500 Walnut, a new ultra-luxury condominium tower overlooking the most historic site in the United States – Independence Hall – is currently under construction with completion anticipated in 2017.
Initiated by Scannapieco Development Corporation, the project includes 30 residential build-to-suit condominiums above four stories of extensive amenities. Automatic parking is located below grade.
Cecil Baker + Partners' intervention at this pivotal historic site is uncomplicated, responding to the scale and rhythms of the neighboring Penn Mutual Tower, and honoring the venerable site of the birthplace of our nation by maintaining open sky framing the cupola of Independence Hall when viewed from the Liberty Bell.
History's cleaver slices the northern end of 500 Walnut. It reveals a 26-story glassy prismatic skin facing Independence Park. An echoing inflection at the corner of 5th and Walnut Streets suggests a gateway to Society Hill.DOWNLOAD PROJECT SHEET