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New East Market apartment renderings revealed

So fancy

A rendering of the entrance to Ludlow, a residential apartment building in Philadelphia.
The Ludlow at East Market will feature 322 residential units.
Renderings by BLT Architects

It’s full steam ahead at East Market, the $600 million mixed-use project that will span 4.3 acres in Market East. Following Wednesday’s topping off ceremony, new renderings have been revealed of the 17-story tower’s interiors.

Dubbed the Ludlow, the residential tower will feature 322 modern apartments with bronze fixtures as accents and nearly floor-to-ceiling windows. According to the newly launched website, there’s a long list of amenities, too:

  • A lounge and game room
  • Coffee bar
  • Yoga/fitness studio
  • Rooftop lounge with firepit
  • Bike room
  • Dog grooming
  • Conference rooms and co-working business center
  • Retail
  • Restaurant
The Ludlow lobby.
The amenity level.
A room in the Ludlow in Philadelphia. There is a couch, chairs, kitchen area, and windows.
Inside one of the units.
Rendering by BLT Architects

Designed by BLT Architects, the apartment building will share views with another taller residential tower next door that was just approved by the Civic Design Review. That will add on another 240 units to the East Market development, though it’s not clear if or how the units will differ from those in the Ludlow.

What we do know is that that the two towers will look slightly different, at least from the outside. BLTa principal Michael Prifti said at yesterday’s topping off ceremony that while both towers and 1100 Ludlow pay homage in some way to the PSFS Building next door, his team intentionally designed three very different buildings.

“The idea is that when you’re standing in the middle of East Market, there is no sort of homogenous center,” Prifti said.

The 1st phase of East Market is expected to open in late spring 2017, so we’ll be keeping an eye out for when the Ludlow starts leasing.