Philadelphia nighttime skyline from New Jersey. Photo by Thomas Koloski

Decorative Lighting Upgrade Complete Atop One Liberty Place in Center City

One Liberty Place has been a centerpiece of the Philadelphia skyline since 1987, with a nighttime display that highlights the angled crown and spire. Designed by renowned architect Helmut Jahn and developed by Rouse and Associates, the 945-foot-tall, 61-story tower is part of a complex that includes the similarly-sized Two Liberty Place tower as well as a hotel and a shopping mall. Recently, an upgrade has been completed on the building’s decorative lighting, restoring its place on the night skyline.

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East Market Phase 3 Excavation Complete, Foundation Laid Out in Market East, Center City

Excavation is complete at the massive site for the two-tower East Market Phase 3 project at 1101 Chestnut Street and 1153 Chestnut Street in Market East, Center City. The towers are individually designed by different architects, with the Thomas Jefferson Specialty Care Pavilion designed by Ennead Architects and Stantec and the residential building to the west designed by Morris Adjmi Architects. The gigantic site for the buildings used to be a prewar style parking garage that was purchased by developer National Real Estate Group. Both towers will have a combined square footage of over 712,000 square feet. The Jefferson building will consist of office space and the residential building will have 396 units. The terracotta clad residential building will stand 329 feet tall and the glass clad Jefferson tower will rise 372 feet tall, adding bulk to the skyline near the Loews Hotel and Jefferson Center (formerly Aramark Tower).

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Riverwalk towers. Credit: PMC Property Group

Riverwalk South Tower Reaches Halfway Point in Center City West

The 32-story, 380-unit Riverwalk South, the taller component of the two-tower Riverwalk project has risen to the halfway point at 60 North 23rd Street in Center City West. The tower will soon be 362 feet tall next to its 315-foot companion to the north. While the north tower is horizontally aligned with the streets of Philadelphia, the south tower sits at a 20-degree angle that makes the wide south elevation of the building face the Schuylkill River. Designed by Gensler and developed by PMC Property Group, the complex will feature a total of 711 units and retail space in the towers’ three-story bases that are split by Arch Street.

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Dwell 2nd Street Wraps Up At 1300-54 North 2nd Street In Olde Kensington, North Philadelphia

Construction has been completed on Dwell 2nd Street, a massive development located at 1300-54 North 2nd Street in Olde Kensington, North Philadelphia. The development will hold 198 residential units within three buildings. Retail will be located on the ground floor, and a courtyard is situatedin the center. A pool, dog park, bocce courts, a pavilion area, and a parking garage are among the amenities.

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Exterior Nears Completion at 517-33 Poplar Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia

Façade work is nearly complete at the five-story, 40-unit structure in progress at 517-33 Poplar Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. According to data from 2015, the building will feature a 1:1 parking ratio, with spaces located in an underground garage. A roof deck will be situated at the top of the building. The four residential floors will cost $6,188,400 to build.

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