Tag Archives: Cira Centre South

New FMC Tower breaks ground and will help create new University City skyline

The long-awaited Walnut Street tower of Cira Centre South, at 30th and Walnut Streets, has broken ground and will be referred to as the FMC Tower, named after the twin headquarters of specialty-chemical company FMC Corporation, the anchor tenants.  This … 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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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 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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