21st and Hamilton Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19123
407' (124 meters) Floors:
187' (57 meters) Floors:
Burt Hill Architects
V&H Hotel Associates (an affiliate of Naveh-Shuster)
• Condominiums from mid $300,000s
• Lofts from upper $300,000s
• Townhomes from mid-$800,000s
• 24 hour concierge
• Restaurant with outdoor seating
• State-of-the-art wellness center
* Indoor swimming pool with hot tub
• High ceilings
• Stainless steel appliances
• Full-size washers and dryers
• The first name for the project was the Barnes Tower in recognition of the priceless Albert Barnes art collection that will eventually move to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
• Originally planned to be 100' taller, the uproar from the local communities of Fairmount and Spring Garden forced the developer to scale down the project from a single tall tower to two shorter towers. Increased traffic and shadows were the main complaints.
(Currently the Best Western Hotel)
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Renderings from Burt Hill Architects
View showing new shorter tower (dark blue) in relation to proposed Barnes Tower
Renderings of the rejected Barnes Tower proposal.
Aerial view of rejected Barnes Tower proposal.