Philadelphia skyline 1905 and 1987 south elevation. Photo by Thomas Koloski

City Hall versus One Liberty Place: Philadelphia YIMBY Compares Massing Renderings of the 1905 and the 1987 Skyline

The 20th Century was a key period for development in Philadelphia, with numerous remarkable structures built in the 100-year time period. At the very start of the century, City Hall was finishing construction in the heart of the city, with the William Penn Statue was topped on the structure six years beforehand. The 548-foot masonry structure was completed in 1901. Flashing forward to 1987, an even more massive monolith was finishing construction: One Liberty Place in Center City, which stands 945 feet tall. Philadelphia YIMBY compares the time periods when the two giants dominated the skyline fresh upon completion.

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Rendering of 1015 South 3rd Street. Credit: HDO Architecture

Renderings Revealed For 1015 South 3rd Street In Queen Village, South Philadelphia

Renderings have been revealed for a 67-unit multi-family development at 1015 South 3rd Street in Queen VillageSouth Philadelphia. Designed by HDO Architecture, the building will rise four stories tall. The unit count was achieved via zoning bonuses coming from the project’s inclusion of low-income housing and a green roof. The project will include 23 bicycle stalls as well as an additional four more at the sidewalk.

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Former rendering of 1350 North Front Street. Credit: Bright Common.

Permits Issued for 14-Unit Building at 1350 North Front Street in Fishtown, Kensington

Permits have been issued for the construction of a 14-unit mixed-use building at 1350 North Front Street in FishtownKensington. Designed by Gnome Architects (with the original design done by Bright Common), the building will rise five stories tall and include a commercial space on the ground floor. In total, 19,830 square feet of space will be located within the structure, with construction costs estimated at $2,328,307.

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Current view of 5900 Germantown Avenue. Credit: Google.

Permits Issued for 5900 Germantown Avenue in Germantown, Northwest Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a 20-unit multi-family building at 5900 Germantown Avenue in GermantownNorthwest Philadelphia. The new building will rise five stories tall and will feature a cellar, a roof deck, and bicycle storage. In total, the building will hold 20,634 square feet of space, with construction costs estimated at $3.25 million.

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