Center City

Riverwalk. Credit: PMC Property Group

Facade Nearly Finished at Riverwalk South at 60 North 23rd Street in Center City West

Facade work is nearly finished at Riverwalk South, a skyscraper that is under construction at 60 North 23rd Street in Center City West. The main portion of the structure is currently topped out at 32 stories, and the building will soon reach its full height of 362 feet. Designed by Gensler and developed by the PMC Property Group, the building, which stands next to the Schuylkill River, is part of the two-towered Riverwalk complex. The development is part of a new hub of high-rise buildings that will soon form a cluster along Market Street and near the river, with most projects featuring residential programming. The two new towers symbolize the new high-rise growth that is destined to dominate the area in the near future.

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2222 Market Street. Credit: Gensler

Remote Work-Friendly Features Announced for 2222 Market Street in Center City West

A set of new remote work-friendly features has recently been revealed at 2222 Market Street, a 295-foot-tall, 19-story office building under construction in Center City West. Designed by Gensler and developed by the Parkway Corporation (alternately Parkway Commercial Properties), with IMC Construction as the contractor, the building will offer 329,100 square feet of tenant floor area, with 324,826 square feet of Class A office space and 4,274 square feet of retail. Parking for 47 vehicles will be available in an underground garage. The development was built to spec for Morgan Lewis, a major law firm that will use the building as its new headquarters.

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One Cathedral Square. Credit: Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Topping-Out Nears at 244-foot-tall, 23-story One Cathedral Square Condo at 1701 Race Street in Logan Square, Center City

The 30th Place on YIMBY’s December 2021 Development Countdown goes to One Cathedral Square, a 244-foot-tall, 23-story residential structure that currently stands nearly topped out at 1701 Race Street in Logan Square, Center City. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by the Exeter Property Group and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the building will feature 273 condominium residences, as well as retail space at the ground floor. Hunter Roberts Construction Group is the project contractor.

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223-25 Market Street. Credit: Atrium Design Group

Looking at the Revised Design for Three-Story Vertical Extension Proposed at 223-25 Market Street in Old City

Last month, Philly YIMBY shared that permits were issued for a three-story vertical extension for an existing three-story building located at 223-25 Market Street in the Old City section of Center City. Designed by the Atrium Design Group, the new addition will roughly double the building’s current floor area to 23,685 square feet and increase the total residential unit count to 22, while maintaining the ground-floor commercial space facing Market Street. Permits list TBC LLC as the contractor and a construction cost of $3.5 million. Our original report discussed the proposal’s prior design, which was clad in dark panels that were quite out of context with the surrounding historic district. Today we look at the plan’s latest iteration, which updates the Market Street-facing exterior with red brick while swapping the side and rear paneling for light gray.

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