One of the largest developments in the city of Camden was constructed just a few years ago. The project, called the TRIAD1828 Centre, stands next to the Delaware River and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, which is not far from where the Campbell’s Stadium used to stand. The tower stands 18 stories above the ground, with a full height rising 220 feet high. The first seven levels are designated for a parking garage, with office floors rising above the parking podium. The building was originally developed by Liberty Property Trust, which backed out and allowed NFI Corp., Conner Strong & Buckelew, and the Michaels Organization to take over ownership of the property. The project went through several design iterations, with one featuring a curving glass tower standing as high as the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. The final design was crafted by Robert A.M. Stern Architects.
Framing work is making rapid progress on 1507 Christian Street, a multi-family development rising in Graduate Hospital, South Philadelphia. Designed by Gnome Architects and developed by Zatos Investments, the new building will rise four stories tall with a roof deck situated at the pinnacle. Five luxury condo units will be located within the structure, which will hold 6,168 square feet of space in total.
The Philadelphia skyline has generally maintained its aesthetically appealing, iconic look at least since its major outward and upward expansion in the 1980s. High-rise buildings stack up gradually to the tallest skyscraper in the city, the Comcast Technology Center, which, at 1,121 feet tall, is Philadelphia’s first supertall. A number of other large skyscrapers also rose during the recent construction boom. In the next four years and beyond, Center City and the surrounding neighborhoods will gain yet more tall high-rise buildings. In this feature, Philadelphia YIMBY compares the 2020 skyline to how it will likely look in 2025.
Permits have been issued for the construction of two multi-family structures at 2203 and 2217 West Thompson Street in Sharswood, North Philadelphia. Upon completion, the building at 2203 West Thompson Street will rise three stories tall and will feature three residential units, as well as a roof deck and cellar. In total, the building will hold 3,648 square feet of space, with construction costs estimated at $459,000. The building at 2217 West Thompson Street will have the exact same scale and cost.
The team behind the 329-unit high-rise development proposed at 418 Spring Garden Street in Northern Liberties has submitted a documentation package to the Civic Design Review. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, the tower will rise 12 stories tall and will feature commercial space on the ground floor and 87 parking spaces.