A zoning permit has been issued for the construction of a two-family building at 5341 Chestnut Street in Cobbs Creek, West Philadelphia. The structure will rise in place of a vacant, fenced-in lot that once housed a rowhome. The site is situated on the north side of the block between South Ruby and South 54th streets. The building’s footprint will span 750 square feet. A roof deck will be located atop the structure. Oraiysa Builders LLC is the listed owner.
The Comcast Center at 1701 John F. Kennedy Boulevard is the first of a two-tower complex, which had drastically changed the Center City skyline when it passed the height of One Liberty Place, becoming Philadelphia’s tallest building. The structure was completed in 2008 and stands 974 feet and 58 stories tall, with a concrete core and steel floors. The exterior features high quality, mirror-like glass, a departure from the traditional masonry style that Robert A.M. Stern Architects is known for, as seen in limestone-clad towers such as The Alexander at 1601 Vine Street and 30 Park Place in New York City.
Permits were issued for the construction of a multi-family structure at 1735 South 23rd Street in Point Breeze, South Philadelphia. The building will stand three stories tall and feature a roof deck and terraces at the rear. Five residential units will be located within the structure, each a condo for sale. The building will span 5,471 square feet of floor space and cost an estimated $350,000 to build.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a multi-family building at 1507 Christian Street in Graduate Hospital, South Philadelphia. Designed by Gnome Architects and developed by Zatos Investments, the building will stand four stories tall and feature a roof deck. Five luxury condos will be situated within the project. The building will offer 6,168 square feet of space and cost an estimated $375,000 to build. YIMBY first shared the project with readers in January when a rendering was revealed.
The 736-foot-tall, 49-story FMC Tower at 2929 Walnut Street has stood as one of the tallest towers in Philadelphia since its completion in 2017, with a sharp design that elevates the University City skyline to new heights once seen as barely imaginable for the area. Along with Evo and Cira Green, the tower has given West Philadelphia a dramatic profile with eye-catching good designs. The abovementioned skyscrapers have the same designer, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, and all feature angled cuts. Developed by Brandywine Realty Trust, FMC Tower also displays distinctive curvy façades. Nighttime lighting with a red FMC logo topping the north and south faces adds an extra distinctive touch.