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1601 Vine Street

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Status  Under construction
Opening  2017 (expected)
Floor count  32
Type  Residential
Roof  114 m
Architect  Robert A. M. Stern
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Location  1601 Vine Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Similar  Five Penn Center, Lewis Tower, G Fred DiBona Jr Building, Wells Fargo Building, PNC Bank Building

The Alexander is an intended mixed-use high-rise in the Pennsylvanian city of Philadelphia, presently under construction. The building is adjacent to the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple, which was designed by Perkins+Will. This project will consist of one tower, as well as a Mormon meetinghouse next to the building, which will be clad in red brick.

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The tower will be approximately 375 feet in height. The tower will contain roughly 260 apartments, as well as retail and townhouses around the base. The project will include a public garden space and improve traffic flow on Wood Street.

History

1601 Vine was originally to host a building unrelated to the temple complex, but that project was cancelled when funding could not be obtained.

In July 2014 the project was approved by the Civic Design Review. As of January 2016, the building is under construction, with completion estimated to occur in 2017.

Criticism

Philadelphia Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron praised the development for its "urbanism" but condemned the mismatched styles of the temple, meetinghouse, and apartment tower.

References

1601 Vine Street Wikipedia


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