Excavation has begun for the 361-foot-tall, 28-story tower at 3025 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in University City, West Philadelphia. Designed by the Practice for Architecture and Urbanism and developed by Brandywine Realty Trust, the skyscraper will rise to a height of 361 feet, and may top out by the end of this year. The larger floors will feature retail at the lower floors and laboratory space, with residential space located in the thinner upper portion of the tower, situated above the amenity floor. The building will be the first skyscraper to rise at the 14-acre Schuylkill Yards megadevelopment.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a multi-family structure at 306-08 Ridge Avenue in Strawberry Mansion, North Philadelphia. The building will stand three stories tall and hold five renal residential units. The structure will be designed by Gnome Architects, though no renderings are available. The building will add 4,959 square feet of space to the neighborhood, coming at an estimated construction cost of $150,000.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a multi-family structure at 4074-86 Haverford Avenue (alternately 4070 Haverford Avenue) in West Powelton, West Philadelphia. The building will stand four stories and feature a roof deck atop the structure, accessible via multiple pilot houses. The building will hold 43 residential units, as well as accessory surface parking. The 34,506-square-foot structure will cost an estimated $3 million to build.
The iconic Philadelphia skyline has dramatically expanded since the completion of One Liberty Place in 1987. Philly YIMBY presents exclusive massing renderings of the 1987 skyline, reflecting the beginning of a period that saw rapid development in Center City.
Construction is progressing rapidly at 1801 Fairmount, a five-story residential development located at 1801 Fairmount Avenue in Francisville, North Philadelphia. Ten residential units will be included in the development, with a restaurant space proposed at the ground floor. The 18,195-square-foot building will cost $17 million to build.