Center City towers from The Laurel Rittenhouse. Photo by Thomas Koloski

Philadelphia YIMBY Observes Views from the Top of The Laurel Rittenhouse in Rittenhouse Square, Center City

Nearly a month ago, The Laurel Rittenhouse at 1911 Walnut Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City, celebrated its topping out with a commemorative event. Designed by Solomon Cornwell Buenz and developed by Southern Land Company, with the Harman Group as the structural engineer, the tower rises 48 stories tall and 599 feet, with additional two floors of mechanical space The parapet that will soon be constructed will reach 593 feet. The building will house 185 rental apartments and 60 luxury condominium units in the upper portion. Today, Philadelphia YIMBY shares skyline photos taken during our tour of the skyscraper as seen from the 48th and 49th floors, just under the final concrete slab.

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2630 West Girard Avenue. Looking southeast from Girard Avenue. Credit: ISA

Permits Issued for 54-Unit Building at 2630 West Girard Avenue in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a five-story, 54-unit residential building at 2630 West Girard Avenue in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia. Designed by ISA and developed by ADCO (American Development Company) and Callahan Ward, the structure, located under the full address of 2630-38 West Girard Avenue, is part of a larger complex that will also include 104 additional units sited within four-story winds along Taney and North 27th streets (not covered in the current permit), bringing the total residence count to 160.

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Cathedral Square Phase 1. Credit: Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Cladding Installation Begins at Cathedral Square Phase One in Logan Square, Center City

Cladding installation has begun on the first high-rise of the two-tower Cathedral Square development in Logan Square, Center City. Cathedral Square Phase One is located at 222 North 17th Street, just to the east of Cathedral Basilica of Saint Peter and Paul. Designed by Solomon Cornwell Buenz and developed by the Exeter Development Group, the residential tower will rise to a height of 245 feet and 23 stories.

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Current view of 2043-51 North Front Street. Credit: Google.

Permits Issued for 35-Unit Building at 2043-51 North Front Street in Fishtown

Another day, another new building is set to rise Front Street. Permits have been issued for the construction of a 35-unit multi-family dwelling at 2043-51 North Front Street in Fishtown. Designed by CANNOdesign , the building will rise six stories tall and will feature commercial space on the ground floor and 35 bicycle spaces, providing a 1:1 ratio of bike spaces to units that will help encourage green forms of transportation. Tester Construction is listed as the contractor.

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