Center City

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

Cladding Rises at Jefferson Specialty Care Pavilion in Market East, Center City

The east side of Center City is on the verge of a transformation, where a new project is elevating the vertical profile of the dense Market East neighborhood. Designed by Ennead Architects and Stantec and developed by National Real Estate Development, the Jefferson Specialty Care Pavilion at 1101 Chestnut Street officially stands 372 feet and 23 stories tall since it was topped out in February. In this publication, Philadelphia YIMBY takes a look at the latest construction progress.

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One Liberty Place from the Museum of Art. Image by Russell Kord via Alamy

YIMBY Offers More Perspectives of One Liberty Place Shortly After Completion

The idea of building higher than the William Penn statue atop Philadelphia City Hall was roundly rejected by city planners and the public for a long time. Boldly, in 1983, Willard G. Rouse III of Rouse and Associates bought a large plot of land and scouted for an architect to design a pair of limit-breaking towers. In April 1984, a proposal was revealed to the city, which was met with with heavy opposition, though the decision to go ahead with the project was eventually approved via a vote. In May 1985, the official designs by Helmut Jahn were revealed at the groundbreaking, inaugurating the construction of two office towers and a hotel, which lasted from 1985 and 1990 and changed the Philadelphia skyline in the process. Although Philly YIMBY has already looked at One Liberty Place shortly after completion, today we take look at more perspectives of the iconic structure from the time when it finished construction.

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Facade Nears Top of 2222 Market Street in Center City West

Substantial development progress continues in Center City West, with multiple new buildings transforming the neighborhood. Over the course of the past year, 2222 Market Street has risen 295 feet tall and 20 stories above ground. Designed by Gensler and developed by Parkway Commercial Properties, the building is poised as the new headquarters for law firm Morgan, Lewis, Bockius LLP, and will also offer retail space on the ground. In this update, Philadelphia YIMBY looks at the under-construction building, where facade installation is approaching the top of the structure.

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

Permits Issued for Foundation Work for 12+Sansom at 123-27 South 12th Street in Midtown Village, Center City

Permits have been issued for the construction of the foundation at 12+Sansom, a 240-foot-tall, 20-story residential high-rise under construction at 123 South 12th Street (alternately 123-27 South 12th Street) in Midtown Village, Center City. Designed by Studios Architecture and developed by Greystar Real Estate Partners, with BLT Architects as the architect of record and Clemens Construction Company as the contractor, the building will offer 399 rental units and 10,844 square feet of retail. The structure will rise from a 33,462-square-foot footprint and hold 370,860 square feet of floor space. The cost of foundation work is listed at $6 million, which amounts to nearly five percent of the previously listed total construction cost of $132.25 million.

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