Tag Archives: West Philadelphia

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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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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New 31-unit apartment building at 43rd and Sansom Streets will add to Walnut Hill neighborhood renewal

A modern new apartment building is being planned at 43rd and Sansom Streets, just off of Walnut Street in the Walnut Hill neighborhood.  The new building is being designed by Blitz Architecture, but the developer is as yet undisclosed.  It just received … 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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