The Laurel Rittenhouse in the skyline from South Street Bridge. Photo by Thomas Koloski

Observing the Philadelphia Skyline from South Street Bridge

Philadelphia offers a great number of that showcase the growing skyline. Though photographers always seek a new perspective of the skyline, the time-tested, iconic spots are still available to capture for the sake of the beauty in frame that has been captured for multiple years. On the list, the most iconic spots include the walkways of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the view from Spring Garden Street Bridge, and lastly the South Street Bridge view. Today, we observe the skyline from the South Street Bridge, which puts multiple new developments in the spotlight.

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Current view of 2125 East Norris Street. Credit: Google.

Permits Issued for 2125 East Norris Street In Fishtown, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a pair of multi-family buildings at 2125 East Norris Street in Fishtown, Kensington. Upon completion, both buildings will rise three stories tall. Each will feature a roof deck. There will be four residential units within each building, for a combined total of eight units. Each structure will hold 4,672 square feet of space, with construction costs estimated at $465,000 each. KCA Design Associates is listed as the project’s design professional, with City Suburban Home Builders LLC acting as the contractor.

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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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