On November 8, a groundbreaking ceremony was held at what will become Drexel Square in Schuylkill Yards. GBCA members O’Donnell & Naccarato, Inc. and Madison Concrete Construction will be working on this project.
From Philadelphia Magazine:
The park, which [Drexel University President John] Fry called “our long-awaited sixth square” at the groundbreaking, will serve as the community commons for the 14-acre development just west of 30th Street Station.
“Just as Dilworth Plaza transformed the area around City Hall and the Schuylkill River Trail opened everyone’s eyes to our incredible waterfront, Drexel Square promises to serve as a wonderful new place to gather, to convene, and most importantly, to build community,” Fry said. …
Around it, Drexel and Brandywine [Realty Trust] envision a new “innovation neighborhood” comprised of new and repurposed buildings containing offices, research labs, residences, retail shops and restaurants, and one or more hotels. A total of 6.5 acres of green space will be interlaced throughout the development; Drexel Square makes up 1.3 of those acres.”
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Rendering Credit: SHoP Architects and West8 Urban Design and Landscape Architecture