The Philadelphia skyline has come a long way over the past 300 years, and still has a long way to go with the developments currently on the drawing boards. Philly YIMBY presents a tour of the past, present and future of the city’s skyline, with exclusive renderings of the skyline’s appearance ten years from now.
Philadelphia’s largest currently planned structure sits not in a booming district such as Center City or University City, but in a low-density area on the city’s outskirts in Northeast Philadelphia. A 1,004,000-square-foot UPS package sortation and distribution facility is proposed at 1 Red Lion Road in Bustleton, Northeast Philadelphia. The development comes from a collaboration between Commercial Development Company, Inc., Blue Rock, Bohler, and NORR. The 140-acre sits sits at the northeast corner of Red Lion Road and Sandmeyer Lane in an industrially zoned area.
Permits have been filed for the demolition of a two-story single-family dwelling at 1735 Seybert Street in the Cecil B. Moore neighborhood of North Philadelphia. The vacant building, located on a block between North 17th Street and North 18th Street, will be demolished as part of the City of Philadelphia Demolition Program. The building spans a gross area of 1,200 square feet and the cost of work will be $13,995. The property is owned by Andrews Rose and Butler Lillian. FH Demolition is the specified contractor.
Permits have been filed for the demolition of a two-story residential building at 2209 North Reese Street in Norris Square, North Philadelphia. Located near the corner of North Reese Street and West Susquehanna Street, the structure will be torn down as part of the City of Philadelphia Demolition Program. The gross floor area of the building is 1,200 square feet and the cost of the work will be $12,620. The Philadelphia Housing Authority is the owner and Mangual Demolition Inc. is the listed contractor.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is adding yet another building to a high-rise medical services cluster taking over the southern part of University City. The CHOP Hub For Clinical Collaboration is a 377-foot-tall, 19-story building located at 3501 Civic Center Boulevard, designed by Perkins+Will, which will add 560 beds to the hospital. While the tower’s height will significantly alter the part of the skyline located in an area limited to under 400 feet, the more than 550,000 square feet of floor space will make a big impact on the area and the city.