West Philadelphia

717 North 35th Street. Building section. Credit: 24 Seven Design Group via the City of Philadelphia

Permits Issued for 717 North 35th Street in Mantua, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, five-unit apartment building at 717 North 35th Street in Mantua, West Philadelphia. The development will replace a vacant lot on the east side of the block between Fairmount Avenue and Aspen Street. Designed by the 24 Seven Design Group, the building will feature a cellar and a roof deck, which will likely offer dramatic skyline views due to the structure’s prominence. Permits list Efe Holdings as the contractor and a construction cost of $800,000.

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Rendering of Amy Gutmann Hall at 3317-33 Chestnut Street. Credit: Lake Flato Architects.

YIMBY Shares Interior Renderings for UPenn’s Amy Gutmann Hall in University City, West Philadelphia

Last month, Philly YIMBY reported that a permit had been issued for the University of Pennsylvania’s Amy Gutmann Hall at 3317-23 Chestnut Street in University CityWest Philadelphia. Designed by Lake Flato Architects, with KSS Architects as the architect of record and Ground Control Collaborative as landscape designer, the building will rise six stories and span 115,954 square feet, and will feature classrooms, collaborative spaces for student projects, and a data science hub. While our previous reports on Amy Gutmann Hall focused on its exterior appearance, today we offer a glimpse into the interior of the proposed facility, and share several site plans not seen on YIMBY previously.

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3200 Arch Street (aka 3201 Cuthbert Street). Credit: Robert A.M. Stern Architects via the Civic Design Review

YIMBY Reviews Site and Landscape Plans for 3201 Cuthbert Street in University City, West Philadelphia

Last month, Philly YIMBY shared a packet of new renderings for Drexel University’s 12-story, half-million-square-foot mixed-use building proposed at 3201 Cuthbert Street (alternately 3200 Arch Street) in University City, West Philadelphia, followed up by an analysis of its architecture. Today we share details of the project’s site and landscape planning. The 252-foot-tall structure (measuring from Cuthbert Street) will house 423,450 square feet of office and life sciences laboratory space, 12,365 square feet of retail on the lower two floors, 141 parking spaces in an underground garage spanning 56,802 square feet, and 12,887 square feet of accessory areas. The project team consists of Drexel University as the owner, Gattuso Development Partners (GDP) as the developer, and Robert A.M. Stern Architects (aka RAMSA) and Kendall Heaton Associates as the architects; the team also includes the firms Thornton Tomasetti, Burohappold Engineering, James Corner Field Operations, Perroni, and West 8.

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