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Construction about to begin on Armory’s replacement at 1221 S. Broad St.

A permit has been granted for the first step in construction of the 50-unit apartment building coming to 1221 S. Broad St., the former site of the Broad Street Armory.

The replacement. This rendering is a bit out of date, but you get the idea.

The replacement. This rendering is a bit out of date, but you get the idea.

The Armory building was demolished in the fall, and a backhoe has been sitting in the hole for months. Now that the weather has cleared up, construction can get going. The permit allows the foundation to be laid for “a proposed six-story mixed use building,” according to city records.

Other building permits will still need to be granted, but this does signal that work is imminent.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Spotted: Armory hole. So snowy.

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This lonely backhoe (bulldozer? frontloader?) sits in the hole that once was the Broad Street Armory, which, as you can see, is now gone to make way for a new 50-unit apartment building.

Armory hole- small

Can you believe it’s been nearly a year since we reported that apartments would be coming to this site? Man, these things move slowly.

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G’bye, Frank. Armory building’s facade is officially coming down

The demolition of the Broad Street Armory, which actually began more than a month ago on the rear of the building, is now apparent on the Broad Street side. And it’s not long before the upper half of the Frank Sinatra mural goes the way of Ol’ Blue Eyes himself.

Armory demolition (3)

As you may already know, the Armory at 1221 S. Broad St. is being torn down to make way for a 50-unit apartment building by developer Michael Carosella and designed by Vincent Mancini of Landmark Architects.

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