Center City

Cathedral Square Phase 1. Credit: Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Cladding Installation Begins at Cathedral Square Phase One in Logan Square, Center City

Cladding installation has begun on the first high-rise of the two-tower Cathedral Square development in Logan Square, Center City. Cathedral Square Phase One is located at 222 North 17th Street, just to the east of Cathedral Basilica of Saint Peter and Paul. Designed by Solomon Cornwell Buenz and developed by the Exeter Development Group, the residential tower will rise to a height of 245 feet and 23 stories.

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The Laurel Rittenhouse. Credit: Southern Land Company

YIMBY Shares Photos from the Topping-Out Ceremony of The Laurel Rittenhouse in Rittenhouse Square, Center City

Two weeks ago, Philadelphia YIMBY has announced the topping-out of The Laurel Rittenhouse at 1911 Walnut Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by the Southern Land Company, with the Harman Group as the structural engineer and the Hunter Roberts Construction Group as the contractor, the building now stands 599 feet and 48 stories tall, making it the ninth-tallest skyscraper in Philadelphia and the tallest residential building in Center City. The all-residential building (the tallest of the kind on the city) will offer 185 rental units and 64 luxury condominiums. Today we share some new photos from the topping-out ceremony.

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207-11 Vine Street. Credit: CANNOdesign

Permits Issued for 46-Unit Residential Development at 207-11 Vine Street in Old City

Permits have been issued for the construction of a 46-unit complex at 207-11 Vine Street in the Old City section of Center City. Designed by CANNOdesign, the development’s centerpiece will be a six-story building located at 211 Vine Street that will span 61,694 square feet. The project will also involve the construction of two new townhouses, located at 207A and 207B and 209 Vine Street, a multi-family renovation of a historic prewar house at 209 Vine Street, and the addition of 18 parking spaces to the site.

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Rendering of 316-20 South 11th Street.

Garage Demolished at 316-20 South 11th Street in Washington Square West, Center City

A parking garage has been demolished at 316-20 South 11th Street in Washington Square WestCenter City, the site of a future townhouse development. When completed, the structure will add nine new townhomes to the site, each standing four stories tall. The buildings will feature stately exteriors with what appears to be a very high standard of brickwork and a molding band running above the second floor and an elaborate cornice situated at the parapet. The tan brick façade will feature large, attractive windows with grid-shaped frames. Each home will have access to an off-street parking garage via a covered drive aisle.

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2608 Pine Street and 2610 Pine Street. Looking southwest. Credit: Google Maps

Permits Issued for Two Single-Family Homes to Replace Prewar Rowhouses at 2608 and 2610 Pine Street in Fitler Square, Center City

Permits have been issued for the construction of a pair of single-family houses at 2608 Pine Street and 2610 Pine Street in Fitler Square, Center City. The buildings will replace two attractive, well-preserved prewar rowhouses, which are part of an intact ensemble that spans the entire block. Each building will feature a roof deck. Permits list Judith M. Crossan Sanicky and William M. Sanicky as owners for the building planned at number 2608, which will span a footprint of 768 square feet, and Margaret Connor Porter and Scott. T Porter for its neighbor at number 2610, which will rise from a footprint measuring 910 square feet.

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