Trump Tower (Philadelphia)

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Trump Tower Philadelphia
Trump Tower (Philadelphia)
General information
StatusNever built
Address709-717 North Penn Street
Town or city Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States
Coordinates 39°57′40″N75°08′12″W / 39.9611°N 75.1366°W / 39.9611; -75.1366 Coordinates: 39°57′40″N75°08′12″W / 39.9611°N 75.1366°W / 39.9611; -75.1366
Height728 ft (222 m)
Technical details
Floor count45
Design and construction
ArchitectWilliam Alesker

Trump Tower was designed to be a 45-story skyscraper in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Its footprint is located at 709-717 North Penn Street on an existing peninsula extending 700 feet (210 m) into the Delaware River, at Columbus Boulevard and Fairmount Avenue, between Festival Pier and Waterfront Square. The $300 million tower was cancelled due to the crash of 2007–2008. It was designed by William Alesker (Alesker & Dundon) and was initially scheduled to be completed in 2009.

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Interior

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 terraced garden plan is concealed parking for over 370 cars and the building's service facilities.

Environmental impact

The environmentally-friendly building was designed to 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.[ citation needed ]

Current status

A new group of investors bought the property in April 2015, according to city records. [1] The new owners have some alternative uses for Pier 35 1/2 which may be to build as many as 60 townhouses on the 2.13-acre tract.

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References

  1. Adelman, Jacob (2015-05-16). "New owners see ill-fated Trump Tower Phila plan as template to develop site". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Archived from the original on 2015-10-20.