Residential towers will reconnect and revitalize Philadelphia neighborhoods

Two soaring residential towers designed by architect Cecil Baker have been proposed between Third and Fourth Streets on Callowhill Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Baker said he aims to make the project a major catalyst for development in the unrevitalized district between Old City and Northern Liberties.

There was the challenge of relinking the city, and that led to the idea of more density,” Baker said. “Our charge was to get density, to get activity on Fourth Street, to rekindle life on Willow Street, and to make Callowhill ultimately a pleasing gateway to the city.

The idea was to restore street life to a district of parking lots, industrial buildings, and strip-center retail by injecting residential density.

Image credit: Cecil Baker + Partners / Studio Bryan Hanes

See full article by Jacob Adelman in Philadelphia Inquirer.

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