900 North 8th Street via Cosica Mood Architecture

900 North 8th Street Site Remains Cluttered In Poplar, North Philadelphia

The Poplar neighborhood in North Philadelphia continues to grow, with new developments nearing completion, under construction, or in planning. At 900 North Street, a project called The Delilah will consist of two buildings connected by sky bridges. Designed by Cosica Moos Architecture and developed by the APOM Holdings, the project will feature the east building rising to a total height of 134 feet and 11 stories, while the west building will rise 154 feet and 12 stories. The development is sited across from The Poplar, which YIMBY recently covered in a tour.

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Center City from South Philadelphia. Photo by Thomas Koloski

Philadelphia YIMBY Observes Tower Cranes in the Growing Skyline

The growth of the Philadelphia skyline has significantly accelerated in the past five years, with projects like the Comcast Technology Center, FMC Tower, W/Element Hotel having been recently finished and more new towers currently under construction. Of course, tower cranes have a prominent presence at each high-rise construction site, whether freestanding or attached to the skeleton of the building. This collection of photos observes the tower cranes that are currently rising in the Philadelphia skyline in areas ranging from Center City to West Philadelphia and even North Philadelphia.

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Eight-Unit Townhouse Development Approved at 820 Thomas Street in Norristown, PA

A single-family home complex have been approved for construction at 820 Thomas Street in Norristown, a town in the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area. The development will include eight townhomes arranged in a row on Thomas Street, built on a slight incline that allows for an interesting design. The homes will all feature small garages to provide residents with off-street parking spaces.

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Philadelphia skyline from Live! Casino and Hotel garage. Photo by Thomas Koloski

YIMBY Observes The Rising Philadelphia Skyline From The Live! Casino and Hotel In The Sports Complex District, South Philadelphia

Today YIMBY looks at the skyline from a brand new viewpoint at the Live! Casino and Hotel, which has a fantastic view of the Center City towers. The photographs in this publication are taken from the parking garage, located to the south of the hotel portion of the entire project along with being to the south to the skyline. The hotel is located two blocks to the north of Citizens Bank Park, in the Sports Complex District in South Philadelphia.

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Permits Issued for Nine-Unit Building at 106 South 42nd Street in Walnut Hill, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for a multi-family addition to an existing building situated at 106 South 42nd Street in Walnut HillWest Philadelphia. The development will involve renovations to the building’s interior as well as an addition to be constructed at the rear of the structure. Nine residential units will be situated in the building. The existing building houses 3,406 square feet of space, and an expected 2,706 square feet of space will be added with the addition to make for a total of 6,112 square feet.  Construction costs are estimated at $526,050.

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