Current view of 3935 Lancaster Avenue. Credit: Google.

Permits Issued for 10-Unit Building at 3935 Lancaster Avenue in Mantua, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a 10-unit mixed-use development at 3935 Lancaster Avenue in MantuaWest Philadelphia. Upon completion, the new building will rise four stories tall and will feature a commercial space on the ground floor. The structure will hold 13,500 square feet of space and will cost an estimated $2 million to build.

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View of 178-80 West Huntingdon Street. Credit: Google.

Permits Issued for Renovation at 178-80 West Huntingdon Street in West Kensington

Permits have been issued for a large multi-family conversion of an existing industrial structure at 178-80 Huntingdon Street in West Kensington. The building rises six stories tall at its highest point. Once completed, 49 residential units will be added to the building. The permit states that the units will be artist studios. In total, the building features 13,196 square feet of floor space. The conversion will cost an estimated $6 million.

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Philadelphia skyline from the I-95 2019. Photo by Thomas Koloski

Observing the Rising Philadelphia Skyline from the I-95 South Over the Past Few Years

Over the past few years, a number of high-rises have ascended into the Philadelphia skyline. A number of developments are still under construction and have reached a point where they are already noticeable from many vantage points. These developments include the W/Element Hotel, Arthaus, and The Laurel Rittenhouse Square, with the latter two having cranes towering over the street. Today, Philly YIMBY tracks the rise of the skyline from Interstate 95, one of the busiest highways in the country.

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113-121 South 19th Street looking north. Models and image by Thomas Koloski

Philadelphia YIMBY Presents Updated Massing Renderings for 113-121 South 19th Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City

Philadelphia YIMBY recently announced the filing of new permits for 113-121 South 19th Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City, which appear to give a height bump for the structure. Designed by DAS Architecture and Planning, the 215-unit building is now planned to rise 57 stories, meaning that its height may reach over 600 feet. The slender tower is an unusual proposal for the city due to its smaller-than-average floor plates. The project is developed by Pearl Properties, which has also built The Harper, a high-rise residential building that opened in 2019 a block away. Today we present exclusive massing renderings that show the potential effect the building may have on the skyline.

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