East Market is now a lot taller, thanks in part to the work of GBCA member Clemens Construction Company.


From Curbed Philly:

Just 100 days after breaking ground on 1199 Ludlow at East Market, the last steel beam was placed on top of the second and taller tower Thursday, marking another major construction milestone at the $600 million redevelopment project. …

“Raising this steel beam is a milestone for East Market as it brings us closer to realizing our vision for this vibrant neighborhood,” said Daniel Killinger, managing director of National Development. …

The 217-foot-tall tower at 1199 Ludlow was designed by BLT Architects and Morris Adjmi Architects and is the taller of the two apartment buildings at East Market. Construction on the tower broke ground on July 5 of this year. It’s made up of 4,375 structural pieces, including 2,500 pieces of precast concrete panels, according to Steve Pouppirt, president of Clemens Construction Company.

Expect to see the installation of window panels starting as early as next week. The whole building is expected to be enclosed by April, Pouppirt added.


Photo Credit: Melissa Romero for Curbed Philly