Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, three-unit residential building at 1454 North 57th Street in Carroll Park, West Philadelphia. The development is located on the west side of the block between Master Street and Media Street. The wood-framed structure will contain 2,497 square feet of interior space and will feature a basement and full sprinkling. Permits list Bensu Developments LLC as the owner, Scott Woodruff as the architect, and AIMES LLC as the contractor.
Multiple highways around Center City offer great perspectives of the Philadelphia skyline. One of the best vantage points located along the Interstate 95, which presents a look at the skyline where the towers scatter in broad view from east to west, with underway developments in multiple neighborhoods easy to pinpoint. Of course, the Center City skyscrapers stand out prominently, and even smaller towers rising in Center City West can be seen from the view.
The majority of the skyscrapers that dominate the Philadelphia skyline are the trophy towers that were built in the late 1980s. One of these buildings is the 848-foot-tall, 58-story Two Liberty Place at 50 South 16th Street in Center City, the city’s fourth-tallest building. The skyscraper is a part of the Liberty Place complex that consists of two towers connected by a mall and a hotel. The skyscraper was designed by Helmut Jahn, who also designed buildings such as MesseTurm in Frankfurt, Germany, 50 West Street in New York City, and the Bank of America Tower in Jacksonville, Florida, among many others. The developer of the project was Rouse and Associates, which eventually transformed into Liberty Property Trust, which built both of the Comcast skyscrapers that today dominate the skyline.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, 26-unit building at 5840-50 North 13th Street in Fern Rock, North Philadelphia. The structure appears to be a part of Fern Rock Courts, a complex that includes the renovation of two formerly abandoned prewar apartment buildings. The new structure will be attached to the existing building at 5840 North 13th Street. Permits appear to indicate that the total number of units at both the renovated and newly constructed section will be 63, while the renovated building to the south at 5424-38 North 13th Street (not included in the latest permits) will hold 49 residences. Plato Marinakos is listed as the design professional and Philly Dwell LLC is specified as the contractor.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-unit multi-family building at 2238 North 2nd Street in Norris Square, North Philadelphia. The structure will rise four stories tall, with a roof deck located on top of the building that will be accessible via a pilot house. Permits state that the building will hold 3,322 square feet of space and cost an estimated $525,000 to construct.