The Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions is shaping up to look like its renderings as the exterior approaches completion. The building, which is also known as the Wexford Drexel Academic Tower, is located at 3601 Filbert Street in University City, West Philadelphia. Designed by Ballinger and developed by Wexford Science & Technology LLC, the structure rises to a height of 12 stories and 185 feet. The remainder of the facade with brown glazed glass and metal highlights will be installed in the near future.
Renderings have been revealed for a 128-unit mixed-use building at 4240 Chestnut Street in Spruce Hill, West Philadelphia. Designed by DAS Architects, the building will rise seven stories tall. In total, the structure will hold 148,007 square feet of space. Office space, which will occupy 35,896 square feet, will be home to Intercultural Family Services, a non-profit community organization. The remainder of the building will consist of apartments ranging from studios to one- and two-bedrooms, spanning from 420 to 930 square feet. The building will include a green roof and a roof deck, as well as an underground garage that will hold 40 parking spaces. A fitness room and a study lounge will also be offered for building residents.
Foundation work is underway for first tower of the 14-acre Schuylkill Yards megadevelopment, located at 3025 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in University City, West Philadelphia. Designed by the Practice for Architecture and Urbanism and developed by Brandywine Realty Trust, the building will rise at a total height of 361 feet and 28 stories. The skyscraper is also known as Schuylkill Yards West for its placement compared to the proposed skyscraper to the east at 3001 John F. Kennedy Boulevard.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, 45-unit multi-family building at 5200 Chester Avenue in Kingsessing, West Philadelphia. Upon completion, the building will rise four stories tall and will feature a roof deck equipped with a green roof. The building will hold 57,380 square feet of space and cost an estimated $6.11 million to build. Tester Construction is listed as the project’s contractor, with Rich Villa as the design professional.
The uCity Square development in University City, West Philadelphia, is coming along at a rapid pace. The main tower, One uCity Square at 3401 Market Street, is well underway to join the recently topped-out Drexel building, with structural steel continuing to rise. Designed by ZGF Architects, the 250-foot-tall, 13-story building will feature a blocky, Jenga-like massing with shifting, glass-clad sections. The uCity Square complex, developed by Ventas Inc., will span 14 acres and will feature four more buildings to the west, with some rising taller than One uCity Square.