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PHILADELPHIA | Schuylkill Yards Future Phases | 1,095 - 375 FT | 70 - 28 FLOORS

Long-term plan from Drexel and Brandywine, but renders are impressive.

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http://drexel.edu/now/archive/2016/M...ter-Developer/

http://www.schuylkillyards.com/



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Estimated heights for each future tower

1,095 FT - 70 FLOORS - 3101 Market Street
725 FT - 48 FLOORS - 3125 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
515 FT - 42 FLOORS - 3001 Chestnut Street
435 FT - 36 FLOORS - 3151 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
425 FT - 30 FLOORS - 3000 Market Street
385 FT - 28 FLOORS - 3020 Market Street
375 FT - 31 FLOORS - 3151 Market Street

3001 & 3025 JFK Blvd - Schuylkill Yards Phase I - 512 FT & 361 FT - 34 & 28 FLOORS - Thread here:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...=1#post7980898


Drexel outlines ambitious plans to build business-residential enclave

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Drexel University president John Fry wanted his campus to expand into an adjacent neighborhood of innovative businesses, bustling storefronts, manicured parks, and soaring residential towers.

So he decided to build one.

The 125-year-old school is teaming with developer Brandywine Realty Trust to transform an expanse of parking lots and industrial buildings between its campus and 30th Street Station into a dense new urban enclave to be called Schuylkill Yards.

The expansion is meant to accommodate a student body that has grown from fewer than 7,000 in the mid-1990s to about 26,000 today, while attracting tech firms, biomed labs, and forward-thinking start-ups to the area, Fry said in an interview before Wednesday afternoon's formal announcement of the project .

The development is the latest - and perhaps most prominent - major project in a burst of real estate activity in and around Philadelphia's University City district of educational, medical and research institutions.

The Radnor-based company will oversee a team for Schuylkill Yards that includes residential developer Gotham Organization Inc. of New York and life-sciences specialists Longfellow Real Estate Partners of Boston. It will be the first project in Philadelphia for both firms.

New York's SHoP Architects will develop the project's streetscape and architectural standards, while Dutch firm West 8 designs its landscapes.

Brandywine's deal with Drexel gives the developer a long-term lease for the property, and grants the university first dibs on space in Schuylkill Yards' new and redeveloped buildings - along with favorable leasing terms - for classrooms, offices and labs.

Other financial terms of the partnership were not disclosed. The development will cost "well over a couple billion dollars" and will generate more than 10,000 construction jobs and about 15,000 permanent jobs, said Sweeney, who was unable to provide more specific figures.

The project is being built in an area designated as a Keystone Opportunity Zone, which gives companies with offices there breaks on some city and state taxes in return for creating jobs or making large investments.

The first phase of the project is expected to take 15 to 20 years, during which development will be concentrated within a 10-acre site bounded by 30th, Market and 32nd Streets and the rail yards north of Drexel's campus.

The partners aim to break ground before the end of this year on a 1.3-acre park, which will displace a parking lot between 30th Street Station and the former offices of The Bulletin. Next comes renovation of that 1950s newspaper building itself, since redubbed One Drexel Plaza, with a new sieve-like facade.

Drexel and Brandywine hope to break ground on the development's first new construction project, a tower to house labs and offices at the northeast corner of 31st Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard, by early 2018. Later work during the first development phase calls for a mixed-use skyscraper west of the former newspaper building, which Sweeney said could rise as high as 950 feet, towering over the 730-foot tall FMC Tower.

In later decades, work will shift to a 4-acre area bounded by Market, 30th, Chestnut and 31st Streets, where two more towers are planned.
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/busines...djkLYBH0DuY.99

From Drexel:
http://drexel.edu/now/archive/2016/M...ter-Developer/

Project website:
http://www.schuylkillyards.com/

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Wow! This would be amazing!
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Wow! This would be amazing!
whoa whoa whoa.... please edit your response...

"This will be amazing!
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COMMENTING SO THAT WHEN I'M CHECKING THIS THREAD IN 20 YEARS I LAUGH AT MYSELF.

But seriously pinch me I'm dreaming.
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A few juicy bits of info from the first few pages of this thread pertinent to the latest development:
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Drexel and Brandywine hope to break ground on the development's first new construction project, a tower to house labs and offices at the northeast corner of 31st Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard, by early 2018. Read more at http://www.phillymag.com/property/20...wO7fCeWYAKI.99
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Accordingly, the central public space, to be called Drexel Square, is part of the project's first phase. Work on the 1.3-acre park across from 30th Street Station and the transformation of JFK Boulevard west of the station into a pedestrian-friendly promenade will begin later this year, followed by a reimagination of One Drexel Plaza, the former home of The Evening Bulletin, starting in early 2017. The first new building, a 700,000-square-foot office building with street-level retail across JFK Boulevard from Drexel Square, should get under way in late 2017 or early 2018.



