In four years, the parking lot at 13th and Market, barely a block from City Hall, will be long gone, replaced by a glassy 38-story office tower designed by Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill (SOM).
Plans for the office tower were announced yesterday by developer Oliver Tyrone Pulver Corp. The West Conshohocken group is under contract to buy the Ampco System parking lot, which is in a prime location with Mariott Hotel buildings surrounding it on all but one side.
According to the Inquirer, the office tower will clock in at 840,000 square feet and will feature retail and roof top terraces. It should be move-in ready for office tenants by 2020.
Here’s how the site will be transformed, if all goes to plan: