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Rendering of 210 South 12th Street. Credit: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.

Excavation Underway at 210 South 12th Street in Midtown Village, Center City

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has revealed that excavation is well underway at a 366-foot-tall, 32-story residential tower proposed at 210 South 12th Street in Midtown Village, Center City. Designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (with BLT Architects as the architect of record) and developed by Midwood Investment & Development, the building will span 401,870 square feet of interior space and offer 378 rental units, as well as ground-level retail and parking for 96 cars and 130 bicycles. Permits list construction costs at $111 million.

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1620 Sansom Street. Credit: Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Concrete Frame Rises at 1620 Sansom in Rittenhouse Square, Center City

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has discovered sustained construction progress at 1620 Sansom Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by the Southern Land Company, with the Hunter Roberts Construction Group as the contractor, the 340-foot-tall, 28-story tower will offer 306 residential units, while the ground-floor commercial space will further enliven the already vibrant local streetscape.

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One Cathedral Square. Credit: Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Construction Complete at One Cathedral Square in Logan Square, Center City

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has confirmed that construction work is generally complete at One Cathedral Square, a 244-foot-tall, 23-story condominium 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, with Hunter Roberts Construction Group as the contractor, the building will span 251,779 square feet and feature 273 rental residences, as well as ground-level retail space and landscaping. The construction cost is listed at $86 million.

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Two Cathedral Square at 227 North 18th Street. Credit: Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Construction Anticipated at Two Cathedral Square in Logan Square, Center City

Last year, plans had been unveiled for Two Cathedral Square, a 470-foot-tall, 34-story mixed-use commercial and residential tower proposed at 227 North 18th Street in Logan Square, Center City. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by EQT Exeter, with Studio Bryan Hanes behind the landscape design, the 700,000-square-foot-plus building is part of Cathedral Square, a redevelopment master plan for the block-sized archdiocesan campus around the iconic Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. The building will offer 450,000 square feet of office space on floors two through 14. Luxury residential space will span 250,000 square feet on floors 15 through 34. The ground level will feature 4,500 square feet of retail. No permits have apparently yet been filed, so we did not expect to see any construction progress at the site, yet we still recently paid a visit to the location to check on its status, as we show in the photos below.

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Rendering of 1810 Chestnut Street. Credit: Cecil Baker + Partners.

Construction Anticipated at 25-Story Freeman Condominiums at 1810 Chestnut Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has revealed that construction work has apparently not yet commenced at the 312-foot-tall, 25-story Freeman Condominiums at 1810 Chestnut Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City, although recent permit filings indicate that on-site progress is likely imminent. Designed by Cecil Baker + Partners, the project will renovate the six-story Samuel T. Freeman & Co. Auction House, built in 1923, with five floors of retail and commercial space facing the street, tenant amenities, and six stories of automated vehicle storage in the rear. The slender vertical addition will house 19 condominiums, most of which will be full-floor and bi-level units.

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