Permits have been filed for the demolition of a vacant two-story prewar rowhouse at 209 North 54th Street in Haddington, West Philadelphia. The former single-family dwelling, which is located on a block between North 54th Street and North Ruby Street, will be torn down as part of the City of Philadelphia Demolition Program. The gross area of the building is 1,200 square feet and the cost of the work is $15,000. The property is owned by Whitehurst Adryane. The contractor listed for the work is Pedro Palmer Construction Inc.
In the summer of 2019, construction started on a five-story mixed-use building at 1836-1844 East York Street in Kensington. The five-story development spans a 5,233-square-foot lot and features around 24,600 square feet of floor space, with commercial space at the ground level and 19 residential units above, topped with a roof deck. Kore Design Architecture has released two variations of the design, though both maintain the essential concept of a boxy mass with gently flared projections at the street-facing façade.
Permits have been filed for the demolition of a vacant three-story building at 2246 North Hancock Street in Norris Square, North Philadelphia. The property is located on a block between West Susquehanna Street and West Dauphin Street. The prewar residential building, formerly a single-family dwelling, will be torn down as part of the City of Philadelphia Demolition Program. The gross floor area of the building is 1,200 square feet and the cost of work will be $20,000. The property is owned by Peets Enterprises LLC. Mangual Demolition Inc. is the listed contractor.
Permits have been filed for the demolition of a vacant two-story structure at 5509 Spruce Street in Cobbs Creek, West Philadelphia. The 1,200-square-foot, prewar structure is located at a mid-block site between South 55th Street and South Allison Street. The former single-family dwelling and will be dismantled as part of the City of Philadelphia Demolition Program. The cost of the work will be $14,000. Pendarvis Mathis is the listed owner and Thomas Curran is the contractor.
After three years of construction, Pavilion, a steel behemoth in the hospital district of University City in West Philadelphia, nears completion. Located at 300 South 33rd Street, the building was designed by Foster + Partners at a height of 343 feet and 17 stories with a total square footage of 1.5 million square feet, the same amount as the Comcast Technology Center (also designed by Foster + Partners). The structure will roughly double the number of hospital beds at Penn Medicine. The Pavilion rises from the former site of the 254-foot-tall, 20-story Penn Tower, completed in 1974, demolished to make room for this massive development.