Center City from South Philadelphia. Photo by Thomas Koloski

Philadelphia YIMBY Observes Tower Cranes in the Growing Skyline

The growth of the Philadelphia skyline has significantly accelerated in the past five years, with projects like the Comcast Technology Center, FMC Tower, W/Element Hotel having been recently finished and more new towers currently under construction. Of course, tower cranes have a prominent presence at each high-rise construction site, whether freestanding or attached to the skeleton of the building. This collection of photos observes the tower cranes that are currently rising in the Philadelphia skyline in areas ranging from Center City to West Philadelphia and even North Philadelphia.

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Eight-Unit Townhouse Development Approved at 820 Thomas Street in Norristown, PA

A single-family home complex have been approved for construction at 820 Thomas Street in Norristown, a town in the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area. The development will include eight townhomes arranged in a row on Thomas Street, built on a slight incline that allows for an interesting design. The homes will all feature small garages to provide residents with off-street parking spaces.

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Philadelphia skyline from Live! Casino and Hotel garage. Photo by Thomas Koloski

YIMBY Observes The Rising Philadelphia Skyline From The Live! Casino and Hotel In The Sports Complex District, South Philadelphia

Today YIMBY looks at the skyline from a brand new viewpoint at the Live! Casino and Hotel, which has a fantastic view of the Center City towers. The photographs in this publication are taken from the parking garage, located to the south of the hotel portion of the entire project along with being to the south to the skyline. The hotel is located two blocks to the north of Citizens Bank Park, in the Sports Complex District in South Philadelphia.

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Permits Issued for Nine-Unit Building at 106 South 42nd Street in Walnut Hill, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for a multi-family addition to an existing building situated at 106 South 42nd Street in Walnut HillWest Philadelphia. The development will involve renovations to the building’s interior as well as an addition to be constructed at the rear of the structure. Nine residential units will be situated in the building. The existing building houses 3,406 square feet of space, and an expected 2,706 square feet of space will be added with the addition to make for a total of 6,112 square feet.  Construction costs are estimated at $526,050.

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1019 West Dauphin Street. Looking north. Credit: Google

Permits Issued for Three-Unit Building at 1019 West Dauphin Street in the Temple University Area in North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, three-unit building at 1019 West Dauphin Street in the Temple University area in North Philadelphia. The structure will rise from a 1,492-square-foot footprint and will feature 4,084 square feet of floor space. Permits list Rise Philly LLC as the owner, Plato Marinakos as the designer, and Philly Design & Build LLC as the contractor. Construction is expected to cost $350,000.

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