Riverwalk north tower from I-76. Photo by Thomas Koloski

Interior Work Continues at the Riverwalk North Tower in Center City West

Though the first portion of the Riverwalk North tower at 60 North 23rd Street opened back in March, work continues at the residential interiors, which will soon wrap construction. Designed by Gensler, the Riverwalk project consists of two towers standing atop four-story podiums holding retail space. The north tower is the shorter of the two, at a height of 315 feet and 28 stories. The south tower stands 362 feet tall with 32 stories. The project is developed by PMC Property Group, which is also behind other in-progress projects that are helping transform Center City West into a development hub. Notably, Gensler’s founder, Art Gensler, has recently passed away on May 10th, just two days after the passing of Helmut Jahn, another architect notable for his contributions to Philadelphia and beyond.

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Construction Progresses at Seville Apartments in Easton, PA

Construction is making steady progress at the Seville Apartments, a 68-unit mixed-use development situated at 56 North 3rd Street in the center of Easton, PA, a town situated about 40 miles north of Philadelphia. Designed by USA Architects, the building will rise five stories and will hold a total of 84,000 square feet of space, including 1,800 square feet of retail space planned on the ground floor. Residential units located above the commercial space, consisting of 45 one-bedroom units and 23 two-bedroom units.

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Permits Issued for Four-Unit Building at 1513 West Girard Avenue in Francisville, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-unit multi-family development located at 1513 West Girard Avenue in the neighborhood of FrancisvilleNorth Philadelphia. Upon completion, the building will rise three stories tall with a roof deck situated at the pinnacle of the structure. One parking space will be included with the development in an accessory parking garage. Construction costs are estimated at $375,000.

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Arthaus. Credit: Kohn Pedersen Fox

Steel Erection Continues Atop the Arthaus in Washington Square West, Center City

Since Arthaus at 311 South Broad Street in Center City topped its concrete structure, the pinnacle of the building has seen much construction activity as steel at the parapet continues to rise, nearing its final height of 542 feet. The 47-story tower is designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, a firm behind well-known structures such as 30 Hudson Yards and One Vanderbilt in New York City, and the Mellon Bank Center at 1735 Market Street. The developer, Dranoff Properties, owns many properties around the city, such as Symphony House and a future residential building at 337 South Broad Street.

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Former rendering of 900-18 North 8th Street. Credit: Coscia Moos Architecture.

Permits Issued for 152-Unit Development at 900 North 8th Street in Poplar, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of two multi-family developments at 900 North 8th Street in PoplarNorth Philadelphia. The larger of the buildings will be situated at 901-965 North 9th Street. The building will rise five floors tall and include a commercial space. 152 residential units will be situated within the building with each set to be an apartment according to the permit. The structure will be separated into multiple wings and connected by a pedestrian walkway. In total, the building will hold 118,541 square feet of space. Construction costs are estimated at $11,854,100. The other structure will be situated at 900-18 North 8th Street, and will also rise five stories tall. A commercial space will be included in the building, as well as 60 residential units, with each planned to be an apartment according to the permit’s listing. A roof deck is planned on the building at the second floor. Twelve surface parking spaces will be included with the building, with two set to be accessible. Additionally, the building will also have 20 bike spaces. In total, the structure will hold 48,275 square feet of space, with construction costs estimated at $4,827,500.

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