Market West and Washington Square West proposals. Image and models by Thomas Koloski

Skyline Massings Show Future Growth in Market East and Washington Square West, Center City

In Philadelphia, new development continues to constantly change the cityscape. Buildings with dominant height and/or great mass are being built on a regular basis, drawing the public’s attention. The neighborhoods that are seeing the most change are Center City (particularly Center City West) and University City, and now Market East has recently joined that list with its rising number of new high-rises proposed and under construction. Both office towers and residential buildings are in the works in the area, which are all expected to be built within the next several years. Today YIMBY presents massing renderings that show the developments’ impact on the future skyline.

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One Liberty Place before topping of the spire. Photo from the Philadelphia Inquirer

Philly YIMBY Revisits the Topping-Out of the Spire atop One Liberty Place in Center City

The Liberty Place development in Center City holds a pivotal place in the Philadelphia skyline, having made a gigantic impact on the and the city’s image and its profile as a business hub. A pointed spire tops the tallest tower, the 945-foot-tall One Liberty Place at 1650 Market Street, outfitted with broadcasting equipment. The complex was designed by Helmut Jahn of Murphy/Jahn and developed by Rouse and Associates. In this feature, Philadelphia YIMBY shares images of One Liberty Place from the day the spire had topped out.

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2503 North 7th Street. Looking northeast. Credit: Google Maps

Permits Issued for Three-Unit Residential Building at 2503 North 7th Street in North Philadelphia East

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, three-unit residential building at 2503 North 7th Street in North Philadelphia East. The structure will replace a vacant lot on the east side of the block between West Cumberland and West Huntingdon streets. The building’s footprint will span 1,358 square feet. The interior will offer 3,605 square feet of living space, translating into apartments averaging 1,202 square feet each. The development will feature full sprinkling and a roof deck, which will offer sweeping skyline views. Permits list Point Breeze Holdings LLC as the owner, Christopher Menna as the design professional, and JPL Construction Inc. as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $180,000.

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Rendering of 933 North Penn Street. Credit: HDO Architecture.

Renderings Revealed For 933 North Penn Street In Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia

Renderings have been revealed for a 196-unit multi-family development at 933 North Penn Street in Northern LibertiesNorth Philadelphia. Designed by HDO Architecture, the building will rise seven stories tall and will include space for 57 cars and 66 bicycles. The building will feature a modern exterior that will feature brick at the ground floor, with white cladding at the upper floors, paired with black panels by the windows.

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Philadelphia YIMBY Presents New Massings Of 1101 Walnut Street In Washington Square West, Center City

A recent update revealed that plans for a residential building proposed at 1101 Walnut Street in Washington Square West, Center City have recently been downgraded in scale. Designed by JKRP Architects and developed by LD Investment Partners LLC, the building will now rise 199 feet ant 18 stories tall, and will now hold 198 residential units. Today we present new massings that show how the updated design will look on the skyline.

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