Center City

Rendering of 36-38 South 2nd Street. Credit: CANNOdesign

Excavation Underway at 36-38 South 2nd Street in Old City

Construction is beginning to make progress at 36-38 South 2nd Street, site of a future mixed-use development in the Old City section of Center City. Designed by CANNOdesign, the building will stand seven stories tall, an appropriate height for Old City. Commercial space will sit on the ground floor and 61 residential units will be located above. The building will hold 51,623 square feet of space and include a roof deck. Tester Construction is the contractor behind the project. Construction costs are estimated at $10.5 million.

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Rendering of Broad + Pine. Credit: MY Arch.

YIMBY Shares New Renderings for Broad + Pine in Washington Square West, Center City

Last month, YIMBY shared images of the updated, scaled-down design for Broad + Pine, a high-rise development proposed at 337-41 South Broad Street (alternately 337 South Broad Street) in Washington Square WestCenter City. Designed by My Arch and developed by Dranoff Properties, the tower will rise 15 stories tall and hold 145,220 square feet of space, with ground-floor commercial space and 91 residential units, as well as an 11,995-square-foot parking with space for 18 cars. Today we share more renderings for the proposed structure.

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One Liberty Place green lighting. Photo by Thomas Koloski

Philadelphia YIMBY Observes Decorative Lighting at One Liberty Place in Center City

As the nighttime Philadelphia skyline is becoming brighter with new projects featuring decorative lighting, One Liberty Place has also made its mark on the dark night sky. Located at 1650 Market Street in Center City, the skyscraper was constructed 1987 and rises to a height of 945 feet and 61 floors. The tower was designed by Helmut Jahn of Murphy/Jahn and developed by Willard Rouse of Rouse and Associates. The structural design was crafted by Thornton Tomasetti and the tower was constructed by LF Driscoll between 1985 and 1987, with The Lighting Practice as the new contractor for the lights. In this feature, Philadelphia takes an extended look at the improved lighting on the crown of the trophy tower.

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Arthaus from Pine Street. Photo by Thomas Koloski

Cladding Nearly Complete at Arthaus in Washington Square West, Center City

The exterior is nearly complete at Arthaus at 311 South Broad Street, one of the tallest condominium buildings in Philadelphia. The new skyscraper, located in the Washington Square West neighborhood of Center City, rises to a height of 542 feet and 47 stories. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Dranoff Properties, the tower will feature 108 condo units and already makes a dramatic impact on the Philadelphia skyline, as it it situated in a prominent location close to various landmarks along Broad Street.

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Thomas Jefferson Specialty Care Pavilion rendering. Image via Jefferson Health

YIMBY Shares Detailed Coverage of Topping-Out Ceremony for Jefferson Specialty Care Pavilion in Market East, Center City

Earlier this month, YIMBY shared the news of topping-out of the Jefferson Specialty Care Pavilion at 1101 Chestnut Street in Market EastCenter City, one of the most prominent buildings currently rising into the Philadelphia skyline. Designed by Ennead Architects and Stantec and developed by Jefferson Health and National Real Estate Development, with LF Driscoll and Hunter Roberts Construction Group joint venture acting as contractors, the building comprises the bulk of East Market Phase 3, the final component of the mixed-use, multi-block East Market development. As of February 1st, the steel-framed structure has officially reached its final height of 364 feet and 23 stories (19 stories if excluding mechanical floors). The $762 million medical facility will be the single largest real estate investment in Jefferson’s nearly 200-year history and will offer ample cutting-edge equipment. Today YIMBY offers a detailed overview of the momentous event.

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