It seems like the Philly skyline changes almost daily, with plenty of cranes rising and towers topping out. This map may help wrap your head around the mind-boggling amount of construction that's taking place throughout the city—a majority of which qualifies as high-end construction.
Back in May 2016 when we first published this map, there were 29 high-rises. By August, the grand total rose 32. By February 2017, it went back down to 26. Now into the middle of the year, a good chunk of those towers have already debuted while another few have broken ground, putting the current number at 30. (More than a dozen of these are expected to debut this year.)
We should note that this map of 30 projects only includes high-rises that are currently under construction or undergoing extensive renovations. In Philly, a high rise means any building that is at least 75-feet tall. Or, in technical terms, has "an occupied floor located 75 feet or more above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access."
We'll keep adding projects to the map, so drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment if you know of another high-rise project that has broken ground.
The following high-rises are listed in order of expected date of completion.Read More