Trump Tower (Philadelphia)

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Trump Tower Philadelphia
General information
Status Never built
Address 709-717 North Penn Street
Height 728 ft (222 m)
Technical details
Floor count 45
Design and construction
Architect William Alesker

Trump Tower was designed to be a 45-story skyscraper in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. It was still in the development stage in April, 2011; however, the project was never completed, and the company, run by Eli Verschleiser, in charge of the project filed for bankruptcy.[citation needed]


Its footprint was located at 709-717 North Penn Street Philadelphia on an existing peninsula extending 700 feet (210 m) into the Delaware River. The tower was being developed by Eli Verschleiser of the Multi Capital Group who purchased the right to use the Trump name.[1][dead link] It was designed by William Alesker (Alesker & Dundon) and was initially scheduled to be completed in 2009.


Floors 5 through 45, in the cancelled plans contain 225 residences ranging from 3 bedroom duplex homes to spacious studios. All apartments were to have large living rooms and master bedrooms opening onto room-sized balconies overlooking the river.

The building's 30-foot (9.1 m)-high garden-like lobby entrance was the riverfront walkway. Over 60,000 square feet (5,600 m2) of planned amenity space included a screening room, cigar lounge, wine cellar, community room, business center, world-renowned spa and fitness rooms. From the planned entry a high-speed elevator was also planned that went to a glass-walled overlook at each guest floor, with full view of the Philadelphia skyline.

By way of a separate lobby entrance and dedicated elevator, residents and guests of the restaurant and spa were to arrive at a 4th level resort which, in addition to indoor and outdoor dining on the river and a full service spa, an indoor and outdoor pool as well as whirlpools, a sundeck, a fitness center and a function room. A pool was to have extended out to a series of terraces which were to have cascaded down to the river and which included a sculpture and flower garden, putting green, tennis court and jogging track. Below the cancelled terraced garden plan is concealed parking for over 370 cars and the building's service facilities.

Environmental issues[edit]

The environmentally-friendly building could have recaptured heat from the residences to condition corridors and other public spaces and collect and store rain water to irrigate its green roofs. Large south side overhangs were planned to shade insulated low e-glass in the summer and allow the low winter sun to enter in the winter.


"empty lot"-filed for bankruptcy as of January, 2013 to prevent imminent foreclosure.


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Coordinates: 39°57′40″N 75°08′12″W / 39.961152°N 75.136635°W / 39.961152; -75.136635