Demolition Permits Filed for 1522 South Taylor Street in Point Breeze, South Philadelphia

Permits have been filed for the demolition of a two-story, 1,200-square-foot rowhouse at 1522 South Taylor Street in Point Breeze, South Philadelphia. The vacant single-family dwelling, clad in brown brick and located on a mid-block site between Tasker Street and Dickinson Street, has stood abandoned for around ten years. The property, owned by Welcome Fredrick, will be demolished as part of the City of Philadelphia Demolition Program. Thomas Curran is the contractor. the cost of work is listed at $11,300.

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The Laurel Rittenhouse Square Continues Ascent in Rittenhouse Square, Center City

Philadelphia’s tallest currently under-construction building continues to rise at 1911 Walnut Street, where the Southern Land Company is erecting The Laurel Rittenhouse Square, a 599-foot-tall tower that will dramatically transform the neighborhood skyline. The 48-story tower, designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, will add 185 rental apartments and 60 condo units. Since the last YIMBY update in early August, the skyscraper has only climbed only three levels, now reaching six stories, but progress should move faster now that the structurally challenging portion at the cantilever is nearing completion.

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Large Residential Project Planned for 800-808 Callowhill Street in Callowhill, North Philadelphia

Permits have been filed for the construction of nine adjacent multi-family structures at 800-808 Callowhill Street in Callowhill, North Philadelphia. The site sits between North 8th Street and North 9th Street in a predominantly industrial area. The project will consist of nine four-story structures with a total of 40 residential units. The development will provide 19 parking spaces for the residents including one that will be ADA accessible. Carolina Pena is the listed design professional and Three R Construction LLC is the listed contractor.

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Riverwalk North Tower Tops Out as South Tower Continues Ascent in Center City West

In Center City West, the two-tower Riverwalk development next to the Schuylkill River is steadily progressing with the 315-foot-tall, 28-story north tower topped out, and the core of the south tower rising around a quarter of its future 362-foot, 32-story height. The nearly identical towers, developed by PMC Properties and designed by Gensler, the development will bring a total of 711 residential units, with 331 residential units in the north tower and 380 units in the south tower. The pair will bring a total of over 100,000 square feet of floor space in a rapidly growing section of Center City.

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