YIMBY has presented extensive coverage on the development of the Philadelphia skyline over the decades. In its early years, church steeples, factory chimneys, and shot towers dominated the skyline, rising above numerous low-rise buildings. Office towers began to rise in the early twentieth century, as businesses flocked to Center City, and proliferated more rapidly in the following decades, particularly in the past 40 years. Today we present an animated rendering of the skyline, showing how the mass of skyscrapers had risen from 1901 to 2020. Each frame shows the towers under their current construction status for the year depicted.
The Civic Design Review is looking at a seven-story, 219-unit multi-family development proposed at 417-25 Callowhill Street in Northern Liberties. Designed by Bernardon, the building will feature studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments, as well as 29,980 square feet of amenities and 71 parking spaces. A large roof deck will be included in the project. In total, the project will include.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, three-unit residential building at 3913 Fairmount Avenue in Mantua, West Philadelphia. The structure will replace a vacant site on the north side of the block between North 39th Street and Union Street. The building will rise from a 1,440-square-foot footprint and will feature 3,700 square feet of floor space and full sprinkling. Permits list Kibbutz 4 LLC as the owner, Ray Crossan as the design professional, and Crownstone Real Estate LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are estimated at $205,000.
The team behind the high-rise proposed at 200 Spring Garden Street in Northern Liberties has submitted a documentation package for Civic Design Review. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by National Real Estate, the planned tower will rise 14 stories tall and will feature 18,187 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor, as well as 355 residential units spanning 298,668 square feet of space and 106 off-street parking spaces.
Permits have been issued for the renovation of a 103-unit multi-family development at 1700-06 North Howard Street in Olde Kensington. Designed by Coscia Moos, the structure will rise six stories, with commercial space on the ground floor, a roof deck, 35 parking spaces, and 50 bicycle spaces. In total, the building will hold 90,405 square feet of space and cost an estimated $13.79 million to build.