Philly YIMBY Reveals Massing Models for the Schuylkill Yards Supertall in University City, West Philadelphia

Ever since the master plan for Schuylkill Yards in University City was unveiled for the first time, it displayed a supertall skyscraper dominating the 14-acre site, a feature that persisted throughout all future iterations. Renderings show a glass-clad tower rising at 3101 Market Street, accented with bronze highlights that appear similar to those at 9 DeKalb and 111 West 57th Street in New York City, which are also designed by SHoP Architects, the group behind the Schuylkill Yards master plan. Brandywine Realty Trust, the project developer, is also responsible for projects such as the 350-foot-tall tower proposed at 2100 Market Street in Center City. As of the 2016 renderings, the supertall appears to rise around 1,100 feet high.

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Permits Issued for a 21-Unit Development at 1609 Poplar Street in Francisville, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a multi-family structure at 1609 Poplar Street in Francisville, North Philadelphia. The development will stand four stories tall and hold 21 apartments upon completion, as well as a roof deck, a green roof, and 21 parking spaces. The building will hold 32,268 square feet and cost an estimated $4.25 million to build.

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Permits Issued for a Five-Unit Structure at 1829 Diamond Street in the Temple University Area, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a mixed-use structure at 1829 Diamond Street in the Temple University Area in North Philadelphia. The building will stand three stories tall and will hold five apartments. KCA Design Associates is the designer, though no renderings are available at this time. The 7,240-square-foot structure will cost an estimated $1 million to build. 1829 Diamond LLC is the listed owner.

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542-Foot Tall Arthaus Tops Out in Washington Square West, Center City

The concrete structure at the Arthaus condominium at 311 South Broad Street has officially topped out on February 12th, when the last bucket of concrete was lifted to the pinnacle. A celebratory ceremony was held on that day, as work continued on the 542-foot-tall, 47-story tower, located in Washington Square West in south Center City. The skyscraper will house 108 residential units, along with retail situated on the first four floors. The project is developed by Dranoff Properties, which had acquired the site in 2013 with the intent of constructing the SLS International Hotel. Eugene Kohn of Kohn Pedersen Fox has been the lead designer since the earliest stages, when the development was still planned as a hotel.

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