Exactly zero residential buildings in Philadelphia stand taller than City Hall — until construction finishes at The Laurel, that is. The luxury high-rise tower will join an elite club of skyscrapers when the building tops out at 599 feet in 2022. That’s more than 50 feet above William Penn’s hat and high enough to become one of the ten tallest buildings within city limits.
The 48 floors at 1911 Walnut Street will overlook Rittenhouse Square below and the rest of Philly beyond. And while most of us can only dream of what a true bird’s-eye view of downtown would look like, The Laurel is offering prospective buyers and curious spectators the chance to see the city from several hundred (virtual) feet up. Glimpse some of the building’s unobstructed sightlines below and click here for the full panoramic experience.
The $25 million penthouse oversees leafy streets in the immediate vicinity, the glass-encased Center City towers to the northeast and the green expanses of Fairmount Park to the northwest. Face the Walnut Street Bridge to view Penn Park, the FMC Tower and 30th Street Station all lined up in a row along the Schuylkill. The Delaware River meanders along to the east, with the shores of New Jersey fading into the horizon beyond…
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