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That's lovely! Those renderings just leapfrogged this project from meh infill to one of my favorites now. Summersm343, do you know anything about the materials being used? It looks to be some kind of stone used between the windows. If so this is going to be gorgeous.
Unfortunately I do not know of the exact materials being used. It does look like some sort of stone however. Looks like white brick too.
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Tower crane base is installed
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I feel like this is really under the radar, this is actually a pretty large project. Not much has been written about it so far.
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I feel like this is really under the radar, this is actually a pretty large project. Not much has been written about it so far.
Pearl seems to do a lot of under the radar projects. Granary and Sansom were pretty under the radar for most of the process as well.
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Pearl seems to do a lot of under the radar projects. Granary and Sansom were pretty under the radar for most of the process as well.
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There really isnt a lot of room to operate in there. This should be interesting to see as it goes up.
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I hadn't been paying much attention to this site until I saw the crane go up yesterday...nice!

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Amazing photo! The tower crane looks HUGE in this location!
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Amazing photo! The tower crane looks HUGE in this location!
Thanks looking forward to taking pictures once this starts building up
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This project shall greatly enhance one of my favorite views in the city:

Go to the top (open air) floor of the 4 story Central Parking Systems garage at 1610 Sansom St. (above Federal Donuts/across the street from Abe Fisher). You don't have to park here. Just take the inside elevator to the top on a walk by.

Day or night it feels like you are in an old timey Art Deco-rich Midtown Manhattan canyon. Really special, one of the few places I felt like I wasn't in Philadelphia for a second (when I was forced to park that far up the structure, then realizing I had never seen Philadelphia from this angle before). How could you, with the buildings at street level creating too tight a canyon.
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that is really high considering how short this building will be. Always good to see another crane go up, especially as others come down.
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The Beacon to Bring 100 Apartments, Roof Deck and an Under Armour to Walnut Street







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Work is well underway on a major mixed-use project at the corner of 16th and Walnut. As you might recall, Pearl Properties is bringing a 10,000-square-foot Under Armour location to the bustling corner, and we now know what will top the store best known for exuberantly decorated uniforms and athletic gear.

Over the weekend, crews shut down the 1500 block of Walnut Street to install a tall tower crane on the slender site at 1527 Walnut Street, which formerly housed a Lululemon store.

The design from DAS Architects shows a 12-story apartment building–which Pearl has dubbed "The Beacon"– built over top of the Brown Brothers Harriman Co. building at 1529-33 Walnut Street.

James Pearlstein, of Pearl Properties, called the new building "our most ambitious project to date," and said the it should be completed in 2017.

"The Beacon is designed to highlight Philadelphia’s “old and new,” combining the modern finishes of a newly constructed high-rise while preserving and incorporating the timeless architecture of the six story corner masonry building,” added Pearlstein.

Pearlstein said the building will consist of 100 apartments, and include a packed list of residential amenities. Here's the rundown:

24/7 doorperson/concierge
State of the art fitness center
Fully furnished 2,000-square-foot outdoor roof deck/patio with a view of Rittenhouse Square
Movie/Screening Room
Club Room with catering kitchen, communal table, fireplace, large screen televisions, billiards and shuffleboard

The Beacon joins a growing list of projects for Pearl, who recently wrapped up the conversion of the former Bonwit Teller/Daffy's building at 17th and Chestnut into 100 luxury apartment units over Nordstrom Rack. Currently, they're in the process of converting the Latham Hotel at 17th and Walnut into an apartment building featuring 144 units, and work is ongoing over at 19th and Chestnut–the former Boyd Theatre–into a massive apartment building anchored by a city-sized Target.

Oh, and there's that little Cambria Hotel project at the parking garage near Broad and Locust.
Read more at http://www.phillymag.com/property/20...55ZeExpAlqM.99
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I used to work on one of the top floors of the 1528 Walnut building across the street. There would have been a nice view of this construction. Then again, it was a terrible job and I don't miss it at all. What was I talking about again? Oh, yeah. This building is nice. Slightly less so in the most recent renders.

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