34th & Market Street Science Center Tower

A few moths ago press was released that the Science Center's expansion on 34th and Market received a needed boost and is only and anchor tenant away from construction.  the 17 Story 282 foot tower will take the place of a parking lot at 3400 Market St.

The architect for the project is Chris Stoddard of ZGF Architects, unfortunately their site does not have the project listed with any information on its design.  From information given by the architect a year ago  to the Philadelphia Planning Commission, we do know that the building will feature a 15-foot setback from the property line with the lobby and retail space fronting Market Street and retail along 34th Street.  The next three floors will extend out to the property line, forming a base for the tower with aluminum windows.  The tower will rise another 13 floors, topped off with a mechanical penthouse.

The lower floors would be occupied by a mix of office space and classrooms while the upper floors would feature labs and office space.  The project is still in conceptual stage so any changes are possible.

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