A number of significant mid- and high-rise buildings are currently proposed in the sparsely developed zone in southern Northern Liberties, just north of Old City. One of these proposals is 412 North 2nd Street, which was presented in great detail in a recent Civic Design Review submission. Designed by Morris Adjmi Architects, the tower will rise 244 feet and 23 stories high, easily making it one of the tallest buildings in the area. There will be 397 residential units included in the tower, 20,431 square feet of retail space, and 105 parking spaces.
Each year, the United States celebrates its birthday on July 4th, with evening fireworks being the highlight of the day. In Philadelphia, which was the nation’s capital between 1790 and 1800, a concert was held big name celebrities by the the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and fireworks, sponsored in large part by Wawa, launched as high as the Center City skyscrapers. The event was a tribute to America’s 245th birthday and the skyline was also lit up in the nations colors.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-unit multi-family structure at 422 North 38th Street in Powelton Village, West Philadelphia. Upon completion, the mew building will rise three stories tall. A roof deck will be located the top of the structure. In total, the building will host 4,864 square feet of space, and cost an estimated $700,000 to build.
Facade work nears completion at Riverwalk North, which is part of the Riverwalk complex at 60 North 23rd Street in Center City West. The development consist of two skyscrapers situated upon retail podiums. The project will feature a total of 711 residential units, and the north tower will have 331 units with the south tower featuring 380 units. Gensler, the architecture firm behind the design of the complex, has also designed a number of other projects in the area, including 3151 Market Street. Similarly, developer PMC Property Group is also developing several properties in the neighborhood.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-unit multi-family structure at 1909 East Huntingdon Street in East Kensington. Upon completion, the new building will rise three stories tall. The building will also feature a basement and a roof deck. In total, the structure will hold 5,200 square feet of space and cost an estimated $625,000 to build.