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Garage Demolition Paves Way for Philadelphia Skyscraper

By Elevator World | June 16, 2021

A 340-ft-tall, 27-story skyscraper is planned for 1620 Sansom Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City, in Philadelphia in place of a parking garage that was recently demolished, Philadelphia YIMBY reports. The new building, designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, will feature 298 units, along with retail space on the ground floor, and will be decorated with eye-catching cladding. Demolition…

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Developer Wins Permit for Philadelphia Health Care Center

Developer Wins Permit for Philadelphia Health Care Center

By Elevator World | June 14, 2021

National Real Estate Development has received permits to begin construction of Thomas Jefferson Specialty Care Pavilion, a 23-story medical and health care tower in Philadelphia’s Market East Center City, Philadelphia YIMBY reported on June 7. Its height, 364 ft, makes the Jefferson Health facility the tallest addition to the neighborhood in more than three decades. To allow…

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Permits Issued For One Dock Street In Society Hill

Permits Issued For One Dock Street In Society Hill

By Elevator World | June 11, 2021

Permits have been issued for One Dock Street in Society Hill, Center City in Philadelphia, Philly YIMBY reports in June. The 31-story, 272-unit residential high rise will be 374 ft tall, making it the highest structure in Society Hill. The tower will hold 63,200 ft2 of space, feature a roof deck and a rooftop pool and be attached…

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Excavation Begins on Kennedy Boulevard in Philadelphia

Excavation Begins on Kennedy Boulevard in Philadelphia

By Elevator World | April 28, 2021

Excavation for a multi-use tower at 3025 John F. Kennedy Boulevard has begun, reports Philadelphia YIMBY. The building, known as Schuylkill Yards West, will be 361 ft and 28 stories tall and will be made of glass and stone. Once completed, the building, which was designed by the Practice for Architecture and Urbanism, will be the…

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SEPTA Closing Philadelphia Station to Fix Elevators

SEPTA Closing Philadelphia Station to Fix Elevators

By Elevator World | March 22, 2021

The Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is closing its Somerset station in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood to repair its two broken-down elevators but did not give a timeline for when the station would reopen, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on March 15. SEPTA blamed the problem on homeless people and drug users urinating in and littering the lifts with…

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