The Laurel Rittenhouse Square Rises to the 27th Floor in Rittenhouse Square, Center City

The 599-foot-tall Laurel Rittenhouse Square skyscraper at 1911 Walnut Street at Rittenhouse Square in Center City has hit another major milestone as the concrete structure has risen above the 27th floor, which will feature amenity space and a pool. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by the Southern Land Company, the future 48-story tower, which rises just to the northwest of Rittenhouse Square Park, is now passing the plateau of buildings that surround the seven-acre green space. The project will include 160 rental apartments and 85 luxury condominiums as well as retail.

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1424 Parrish Street. Looking south. Credit: Google

Permits Issued for Six-Unit Building at 1424 Parrish Street in Francisville, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, six-unit residential building at 1424 Parrish Street in Francisville, North Philadelphia. The structure will span a footprint of 1,360 square feet and will contain 3,771 square feet of floor space, which grants an average of 629 square feet per apartment. The building will feature a roof deck. The site is owned by Rubin Realty LLC, which also recently filed permits for a three-story, four-unit building less around the corner at 830 Burns Street, which will rise on the opposite end of the same vacant lot. Both projects also feature the same architect (Alexander Fiskman) and general contractor (Modern Solution LLC). Construction is expected to cost $180,000.

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830 Burns Street. Looking southwest. Credit: Google

Permits Issued for a Four-Unit Building at 830 Burns Street in Francisville, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, four-unit residential building at 830 Burns Street in Francisville, North Philadelphia. The structure will rise from a 1,200-square-foot footprint and will feature 4,400 square feet of floor space, which translates to a generous average of 1,100 square feet per apartment. The building will also offer a roof deck. Filings list Rubin Realty LLC as the owner, Alexander Fiskman as the architect, and Modern Solution LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are estimated at $238,000.

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The Laurel Rittenhouse Square in the Philadelphia skyline from Walt Whitman Bridge. Photo by Thomas Koloski

Listing Some Of The Most Impactful Additions To The Philadelphia Skyline Since 2017

The Philadelphia skyline has long provided an iconic image for the city and the state, with high-rise buildings dating back to the late 19th century, the most iconic being the City Hall, which topped out in 1894 as the tallest habitable building in the world, a title it held until 1908. Each era of skyscraper construction has made a significant impact on the skyline, with prominent types of skyscrapers defining each time period. The city has recently seen a skyscraper construction boom, which began around 2017, with many high-rises completed and under construction since that time. Philadelphia YIMBY looks at some of the most impactful structures that the city has received during this period.

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