Construction at the Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions in University City in West Philadelphia has been underway for the past few months, and the steel structure currently rises high enough to start making an impact on the skyline. Designed and developed by Wexford Science & Technology LLC, the 185-foot-tall structure will feature a façade with a mix of staggered glass of varying shades. The structure now rises seven stories tall, just past halfway on the way to its eventual 12-story height. The building is a part of the 14-acre uCity Square project that will dramatically raise the profile several city blocks.
Excavation has begun for the 361-foot-tall, 28-story tower 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 skyscraper will rise to a height of 361 feet, and may top out by the end of this year. The larger floors will feature retail at the lower floors and laboratory space, with residential space located in the thinner upper portion of the tower, situated above the amenity floor. The building will be the first skyscraper to rise at the 14-acre Schuylkill Yards megadevelopment.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a multi-family structure at 4074-86 Haverford Avenue (alternately 4070 Haverford Avenue) in West Powelton, West Philadelphia. The building will stand four stories and feature a roof deck atop the structure, accessible via multiple pilot houses. The building will hold 43 residential units, as well as accessory surface parking. The 34,506-square-foot structure will cost an estimated $3 million to build.
Renderings have been revealed for a multi-family renovation of 4214 Powelton Avenue in West Powelton, West Philadelphia. Designed by M Architecture and developed by Axe Philly, the project involves a major renovation to an existing rowhome with an additional floor to be built atop the three-story structure, which is scheduled to hold five residential units.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a seven-story, 220-unit mixed-use project at 4701-29 Pine Street in Garden Court (alternately Walnut Hill), West Philadelphia. The development, covered in detail in an August article, will consist of a six-story extension above an existing single-floor garage structure, and serve as an expansion to the Garden Court Plaza, a 13-story prewar apartment tower at 4701 Pine Street. Designed by BLT Architects, the project will hold a total of 198,569 square feet of space (not counting the prewar tower), of which 181,119 square feet will come from the newly built floors. The ground floor will hold commercial space and 66 parking spaces. A roof deck will be situated on the second floor. Construction costs are estimated at $35 million.