What a gem. Mandeville Place is the shining jewel, the literal pinnacle in this mountain of 2005 condo craziness. At 607'6", it is the
tallest of the bunch which also includes the new towers on Delaware Avenue, 10 Rittenhouse Square, Broad Street's Symphony House,
and two towers on West Market Street. But better than its height is its design. It's hard to argue against the beauty of Mandeville
the design from the mind of New York's Richard Meier and Partners (whose work also includes The Getty Center in Los Angeles).|
The project being developed by Bedrock Group LLC not only fills in another gap (the parking lot at 24th & Sansom), but also redefines the eight story Rosenbluth Building at 2401 Walnut. The former Philadelphia home of American Express will welcome street level retail to Walnut Street (across the street from the Sweat gym) and a landscaped rooftop restaurant.
The tower portion -- whose residents will have private, underground parking -- will consist of 45 high-end condos on 43 floors. Each unit will have extremely tall ceilings and windows that will accentuate natural light inside. These same windows will have what is arguably the best view of the skyline too, that slightly-southwestern view with the stream of late 80s - early 90s towers rising above the shorter older ones which themselves rise above low-rise Philadelphia. Add this to the fact it's right next to the new(ly landscaped) Schuylkill River Park, and you've got what phillyskyline.com considers a Perfect 10.
As soon as a shovel hits the dirt (hopefully this fall), we will follow Mandeville Place's construction through to completion.
Bedrock Group LLC and Richard Meier and Partners Architects have graciously given us permission to use their images. Clicking the images below will open an enlarged version in a new window.