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14 Philly high-rises set to debut in 2017

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Some 30 high-rises are currently under construction in Philly, changing the city's skyline as we speak. And nearly a dozen of them are expected to make their debut in 2017. From the much anticipated Divine Lorraine Hotel on North Broad to the many, many residential towers scattered throughout the city, here are 14 high-rises set to deliver next year.

Note: In Philly, a high-rise is defined as a building that's at least 75 feet tall. Did we miss a high-rise? Leave a comment or send us a tip and we'll add it to the map!

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Developed by Brown Hill Development and designed by Gluck+, this residential building will be 51-feet high on Race Street and 187-feet tall on 2nd Street. The 146-unit apartment tower is expected to start leasing in January 2017.

Expected completion: Spring 2017
Rendering by Gluck+

Divine Lorraine Hotel

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We've kept a very close eye on the $40M+ restoration of the historic Divine Lorraine Hotel. Tenants will begin moving into the renovated apartments in the next few weeks, while the lobby restoration is currently underway. If all goes to plan, we should see an official opening in early spring.

Expected completion: March 2017
Photo by Melissa Romero

Cambria Hotel

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After its groundbreaking in June, the Cambria Hotel at S. Broad and Locust is set to open some time in 2017. When it debuts, it will be 14 stories tall and feature 222 hotel rooms.

Expected completion: 2017
Rendering by DAS Architects

1601 Vine

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Robert A.M. Stern's 32-story residential tower was expected to finish up by the end of this year, but based on recent visits it looks like that date's been pushed back to 2017. Still, construction is progressing nicely, with siding going up as recently as last week.

Expected completion: 2017
Rendering by RAMSA

500 Walnut

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This swanky condo building by developer Tom Scannapieco was expected to top off by the end of this year and should see tenants moving in by May or June of 2017. Perhaps that will include the owner of the top-floor penthouse, which at $17.85 million became the biggest residential sale in Philly's history.

Expected completion: Spring 2017
Photo by Melissa Romero

CHOP Research Tower

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CHOP's official expansion to the east of the Schuylkill River officially begins in 2017, with the debut of its 21-story tower. It's just the first of a multi-phase project for the Children's Hospital.

Expected completion: Spring 2017
Photo by Melissa Romero

1213 Walnut

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Known to some locals at the Fergie tower, given that it's in the pub's backyard, 1213 Walnut has been rising quickly this past year in Washington Square West. The 26-story residential tower will feature a ton of sky-high amenities, from a dog park to a yoga terrace.

Expected completion: Summer 2017
Photo by Melissa Romero

One Riverside

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After topping out earlier this year, Carl Dranoff's One Riverside on the banks of the Schuylkill River is set to start moving tenants into their luxury condos in late 2017. The 22-story condo will boast an indoor pool, 68 units, and a prime spot on the Schuylkill River Trail.

Expected completion: Summer 2017
Photo by Melissa Romero

The Ludlow at East Market

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The Ludlow, East Market's first residential high rise, topped off this fall and siding has been going up quickly ever since. Apartments have yet to start leasing, but that'll probably happen sooner or later, since the first phase is supposed to finish up in spring 2017. From there, watch for the second tower to break ground.

Expected completion: Spring 2017
Photo by Melissa Romero
Since breaking ground in March 2016, the Vue32 has been rising nicely along the University City skyline. The 164-unit apartment building will cater to the neighborhood's eds and meds.

Expected completion: Spring 2017
Rendering by Erdy McHenry Architecture

The Beacon

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Developed by Pearl Properties, the Beacon has already started accepting reservations for its 1- and 2-bedroom apartments. The 14-story tower began construction in early 2016, incorporating much of the original structure.

Expected completion: Summer 2017
Rendering by DAS Architects

One Franklin Tower

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Originally expected to finish up in late 2016, One Franklin Tower will now re-open in 2017 fully renovated and redesigned. The tower, built in 1980, is being converted by PMC Property Group into a mixed-use building, with luxury apartments and office space.

Expected completion: 2017
Courtesy of PMC Property Group

Aloft Hotel

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This 21-story, 179-room Aloft Hotel by Starwood will be directly connected to the Pennsylvania Convention Center and is under construction at the historic Liberty Title and Trust Building.

Expected completion:: 2017
Rendering courtesy of Realen and HRI Properties

Chinatown Eastern Tower Community Center

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After receiving a $1.3 million state grant in October 2016, the 23-story Chinatown Eastern Tower Community Center finally raised enough money to begin construction by the end of the year. The tower will be located at 10th and Vine streets and will feature 21,000 square feet of office space, 8,700 square feet of retail space, 17,000 square feet of recreation and event space, and 150 high-rise residential units. construction should take about one year after breaking ground.

