300 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard. Credit: Handel Architects

Permits Issued for 24-Story Tower at 300 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard in Northern Liberties

Permits have been issued for the construction of a massive high-rise tower located at 300 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard in Northern Liberties on the Delaware River waterfront. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by The Durst Organization, the tower will rise 316 feet and 24 stories tall, and will hold 345,301 square feet of interior space. The ground floor will feature commercial space, while the upper portion of the structure will house 360 apartments. A garage situated within the building will offer parking to building residents. The development will also include the construction of a new park next door. The project is expected to cost $131.8 million to build.

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26 South 42nd Street. Looking northwest. Credit: Google Street View

Permits Issued for 63-Unit Building at 26 South 42nd Street in University City, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a seven-story, 63-unit mixed-use building at 26 South 42nd Street in University City, West Philadelphia. The structure will be situated on the west side of the block between Ludlow and Chestnut streets. Designed by Coscia Moos Architecture, the structure will span a footprint of 8,241 square feet and hold 56,664 square feet of interior space. In addition to residences, the development will include 4,828 square feet of retail space and 741 square feet of assembly space (listed as “worship, recreation, amusement, [or] other”). Permits list Sisko Inc. as the owner, Sergio Coscia as the design professional, and IMC Construction as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $6.8 million.

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Rendering of 204 South 12th Street. Credit: BLT Architects

The 10th Place on Philly YIMBY’s December Countdown Goes to 204 South 12th Street in Midtown Village, Center City

The 10th place on Philadelphia YIMBY’s December 2021 Development Countdown goes to the 366-foot-tall, 32-story residential tower proposed at 204 South 12th Street in Washington Square West, Center City. Designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (with BLT Architects as the architect of record) and developed by Midwood Investment & Development, the building will span 401,870 square feet of interior space and offer 378 rental units, as well as ground-level retail and parking for 96 cars and 130 bicycles. Permits list construction costs at $111 million.

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1223-45 Washington Avenue. Credit: BKV Group

Permits Issued for 375-Unit Building at 1223-45 Washington Avenue in Hawthorne, South Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for a massive mixed-use development at 1223-45 Washington Avenue in HawthorneSouth Philadelphia. Designed by BKV Group, the high-rise building will stand 12 stories tall and span 372,721 square feet of interior space. The development will offer 375 residential units as well as commercial space on the ground floor along Washington Avenue as well as a parking garage. Construction costs are listed at $62 million.

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A Look at the Lobby of the Comcast Technology Center, Philadelphia’s Tallest Building

The Comcast Technology Center at 1800 Arch Street in Center City is both the tallest building and one of the largest structures in Philadelphia, standing 1,121 feet tall and spanning over 1.5 million square feet of interior space. Completed in 2017, the supertall stands 60 stories high and features office space on its lower floors and a hotel on its upper levels, with an observation deck at the top. The project was developed by Liberty Property Trust and designed by Foster and Partners, with Thornton Tomasetti behind the structural design and LF Driscoll as the contractor. Gensler crafted the exquisite and sometimes bizarre interior of the main lobby, with an architectural style well-suited for the modern workforce and the general public alike. In this feature, Philadelphia YIMBY observes the east lobby of the Comcast Technology Center which is open to the employees and the public at limited times.

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