2630 West Girard Avenue. Looking southeast from Girard Avenue. Credit: ISA

Examining the 160-Unit Complex Proposed for 2630 West Girard Avenue in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia

Last year, Philly YIMBY announced the proposal of a five-story, 160-unit residential complex at 2630 West Girard Avenue in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia. Today we take an in-depth look at the 127,200-square-foot development designed by ISA and developed by ADCO (American Development Company) and Callahan Ward, which will include 9,300 square feet of ground-level retail, parking for 46 vehicles and 56 bicycles, two shared roof decks, 34 private terraces, and other details revealed in last year’s Civic Design Review presentation.

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Schuylkill Yards Bulletin Building. Photo by Thomas Koloski

The Bulletin Building Nears Completion at 3025 Market Street in University City, West Philadelphia

The 14-acre, multi-tower Schuylkill Yards development is gaining traction as completion nears at the first building, the four-story Bulletin Building at 3025 Market Street in University City, West Philadelphia. Originally built in 1954, the commercial building has been incorporated into the greater development and overhauled on the outside and inside by developer Brandywine Realty Trust, which is responsible for the whole Schuylkill Yards project, and Practice for Architecture and Urbanism, which is also designing a number of buildings in the development. The modern renovation includes office, lab and science space, as well as 10,000 square feet of retail on the ground floor. Spark Therapeutics is the building’s primary tenant.

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How One Liberty Place Revolutionized the Philadelphia Skyline

In August 1987, the 945-foot-tall One Liberty Place officially opened at 1650 Market Street as Philadelphia’s tallest skyscraper, soaring above the long-held unofficial height limit of 548 feet, set by the tower of City Hall in 1901. This remarkable skyscraper with a fantastical design ultimately led to the city gaining a new cluster of tall and massive skyscrapers that define the skyline to this day. In this feature, Philadelphia YIMBY explores the building’s progress from concept to reality, as well as its tenure as the city’s tallest skyscraper for 31 years.

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Tower Cranes Erected for Drexel’s uCity Square Tower in University City, West Philadelphia

Construction is progressing on the Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions Tower in University City, West Philadelphia, where two tower cranes were recently assembled. Designed by Ballinger and developed by Wexford Science & Technology LLC, the 12-story building will stand 185 feet tall and yield some 600,000 square feet, greatly bolstering Drexel’s portfolio and adding density to the skyline of the growing neighborhood.

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