Article about this project posted by Pennsgrant on the Philadelphia development thread.
Some interesting statements from the article
Cira Centre Part 2
Building on its success, Brandywine has undertaken a similar project that sits just a block away from the original Cira Centre called Cira Centre South.
Part of the Cira Centre South property was completed following the acquisition of a U.S. Postal Service building in 2007. Brandywine renovated the 900,000-square-foot facility that now houses roughly 5,000 Federal employees.
“We completely repurposed the building all behind a historic façade,” he said. “The project bought a lot of jobs and innovation to University City.”
The second part of the development project will include two towers that will range from about 28 to 32 stories. One will primarily be for residential use, while the other tower will be a mixture of residential and office space. Sweeney anticipates that construction will begin in 12 months.
And what will Cira Centre South look like? Apparently, the original site’s window-washing rig won’t deter Brandywine in building its new facility.
“The design will be very similar to Circa Centre,” Sweeney said. “It will have a lot of movement and have some good angles to it. I think it will be a good icon in the Philadelphia skyline.”