Center City

2400 Market Street (left). Photo by Thomas Koloski

A Look Back at the Aramark Headquarters Renovation at 2400 Market Street in Center City West

Aramark, a food service provider, has been based in the Philadelphia area for many years, with the company’s headquarters is located in Center City. Before the its present location at 2400 Market Street by the Schuylkill River, the company was headquartered at 1101 Market Street in Market East. Designed by Varenhorst Architects and Gensler and developed by the PMC Property Group, the new headquarters involved a renovation of an existing structure with a five-story extension built at the top. The renovated building stands nine stories, bringing a modern design to an area where older architecture predominates. The project also includes retail, residential, and office space.

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Rendering of 417-25 Callowhill Street. Credit: Bernardon.

417-25 Callowhill Street in Northern Liberties Goes to the Civic Design Review

The Civic Design Review is looking at a seven-story, 219-unit multi-family development proposed at 417-25 Callowhill Street in Northern Liberties. Designed by Bernardon, the building will feature studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments, as well as 29,980 square feet of amenities and 71 parking spaces. A large roof deck will be included in the project. In total, the project will include.

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Philadelphia 1905 and 2020 south elevation. Photo by Thomas Koloski

YIMBY Presents a Massing Animation of the Philadelphia Skyline from 1905 to 2020

Over the past few months, YIMBY has published multiple features on how the Philadelphia skyline grew over the years via custom-made three dimensional projections. In the past decade, numerous buildings have risen around Center City and beyond. Most of these have been constructed near City Hall and along Market Street, close to the main skyline core. Today we present animations of how the city skyline grew in a 115-year time span from 1905 to 2020.

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Rendering of 412 North 2nd Street. Credit: Morris Adjmi Architects.

412 North 2nd Street in Northern Liberties Goes to Civic Design Review

A number of significant mid- and high-rise buildings are currently proposed in the sparsely developed zone in southern Northern Liberties, just north of Old City. One of these proposals is 412 North 2nd Street, which was presented in great detail in a recent Civic Design Review submission. Designed by Morris Adjmi Architects, the tower will rise 244 feet and 23 stories high, easily making it one of the tallest buildings in the area. There will be 397 residential units included in the tower, 20,431 square feet of retail space, and 105 parking spaces.

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Riverwalk, looking southeast. Credit: PMC Property Group

Exterior Nearly Complete at Riverwalk North in Center City West

Facade work nears completion at Riverwalk North, which is part of the Riverwalk complex at 60 North 23rd Street in Center City West. The development consist of two skyscrapers situated upon retail podiums. The project will feature a total of 711 residential units, and the north tower will have 331 units with the south tower featuring 380 units. Gensler, the architecture firm behind the design of the complex, has also designed a number of other projects in the area, including 3151 Market Street. Similarly, developer PMC Property Group is also developing several properties in the neighborhood.

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