The Laurel Rittenhouse

The Laurel Rittenhouse rendering. Image via Southern Land Company

Crane Disassembly Underway at The Laurel Rittenhouse in Rittenhouse Square, Center City

The construction crane is currently being dismantled at The Laurel Rittenhouse. The skyscraper, located at 1911 Walnut Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City, stands 604 feet and 48 floors tall. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by the Southern Land Company, the project features 185 rental units and 64 condominiums, along with amenity space and retail. According to the developer, the tower is already 50 percent sold out.

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The Laurel Rittenhouse. Image via Southern Land Company

Facade Nearly Complete at The Laurel Rittenhouse in Rittenhouse Square, Center City

The facade is nearly complete at The Laurel Rittenhouse, one of the most highly anticipated projects in Philadelphia. The tower rises at 1911 Walnut Street in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood of Center City, just across the street from Rittenhouse Square Park. The tower was previously stated to stand 599 feet feet tall, but recent documents reveal an actual height of 604 feet. The skyscraper rises 48 stories tall, with two additional mechanical floors, and will feature 185 rental apartments and 65 condominium units. A three-story podium containing amenity space will be attached at the north side of the main building.

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Philadelphia skyline from New Jersey January 2022. Photo by Thomas Koloski

Observing Construction on the Philadelphia Skyline as Seen From New Jersey

The city of Philadelphia and the surrounding region offers ample vantage points for viewing the skyline. The more distant views often show a clear perspective of a large swath of the growing skyline, offering various angles that go unseen angles from within the city itself. These views clearly show the new vertical mass being added to Center City and beyond, with tower cranes visible in various locations. In this feature, Philadelphia YIMBY observes various new projects rising into the skyline from a vantage point in New Jersey to the southeast of Center City.

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The Laurel Rittenhouse. Credit: Southern Land Company

The 2nd Place on Philly YIMBY’s December Countdown Goes to The Laurel Rittenhouse in Rittenhouse Square, Center City

The 2nd place on Philadelphia YIMBY’s December Countdown December 2021 Development Countdown goes to 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 will offer 185 rental units and 64 luxury condominiums.

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