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Cecil Baker + Partners

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On the Market: An Award-Winning Architect’s Home in Wash West

F. Cecil Baker, who first sat down at a drafting table in Philadelphia as a graduate student at Penn under Louis Kahn in the 1960s, […]

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ThinkFest Preview: Cecil Baker, Jerry Sweeney and Jay Shah on Our Changing Skyline

It still takes some getting used to seeing tower construction cranes as a constant presence on the Philadelphia skyline. But those cranes are the icons […]


Scannapieco Officially Finishes 500 Walnut

Perhaps the person most surprised at pulling off the feat that is 500 Walnut is Tom Scannapieco himself. His goal, he told the assembled audience […]


8 Projects Win Willard Rouse Awards

Judging from the major elements contained in this year’s honorees at the Urban Land Institute Philadelphia’s fourth annual Willard G. “Bill” Rouse Awards for Excellence, […]


Common Threads in This Year’s Rouse Award Residential Finalists

The Urban Land Institute Philadelphia District Council announced the finalists for this year’s Willard G. “Bill” Rouse Awards for Excellence last week, and five of […]


500 Walnut: Can You Top This?

Is Tom Scannapieco a revolutionary? “Thomas Jefferson” apparently thinks so, for today’s lunchtime ceremony marking the formal topping-off of Scannapieco Development Corporation’s latest luxury condo […]


Developers Duel for Right to Build on Chinatown Block

Two of Philly’s local development heavyweights, Pennrose Properties and Parkway Corporation, are duking it out for the right to develop a parcel of land the […]

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Former Trump Site Becomes Turnkey Development Opportunity

Attention, developers! Shovel Ready Projects LLC has such a deal for you. It’s 2.13 acres of prime Delaware waterfront property just north of Delaware Avenue […]


Hard Hat Tour: One Riverside

The last time we caught up with Carl Dranoff, he was celebrating the topping-off of his One Riverside, the east-bank exclamation point that, along with […]


Hard Hat Tour: Van Pelt Mews

It seems that architect Cecil Baker has the golden touch these days. Not only is he the emergency surgeon of choice for ailing projects, having […]

City Life

450 New Apartments Planned at 4th & Callowhill

It appears that a developer is hoping to build something big at 4th and Callowhill streets, in the space between Old City and Northern Liberties. […]


A Penthouse Sells for a Sky-High Price

The two-story penthouse condo at 500 Walnut is stylish and very spacious. And it just set a new record for ultra-luxury sale prices locally. Scannapieco […]


Hard Hat Tour: The View of 500 Walnut

There’s luxury high-rise living, and then there’s luxury high-rise living. The first kind offers you space where the builder has done the heavy lifting and […]