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

Several new developments are in various stages of progress along Sansom Street, including the 599-foot Laurel Rittenhouse, the tallest under-construction building in the city. Another major high-rise proposed on the street is the 308-foot-tall, 24-story residential tower at 702 Sansom Street, developed by Toll Brothers. The 85-unit project will replace six low-rise buildings on Jewellers Row, a notable locale in the Washington Square district. SLCE Architects produced a sharp, eye-catching design that will boost the skyline prominence of eastern Center City.

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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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