Rendering of Franklin Square Capital Partners’ new building at the Navy Yard courtesy the Navy Yard.
Franklin Square Capital Partners, which Forbes named 13th most promising company in America this year, is yet another business to sign on to the Navy Yard’s sprawling business paradise. The (fingers crossed) LEED Gold-certified project “will be centered around an extensive five-acre public park offering numerous recreational amenities,” said Bill Hankowsky of Liberty Property Trust in a public statement.
Like other corporate HQs at the Navy Yard, Franklin Square’s new digs won’t be average, run-of-the-mill offices as we know them traditionally. Taking a page from Glaxo SmithKline’s unconventional book, Franklin Square is aiming for a “workplace of the future” approach.
Photo: Sandy Smith for Philadelphia Real Estate Blog.
The 700 Level reports on the Business Journal’s report on the Sports Journal’s report on the Sixers’ new practice facility, which is supposedly proposed for the Navy Yard. It would be a nice change from their current, non-propietary practice space at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Though team spokesperson Michael Preston offered the good old “no comment” when asked about the Navy Yard specifically, he, like team CEO Adam Aron, acknowledged that a dedicated practice facility would be a big step forward for the organization.
Photo of Centre Square by Violetta Lough via Flickr.
The Public Health Management Corporation (PMHC) is moving from its offices at Broad and Locust to 1500 Market next year, taking over five floors of Comcast’s former corporate home. It sounds like the social services city contractor got inspired by GlaxoSmithKline’s latest innovations at the Navy Yard: the new PMHC will use one level of their new office space as a collective workspace with a cafe and gym. But unlike GSK, PMHC is staying downtown, which brings a sigh of relief for those worried about Center City losing its commercial density.
Rendering of the Navy Yard Master Plan. By PIDC via Technically Philly.
The more you think about it, the more staggering it gets: the progress the Navy Yard has made from movie setting for post-apocalyptic zombie flick to thriving industrial center that stands as a symbol of what can happen when political will and developmental acumen come together for the city’s greater good.
Photo: Alan Brian Nilsen
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At last, as of April 6, the GlaxoSmithKline building at the Navy Yard was officially open for business, which means it’s high time for the Inquirer’s architecture critic Inga Saffron to weigh in on the building, which was designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects.