Rendering of 3025 John F. Kennedy Boulevard via Brandywine Realty

Excavation Underway at 3025 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in University City, West Philadelphia

Excavation on the first Schuylkill Yards tower is underway at 3025 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in University City, West Philadelphia. Developed by Brandywine Realty Trust, the mixed-use building, also known as Schuylkill Yards West, will rise to a height of 361 feet and 28 stories, clad in glass and stone. The building is designed by the Practice for Architecture and Urbanism, which has also designed the red Schuylkill Yards tower that will stand to the west at 3001 John F. Kennedy Boulevard. Once topped out, the tower will have a major presence on the skyline as the fourth tallest building in West Philadelphia.

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Permits Issued for a Six-Unit Building at 1723 Memorial Avenue in Parkside, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a six-unit multi-family residential development at 1723 Memorial Avenue in ParksideWest Philadelphia. The building will rise three stories tall, the same as the surrounding structures. The permit lists James Clancy as the design professional in charge with Fitler Development handling the contracting work. In total, the structure will hold 4,648 square feet of space and cost an estimated $250,000 to build.

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Piazza Terminal rendering looking northeast from Germantown Avenue. Image via Post Brothers

YIMBY Tours the Piazza Terminal in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia

Philly YIMBY recently went on a construction site visit to the Piazza Terminal, a mixed-use mega-development underway at 1075 Germantown Avenue in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. Designed by the BKV Group, the project will contain three main towers, interconnected by lower structures. The complex is being developed by the Post Brothers, which owns the Atlantic Building at 1401 Spruce Street and is also finishing work on The Poplar Apartments. The development’s 1,144 units will greatly expand the amount of residential space available in the area, while its substantial public space will improve the local pedestrian experience.

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Construction Wrapping Up On Penn New College House West in University City, West Philadelphia

Construction work is wrapping up on Penn’s New College House West, located in University CityWest Philadelphia. Designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, the tower rises 12 stories tall at Walnut Street and five stories along Locust Walk. The structure is the University of Pennsylvania‘s latest student dormitory, which will house 450 rooms within 250,000 square feet of space.

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