Thomas Jefferson Specialty Care Pavilion rendering. Image via Jefferson Health

Basement Floors Of Thomas Jefferson Specialty Care Pavilion Underway at 1101 Chestnut Street in Market East, Center City

The lower basement floors are currently under construction at the Thomas Jefferson Specialty Care Pavilion at 1101 Chestnut Street in the Market East neighborhood of Center City. The skyscraper is a part of project dubbed East Market Phase 3, which will elevate the profile of a city block that was previously occupied by a prewar parking structure. Designed by Ennead Architects and Stantec and developed by the National Real Estate Development, the building will stand 372 feet and 23 stories tall and will feature a curvy glass façade.

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Rendering of 1723 Francis Street. Credit: Gnome Architects.

Foundation Work Underway at The Vine at 1723 Francis Street in Francisville, North Philadelphia

Foundation work is underway on The Vine, a development situated at 1723 Francis Street in FrancisvilleNorth Philadelphia. Designed by Gnome Architects and developed by Stamm Development Group, the project consists of the renovation of an existing three-story structure and the construction of a new, four-story addition. In total, 24 residential units will be included in the development, with each slated to be a luxury condominium, with 18 units located within the new building and the remainder situated in the existing structure. There will be 18 parking spaces included in the project situated in a ground-floor garage. The two buildings will feature 20,971 square feet of space. Permits estimate construction costs at $1.26 million.

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Philadelphia 1905 and 2020 south elevation. Photo by Thomas Koloski

Philadelphia YIMBY Compares Massing Renderings Of The 1905 And The 2020 Skyline

The Philadelphia skyline itself had started in the heart of the city, with the Christ Church in Old City standing as the tallest structure in the city during the Revolutionary era. Though some tall structures have risen at an early date, such as the 143 foot tall Sparks Shot Tower at 129-131 Carpenter Street, which was in operation from 1808 to 1903, the skyline has dramatically transformed in the 1900s. Today Philadelphia YIMBY compares the skylines of 1905 and 2020 via massing renderings.

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