The iconic Philadelphia skyline has dramatically expanded since the completion of One Liberty Place in 1987. Philly YIMBY presents exclusive massing renderings of the 1987 skyline, reflecting the beginning of a period that saw rapid development in Center City.
Construction is progressing rapidly at 1801 Fairmount, a five-story residential development located at 1801 Fairmount Avenue in Francisville, North Philadelphia. Ten residential units will be included in the development, with a restaurant space proposed at the ground floor. The 18,195-square-foot building will cost $17 million to build.
Façade work is underway at Cityplace South, a mixed-use development located in downtown Allentown in the greater Philadelphia area. The building stands four stories tall and will hold 78 residential units. The project is attached to an existing nine-story, 120-unit building at 902 Hamilton Street. In addition to the residential space, the development will also feature office space.
A red tower crane has been erected at the Jefferson Specialty Care Pavilion at 1101 Chestnut Street, which is part of the two-tower East Market Phase 3 development in Market East, Center City. Designed by Ennead Architects and Stantec and developed by Jefferson Health, the 372-foot-tall, 24-story building will stand on the east side of the block, next to the 329-foot residential high-rise at 1153 Chestnut Street that is planned as the second phase. The 712,000-square-foot tower will feature an attractive wavy glass façade with Jefferson logos at the top of the building.
Philly YIMBY’s “unbuilt” series continues with Mandeville Place, a slender, 607-foot-tall high-rise proposed at 2401 Walnut Street in Center City West in the mid-2000s. Designed by Richard Meier & Partners Architects and developed by Bedrock Group LLC, the 43-story skyscraper would have joined an existing eight-story building to the south, which would have been converted into hotel space. A shared amenity rooftop was planned between the two structures. The tower would have featured 45 condominium units that would have offered dramatic views of the skyline.