Over the past few months, YIMBY has shared multiple publications on the PSFS Building covering its history and the process of the skyscraper’s design stage. The building is located at 1200 Market Street in Market East, Center City. Depending on the design, the structure may have ended up looking very differently if one of the past iterations went through. The building was designed by George Howe and William Edmond Lescaze, who originally weren’t partnered when George Howe created the first design. In this feature, Philadelphia YIMBY presents massing renderings of the PSFS Building when the design was nearly finalized, yet still unfinished.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, three-unit multi-family building at 2239 Germantown Avenue in North Philadelphia East. The building will rise from a vacant site located on the northeast side of the block between West Susquehanna Avenue and West Dauphin Avenue. The building will rise from a 1,209-square-foot footprint and will feature a commercial space on the ground floor. The structure will contain 3,627 square feet of interior space and will feature a roof deck, which will offer open skyline views due to the building’s prominently sited location.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a 12-unit mixed-use building at 6211 Woodbine Avenue in Overbrook, West Philadelphia. Designed by KCA Design Associates, the building will rise five stories tall and will feature a commercial space on the ground floor. At the top of the structure, a roof deck will provide an amenity space of rebuilding residents. In total, the building will hold 14,432 square feet of space, with construction costs estimated at $2 million. GRIT Construction is the contractor.
The statue of William Penn has stood at the peak of City Hall in Center City for almost 127 years, rising to a height of 547 feet. The sculpture was created by Alexander Milne Calder,…
Permits have been issued for the construction of three new multi-buildings located at 711-19 North 7th Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. One of the buildings will rise four stories tall, with a commercial space on the ground floor, and five residential units above. The building will hold 7,220 square feet of space, and cost an estimated $866,400 to build. The other two buildings appear to be twin structures with identical numbers. Each will rise four stories tall, with a green roof located at the top. A commercial space will be located on the ground floor of both buildings, with eight residential units situated on the upper floors. In total, both buildings will hold 10,504 square feet of space, and cost an estimated $1,260,480 to build.