The 48-story tower planned for 1911 Walnut Street, one of the last developable parcels in Rittenhouse Square, will be known as the Laurel, after Pennsylvania’s state flower, according to an announcement from developer Southern Land Company.
The firm has also disclosed a new number of condos planned for the spire—54—and the setup for the amenities packages for both condo owners and the tenants in the tower’s expected 200 apartments. (The number of condos had stood at a rather amorphous 60 to 75 at the end of 2017.)
The amenity deck for condo owners will be on the 26th floor, and the package will include an indoor pool, fitness and yoga studios, and a lounge with a terrace overlooking Rittenhouse Square.
A larger amenity package for tenants, including an indoor pool, a fitness club, a game room, and a library, will be located on the third floor. The tower will also include 24,000 square feet of high-end retail, according to the developer.
The Laurel’s design, which Solomon Cordwell Buenz is handling, will feature a stone-clad entry pavilion a glass crown on top that will light up in the evenings.
Construction is not expected to start until 2019, with completion scheduled for 2021. Sit tight.
- 1911 Walnut tower expects 2019 groundbreaking [Curbed Philly]