No construction progress has been made at the site of a three-story building proposed at 933 North American Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia, as our recent site visit has shown. In August of last year, one of YIMBY’s earliest articles revealed that permits have been filed for a new structure located just off the triple intersection of North American Street, West Laurel Street, and North Bodine Street, where a Colonial-style rowhouse currently stands.
The latest office building to be constructed in Center City since the Comcast Technology Center was completed in 2019 is the one currently rising at 2222 Market Street, located within the rapidly growing Center City West neighborhood. Designed by Gensler and developed by Parkway Commercial Properties, the building has recently topped out and now stands at its full height of 295 feet and 19 stories. The development will hold law office space, with the law firm Morgan, Lewis, Bockius LLP planning to occupy at least part of the structure. The tower is the second high-rise project to go up in the area in recent years, following the topping-out of the two Riverwalk buildings.
After years of dormancy and inaction, numerous developments along the Delaware River waterfront are finally having their permits issued, which puts them on direct track toward construction. One of the most exciting among these is the project planned at 300 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard in Northern Liberties. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by The Durst Organization, the project will feature a 27-story, 360-unit tower rising next to a brand new public space. A construction permit was issued for the project in November of last year, and another, more comprehensive one, was issued in August of this year. Earlier this month, a YIMBY site visit observed a large amount of recently-placed material and equipment at the site, although it is not certain whether it is intended for the building’s construction. Today we take a closer look at the building’s design its future contribution both to the neighborhood and to the skyline at large.
Although demolition and partial construction permits have been issued, Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit found no signs of ongoing activity at the site of the 34-unit townhouse complex planned at 949 North Marshall Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. Designed by Gnome Architects, the development will consist of homes each rising four stories tall. Each property will feature roof decks and rear balconies, and two-car garage, creating a total of 68 parking spaces within the development.
The Philadelphia skyline has been seeing dramatic growth over the past two years, with multiple new high-rises with eye-catching designs recently completed and more still under construction. With the buildings getting taller and the skyline becoming denser, the city is looking bolder and becoming ever more noticeable from multiple perspectives. In this feature, Philly YIMBY takes a look at the skyline from the Interstate 95, where the highway offers an incredible vantage point at the high-rises that are currently underway.