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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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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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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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The Croydon, a conspicuous vacant building in West Philadelphia, is being renovated into apartments

The Croydon, the large, conspicuous vacant structure in the middle of the Walnut Hill neighborhood of West Philadelphia, is being renovated into apartments by Orens Brothers Real Estate.  This renovation has been a long time in coming, as the eight-storey … 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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