The Element Hotel at the W/Element Hotel has opened for business at 1441 Chestnut Street in Center City, with the W Hotel scheduled to open in July. The 52-story skyscraper stands at a height of 617 feet, where the Element Hotel will have 460 rooms and the W Hotel will have 295 rooms, bringing the total to 755 units. Designed by Philadelphia-based Cope-Liner Architects and developed by Chestlen Development, the tower featuring a jagged top and scattered lighting. The latter was crafted by The Lighting Practice, which has lit up structures such as the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, 2400 Market Street, the PECO Building, and the Empire State Building in New York City. Tutor Perini Corporation is the contractor for the skyscraper.
Permits have been issued for a multi-family conversion of an existing structure situated at 1705-13 North 7th Street in the Temple University Area of North Philadelphia. The project includes the complete change in use of the existing four-story prewar building with 22 residential units added to the property. The building includes a total of 17,305 square feet of space. Construction costs are estimated at $1.5 million.
Two months ago, Philadelphia YIMBY had reported on a new and exciting development that will rise in Center City West. Located at 2300-24 Market Street, an overbuild is planned to rise on top of several structures that has been standing for over 50 years. Designed by Tantillo Architecture and developed by Lubert-Alder, the new building will stand 202 feet and 14 stories tall.
Renderings have been revealed for a large multi-family development at 1010 Hamilton Street, dubbed 1010 Apartments, in Allentown in the greater Philadelphia metro area. The structure will rise three stories tall upon completion, with 88 residential units. The units will be a mixture of studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments. Surface parking and storage space for residents will be included in the development.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a ten-unit multi-family structure at 701 North 40th Street in Mantua, West Philadelphia. The building will rise three stories tall upon completion. The structure will hold 3,158 square feet of space, include a roof deck, and cost $550,000 to build, although both of these numbers seem low for ten units.