Just this Monday we posted some impressive photos taken by Tectonic of the FMC Tower's construction progress, noting that it was scheduled to be complete in 2017. But new reports, including an Instagram video post from developer Brandywine Realty Trust itself, shows that construction will be complete this summer.
#FMCTower at #CiraCentreSouth is taking shape in what is an evolving #skyline in @UniversityCity. The stage of construction that the project is in finally allows reality to meet what was once just a conceptual drawing. The porte-cochère, the lobby of the #building, FMC Corp.’s new headquarters — it’s all there and, though in various stages of #construction, is getting closer to the end. The project at 30th and Walnut streets broke ground in May 2014 and is on schedule to be completed this summer…
When all is said and done, the Pelli Clarke Pelli-designed tower will feature 49 stories of office space, retail, and residential units. The 19 upper stories of the building will consist of AKA residences, ranging from hotel rooms to studios, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments, and penthouses designed by architect Piero Lissoni.
FMC Tower's big claim to fame is that it will be the first vertical neighborhood in Philadelphia. Tenants will have access to a club level 400 feet above ground that will include a pool, green space with fire pits, a movie theater, a 3D golf simulator, and an indoor-outdoor restaurant.
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