Expected completion: Fall 2017
Courtesy of PCDC

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Rendering by Gluck+
Developed by Brown Hill Development and designed by Gluck+, this residential building will be 51-feet high on Race Street and 187-feet tall on 2nd Street. The 146-unit apartment tower is expected to start leasing in January 2017.

Expected completion: Spring 2017
Rendering by Gluck+

Divine Lorraine Hotel

Photo by Melissa Romero
We've kept a very close eye on the $40M+ restoration of the historic Divine Lorraine Hotel. Tenants will begin moving into the renovated apartments in the next few weeks, while the lobby restoration is currently underway. If all goes to plan, we should see an official opening in early spring.

Expected completion: March 2017
Photo by Melissa Romero

Cambria Hotel

Rendering by DAS Architects
After its groundbreaking in June, the Cambria Hotel at S. Broad and Locust is set to open some time in 2017. When it debuts, it will be 14 stories tall and feature 222 hotel rooms.

Expected completion: 2017
Rendering by DAS Architects

1601 Vine

Rendering by RAMSA
Robert A.M. Stern's 32-story residential tower was expected to finish up by the end of this year, but based on recent visits it looks like that date's been pushed back to 2017. Still, construction is progressing nicely, with siding going up as recently as last week.

Expected completion: 2017
Rendering by RAMSA

500 Walnut

Photo by Melissa Romero
This swanky condo building by developer Tom Scannapieco was expected to top off by the end of this year and should see tenants moving in by May or June of 2017. Perhaps that will include the owner of the top-floor penthouse, which at $17.85 million became the biggest residential sale in Philly's history.

Expected completion: Spring 2017
Photo by Melissa Romero

CHOP Research Tower

Photo by Melissa Romero
CHOP's official expansion to the east of the Schuylkill River officially begins in 2017, with the debut of its 21-story tower. It's just the first of a multi-phase project for the Children's Hospital.

Expected completion: Spring 2017
Photo by Melissa Romero

1213 Walnut

Photo by Melissa Romero
Known to some locals at the Fergie tower, given that it's in the pub's backyard, 1213 Walnut has been rising quickly this past year in Washington Square West. The 26-story residential tower will feature a ton of sky-high amenities, from a dog park to a yoga terrace.

Expected completion: Summer 2017
Photo by Melissa Romero

One Riverside

Photo by Melissa Romero
After topping out earlier this year, Carl Dranoff's One Riverside on the banks of the Schuylkill River is set to start moving tenants into their luxury condos in late 2017. The 22-story condo will boast an indoor pool, 68 units, and a prime spot on the Schuylkill River Trail.

Expected completion: Summer 2017
Photo by Melissa Romero

The Ludlow at East Market

Photo by Melissa Romero
The Ludlow, East Market's first residential high rise, topped off this fall and siding has been going up quickly ever since. Apartments have yet to start leasing, but that'll probably happen sooner or later, since the first phase is supposed to finish up in spring 2017. From there, watch for the second tower to break ground.

Expected completion: Spring 2017
Photo by Melissa Romero

Vue32

Rendering by Erdy McHenry Architecture
Since breaking ground in March 2016, the Vue32 has been rising nicely along the University City skyline. The 164-unit apartment building will cater to the neighborhood's eds and meds.

Expected completion: Spring 2017
Rendering by Erdy McHenry Architecture

The Beacon

Rendering by DAS Architects
Developed by Pearl Properties, the Beacon has already started accepting reservations for its 1- and 2-bedroom apartments. The 14-story tower began construction in early 2016, incorporating much of the original structure.

Expected completion: Summer 2017
Rendering by DAS Architects

One Franklin Tower

Courtesy of PMC Property Group
Originally expected to finish up in late 2016, One Franklin Tower will now re-open in 2017 fully renovated and redesigned. The tower, built in 1980, is being converted by PMC Property Group into a mixed-use building, with luxury apartments and office space.

Expected completion: 2017
Courtesy of PMC Property Group

Aloft Hotel

Rendering courtesy of Realen and HRI Properties
This 21-story, 179-room Aloft Hotel by Starwood will be directly connected to the Pennsylvania Convention Center and is under construction at the historic Liberty Title and Trust Building.

Expected completion:: 2017
Rendering courtesy of Realen and HRI Properties

Chinatown Eastern Tower Community Center

Courtesy of PCDC
After receiving a $1.3 million state grant in October 2016, the 23-story Chinatown Eastern Tower Community Center finally raised enough money to begin construction by the end of the year. The tower will be located at 10th and Vine streets and will feature 21,000 square feet of office space, 8,700 square feet of retail space, 17,000 square feet of recreation and event space, and 150 high-rise residential units. construction should take about one year after breaking ground.

Expected completion: Fall 2017
Courtesy of PCDC