702 Sansom Street. Credit: SLCE Architects

Excavation Underway at 702 Sansom Street on Jewelers’ Row, Center City

Excavation is underway for a 308-foot-tall, 24-story residential tower at 702 Sansom Street in Center City. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by Toll Brothers, the 85-unit project will replace six low-rise buildings on Jewelers’ Row, a notable locale in the Market East neighborhood. The building joins a number of other developments in various stages of progress along Sansom Street, including the 599-foot-tall Laurel Rittenhouse, the tallest building under construction in Philadelphia.

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Wawa Station. Credit: SEPTA

Construction Progresses on SEPTA’s Regional Rail Expansion in Middletown, Pennsylvania

After decades of service reductions to its regional rail system, SEPTA has embarked on a development program that seeks to revive some of the former rail services. One such project is the Wawa Station currently under construction in the Middletown Township, PA, reviving a part of a route that once ran from Philadelphia to West Chester until its discontinuation in September 1986. SEPTA plans to restore service on the Media/Elwyn Regional Rail Line from its current terminus at Elwyn Station.

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