Permits have been issued for a three-unit multi-family development at 5500 Master Street in Carroll Park, West Philadelphia. Designed by Designblendz, the building will stand three stories tall and span 4,350 square feet of space. Permits list construction costs at $375,000.
As the 35th anniversary for the topping-out of One Liberty Place‘s spire was commemorated, Philadelphia YIMBY has assembled a high-quality model of the skyscraper. Located at 1650 Market Street in Center City, the tower is a milestone in the skyline and Philadelphia history as it broke free of the height limit once set by City Hall and improved the city’s image. While heavily criticized by some at the time of proposal, the office tower was eventually given the green light to stand 61 stories high and 945 feet tall. The tower and the second phase of the project was designed by Helmut Jahn of Murphy/Jahn and developed by Willard G. Rouse III of Rouse and Associates. In this feature, Philadelphia YIMBY observes an accurately detailed model of One Liberty Place on the 1987 skyline massing.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a five-story mixed-use building at 1820 Ridge Avenue in Francisville, North Philadelphia. Designed by Plato Studios, the new building will hold commercial space at the ground floor as well as 12 residential units. /The structure will span 10,732 square feet. Features include a basement and a roof deck will located at the top of the structure. Construction costs ate listed at $800,000.
Despite opposition from preservationists, the long-awaited tower at One Dock Street is underway in Society Hill, Center City. The apartment building will stand 372 feet tall and 31 stories. Designed by Philadelphia-based BLT Architects and developed by LCOR Incorporated, the slim yet sizeable tower will feature 272 rental apartments and will connect to the Marriott Hotel adjacent to the site. The high-rise will join architect I. M. Pei’s three Society Hill Towers that have dominated the area since 1964.
A seven-story, 40-unit mixed-use development has been proposed at 901 Buttonwood Street in Callowhill, Lower North Philadelphia. The development will rise at the northwest corner of Buttonwood and North 9th streets and will span 29,461 square feet, which will include a commercial component. Features will include a parking garage and full sprinkling. Permits list Carolina Pena as the design professional, Houn Far LLC as the contractor, and a construction cost of $3.5 million.