Permits have been issued for a the construction of a multi-family residential development at 2723 Federal Street in Grays Ferry, South Philadelphia. The building will rise three stories tall and include six residential units. A total of 6,133 square feet of space will be included in the development and construction will cost an estimated $827,955.
A permit has been issued for the construction of a four-story, three-unit building at 2529 North 2nd Street in West Kensington. The project site is located on the east side of the block between West Cumberland and West Huntingdon streets. The fully sprinkled structure will span a footprint of 875 square feet and will contain a total of 3,758 square feet of interior space, which translates to a generous average of 1,253 square feet per apartment. The roof deck will offer sweeping skyline views, given the building’s future prominence above its low-rise surroundings. Filings list Martinez Emilio Flores as the owner, Alex Rong of AR Engineers and Christopher Carickhoff as the design professionals, and V2 Properties Construction Management LLC as the contractor. Construction is expected to cost $525,000.
The Loews Philadelphia Hotel, formerly known as the PSFS Building, located at 1200 Market Street in the Market East section of Center City, is a remarkable skyscraper for Philadelphia as the building was ahead of its time when it was built. Upon completion, it was the most massive structure in the skyline as the large, T-shaped tower rose almost as high as the clock tower of City Hall. The 36-story building originally stood at a height of 491 feet, the first skyscraper to be built just under the informal Gentleman’s Agreement height limit. The International Style tower was designed by George Howe and William Edmond Lescaze. William later on went to design One New York Plaza just three years before his death in 1969. The developer of the skyscraper was the Philadelphia Savings and Fund Society, which still has their iconic initials attached to the east and west sides of the blue crown above the main roof.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a multi-family building at 1434 Parrish Street in Francisville, North Philadelphia. The development will stand three stories tall and will hold six residential units. A total of 3,771 square feet of space will be situated within the structure, which is is expected to cost $180,000 to build, according to the permit.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, three-unit building at 727 North 39th Street in Mantua, West Philadelphia. The structure will replace a vacant lot on the east side of the block between Olive Street and Aspen Street, and will feature a cellar, a second-story rear deck, and full sprinkling. The building’s footprint will span 984 square feet. Permits list 727 N 39th Street LLC as the owner, Maher Abdelaal as the design professional, and Kumas Homes LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are listed at $280,000.