Construction Progresses at BrüBox in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia

Construction is progressing rapidly at BrüBox, a five-story, 33-unit mixed-use development at 3120 Jefferson Street in BrewerytownNorth 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.

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2255 North 16th Street. Looking southeast. Credit: Google

Permits Issued for a Two-Family Structure at 2255 North 16th Street in the Temple University Area, North Philadelphia

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.

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1744 Waterloo Street. Looking west. Credit: Google

Permits Issued for a Single-Family Structure at 1744 Waterloo Street in Fishtown, Kensington

A zoning permit has been issued for the construction of a four-story, single-family structure at 1744 Waterloo Street in Fishtown, Kensington. Located on the west side of the block between Cecil B. Moore Avenue and West Montgomery Avenue, the building will span a 500-square-foot footprint and will feature a full basement and a roof deck. Y & A Properties LLC is the listed owner.

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Timber Towers. Rendering via Hickok Cole

Examining Timber Towers, a Visionary Concept for Wood-Framed High-Rises Suggested for Center City

In 2018, architecture firm Hickok Cole published a design concept for Timber Towers, a trio of mixed-use high-rises that would use wood as the principal structural material. The concept, which won an honorable mention in the SKYHIVE Skyscraper Challenge, was designed to span an entire block in Center City to the northwest of the Comcast Technology Center. According to the architects, the 1.9-million-square-foot plan would use 2,075,125 cubic feet of wood products, “easily replenished by North American forests in less than three hours,” and sequester 80,775 US tons of carbon dioxide within the structure, resulting in emissions savings are the equivalent those produced by 12,073 cars within one year.

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