Construction Progresses at Schuylkill Crossing in Forgotten Bottom, South Philadelphia

Construction is progressing rapidly at a section of the Schuylkill River Trail expansion in Forgotten Bottom, South Philadelphia. The project, called the Schuylkill Crossing, will bring a new bridge over the Schuylkill River to connect the northern and existing portion of the trail to the planned southern phase in West Philadelphia with crossing to the Grays Ferry Crescent Trail. The new bridge will be a renovation of a previously existing railroad round-a-bout bridge. While the center portion of the structure was dismantled in 2018, the edges of the bridge on the eastern and western banks remain and will provide the platform for the new trail.

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1312 North 6th Street. Looking west. Credit: Google

Permits Issued for a Three-Unit Building at 1312 North 6th Street in Ludlow, North Philadelphia

A permit has been issued for the construction of a three-story, three-unit residential building at 1312 North 6th Street in Ludlow, North Philadelphia. The structure will rise in place of a vacant lot on the west side of the block between West Thompson Street and Master Street and will span a 1,153-square-foot footprint. Robert Braun and Elizabeth Athena Braun are the listed owners. Construction is expected to cost $685,000.

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Philadelphia skyline with unbuilt proposals. Image and models by Thomas Koloski

The Unbuilt Skyline: a Comprehensive Look at Philadelphia’s Major Canceled Skyscrapers

The Philadelphia skyline has grown enormously over the past few decades, yet there are many formerly planned towers that were once planned yet were never completed. Philly YIMBY recently ran a series of articles that shined a spotlight on a number of unbuilt buildings. The designs came in various unique shapes: some featured curves, some boxy, and others with sharp angled cuts that gave them distinct character. While some were notably more appealing than others, even the most subpar of these designs would have dramatically elevated the city’s already impressive skyline to a new level. Today we present what the skyline would have looked like if all of these developments were built.

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Work Nearing Completion on The Hamilton in Franklintown, North Philadelphia

Construction work is nearing completion on The Hamilton at 1500 Hamilton Street in Franklintown, North Philadelphia. Designed by MY Architecture and developed by the Community College of Philadelphia and the Radnor Property Group, the 599-unit project consists of two phases. The first is a 10-story, 147-foot-tall building that has been complete for some time now. Over the summer work began on the second phase, which consists of a 16-story, 197-foot-tall tower, which YIMBY confirmed as topped-out in January.

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623 and 625 North 52nd Street. Looking east. Credit: Google

Permits Issued for Two Multi-Family Buildings at 623 and 625 North 52nd Street in Mill Creek, West Philadelphia

A pair of zoning permits have been issued for the construction of two multi-family buildings at 623 North 52nd Street and at 625 North 52nd Street in Mill Creek, West Philadelphia. The pair will replace a vacant lot situated on the east side of the block between Wyalusing Avenue and Girard Avenue. Each structure will span a footprint of 920 square feet. Billy Williams Jr. is the listed owner and Accrete LLC is the contractor for both properties.

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