2400 Market Street (left). Photo by Thomas Koloski

A Look Back at the Aramark Headquarters Renovation at 2400 Market Street in Center City West

Aramark, a food service provider, has been based in the Philadelphia area for many years, with the company’s headquarters is located in Center City. Before the its present location at 2400 Market Street by the Schuylkill River, the company was headquartered at 1101 Market Street in Market East. Designed by Varenhorst Architects and Gensler and developed by the PMC Property Group, the new headquarters involved a renovation of an existing structure with a five-story extension built at the top. The renovated building stands nine stories, bringing a modern design to an area where older architecture predominates. The project also includes retail, residential, and office space.

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Philadelphia skyline 1969. Photo and edit by Thomas Koloski

YIMBY Presents Mockup Time Lapse of the Philadelphia Skyline from 1901 to 2020

YIMBY has presented extensive coverage on the development of the Philadelphia skyline over the decades. In its early years, church steeples, factory chimneys, and shot towers dominated the skyline, rising above numerous low-rise buildings. Office towers began to rise in the early twentieth century, as businesses flocked to Center City, and proliferated more rapidly in the following decades, particularly in the past 40 years. Today we present an animated rendering of the skyline, showing how the mass of skyscrapers had risen from 1901 to 2020. Each frame shows the towers under their current construction status for the year depicted.

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Rendering of 417-25 Callowhill Street. Credit: Bernardon.

417-25 Callowhill Street in Northern Liberties Goes to the Civic Design Review

The Civic Design Review is looking at a seven-story, 219-unit multi-family development proposed at 417-25 Callowhill Street in Northern Liberties. Designed by Bernardon, the building will feature studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments, as well as 29,980 square feet of amenities and 71 parking spaces. A large roof deck will be included in the project. In total, the project will include.

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3913 Fairmount Avenue. Looking north. Credit: Google Maps

Permits Issued for Three-Unit Building at 3913 Fairmount Avenue in Mantua, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, three-unit residential building at 3913 Fairmount Avenue in Mantua, West Philadelphia. The structure will replace a vacant site on the north side of the block between North 39th Street and Union Street. The building will rise from a 1,440-square-foot footprint and will feature 3,700 square feet of floor space and full sprinkling. Permits list Kibbutz 4 LLC as the owner, Ray Crossan as the design professional, and Crownstone Real Estate LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are estimated at $205,000.

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