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700,000 sq ft of offices and labs for the first tower confirms that the first tower being built is the "short" reddish hued building next to the Cira II site. That building looks to be slightly shorter than the Cira Center which is 29 floors, 730,000 sq ft and 428 feet tall. So we can expect something in the realm of 25-28 floors and about 375 feet. One reason for Cira's height is the embellished roof design which the proposed tower lacks, so it will likely be under 400 feet.
The greenspace along JFK between the northside of 30th St Station and the proposed tower is supposedly the site of Cira II (although the greenspace directly in front of the Bulletin Building will remain.

I was also reading another earlier post and agree wholeheartedly that the Bulletin Building - or at least the first floor - should be refitted as retail.
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The greenspace along JFK between the northside of 30th St Station and the proposed tower is supposedly the site of Cira II (although the greenspace directly in front of the Bulletin Building will remain.

I was also reading another earlier post and agree wholeheartedly that the Bulletin Building - or at least the first floor - should be refitted as retail.
Yes, this first tower at SY is the site west of the Amtrak-owned site on the corner, which could eventually have another tower (Cira II or another incarnation).

If you look at the SY renderings, you will see that the entire first floor of the Bulletin Building is sort of hollowed out to allow passage through. The enclosed space that remains looks to be retail and restaurants.
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A few juicy bits of info from the first few pages of this thread pertinent to the latest development:






The greenspace along JFK between the northside of 30th St Station and the proposed tower is supposedly the site of Cira II (although the greenspace directly in front of the Bulletin Building will remain.

I was also reading another earlier post and agree wholeheartedly that the Bulletin Building - or at least the first floor - should be refitted as retail.
The first tower is on the parking lot in between the CSX Highline and the Cira II hole. Cira II is still planned - this tower will not take it's place, but will be built on the lot directly west.
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There's a part of me that has a gut feeling that there's already a tenant lined up for this one. What they're building here is so unique compared to anywhere, really, including Cambridge. It's rare to have grade A lab/clean space in an urban environment let alone a skyscraper. I just have a hunch we're going to see a big name emblazoned across one of these big new buildings (i.e. genentech/novartis/jansen etc). It's just what my gut is telling me.

Penn has really kicked it's research into high gear in the past decade, and with the Biden visit to Penn post-Obama's "challenge" to eradicate cancer makes me think something truly special is in the works.

In addition, it feels like the time line for this first building is even faster than was initially speculated.

Fingers crossed. Could be huge for the city's economy.
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An observation to separate the actual project area from surrounding rendering "fluff":

On the site plan, there is a clear dotted-line delineating the Schuylkill Yards development area. It does NOT include the Cira II site, the Firestone site. There are basically four major patches in the SY plan: (1) The block b/w the IRS building and the highline (b/w Market and Chestnut), (2) the Bulletin site and parking lot, (3) the rest of that long block between the Bulletin/highline and the Food Fair building (the large building next to Firestone where the vestigial tail of JFK Blvd curves, and (4) the long lot between the Cira II site and 32nd street, curving along the SEPTA rail yard.
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Jaw dropping renderings are released for the Schuylkill Yards. Two of the three Married At First Sight couples opted for divorce, and a fascist lunatic buffoon and all around international embarrassment has convinced a very large segment of the country to make him president.

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The first building to become reality is the one proposed at 31st and JFK, right?
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wow! So this is essentially the 'hudson yards' of Philly? I hope it produces Philly's first roof height supertall.
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The first building to become reality is the one proposed at 31st and JFK, right?
Yep, which looks to be between 350-400 feet

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wow! So this is essentially the 'hudson yards' of Philly? I hope it produces Philly's first roof height supertall.
I hope so too
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This will hopefully quiet people on 2400 market... they'll want this to be their view now! Gorgeous renders hopefully even half of this comes to fruition. Especially the green space and pedestrian areas. I think that is extremely important for the area
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This will hopefully quiet people on 2400 market... they'll want this to be their view now! Gorgeous renders hopefully even half of this comes to fruition. Especially the green space and pedestrian areas. I think that is extremely important for the area
Yeah, think of how awesome people inside 2400 facing the river will feel in years to come. Awesome views.
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