Philadelphia YIMBY: plans evolve, progress in City of Brotherly Love

By Elevator World | February 1, 2021

Tower Redesigned as a Shorter Structure Developer Brandywine Realty Trust has unveiled a new design for 21M, a 350-ft-tall mixed-use tower planned for 2100 Market Street in Philadelphia’s Center City West, the source reported in December 2020. Originally planned as a 500-ft-tall skyscraper, with a design from NBBJ described as “Jenga-like” because of its stacked-block…

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Skyline continues to evolve.

By Elevator World | November 1, 2020

Plan Promising to Transform Riverfront Greenlit Penn’s Landing, a US$3.5-billion, 3.5-million-ft2 proposal from The Durst Organization of NYC, was approved in September by Delaware River Waterfront Corp. (DRWC), paving the way for transformation of a 7.4-acre swath of land on the riverfront that “the highway cleaved from the city center more than a half-century ago,”…

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The Chestnut Street corridor is hot, reports Philadelphia YIMBY.

By Elevator World | October 1, 2020

Medical, Office Towers for Downtown Jefferson Health plans to build a 400-ft-tall medical and a 329-ft-tall residential tower in the 1100 block of Chestnut Street in the Market East neighborhood. The tower, dubbed Jefferson Health Care Specialty Care Pavilion, will offer 750,000 ft2 of medical office space at 1101 Chestnut Street, and the residential tower…

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30-Story, Mixed-Use Tower Proposed in West Philadelphia

By Elevator World | September 1, 2018

EPG Urban Multifamily has proposed a 30-story tower with 420 apartments and 4,000 sq. ft. of retail for the Newman Center site in University City, west Philadelphia, Curbed Philadelphia reported. Located between two stone churches, the site is covered in asphalt. EPG would add landscaping and paving designed to manage stormwater and reduce heat. The…

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Proposed Tower in Historic Philadelphia Area Raises Ire

By Elevator World | May 1, 2018

A tower proposed on Philadelphia’s Jewelers Row, the blocklong area along Sansom Street famous for being the oldest and second-largest diamond district in the U.S., has raised the ire of preservationists, The Architect’s Newspaper reported. The SLCE Architects-designed proposal by local developer Toll Brothers has been through several iterations, the latest a sleek, 24-story glassy…

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Office Tower Envisioned in Downtown Philadelphia

By Elevator World | March 1, 2017

Developer Oliver Tyrone Pulver envisions a 38-story office tower designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) on what is now a parking lot a stone’s throw away from City Hall, SkyRise Cities reported. If all goes as planned, the 840,000-sq.-ft. glassy structure will be delivered in 2020. At the corner of 13th and Market streets…

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Chinatown Tower Makes Headway in Philadelphia

By Elevator World | January 1, 2017

A US$76-million, 23-story mixed-use structure, Chinatown Eastern Tower, is making headway near downtown Philadelphia thanks to a US$1.3-million state grant, SkyriseCities reported. Developed by Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corp. (PCDC), the building is set to contain approximately 150 residential units, a 17,000-sq.-ft. community center, 21,000 sq. ft. of offices in a podium and ground-level retail on…

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Jobs shifted, added at Columbia, Adams, WAGO and Lerch Bates.

By Elevator World | February 1, 2016

New Executive Positions at Columbia Elevator Columbia Elevator Products Co. Inc. has announced that Louis “L.J.” Blaiotta, Jr. has assumed the position of CEO of the company. Blaiotta continues to focus on Columbia’s strategic direction and future alliances in conjunction with Lou Blaiotta, Sr., who continues as chairman. His former role as president has been…

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