Permits Filed For a Four-Unit Mixed-Use Structure at 4665 Paul Street In Frankford, Northeast Philadelphia

Permits have been filed for the construction of a mixed-use structure at 4665 Paul Street in Frankford, Northeast Philadelphia. Cicada Architecture is in charge of the design work. The building will stands three floors and also include a cellar level. A commercial space will be located on the ground floor of the building with four residential units on the upper floors. Frankford Community Development is the listed owner. Construction costs are estimated at $798,000.

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One Liberty Place from Cira Green. Photo by Thomas Koloski

Designing One Liberty Place, the Tower that Transformed Philadelphia’s Skyline

One Liberty Place at 1650 Market Street is an intricately designed skyscraper has dominated the skyline of Center City for over three decades. Designed by Murphy/Jahn and developed by Rouse and Associates, the tower is clad in a pattern of stone, metal, and glass that rises up to the angled crown and the thin spire. The tower first rose to its final 61-story height in the beginning of 1987, when the top floor was assembled beneath the future spire. Philly YIMBY looks back at the design process by architect Helmut Jahn via drawings from 1984, which show multiple design iterations.

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Permits Issued for a Five-Unit Structure at 521 North 41st Street in West Powelton, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, five-unit multi-family structure at 521 North 41st Street in West Powelton, West Philadelphia. The 7,187-square-foot development will feature a roof deck with two access structures. Kevin O’Neill is the project designer and Tester Construction is the contractor. Construction costs are estimated at $850,000.

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