A new supertall for Philly will come in the later phases of the ambitious Schuylkill Yards mega project. Construction on the first of the highrises is set to begin soon.
Schuylkill Yards’ first project isn’t an eye-popping, super-tall glass building, but a 1.3-acre park, called Drexel Square. That project, which opens in June, will be followed by the renovation of an existing building, the former home of the Evening Bulletin newspaper.
After that, if all goes according to plan, Brandywine expects to break ground late this year on two new skyscrapers, an office building and apartment tower, on a dismal stretch of JFK Boulevard, where the Bolt Bus now picks up passengers. Both towers will be designed by the progressive New York architecture firm, PAU.