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Blatstein Puts Tower Place Up for Sale

Tower Investments’ Bart Blatstein is planning to unload his Tower Place, the H2L2-designed apartment building that took less than a year to go up within the frame of a mid-century state office building. The luxury tower, which has 204 apartments, is 75 percent occupied, writes Natalie Kostelni, and is being marketed by Jones Lang LaSalle. [...]

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Mr. Quotable: Top 20 Things Bart Blatstein Said Last Night at the Salon

bart blatsteinHe was something between an inspiring commencement speaker and a Catskills comedian. Developer Bart Blatstein sat down with Philly Mag Editor-in-Chief Tom McGrath yesterday at the Barnes Museum to talk about development, casinos and other issues pertaining to the future of the city. It was a ThinkFest Salon, an event meant to keep the conversation going until the next ThinkFest in the fall.

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Tonight! The ThinkFest Salon With Bart Blatstein at the Barnes!

bart blatsteinThe ThinkFest Salon is a series of conversations with the boldest thinkers in Philadelphia. This evening at 6 p.m., the Salon features Bart Blatstein, one of the city’s most prominent and innovative real estate developers. Blatstein will talk with Philadelphia Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Tom McGrath about casinos, building neighborhoods, and the way developers are changing the face of Philadelphia.

People interested in real estate–like all youse Property readers–won’t want to miss this one. For ticketing and event info, read on.

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It’s Coming! It’s Fast Approaching! It’s Bart Blatstein at the ThinkFest Salon!

bart blatsteinThe ThinkFest Salon is a series of conversations with the boldest thinkers in Philadelphia. On Monday–that’s very soon!–the Salon features Bart Blatstein, one of the city’s most prominent and innovative real estate developers. Blatstein will talk with Philadelphia Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Tom McGrath about casinos, building neighborhoods, and the way developers are changing the face of Philadelphia.

People interested in real estate–like all youse Property readers–won’t want to miss this one. For ticketing and event info, read on.

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Newly Listed: Hank McNeil’s Delancey Street Mansion + Former Chunk of the McIlhenney Mansion

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Tylenol heir Henry McNeil has been busy. He recently sold 1914-15 Rittenhouse Square (colloquially known as the McIlhenney mansion) to Bart Blatstein for the developer’s use as a private residence. McNeil’s own home was recently featured in a Wall Street Journal article about historic Philadelphia homes that have modern interiors. That home, a phenomenal 13,000-square-foot residence at 19th and Delancey. For enthusiasts of modern design, it is without compare in the Rittenhouse Square area.

1901 is being sold with a companion property that will sound familiar to those who follow building histories in Philadelphia: 1921 Manning. The duplex (with two parking spaces) used to be part of the McIlhenney Mansion parcel and is directly adjacent to it.

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Don’t Miss Bart Blatstein at the ThinkFest Salon Series

bart blatsteinThe ThinkFest Salon is a series of conversations with the boldest thinkers in Philadelphia. In June the Salon features Bart Blatstein, one of the city’s most prominent and innovative real estate developers. Blatstein will talk with Philadelphia Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Tom McGrath about casinos, building neighborhoods, and the way developers are changing the face of Philadelphia.

People interested in real estate–like all youse Property readers–won’t want to miss this one. For ticketing and event info, read on.
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Blatstein, Hotel Monaco Win Big for Preservation and Adaptive Reuse

Bart Blatstein's Tower Place

Bart Blatstein's Tower Place

Later this morning the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia will bestow its annual awards on 16 restoration and revitalization projects in the region. Among the big winners are some familiar names, including Bart Blatstein’s Tower Place (formerly known as the Pennsylvania State Office Building), the Hotel Monaco (which used to be the Lafayette Building) and The Arch (also known as the Robert Morris Building).

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Bart Blatstein Wants to Buy Marketplace Design Center [UPDATED]

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An interior shot of the Marketplace Design Center by MikeWebkist via Flickr.

We’ve heard from multiple sources that developer Bart Blatstein is trying to finance the purchase of the Marketplace Design Center, best known as the sprawling¬†interior design center at 24th and Market that has 40 showrooms in more than 350,000 square feet. In actuality, the property for sale also includes an attached six-story building on 23rd Street, whose tenants include the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s Human Resources office and the nonprofit MANNA.

In total, the buildings represent more than 470,000 square feet of space. Reports of the price tag have ranged from $40 to $50 million.

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WSJ: Philly Is Perfect Case Study for the Latest Twist in Home Design

The Wall Street Journal also featured the Curran House, a conversion of three historic carriage houses by Metcalfe Design & Architecture.

The Wall Street Journal also featured the Curran House, a conversion of three historic carriage houses by Metcalfe Design & Architecture.

Hank McNeil, who just sold Rittenhouse Square’s legendary McIlhenney Mansion to Bart Blatstein, is suddenly having a serious 15 minutes of fame. After a flurry of press about the mansion, McNeil gets highlighted in the Wall Street Journal for a piece about the mansion he actually lives in. The 13,000-square-foot residence at 19th and Delancey represents a new design trend: preserving a historic facade but transforming the interior into a contemporary design showcase. “Faced with strict codes and steep construction costs,” says the Journal, “more homeowners are installing modern interiors in old homes.”

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Brownstoner Founder Brings Successful Brooklyn Flea Market to the Piazza

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The founder of Brooklyn’s most beloved real estate blog, Brownstoner, is also the co-founder of Brooklyn’s most beloved weekend flea market, Brooklyn Flea. And just as Jonathan Butler brought Brownstoner to Philly in the past, he’s now bringing Brooklyn Flea to our town–to the Piazza, specifically.

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