Glass and stone cladding is being installed at the CHOP Hub for Clinical Collaboration at 3501 Civic Center Boulevard in University City, West Philadelphia. The tower is about to reach its full height of 377 feet and 19 stories. Designed by Perkins+Will, the structure will feature over 550,000 square feet of floor space. The project is being developed by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, which is developing a $4 billion master plan that the Hub for Clinical Collaboration is a part of.
Excavation is in progress at 1823 Callowhill Street in Franklintown, North Philadelphia. Designed by Wulff Architects, the building will rise six stories tall and will feature 57 residential units, according to a CDR filing from last April. A 5,000 square foot fresh food market will be located on the ground floor, as well as two commercial spaces, with one holding 1,500 square feet of space, and the other with 680 square feet of space. No parking space is planned for the property, which makes sense given its location that is within walking distance of many Center City destinations.
In the 1960s, Philadelphia observed a rise in development with ample space available for new buildings in Center City. The William Penn statue at the pinnacle of City Hall still topped the Philadelphia skyline with a height of 548 feet, though it was surrounded by high-rises that stood nearly as tall. Today YIMBY presents massing renderings of the skyline as it appeared in 1965, when a new batch of modern and blocky towers were rising, with still more proposed.
After a rapid excavation, the foundation for 2222 Market Street in Center City West is nearly complete. The building will rise to a total height of 318 feet and 20 stories above the ground. Designed by Gensler and developed by Parkway Commercial Properties, the tower will feature a glass façade with stone highlights and glass, along with public space and amenity space. The building will stand at the former site of a 21,000-square-foot parking lot, which was also owned by the developer.
The municipal council has approved plans for a mixed-use development at 257 East Main Street in Norristown, PA, a town located near Philadelphia. Upon completion, the building will rise five stories tall and will feature a commercial space on the ground floor with 19 residential units above.