Tag Archives: Market Street

New apartment tower, at former Lit Brothers Department Store, will be a Great Addition to a Great City and will finally bring major residential development to Market East

The famous Lit Brothers Department Store building, which is now the BNY/Mellon Independence Center along the 700 block of Market Street, is one of the most charming buildings along Market East.  It has a six-storey cast iron facade on Eighth … Continue reading

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New apartment development, with a major grocery store, could be transformative for Chestnut East

A new apartment and retail development, on the 1100 block of Chestnut Street, could lead to a long-awaited transformation of this stretch of Chestnut Street, adjacent to Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital.  Chestnut Street East has been somewhat depressed for … 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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Children’s Hospital’s Karabots Pediatric Care Center adds services and revitalization to West Philadelphia

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is often the leading hospital for children in the nation, according to U.S. News and many other rankings.  It is an amazing treatment and research institution that attracts patients from all over the world and develops ground-breaking … 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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