The Laurel Rittenhouse Square

Philadelphia, PA
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Luxury-living in Philadelphia has reached new heights with the completion of The Laurel and 1909 Rittenhouse Apartments. Located on what was the last undeveloped section of Rittenhouse Square, the 50-story tower soars to a height of 604 feet making it the tallest residential building in Philadelphia. The L-shaped property includes an assortment of condominiums, apartments, luxury amenities, retail, offices, and a 120-space underground parking garage.

This community features 185 apartment units in the lower floors (1909 Rittenhouse) and 64 condominiums on the upper floors (The Laurel) with separate lobbies and entrances via a stone-clad entry pavilion. The floor plan features expansive corner residences, offering panoramic views of the city. Residents can enjoy valet parking, an indoor lap pool and hot tub, a five-star fitness center with a luxury locker room, steam room and sauna, yoga and Peloton room, club room and terrace overlooking Rittenhouse Square with bar and catering kitchen, conference room, and dog spa.The tower also includes 44,000 SF of high-end restaurant and retail space on the first three floors wrapping around Walnut, Sansom, and 20th Streets.

The development consists of two structures, a low-rise amenity building, and a high-rise tower which are separated by Moravian Street. Construction of The Laurel began with several utility relocations to allow for a tunnel to be constructed under Moravian Street. The tunnel connects the low-rise amenity building to the tower. In addition to the tunnel, a bridge was constructed over Moravian Street allowing for connection of the 2nd, 3rd and amenity levels of the two buildings. To service The Laurel and the adjacent properties, new water, storm, and sanitary services were installed in addition to communications, electric, and natural gas. Once the two structures were complete, Moravian Street was reconstructed to establish a new streetscape between the buildings with new pavers, curbs, sidewalks, lighting, landscaping, and asphalt paving.

Market Sector
Residential / Mixed-Use
Commercial / Retail
Environmental Remediation
Southern Land Company
Solomon Cordwell Buenz Architects
602,816 SF
Completion Date
Photo / Rendering Credit
Elevated Angles, LLC
Intro Project