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Preserving history, embracing the future: Major Delaware Riverfront project underway

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A 26-story multi-use building on the Delaware Riverfront, just north of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, is now under construction. The history of that neighborhood is playing a major part in the building’s design The project is a stone’s throw away from the riverbank’s original granite steps, the Wood Street Steps, commissioned by William Penn in the early 1700s to allow public access to the river. This modern-day project wants to do that, too. The Piers at Penn's Landing, built by New York City developer The Durst Organization, is going up over the site of a historic…

Publication Audacy
Date 2022-09-20
Author John McDevitt

Durst Organization begins work on 26-story mixed-use project along Delaware River waterfront

The Durst Organization is starting work on a new 26-story apartment tower near the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, the first piece of a larger overhaul of the Delaware River waterfront planned by the prominent New York developer.

Publication Philadelphia Business Journal
Date 2022-09-19
Author Ryan Sharrow

The World’s 10 Best Skyscrapers

A city is a sum of its parts, and its tallest towers are more often than not the highlights, literally For the 22nd time, an international panel of experts has picked its top 10 from a worldwide pool of more than 600 eligible skyscrapers, which were completed in the previous calendar year and are at least 100m tall, for the Emporis Skyscraper Awards. It is the world’s most renowned prize for high-rise architecture and has been awarded on an international basis. The primary criteria in awarding the prize are excellence in aesthetic and functional design. 10. CIBC Square South Tower…

Publication The Urban Developer
Date 2022-09-08
Author Lindsay Saunders

Excavation Underway At 300 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard In Northern Liberties, Lower North Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has discovered that excavation work is underway for a 315-foot-tall, 24-story tower at 300 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard in Northern Liberties. The development will span nearly an entire city block, bordered by North Christopher Columbus Boulevard to the east, Vine Street to the south, Water Street to the west, and Callowhill Street to the north. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by The Durst Organization, the 316-foot-tall tower will feature 10,094 square feet of ground-level retail as well as a new public park as part of the development. The site is located on…

Publication Philadelphia YIMBY
Date 2022-09-07
Author Vitali Ogorodnikov

Half of Market Rate Units Now Leased at LIC High-Rise ‘Sven’

The Durst Organization announced today that half of the market rate residencies at its luxury 71-story skyscraper in Long Island City are now leased The building, called Sven, is situated in the Queens Plaza section of Long Island City and half of its 670 market-rate residences are now in contract. The developer began leasing the apartments eight months ago with the first residents moving in at the start of the year, according to Durst. Sven is the second-tallest building in Queens—with the Skyline Tower being the tallest—and offers residents views of the Manhattan skyline and surrounding boroughs. The building, which…

Publication Astoria Post
Date 2022-08-30
Author Michael Dorgan