Harper Square. Image via centercityphila.org

Construction Anticipated at Harper Square at 113-21 South 19th Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City

One of the most exciting development proposals on Philadelphia’s drawing boards is Harper Square at 113-21 South 19th Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City. Designed by DAS Architecture and Planning and developed by Pearl Properties, the slim skyscraper is planned to rise 620 feet and 52 stories tall. The 267,874-square-foot structure will hold 215 residential units and 30,180 square feet of commercial space and incorporate existing historic buildings into the base. The development will include 30,180 square feet of commercial space at the lower floors and 183 residential units above. So far, only a preliminary approval permit had been issued, meaning that construction must await further permits to start, yet we still saw it fitting to visit the site of the proposal to document its current condition, which we share in the photos below.

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Rendering of 210 South 12th Street. Credit: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.

Excavation Underway at 210 South 12th Street in Midtown Village, Center City

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has revealed that excavation is well underway at a 366-foot-tall, 32-story residential tower proposed at 210 South 12th Street in Midtown Village, Center City. Designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (with BLT Architects as the architect of record) and developed by Midwood Investment & Development, the building will span 401,870 square feet of interior space and offer 378 rental units, as well as ground-level retail and parking for 96 cars and 130 bicycles. Permits list construction costs at $111 million.

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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia New Inpatient Tower. Credit: Ballinger / ZGF / AEI via the Civic Design Review

Site Prep Starts at CHOP New Patient Tower in University City, West Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed an apparent start of construction, or at least some form of construction prep, at the future site of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia‘s 434-foot-tall, 26-story New Patient Tower (aka Inpatient Tower) at 3501 Civic Center Boulevard (alternately 515 Osler Circle) in the Medical District in University City, West Philadelphia. Designed by Ballinger, with ZGF Architects as the consultant and interiors/clinical architects, the 1.4 million-square-foot facility will provide around 480 patient beds and a variety of medical services. The project’s $1.9 billion cost comprises a major portion of CHOP’s $3.4 billion ongoing development plan.

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