1601 Vine Street

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The Alexander
General information
Status Under construction
Type Residential
Location 1601 Vine Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Opening 2017 (expected)
Height
Roof 375 ft (114 m)
Technical details
Floor count 32
Design and construction
Architect RAMSA

The Alexander is an intended mixed-use high-rise in the Pennsylvanian city of Philadelphia, presently under construction.[1] The building is adjacent to the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple, which was designed by Perkins+Will.[2] This project will consist of one tower, as well as a Mormon meetinghouse next to the building, which will be clad in red brick.

Usage[edit]

The tower will be approximately 375 feet in height.[3] 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[edit]

1601 Vine was originally to host a building unrelated to the temple complex, but that project was cancelled when funding could not be obtained.[4]

In July 2014 the project was approved by the Civic Design Review.[3] As of January 2016, the building is under construction, with completion estimated to occur in 2017.[5]

Criticism[edit]

Philadelphia Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron praised the development for its "urbanism" but condemned the mismatched styles of the temple, meetinghouse, and apartment tower.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1601 Vine Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Project Details". Ramsa.com. Retrieved 2016-03-28. 
  2. ^ McCrystal, Laura (14 February 2014). "Mormons to build 32-story tower near Center City". Philly.com. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Jennings, James (8 August 2014). "Mormon Apartment Tower Cruises Through Civic Design Review". Curbed. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  4. ^ Patten, Zach (25 November 2013). "Looking Back at 15 Proposed Towers that Bit the Dust". Curbed. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Crane City 2016". Hidden City. 6 January 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  6. ^ Saffron, Inga (22 February 2014). "Changing Skyline: Mormon development combines civic-mindedness, awful architecture". Philly.com. Retrieved 11 January 2016. 

Coordinates: 39°57′31″N 75°09′55″W / 39.9587°N 75.1653°W / 39.9587; -75.1653