The Philadelphia skyline has been significantly expanding for the past several years, making a drastic change to the look of the city. The construction boom started when the Comcast Technology Center was under construction in 2015, and since that time a great number of projects have been completed and are underway. Today we take a look at the new image of the skyline from the Live! Casino and Hotel, highlighting the projects that are currently under construction.
The 15th place on Philly YIMBY’s December 2021 Development Countdown goes to 3025 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in University City, West Philadelphia. Designed by the Practice for Architecture and Urbanism and developed by Brandywine Realty Trust, the building will rise at a total height of 361 feet and 28 stories. The building will offer a mix of residential and commercial space, the latter being optimized for lab use. The project is also known as Schuylkill Yards West for its placement compared to the proposed skyscraper to the east at 3001 John F. Kennedy Boulevard.
Permits have been issued for the construction of The Royale, a 77-unit multi-family building proposed at 6910 Ridge Avenue in Roxborough, Northwest Philadelphia. The building will rise four stories tall, and will offer parking and a roof deck and green roof will be situated atop the building. Designed by M Architects and developed by Stamm Development Group, with Tester Construction as the contractor, the structure will contain 70,996 square feet of space. Construction costs are estimated at $14 million.
The 16th place on Philly YIMBY’s December 2021 Development Countdown is the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia‘s Roberts Center For Pediatric Research Phase 3, a 350-foot-tall, 21-story tower planned at 730 Schuylkill Avenue in Graduate Hospital, South Philadelphia. The building is a part of the CHOP’s four-tower master plan in Graduate Hospital, in the sub-section of the neighborhood also know as the Schuylkill section of Grays Ferry. The site sits directly to the southwest of the 375-foot-tall CHOP Roberts Center for Pediatric Research at 734 Schuylkill Avenue, which was built in 2017. Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, the architect for Phase 1, will likely to be the designer for the new tower, although, given the lack of progress at the site, it is possible that a different architect and/or design will be introduced in the future.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a 42-unit multi-family building at 1611-41 Ruan Street in Frankford, Kensington. The building will rise five stories tall, and will have 13 parking spaces included within the project. In total, the project will hold 41,179 square feet of space within the building. The development will provide senior housing. Permits list The City of Philadelphia Department of Public Property as the owner, David Polatnick of PZA Architects as the designer, and DOMUS Inc. as the contractor. Construction costs are estimated at $8,698,344.