The Liberty Place development in Center City holds a pivotal place in the Philadelphia skyline, having made a gigantic impact on the and the city’s image and its profile as a business hub. A pointed spire tops the tallest tower, the 945-foot-tall One Liberty Place at 1650 Market Street, outfitted with broadcasting equipment. The complex was designed by Helmut Jahn of Murphy/Jahn and developed by Rouse and Associates. In this feature, Philadelphia YIMBY shares images of One Liberty Place from the day the spire had topped out.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, three-unit residential building at 2503 North 7th Street in North Philadelphia East. The structure will replace a vacant lot on the east side of the block between West Cumberland and West Huntingdon streets. The building’s footprint will span 1,358 square feet. The interior will offer 3,605 square feet of living space, translating into apartments averaging 1,202 square feet each. The development will feature full sprinkling and a roof deck, which will offer sweeping skyline views. Permits list Point Breeze Holdings LLC as the owner, Christopher Menna as the design professional, and JPL Construction Inc. as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $180,000.
Renderings have been revealed for a 196-unit multi-family development at 933 North Penn Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. Designed by HDO Architecture, the building will rise seven stories tall and will include space for 57 cars and 66 bicycles. The building will feature a modern exterior that will feature brick at the ground floor, with white cladding at the upper floors, paired with black panels by the windows.
A recent update revealed that plans for a residential building proposed at 1101 Walnut Street in Washington Square West, Center City have recently been downgraded in scale. Designed by JKRP Architects and developed by LD Investment Partners LLC, the building will now rise 199 feet ant 18 stories tall, and will now hold 198 residential units. Today we present new massings that show how the updated design will look on the skyline.
In 1987, construction was finished at One Commerce Square in Center City, with the building opening in October, but the complex was still unfinished as a second tower was planned. Two Commerce Square would rise at 2001 Market Street to the west of the first building, filling in a gap between the finished structure and the Independence Blue Cross Tower. The second tower rises 565 feet and 41 stories tall. Designed by I. M. Pei and Partners and developed by Maguire Thomas Partners of Los Angeles, the Commerce Square complex was completed in 1992 and this became last structure built in the 1980s boom after the unofficial Gentleman’s Agreement height limit was eliminated.