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Old Posted Jun 19, 2012, 11:35 PM
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PHILADELPHIA | The Summit | 25 floors | 279 ft

Title: Lancaster Square
Project: Student Dorms
Architect: Robert A.M. Stern
Developer: Drexel University
Location: 34th and Lancaster Ave., Philadelphia, PA
Neighborhood: University City
District: West Philadelphia
Floors: 25
Height: 279 feet

A new Residential tower is proposed by Drexel University at the corner of 34th and Lancaster Ave that will replace a lowrise building and a parking lot.

The tower will rise 25 floors and 279 feet.

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http://www.phila.gov/CityPlanning/pr...0219%20CDR.pdf

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http://drexelmasterplan.wordpress.co...aster-housing/

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A new Residential tower is proposed by Drexel University at the corner of 34th and Lancaster Ave that will replace a lowrise building and a parking lot.

The larger of the two towers will be 20 floors. The shorter tower will be 13 floors. Retail will line 34th street and Lancaster Avenue.

A preliminary render from Robert A.M. Stern Architects


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http://drexelmasterplan.wordpress.co...aster-housing/
This moves student living to the west end of Drexel's campus. South end residential housing is already occurring. But the big move for Drexel will be to add student housing on the East end. This will allow UCity to become fully connected with Center City along Market and Chestnut Streets...
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This moves student living to the west end of Drexel's campus. South end residential housing is already occurring. But the big move for Drexel will be to add student housing on the East end. This will allow UCity to become fully connected with Center City along Market and Chestnut Streets...
They do have plans for residential, office and educational towers all around 30th Street Station... no worries. Word is a 30 story tower at 30th and Market is in the works. No renders yet. That will be the first of many... many of which are supposed to be completed between 2017 and 2020.
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Article on this today from NakedPhilly

http://nakedphilly.com/university-ci...of-the-future/
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Some renders here

http://www.designadvocacy.org/sites/...1.2012_dag.pdf

Looks like the taller tower will be 25 floors. Smaller tower has possibly been nixed. Along Lancaster, it seems like the building will be 8 floors.
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Can we get a title change for this? The buildings name will now be "Lancaster Square" and it will rise 25 floors at 279 feet.

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http://www.phila.gov/CityPlanning/pr...0219%20CDR.pdf

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Can we get a title change for this? The buildings name will now be "Lancaster Square" and it will rise 25 floors at 279 feet.

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http://www.phila.gov/CityPlanning/pr...0219%20CDR.pdf

Renders from PDF posted in OP
I like the angles on this building. if the renderings are accurate, it will be a nice addition to the Drexel campus / U-City skyline.
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I like the angles on this building. if the renderings are accurate, it will be a nice addition to the Drexel campus / U-City skyline.
At 25 floors will this be visible from the east side of the river? In other words, will this be seen from CC? I think this is a great looking building and I'm jealous we aren't getting it in CC - would look good in the old Forum lot, yes?
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At 25 floors will this be visible from the east side of the river? In other words, will this be seen from CC? I think this is a great looking building and I'm jealous we aren't getting it in CC - would look good in the old Forum lot, yes?
Yes it will be clearly visible from CC.
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I'm hearing that the neighborhood association is having an issue with the size of this project. Anyone else know more?
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So Ramsa is out and SCB is in? I wonder why they decided to make a switch.
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So let me get this straight. They have no real complaint except for college kids walking down the street? Goddamn NIMBY's
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So let me get this straight. They have no real complaint except for college kids walking down the street? Goddamn NIMBY's
Yep. They want the students on campus. This project IS ON campus.
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so their two complaints are 1. that its not big enough to keep up with increasing student enrollment (it needs to be bigger) and 2. it will lead to too many night-walking students (it needs to be smaller).
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Well, this is not the ONLY new residence hall Drexel plans to build. They plan to build several more highrises around 30th street station. The neighborhood association needs to cool their jets.
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Well, this is not the ONLY new residence hall Drexel plans to build. They plan to build several more highrises around 30th street station. The neighborhood association needs to cool their jets.
Look at the folks in that photo. I think they are going to protest any sort of development beyond a tree and a lawn. And that may be too much for them.
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This has been approved by the Planning Commission on to the ZBA it goes.

Suck it NIMBYs

http://planphilly.com/articles/2013/...or-west-philly
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Demolition of the existing property will begin in August with the construction following it. On a side note, how can I upload pictures on here from my iphone?
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