The Blue Ivy Hotel. Credit: Das Architects

Philly YIMBY Reveals Concept Massings for the Blue Ivy Hotel at 122 South 11th Street in Market East, Center City

The Market East section of Center City is rapidly transforming, with a number of developments currently proposed, notably on the 1100 block between Walnut Street and Sansom Street, where three high-rises are proposed close to one another, bringing mass to the local skyline. The shortest of the three is the 200-foot-tall, 86-unit Blue Ivy Hotel proposed at 122 South 11th Street. Designed by DAS Architecture and developed by Estia Group, the structure will be located at the southwest corner of South 11th Street and Sansom Street and will rise 14 stories.

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Broad And Washington. Credit: BKV Group

1001 South Broad Street Site Sits Dormant in Hawthorne, South Philadelphia

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has revealed no construction activity at 1001 South Broad Street in Hawthorne, South Philadelphia, the site of a proposed 1,111-unit development. Located many blocks to the south of the towers of Center City, the block-sized lot was initially planned to include a 426-foot-tall tower, which has since been scaled down to a building with 180-foot-tall tower sections. The project is being developed by Tower Investments, which has been trying to redevelop the massive lot for a number of years, but the building’s revised design comes from a different architect, the BKV Group.

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