Opening of Observation Deck at One Liberty Place Moved to Fall 2015

Groundbreaking ceremony is slated for late April.

Photo credit: ryanoshea via Flickr.

Photo credit: ryanoshea via Flickr.

I know, I know…we were all itching for the observation deck at One Liberty Place to open this summer, as had been the plan when we first heard about it. Alas, we’ll have to wait for August to be behind us before heading on over with our phones and cameras to get a new shot of the city. (Guess foodies might have to wait for its new restaurant too?)

According to a spokesperson, an opening date for the observation deck–to be operated by the Paris-based Montparnasse 56 Group–has yet to be set, but is likely to happen after Labor Day. As for its name? We can expect that sooner rather than later (i.e. sometime within the next week) as copyright is currently being secured. Ticket prices have also yet to be determined. In the mean time though, we can look forward to the groundbreaking ceremony, which will take place late next month and count Mayor Nutter as an attendee.

Relatedly, the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Fran Hilario reports the planned 300-foot Skyview Tower in Camden, which was expected to open this summer as well,  is “currently hanging in limbo”:

“At this time, the Skyview Tower remains in the development stage. Additional planning and engineering work are necessary,” said spokeswoman Corrinne Kluge. “Contributing to the ongoing enhancement of the Camden Waterfront is at the forefront of our vision.”

Hilario writes the $5 million project, which is privately funded, would be a 12,500-square foot ride “that would carry people 300 feet above the ground via open-air gondolas.”