The Rittenhouse Square area is poised for dramatic skyline changes in the coming years, where the 599-foot-tall Laurel is the city’s tallest under-construction building. Yesterday, a Civic Design Review document revealed Pearl Properties’ plan for a 567-foot-tall tower at 113-121 South 19th Street. The svelte, 567-foot-tall, 49-story, 267,874-square-foot skyscraper will incorporate existing historic buildings into the base and will include 30,180 square feet of commercial space at the lower floors and 183 residential units above. DAS Architecture and Planning is the project architect.
Center City West and western Logan Square have seen a flurry of recent development, transforming the area into a bustling, dense neighborhood. Another forthcoming addition is the Edgewater Apartments at 230 North 23rd Street, a 180-unit project located a block away from the Schuylkill River. Designed by JKRP Architects, the 145,473-square-foot complex will rise 83 feet and seven stories with homes ranging from studios to two bedrooms.
Developer Atrium Design Group plans to construct a residential building at 230 Vine Street in Old City. The 54,000-square-foot structure will hold 16 units and along with 16 parking spaces and will feature an accessible roof. The building will replace the Painted Bride Arts Center, which has caused a controversy since the current building’s exterior is covered with a unique mosaic by artist Isaiah Zagar.
In recent years we saw a number of game-changing high-rise projects growing around the city, with many more in planning. rise in the past decade with many buildings soaring to new heights. But in Society Hill, the developer team of John and Mary Turchi have fought for 14 years to erect a 150-foot building at 223 South Sixth Street. The 12-story, 193,589-square-foot structure, which is proposed to sit right next to the Dilworth House while preserving most of the older building, won approval from the Historical Commission just last year. Cope-Linder Architects is the designer for the slender high-rise, which will hold just ten residential units.
While many areas of Center City, notably Center City West, are budding with development, Chinatown still has a surprisingly high number of underdeveloped lots. A two-building proposal is slated for one such site at 800 Vine Street and 830 Vine Street. The Equal Justice Center Towers, developed by Pennrose Management Company and designed by Robert’s & Todd Design, will span a 3.2-acre lot and consist of a nine-story office building and a mixed-use 13-story structure with 132 market rate units, 53 affordable senior units, and 150 hotel rooms. A large public plaza will sit at the corner and run between the two buildings at a diagonal angle.