Unfinished Business: The View from The Top of 1919 Market

The new high-end apartment building is set to open this spring, but there's still work to be done, as a recent hard hat tour showed.

The as-of-now unfinished clubhouse seating area at 1919 Market. Photos | Sandy Smith

The as-of-now unfinished clubhouse seating area at 1919 Market. Photos | Sandy Smith

The frame and most of the shell of 1919 Market, the new luxury apartment building being built by Brandywine Realty Trust and LCOR, are complete, and through the windows one can see apartments taking shape. The building looks to be on pace for a previously announced spring completion date.

But not everything looks ship-shape for opening yet, as we learned on a hard hat tour of the clubhouse and pool area on the building’s top floor this past Saturday. The other thing we learned, though, is that residents will enjoy some great views as they lounge beside the pool or use the clubhouse facilities, which look like they too will be spiffy.

The list of facilities on the 28th-floor club level is certainly very impressive. A game/screening room and a club room, both with large TVs. A sports bar with TVs, billiards and shuffleboard. A golf simulator that can also do other sports. A cafe with a 360-degree fireplace and coffee bar. A chef studio with a demonstration and catering kitchen where residents could also entertain guests at the dining table. And temperature-controlled wine storage. Residents will also be able to cook, relax fireside, play games, and watch big-screen TV outside, in addition to enjoying a fire pit and infinity pool.

As we picked our way through the pipe segments and metal wall studs, we could make out the spaces that would house some of the clubhouse amenities, including the kitchen, the cafe seating area and bar, and a game room. The outdoor amenities, however, weren’t even outlined yet.

Our tour was arranged by Albert Lee, who has arranged hard hat tours of Brandywine properties in the past for real estate and photography buffs. Now that we know what the views are like, and what the finished clubhouse will contain, we can’t wait to see this when it’s done.

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