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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Rendering of 629 West Girard Avenue. Credit: RM Development.

Construction Nearly Topped Out at 629 West Girard Avenue in Ludlow, North Philadelphia

Construction work is progressing at a rapid pace at 629 West a Girard Avenue, a 36-unit residential building situated in LudlowNorth Philadelphia. Developed by R+M Development Partners, the structure has already risen to its full height of six stories, and will feature a commercial space situated at the ground floor. Tester Construction is the contractor.

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Riverwalk. Rendering via PMC Properties

Riverwalk South Tower Topped Out in Center City West

The tallest structure of the two-tower Riverwalk project in Center City West has topped out its concrete structure recently. Developed by PMC Property Group, the structure features an appealing mixture of metal and glass cladding, and the building makes a notable contribution to the Philadelphia skyline. The 380-unit tower is currently topped out at the 32nd floor, and will soon reach its final height of 362 feet. The complex were designed by , which has also designed local buildings such as 2222 Market Street.

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