Tag Archives: University City Science Center

Hub II to begin construction at long last

If you’ve been to 40th & Chestnut Streets in University City, you’ve likely seen The Hub, a multi-colored apartment highrise, which is home to Jose Garces‘s restaurant, Distrito, on the northeast corner of the intersection.  The Hub was built a … 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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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 25-storey highrise apartment building at 38th & Chestnut Streets in University City

A new highrise apartment tower is planned for the busy intersection of 38th and Chestnut Streets.  This is the latest story on my blog about highrise apartment towers in the city.  This apartment tower will replace two historic townhouses (at 3723 … 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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