East Market Update: Crews Testing Terra Cotta Panels on Site

The mega-project is moving right along.

Whether you live in the city or just stalk it on Instagram (#phillyscape, ya’ll), there’s a good chance you’ve seen the incredible demolition efforts going on at the site East Market project between 11th and 12th on Market Street. It’s captivating. Well, it’s not going to stay that way forever. In fact, the movers-and-shakers of the project are starting to test the building materials on site, as reference in the above tweet.

A representative tell us that this panel is is a sample of the terra cotta that will be at the base of the two retail podiums at East Market. BLT Architects is in charge of the design, which will completely change Market East as we know it. Phase one is expected to cost $230 million and includes 322 residential units above the retail component. Need a refresher about what it’s going to look like? Here’s a fancy gallery for you:

We’re still awaiting word on who will actually fill the 160,000 square-feet of retail space on Market Street. We do know that MOM’s Organic Market will set up its first outpost in the city at 34 South 11th Street, which, along with 160,000 square-feet of Class A office space, is also part of phase one.

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