Schuylkill Yards Development Advances in Philadelphia
LERA Consulting Structural Engineers is the structural engineer for the first phase of the $3.5 billion Schuylkill Yards, a new large-scale, multi-building mixed-use development located directly adjacent to 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, PA. The Schuylkill Yards innovation neighborhood project is developed by Brandywine Realty Trust in partnership with Drexel University. The 14-acre development will create 6.9 million sf of office, laboratory, residential, retail, hotel and public green space. The Sky West (gray) tower includes a 20-story residential building (featuring amenities such as a pool, a gym and more) over an 8-story mixed program of lab/office and retail, which sits over two levels of parking. The Sky East (red) tower includes a 30-story office building over retail.
The West Tower is designed by the Practice for Architecture and Urbanism(PAU), HDR and a team of engineering firms. Health and wellness, technology acceleration and integrated work and life experiences were incorporated into the overall design, according to Brandywine Realty Trust.
Gotham Organization, a New York City-based developer, is assisting with the residential components. This project will be Gotham’s first Philadelphia-based project.
Read more about the West Tower here
Phillyvoice - Schuylkill Yards West Tower Construction Development
The Sky West (gray) Tower & The Sky East (red) Tower
*Renderings courtesy of Brandywine Realty Trust
3151 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA
LERA is the structural engineer for a new 14-floor, 34,200 sf (3,177-sm) life science building with options for full floors of intensive chemical and biological lab use including the potential for GMP and vivarium functions, lower level parking and ground floor retail/active space and amenities. Part of Phase I of Schuylkill Yards, a new large-scale, multi-building mixed-use development located directly adjacent to 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, PA. The 14-acre development will create 6.9 million sf of office, lab, residential, retail, hotel and public green space.
The site is complicated by its proximity to both the Schuylkill River and the railyards serving 30th Street Station, posing a major challenge to the design team.