In recent days, decorative lighting was undergoing testing atop the W/Element Hotel at 1441 Chestnut Street in Center City, as the dual-branded hotel readies for its grand opening in the coming months (Element Hotel in April and the W Hotel in May). Designed by Cope-Linder Architects and developed by Chestlen Development, the tower’s nighttime illumination will be particularly effective due to the tower’s prominent height of 617 feet and 52 stories, further enhanced by the dramatic design inspired by the ripples on the Schuylkill River. During Superbowl LII, the Lighting Practice, the building’s illumination designer, was inspired by multiple skyscrapers that were illuminated in green in honor of the Philadelphia Eagles and decided to switch from an all-white design to a multi-colored LED system.
An updated design has been revealed for a six-story, 70-unit development proposed at 1324 West Allegheny Avenue in the Temple University Hospital area in North Philadelphia. Designed by Coscia Moos Architecture, the building will offer a total of 66,631 square feet of space and will feature a 4,438-square-foot commercial space on the ground floor, 17 parking spaces, an a 1,478-square-foot roof deck will be located offering sweeping views of the Philadelphia skyline.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a multi-family structure at 2807-09 South 11th Street in South Philadelphia. The development will stand four stories tall and hold six residential apartments. The 6,588-square-foot development will include parking space and a roof deck and will cost a projected $900,000 to build.
Construction is progressing rapidly at BrüBox, a five-story, 33-unit mixed-use development at 3120 Jefferson Street in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia. Designed by Coscia Moos Architecture and developed by Khosla Properties, the project will feature a commercial space on the ground floor and studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. Tester Construction is the contractor.
A zoning permit has been issued for the construction of a two-family structure at 2255 North 16th Street in the Temple University area in North Philadelphia. Located on the east side of the block between West Susquehanna Avenue and West Dauphin Avenue, the building will feature a footprint measuring 758 square feet and will include a roof deck a 500-square-foot footprint and will feature a full basement and a roof deck. BMG Investment Properties is the listed owner.