The 14-acre, multi-tower Schuylkill Yards development is gaining traction as completion nears at the first building, the four-story Bulletin Building at 3025 Market Street in University City, West Philadelphia. Originally built in 1954, the commercial building has been incorporated into the greater development and overhauled on the outside and inside by developer Brandywine Realty Trust, which is responsible for the whole Schuylkill Yards project, and Practice for Architecture and Urbanism, which is also designing a number of buildings in the development. The modern renovation includes office, lab and science space, as well as 10,000 square feet of retail on the ground floor. Spark Therapeutics is the building’s primary tenant.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a six-story mixed-use structure at 1900 North Front Street in Norris Square, North Philadelphia. Designed by Coscia Moos Architecture, the 83,790-square-foot structure will yield 105 apartments and 6,676…
In August 1987, the 945-foot-tall One Liberty Place officially opened at 1650 Market Street as Philadelphia’s tallest skyscraper, soaring above the long-held unofficial height limit of 548 feet, set by the tower of City Hall in 1901. This remarkable skyscraper with a fantastical design ultimately led to the city gaining a new cluster of tall and massive skyscrapers that define the skyline to this day. In this feature, Philadelphia YIMBY explores the building’s progress from concept to reality, as well as its tenure as the city’s tallest skyscraper for 31 years.
Construction is progressing on the Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions Tower in University City, West Philadelphia, where two tower cranes were recently assembled. Designed by Ballinger and developed by Wexford Science & Technology LLC, the 12-story building will stand 185 feet tall and yield some 600,000 square feet, greatly bolstering Drexel’s portfolio and adding density to the skyline of the growing neighborhood.
Permits have been filed for the construction of a three-story single-family structure at 2067 East Orleans Street in Port Richmond, Kensington. The property is situated on the east side of the block that is located between Frankford Avenue and Amber Street. The building will have a footprint that spans 825 square feet. 2545 Front Street Holdings LLC is the listed owner. Larry Farkas, P.E. is the design professional. The total cost of work is listed at $236,000.