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Old Posted Mar 5, 2021, 5:50 PM
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PHILADELPHIA | CHOP SARB @ 2716 South Street | 302 FT | 16 FLOORS

Title: Schuylkill Avenue Research Building
Project: CHOP Research/Labs
Architect: Cannon Design
Developer: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Location: 690 Schuylkill Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Neighborhood: Devil's Pocket
District: South Philadelphia
Floors: 16 floors
Height: 302 feet

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Location of the building. The base/parking garage is already built. The remaining 14 floors will be built on top of this:


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The South Philadelphia tower will be located at 690 Schuylkill Avenue next to the Roberts Center for Pediatric Research, a recently completed high-rise that is the first of CHOP’s towers to cross the Schuylkill River. The tower is located at the intersection of Schuylkill Avenue and South Street. To the south sits a large surface lot, where future high-rises are proposed.

The footprint of the structure appears strikingly similar to that of the completed Roberts Center. The $600 million tower will rise just past halfway the height of the existing tower, appearing to stand 13 to 15 floors in the rendering, and will feature the same design as the Roberts Center, albeit shorter, with an all glass façade and the familiar CHOP logo situated at the top. The two towers will stand just under 40 feet apart after completion. The high-rise will hold 470,000 square feet of research and lab space.

The South Philadelphia tower is expected to finish some time before 2024.
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https://phillyyimby.com/2021/03/chop...lion-plan.html

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Philadelphia YIMBY Presents Massing Renderings Of Two New CHOP Towers

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New renderings and timelines are out on Naked Philly: https://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-phil...uylkill-avenue

The goal is to start construction prep this October and start construction next spring.



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Nice find. I was just over the river last week, looking at that site and wondering if Phase 2 was going to start ever. I remember when this project first came out, I was especially happy to see the taller tower going up first (I feel like the taller/more ambitious phase always gets kicked down the road). I was kind of hoping phase 2 would be re-designed to be taller but can't complain. This was the original plan! Bonus: I totally forgot there are an additional two more phases/buildings.

Any ideas on the height? Phase 1 was 19 floors and 350 feet and this one is 14 floors, so probably right around 300 feet give or take a few feet.
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Maybe now they can finally land a tenant for that languishing retail space that's fronting south street here...
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Maybe now they can finally land a tenant for that languishing retail space that's fronting south street here...
Yeah this should definitely help. It is a really good location for a quick cafe or grab and go convenience store. Even though it seems odd being at the bridge, there is a ton of foot traffic every day because of the hospitals.
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Yeah this should definitely help. It is a really good location for a quick cafe or grab and go convenience store. Even though it seems odd being at the bridge, there is a ton of foot traffic every day because of the hospitals.
Not to mention all of the Schuylkill River Trail users! Personally, I would love to stop by a cafe at this location after running the length of the trail from Roxborough.
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Would love to see another tower down there, the CHOP building always seems lonely...
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This looks great! New plans also seem to be about 16 floors and 290 feet or so tall.













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Would love to see another tower down there, the CHOP building always seems lonely...
There will be 4 total down there when all is said and done. Won't be lonely for too much longer!
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The skyline keep expanding, I love the height , a few more tower would look Even better
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Wow that looks excellent. Also, they have some very talented people doing their renders and site plans.
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Does anyone know if the use of this building differs from the Roberts building next door?
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CHOP’s new bird-proofed skyscraper will focus on vaccine and genetics research





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The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is growing its footprint on the east side of the Schuylkill River, adding a second high rise next to the 20-story Roberts Center for Pediatric Research.

At 14-stories, the new Schuylkill Avenue Research Building will provide a complement to the existing tower by offering a distinct form of research space. CHOP is searching for a sponsor to christen the structure, as the Roberts family of Comcast fame did for its neighbor.

The new building will add 250,000 square feet of “wet lab” space, a term for laboratories used to research biological or chemical subjects. Across its real estate holdings, CHOP already provides 800,000 square feet of wet lab space, but the Roberts Center is focused on administrative and meeting space as well as “dry labs” that are more focused on patient trials and computational or policy work.

“At this campus we will be looking at opportunities for new cell and gene therapies and ways to develop vaccines or target the immune system to promote health,” said Sue Furth, CHOP’s chief scientific officer. “It’ll be a next-generation research campus totally dedicated to improving the health of children. Philadelphia is really up and coming in this area, just after Boston.”

The plan for the new structure was created by the international architecture firm Cannon Design and it won plaudits when presented to Philadelphia’s Civic Design Review board, a municipally-appointed team of architects and planners who review large real estate developments.

The building will include 33,000 square feet of office space and 6,500 square feet of retail space, with an eatery or cafe planned with an entrance near the South Street Bridge. The Roberts building currently hosts an establishment called the Waterfront Cafe that is open to the public, but CHOP acknowledges that its existence is little known to those who don’t work for the institution.

They hope the new cafe, which will be visible from the street, will prove a boon to the public, add more amenities to the surrounding residential area, and provide a space for collaboration for CHOP workers.

The Schuylkill Avenue Research Building will look similar to the Roberts Center, but with darker materials and lighting. The designers drew from lessons learned from the previous building about the toll that glassy skyscrapers like these can take on avian life. Ornithologists believe that between 350 million and a billion birds die each year in the United States because the reflective glass confuses them, and they fly into the buildings at top speed.
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We could just go back to traditional materials and building styles. That would also help. But I’ll take what I can get.
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Anyone interested in chipping in for naming rights?

CHOP is searching for a sponsor to christen the structure, as the Roberts family of Comcast fame did for its neighbor.

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Anyone interested in chipping for naming rights?

CHOP is searching for a sponsor to christen the structure, as the Roberts family of Comcast fame did for its neighbor.
If we are the high bidder, then let's called the bldg Skyscraper Forum tower lol.
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^lmao in that case we’d have to call it Wendy’s Tower.
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