Tag Archives: Center City

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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Museum Towers II is another big apartment development in Fairmount (Franklintown), but also has some townhouses

Another major rental housing development is about to be built in the Fairmount (Franklintown) neighborhood, just north of the Ben Franklin Parkway.  This new development will be an extension of the Museum Towers apartment building at 18th and Spring Garden and … Continue reading

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New luxury apartment tower at 1919 Market Street, in Center City, is about to begin construction

Another highrise luxury apartment tower is soon to break ground in Center City, at 1919 Market Street, on the corner of 20th & Market Streets.  This new tower is on the site of a conspicuous lawn right in the middle … 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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Former State Office Building is renovated into apartments at Broad and Spring Garden Streets

The large former State Office Building, on the southwest corner of Broad and Spring Garden Streets, has recently been converted to luxury apartments by Tower Development.  The newly renovated property is called Tower Place, and it consists of 204 luxury rental … Continue reading

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New apartment tower and hotel to be built soon on the 1200 block of Walnut Street

In recent months, I’ve written about highrise apartment towers in Center City, west of Broad Street, and in University City, that are under construction or will be very soon.  I am pleased to announce a new highrise apartment tower is … 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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