Center City

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

Excavation Underway at 12+Sansom at 123-27 South 12th Street in Midtown Village, Center City

Philadelphia YIMBY’s recent site visit discovered that excavation work is making steady progress at 12+Sansom, a 240-foot-tall, 20-story residential high-rise under construction at 123-27 South 12th Street in Midtown Village, Center City. Designed by Studios Architecture, with BLT Architects as the architect of record, and developed by Greystar Real Estate Partners, the building will offer 399 residential units and 10,844 square feet of retail. The structure will span an entire city block, rising from a 33,462-square-foot footprint and holding 370,860 square feet of interior space. Clemens Construction Company is the project contractor. Construction costs are listed at $132.25 million.

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222 North 11th Street. Looking northwest. Credit: Google Maps

Steel Rises at Seven-Story, 18-Unit Building at 222 North 11th Street in Chinatown, Center City

The steel frame has risen two levels high at the seven-story, 18-unit mixed-use building under construction at 222 North 11th Street in Chinatown, Center City. The development is situated on the west side of the block between Race and Vine streets, half a block north of the Convention Center (thus situating the project within the Convention Center District). Permits list Liu Construction Inc. as the contractor.

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

Construction Reaches Halfway Point at the Thomas Jefferson Specialty Care Pavilion at 1101 Chestnut Street in Market East, Center City

Construction has been moving at a rapid pace on the skyscraper rising at 1101 Chestnut Street in Market EastCenter City. The building, also known as the Thomas Jefferson Specialty Care Pavilion, is the latest addition to the expanding Jefferson Health campus in this section of the city. Designed by Ennead Architects and Stantec and developed by National Real Estate Development, the building currently stands at roughly the halfway point of its full height of 372 feet and 23 stories. The building is a part of East Market Phase 3, the latest expansion of the East Market complex.

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295-Foot-Tall Office Building Tops Out at 2222 Market Street in Center City West

The latest office building to be constructed in Center City since the Comcast Technology Center was completed in 2019 is the one currently rising at 2222 Market Street, located within the rapidly growing Center City West neighborhood. Designed by Gensler and developed by Parkway Commercial Properties, the building has recently topped out and now stands at its full height of 295 feet and 19 stories. The development will hold law office space, with the law firm Morgan, Lewis, Bockius LLP planning to occupy at least part of the structure. The tower is the second high-rise project to go up in the area in recent years, following the topping-out of the two Riverwalk buildings.

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300 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard. Credit: Handel Architects

A Detailed Look at the 27-Story Tower Planned at 300 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard in Northern Liberties

After years of dormancy and inaction, numerous developments along the Delaware River waterfront are finally having their permits issued, which puts them on direct track toward construction. One of the most exciting among these is the project planned at 300 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard in Northern Liberties. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by The Durst Organization, the project will feature a 27-story, 360-unit tower rising next to a brand new public space. A construction permit was issued for the project in November of last year, and another, more comprehensive one, was issued in August of this year. Earlier this month, a YIMBY site visit observed a large amount of recently-placed material and equipment at the site, although it is not certain whether it is intended for the building’s construction. Today we take a closer look at the building’s design its future contribution both to the neighborhood and to the skyline at large.

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