When 417-foot-tall, 32-story office tower at 1101 Market Street went up in Market East in 1984, it left a dramatic impact on the skyline, becoming one of Center City’s tallest buildings east of City Hall. The high-rise, developed by The Girard Estate and designed by BLT Architects, was once called One Reading Center, yet it is better known by its more recent name: Aramark Tower. In 2018, Aramark moved out of the building and relocated to the it new headquarters at 2400 Market Street. However, 1101 Market Street’s large office floors and sweeping all-direction views made it easy to attract a new anchor tenant, and Jefferson Health has now moved in, leasing 14 floors, renaming the building Jefferson Center, and installing its logo on the building pinnacle.
A zoning permit has been filed for the construction of a three-story, five-unit residential building at 514 West Susquehanna Avenue in Norris Square, North Philadelphia. The new building will replace a vacant lot and will feature a cellar and a roof deck. Liga Homes LLC is the listed owner.
Permits have been filed for the demolition of a pair of condemned two-story rowhouses at 1601 North 27th Street and 1603 North 27th Street in the Brewerytown neighborhood in North Philadelphia. Documents specify hand and machine demolition to be employed and call for pedestrian protection to be present during the demolition process. FRE Holdings is the listed owner.
Society Hill, one of the oldest and most historic neighborhoods in the city, has long resisted major development, particularly after it was designated as a historic district. Sporadic development that occurs throughout the neighborhood tends to be small-scale and low-rise. However, a planned 252-and-a-half-foot-tall, 18-story tower at 222 Walnut-Street will make the most dramatic impact upon the neighborhood skyline since I. M. Pei’s 31-story Society Hill Towers rose in 1964. Cecil Baker + Partners Architects is the designer for the new project.
A zoning permit has been filed for the demolition of a three-story, prewar rowhouse at 3609 Spring Garden Street at the border of the Mantua and Powelton Village neighborhoods in West Philadelphia. The permit follows an earlier filing for demolition and construction of an attached structure with a porch and a roof deck, issued in January. 3609 Spring Garden Housin [sic] is the listed owner.