut Street) via Jefferson Health

Facade Passes Halfway Point at Jefferson Specialty Care Pavilion in Market East, Center City

The Market East neighborhood of Center City is currently a hotspot for construction, with the Jefferson Specialty Care Pavilion at 1101 Chestnut Street as one of its most significant projects. Designed by Ennead Architects and Stantec and developed by Jefferson Health and National Real Estate Development, the structure stands 372 feet and 23 stories tall and will features a stunning undulating facade, Jefferson signage near the pinnacle, and a small park to the west. The large building will be a prominent addition to the neighborhood with a refreshing design.

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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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W/Element Hotel, Arthaus, and City Hall. Photo by Thomas Koloski

Occupancy Imminent at Arthaus in Washington Square West, Center City

In Washington Square West, Arthaus at 311 South Broad Street has become the latest addition to the Philadelphia skyline. The nearly completed tower rises to a height of 542 feet and 47 stories and will feature 108 condominium units, along with ample amenity space and retail. The building, which stand somewhat apart from the main Center City skyline, was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, which has also crafted buildings such as the BNY Mellon Center and One Vanderbilt, and developed by Dranoff Properties.

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Philadelphia 1985 Liberty Place massing south elevation. Models and image by Thomas Koloski

YIMBY Presents Revised Massings Of The 1985 Liberty Place Iteration

On May 13, 1985, celebrations were held for the groundbreaking for the first phase of the Liberty Place complex in Center City, with another office tower, mall, and hotel under construction by February 1988. The towers, located at 1650 Market Street and 50 East 16th Street, were designed by Helmut Jahn of Murphy/Jahn. Originally One Liberty Place was meant to stand 915 feet, while the shorter Two Liberty Place was proposed to rise 708 feet and 48 stories tall. The project was developed by Willard G. Rouse III of Rouse and Associates, which had eventually transformed into Liberty Property Trust. In this feature, Philadelphia YIMBY shares revised versions of our custom-made skyline massings of the 1985 Liberty Place design.

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12+Sansom at 123-27 South 12th Street. Rendering credit: Studios Architecture

12 + Sansom Rises Above Ground At 123 South 12th Street In Market East, Center City

In the Market East section of Center City, a group of new developments will form a noticeable skyline cluster. At 123 South 12th Street, construction is now well underway at a project dubbed 12 + Sansom. Designed by both Bower Lewis Thower Architects and Studios Architecture, while the building was developed by Greystar Real Estate Partners, the tower will rise 265 feet and 20 stories, which will add a good amount of density to the area. The tower, which will feature a whopping 412 rental units along with amenity space, rises close to the Jefferson Health campus.

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