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Architect, Developer Agree Things Are Looking Up Around Here

Today’s Philadelphia is a dramatically different city from the Philadelphia of 30, 20, 10, or even five years ago. It has an actual skyline now, […]

Neil Shah, Jerry Sweeney, Cecil Baker
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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 […]

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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 […]

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1911 Walnut to Be Mixed-Use, Mixed-Income Project

Southern Land Company appeared before the City Planning Commission today with a revised version of its proposed apartment tower on the last piece of open […]

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Carl Dranoff Takes the Wraps Off One Riverside

Surrounded by examples from each of the stages of his career as a developer here in Philadelphia, Carl Dranoff officially cut the ribbon on his […]

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How Philly Can Avoid a Skyline of Bland, Boxy High-Rises

As one of the city’s most accomplished architects, Cecil Baker has set the pace for modern living spaces for 35 years. (He’s the brains behind […]

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Dranoff Celebrates Topping-Off of One Riverside

As joggers, dog owners, bicyclists, kids and their parents enjoyed the balmy weather down at street level in Schuylkill River Park yesterday evening (May 25), […]

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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 […]

Boyd Theatre, Chestnut Square, Pearl Properties
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Boyd Theatre Project: Will Cecil Baker’s Design Redo Make the Grade?

It looks as though the long, winding saga of the redevelopment of the Boyd Theatre could soon come to an end. Well, what’s left of […]

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Cecil Baker-Designed Bi-Level Penthouse on Chestnut Street Boasts Massive Deck

Last time we checked in on 1737 Chestnut, it was at the lovely 11th floor unit that offered you a chance to get in on […]

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Headlines: Cecil Baker Tells It Like It Is at Civic Design Review

Cecil Baker is on a roll (not purposely, but still) and we love it! Just days after finding out his Candy Factory Home in Queen […]

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Stop the Presses: Cecil Baker’s Candy Factory Home in Queen Village Has Sold

These days, you’ll see the name of renowned architect Cecil Baker attached to crazy awesome skyscraper projects. Heck, you might even come across some of […]

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At Last! 4224 Baltimore Avenue Project to Be Reviewed by the City

An update for those who’ve been following the 4224 Baltimore Avenue saga: The mixed-use project has finally reached city review level! After being in limbo […]

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Morning Headlines: Stalled Apartment Project Near Clark Park Will Meet the Neighbors, Again

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Developers of an apartment project at 4224 Baltimore Ave. will meet with the community to discuss their […]

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Morning Headlines: 500 Walnut Gets Design Approval Recommendation

The proposed 500 Walnut tower that would overlook Independence Hall may have already received zoning approval, but its developer and architect still had one more […]