The Laurel Rittenhouse. Credit: Southern Land Company

Concrete Core Topped Out at The Laurel Rittenhouse in Rittenhouse Square, Center City

The concrete structure has topped out at The Laurel Rittenhouse at 1911 Walnut Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City. Developed by the Southern Land Company and designed by Solomon Cornwell Buenz, a team that is also collaborating on a residential tower underway nearby at 1620 Sansom Street, The Lauren Rittenhouse rises just to the northwest of Rittenhouse Square Park. The building already stands 49 stories tall, and will shortly rise to its final planned height of 599 feet. The development will feature 185 rental units and 64 luxury condominiums.

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1500 Germantown Avenue. Looking northwest. Credit: Google Maps

Permits Issued for Mixed-Use Building at 1500 Germantown Avenue in Olde Kensington

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story mixed-use building at 1500 Germantown Avenue in Olde Kensington. The structure will rise from a 1,402-square-foot footprint and will contain 5,359 square feet of mixed residential and commercial interior space. The structure will feature a cellar, a roof deck, and full sprinkling. Permits list Sharara Kazimi and Mirwais Saidi as owners, Cheryl Poulos as the design professional, and Philly Parking Solutions as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $400,000.

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3614 Balfour Street. Looking north. Credit: Google Maps

Permits Issued for Commercial Building at 3614 Balfour Street in Port Richmond, Kensington

Permits have been issued for the construction of a two-story commercial building at 3614 Balfour Street in Port Richmond, Kensington. The building will be located in an industrial district that stretches along the Delaware River waterfront. The structure will offer several commercial spaces that will comprise a total of 5,511 square feet. Permits list Custom Fiberglass Install as the owner, Ian Toner as the design professional, and North Standard LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are listed at $550,000.

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817-21 North 3rd Street. Credit: Atroim

Permits Issued for 48-Unit Building at 817-21 North 3rd Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a six-story, 48-unit mixed-use building at 817-21 North 3rd Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. The building will feature a 4,855-square-foot commercial space at the ground floor and a roof deck, which will offer dramatic skyline views with its prominent height. The development will provide basement parking for 36 cars, as well as space for 20 bicycles. Permits specify Atrium LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are listed at $10.5 million.

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A Look Back at the Construction Process of Penn Medicine’s Pavilion in University City, West Philadelphia

The Pavilion at Penn Medicine at 300 South 33rd Street in University City is a massive, and welcome, addition to West Philadelphia. Designed by Foster + Partners, the structure rises 343 feet and 17 stories tall, and holds 1.5 million square feet of interior space. Today we look at the construction process of the nearly completed building that dominates the surrounding area with its scale.

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