Tag Archives: 30th Street Station

Comcast Innovation and Technology Center, now completely approved by city agencies, will be a historic and dramatic development for Philadelphia

The City Planning Commission’s Civic Design Review committee has given the final city agency approval for the construction of the landmark Comcast Innovation and Technology Center, which will be the tallest building in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania when completed.  This means … Continue reading

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Drexel’s largest residence hall will create a new gateway for Lancaster Avenue and Powelton Village

Drexel University has been expanding in recent years and plans to expand further, hoping to add 10,000 new students in the next decade.  The Drexel campus in University City has, also, been attracting students who used to mostly commute to … Continue reading

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New highrise apartment tower, Edgewater II, will add to skyline along the Parkway and the Schuylkill River trail

Another apartment tower is planned for Center City, this time on a site adjacent to the Vine Street Expressway and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.  The tower will be part of the large Edgewater apartment and townhouse complex at 23rd and … Continue reading

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University City Science Center to build large and sleek apartment tower on Market Street in University City

The University City Science Center is the nation’s first urban research and office park, founded 50 years ago to attract and maintain high-tech industries that seek to capitalize technology that was developed at the city’s many universities, or based on those … Continue reading

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New apartment highrise on Chestnut Street will replace long blighted YWCA Annex building

It’s starting to sound like a broken record (if you remember what those are) but there is another highrise apartment building about to be built in the city, this time on Chestnut Street in Center City.  The new building will be at … Continue reading

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Nation’s tallest student apartment building, Evo at Cira Centre South, will be part of University City’s dramatic new gateway and skyline

Two years ago, I wrote an article on this blog about a large new mixed-use development on 30th Street, between Chestnut and Walnut Streets, in University City.  The development is the second phase of Cira Centre, the series of new … Continue reading

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Little things add up to a lot

This past Thursday, the University of Pennsylvania broke ground on its long-awaited Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology at 32nd & Walnut Streets.  The new center will be a research center for observing microscopic subjects and developing molecule size items, … Continue reading

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