Jefferson Center’s Renovation Wrapping Up at 1101 Market Street in Market East

When 417-foot-tall, 32-story office tower at 1101 Market Street went up in Market East in 1984, it left a dramatic impact on the skyline, becoming one of Center City’s tallest buildings east of City Hall. The high-rise, developed by The Girard Estate and designed by BLT Architects, was once called One Reading Center, yet it is better known by its more recent name: Aramark Tower. In 2018, Aramark moved out of the building and relocated to the it new headquarters at 2400 Market Street. However, 1101 Market Street’s large office floors and sweeping all-direction views made it easy to attract a new anchor tenant, and Jefferson Health has now moved in, leasing 14 floors, renaming the building Jefferson Center, and installing its logo on the building pinnacle.

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1601-1603 North 27th Street. Credit: Google

Demolition Permits Filed for 1601 and 1603 North 27th Street in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia

Permits have been filed for the demolition of a pair of condemned two-story rowhouses at 1601 North 27th Street and 1603 North 27th Street in the Brewerytown neighborhood in North Philadelphia. Documents specify hand and machine demolition to be employed and call for pedestrian protection to be present during the demolition process. FRE Holdings is the listed owner.

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222-30 Walnut Street. Credit: Cecil Baker + Partners Architects

253-Foot-Tall Residential Tower Proposed for 222 Walnut Street in Society Hill, Center City

Society Hill, one of the oldest and most historic neighborhoods in the city, has long resisted major development, particularly after it was designated as a historic district. Sporadic development that occurs throughout the neighborhood tends to be small-scale and low-rise. However, a planned 252-and-a-half-foot-tall, 18-story tower at 222 Walnut-Street will make the most dramatic impact upon the neighborhood skyline since I. M. Pei’s 31-story Society Hill Towers rose in 1964. Cecil Baker + Partners Architects is the designer for the new project.

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