A proposal for the Mellon Independence Center Tower will come across the desk of the Architectural Committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission next week. According to Hidden City, the tower would be 30 stories and primarily residential, but with ground-floor retail. From HC:
Carefully crafted by New York’s Stantec Architecture to defer to the existing Lit Brothers structure, the tower would be set back 180′ from Seventh, Market, and Eighth Streets; its façade would primarily consist of white and gray hues, to intentionally not distract from the Lits complex…
The MIC Tower would require only a partial demolition of the rear center of the complex and still manage to preserve the façade along Filbert Street, including its bronze wall and masonry footbridge over Filbert.
Landmark Lits To Grow 30 Stories Taller [Hidden City]