Recently, Philly YIMBY has covered the rising Philadelphia skyline from the Interstate 95 South and the Walt Whitman Bridge. Today we look at the skyline from the outlook at the Interstate 676 in Camden, New Jersey, which reveal a unique view of Philadelphia’s skyscrapers. The I-676 circles around the city as the Vine Street Expressway cuts through the north side of Center City, then heads south toward the Sports Complex and turns back to the Walt Whitman Bridge. The I-676 then heads south and becomes Route 42, while heading north on the highway takes one toward Camden and onto the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, which leads back to the Vine Street Expressway and further in University City and beyond.
Renderings have been revealed for a 127-unit residential development at 1901 York Street in East Kensington. Designed by LRK, the structure will rise six stories tall and will contain 103,151 square feet of floor area, which include 6,080 square feet of artisan space and 28 parking spaces.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, three-unit residential building at 2209 North 7th Street in North Philadelphia East, within a ten-minute walk of Temple University. The structure will span a 1,222-square-foot footprint and will offer 3,494 square feet of floor space, which lends an average of 1,165 square feet per unit. The proposal calls for a cellar and a roof deck, which will likely offer sweeping views of the skyline due to a lack of taller buildings or other obstructions in the vicinity. Permits list Vila Investments LLC as the owner, Christopher Menna as the designer, and JPL Construction Inc. as the contractor.
The Walt Whitman Bridge presents an excellent vantage point for a showcase of the major projects that are rising in the Philadelphia skyline. Today Philadelphia YIMBY shares photos of the city taken from the suspension bridge, which is one of the largest structures that spans the Delaware River, with towers that stand 378 feet tall. The west end of the bridge is situated just to the north of the Port of Philadelphia, from where it heads east to Gloucester City, New Jersey on the other side of the river and provides access to Camden, Trenton, Atlantic City, and beyond. The route to New Jersey features a view of billboards that annoyingly block the skyline from the Philadelphia side, the Southwark Generating Station and its four white chimneys. However, when heading west towards the city, the bridge offers panoramic views of the skyline.
Renderings have been revealed for a 120-unit residential development at 1201-09 Vine Street in The Loft District of Callowhill in lower North Philadelphia. Designed by Cadre Design, the project will consist of a renovation of an existing structure on the site, a two-story vertical overbuild above the building, and a separate eight-story addition. The development will provide 111,683 square feet of space and will include 36 mechanical parking spaces.