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Hashslingingslashar t1_j89imfj wrote

Keep in mind this is a vision not a fully planned project. Economic conditions will determine the timeline and what it ultimately looks like. But it will take a long time to come to fruition.


bigassbiddy t1_j89qiwb wrote

None of those commercial buildings will move forward without corporate tenant pre-leases. Given that the office market is not doing well, I doubt we will see any of those super tall commercial buildings anytime soon.


mburn14 t1_j8a1sjp wrote

I like the idea of a walking bridge across the river you think that would be a simple priority and safety measure that builds foot traffic in the area


An_emperor_penguin t1_j8aa6nw wrote

This is a "conceptual" rendering by an artist, I don't think these buildings were actually planned. I don't see ones currently under construction on the website.

Also like others said there's about zero chance of a super tall after the pandemic, no one needs that much office space and philly rents are too low for residential.


Crackrock9 t1_j8ad7x5 wrote

This is a conceptual proposal by Brandywine Reality Trust. The location, size, and design of each building is subject to change, but generally should follow what you see. Some of the buildings are already being built. Over a decade ago, Brandywine made a similar proposal in West Philly for three skyscrapers. It took about a decade for all three to come to fruition, but they are Circa Centre, FMC, and Evo. If you look at the original proposal, the height and general design for all three is not much different than what was built. This website has all the proposed/being built highrises in Philadelphia with news, and picture updates, including the proposal and individual buildings from the project you are talking about.


Arkitect14 t1_j8ajyqh wrote

Yes and no, the cap over the railyards was always a ways away. If I recall correctly, the cap wasn't even supposed to start construction until around 2030, Amtrak is waiting until school yards finishes or mostly finishes to start. They might build some stuff closer to the station. Maybe stuff that requires like a small cap but they can't see them doing anything yet


Arkitect14 t1_j8ak2bi wrote

Got to be honest, at this point most of them would be mixed use of residential anyway. The super talk is very easily happen. It just needs a mixture of lab space, residential hotel space and the like. Probably what most hours will be residential hotel and or lab /life sciences space


bigassbiddy t1_j8akegk wrote

There is a glut of residential supply coming to Philly over the next 36 months, and weak economic / job growth projections. I appreciate your optimism but a supertall isn’t happening.


AbsentEmpire t1_j8buv91 wrote

This as visioned in the render, no.

Spot development in this area, yes.

It's unfortunate I liked the crystalline like buildings as a contrast to center city's more conventional modern style towers.


whyyhwnotton t1_j8bw0l5 wrote

completion date is 25 or 26 (to be clear that's 3025 or 3026)


Arkitect14 t1_j8fwq3q wrote

Not yet anyways in 5 years or so I could see one. But I think the tallest we're seeing is maybe another 700ft tower but that would be mixed use or fully residential. But I have no problem with that


bigassbiddy t1_j8fx1z1 wrote

700 feet would be 50 stories+

The last two towers to meet that were the Laurel (which was planned in 2014 and still not complete) and Comcast 2 (which was an a rated credit tenant - Comcast - signing a long term lease for most of the building).

Sorry but, we are 20+ years away from another supertall.


Arkitect14 t1_j8g080a wrote

I'm not disagreeing but remember a 650ft luxury apartment tower is proposed for Rittenhouse square right behind the laurel, and another 500ft tower is proposed next door to that one, plus 542ft tower at broad on Lombard, I'd say a supertall is a ways off but 700 or 800ft isn't to far away