The dual-branded W/Element Hotel, located at 1439 Chestnut Street in Center City, has opened its final section to the public with the completion of its retail portion. Designed by Cope-Linder Architects and developed by the Chestlen Development Group, the tower rises 617 feet and 52 stories above ground, and stands at the former site of One Meridian Plaza, a block to the south of City Hall. Tutor Perini is the general contractor and The Lighting Practice is the lighting designer and contractor for the tower’s elaborate nighttime illumination. The skyscraper has an enormous impact on the skyline, more so than just about any other building completed in the past couple of years.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-unit multi-family building at 2613 Federal Street in Grays Ferry, South Philadelphia. Designed by CKG Architectural Studio, the new building will rise three stories tall plus basement. In total, the building is expected to yield 3,432 square feet of space. Kelly Ventures LLC is listed as the project’s contractor. Construction costs are specified at $151,800.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a five-unit multi-family building at 1814 North 18th Street in Cecil B. Moore, North Philadelphia. Designed by Gnome Architects, the new building will rise four stories tall and will feature a roof deck. GRIT Construction will serve as the contractor. Construction costs are listed at $945,000.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, three-unit residential building at 315 West Berks Street in Norris Square, North Philadelphia. The development will replace a vacant lot situated on the north side of the block between North Orianna Street and North 4th Street. The structure will span a 1,026-square-foot ground footprint and will contain 3,787 square feet of interior space, which gives an average of just over 1,200 square feet per apartment. Building features will include full sprinkling and a roof deck, which will offer unobstructed views in most directions. Permits list Jessie Claus as the owner, David McArthur as the design professional, and GTMO Development LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are stated at $250,000.
Construction has made significant headway at North Liberty Triangle, a two-building, 84-unit development at 1115-27 North American Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. Façade work is underway at the four-story south building, while the north building has reached its full height, standing six stories above ground. Developed by Streamline Development, the mixed-use project will contribute significant density to the rapidly growing neighborhood.