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Take a look at new renderings for Broad and Washington Lincoln Square development

From the start, the Lincoln Square development proposed for the north-west-side of Broad and Washington has received much more positive feedback than Bart Blatstein’s massive development across the street. Residents attending community meetings for the project have gone as far as saying that this is a “transformative and beneficial” change for this location.

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The Alterra Group plans to bring a mix of residential and retail space with a nine-story development including 322 apartments, 455 parking spots in the garage, a grocery store tenant for the historic train shed, along with other retail shops along the street-level. The Civic Design Review will soon be weighing in on the project, so we have some new renderings to share.

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One of the highlights of the development is the use of a pedestrian path to create a community space in between the existing train shed and the new, larger portion of the development that includes the addition for retail and seven stories of apartments. This space, being called Lincoln Walk, will create community accessibility with the plan including outdoor seating, an area for food trucks to be stationed, along with planters and other greenery. According to the proposal document, this is “not only connectivity through the site but also opportunities for community oriented gatherings and events.”

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Here’s a description of the planned building materials:

To accomplish this, the design is leaning heavily on metal panels for the opaque surfaces of the project and glazing in amounts appropriate to the respective programmatic uses of the project. The metal panels will consist of a field of light and medium warm gray that are currently intended to have metallic flake coatings to enhance the effect of the movement of light over the project façade. The façade is accentuated by protruding bays of anodized dark bronze metal that has a brushed metallic finish, providing a complement to the other metal panels in both texture and light reflectance. At the residential levels, these metal panels are punched with operable windows and larger areas of window wall that will minimize their intermediate framing so as to enhance the effect of these areas as relief to the overall façade.

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The Life of a Building Preview from BLT Architects on Vimeo.

You can view the full Civic Design Review submission here.

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10 Responses to Take a look at new renderings for Broad and Washington Lincoln Square development

  1. Doc October 20, 2016 at 12:25 pm #

    Oh good, I really like aluminum siding! It will really age well!

    Said noone ever.

    • Benny Bonfiglio October 20, 2016 at 4:30 pm #

      Good point. but after it wears, aluminum siding can always be painted. And with the advances in exterior paints they can last 20-30 years.

  2. Jay October 20, 2016 at 5:08 pm #

    Well I think it looks nice…

  3. Doc October 20, 2016 at 8:08 pm #

    Well taste is subjective so I could very well be in the minority. I imagine it will come out something like this

    https://www.google.com/maps/@39.9588291,-75.18944,3a,75y,197.49h,114.33t/data=!3m9!1e1!3m7!1sWn7GIek7P4NnKGK28u5zKw!2e0!7i3328!8i1664!9m2!1b1!2i37

    What I did laugh at was their description:

    “The metal panels will consist of a field of light and medium warm gray that are currently intended to have metallic flake coatings to enhance the effect of the movement of light over the project façade. The façade is accentuated by protruding bays of anodized dark bronze metal that has a brushed metallic finish, providing a complement to the other metal panels in both texture and light reflectance. At the residential levels, these metal panels are punched with operable windows and larger areas of window wall that will minimize their intermediate framing so as to enhance the effect of these areas as relief to the overall façade.”

    That is a lot of words to say changing it up to money-saving aluminum siding. Hey, nothing wrong with using cheaper materials. But it still is what it is.

    • ProvWitout October 24, 2016 at 1:53 pm #

      Yup. Cheap cheap cheap aluminum siding. Only real qualm… But its an annoying one. Like why do we get aluminum forced on us. We’re gonna have to look at it forever. Why can’t we get the envelope pushed a little?

  4. jh October 21, 2016 at 3:40 pm #

    The amount of sunlight that will be blinding people will be huge! That is a major problem.

  5. DS October 22, 2016 at 7:22 pm #

    Haha. This has just gotten insane. Is there some bet between designers on who can build the ugliest building in Philadelphia? Lets make it look like a bunch of containers piled on each other!

  6. Lou_100x October 24, 2016 at 10:08 am #

    Regardless, it’s a 100% improvement over a trash strewn lot.

    • ProvWitout October 24, 2016 at 1:56 pm #

      Right. Can’t argue that. But proponents can’t just use “its better than the trash strew lot” as their go-to line to get a design approved. Nobody can argue that its not better than the trash strewn lot. Problem is, thats how “just anything” gets thrown up in its space. Not really trying to pick a fight here. Just saying..

  7. Justin October 24, 2016 at 6:34 pm #

    Will this be the thing that FINALLY gets a left-turn signal installed at Broad & Wash?! I’ll allow the aluminum siding if so!!

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