1620 Sansom Street via Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Demolition Nears at 1620 Sansom Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City

Permits have been filed for the demolition of a parking garage at 1620 Sansom Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City, two blocks south of the Liberty Place complex. In its place will rise a 340-foot-tall, 27-story residential tower, designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by Southern Land Company, which is currently constructing The Laurel Rittenhouse Square nearby. The tower will will feature a varied mix of materials and will span a major portion of the block, standing on a site measures around 190 by 95 feet. The building will have 298 units and 19,600 square feet of restaurant space, 5,200 square feet of retail, and 67 underground parking spaces.

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Riverwalk, looking southeast. Credit: PMC Property Group

Cladding Nearly Finished at Riverwalk North in Center City West

Construction progress continues at Riverwalk, a pair of residential towers at 60 North 23rd Street in Center City West.The development has already made an impact on the skyline as the north tower has nearly wrapped up the glass and metal exterior. The development will have a total of 711 units, with 331 units located in the north tower, which will open ahead of the south tower. Designed by Gensler and developed by PMC Property Group, which has a number of properties across the city, the 315-foot-tall, 28-story tower features a façade of high quality glass and metal that echoes the Schuylkill River to the west, where the metal forms waves transformed by natural light throughout the day. The concrete-framed structure replaces a large parking lot.

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Demolition Underway at 204 South 12th Street in Washington Square West, Center City

After a series of disputes and delays, demolition work is underway at 204 South 12th Street in Washington Square West, Center City, where a 32-story residential tower is planned. Designed by Bower Lewis Tower Architects and Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners and developed by Midwood Investments and Development, the building, which was revealed just a few months ago, will consist of a concrete structure clad in glass with orange highlights. The building will include 448 rental units and three floors of for retail.

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