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Philadelphia, sometimes known colloquially as Philly, is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863.[6] Since 1854, the city has been coterminous with Philadelphia County, the most populous county in Pennsylvania and the urban core of the eighth-largest U.S. metropolitan statistical area, with over 6 million residents as of 2017. [4] Philadelphia is also the economic and cultural anchor of the greater Delaware Valley, located along the lower Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, within the Northeast megalopolis. The Delaware Valley's population of 7.2 million ranks it as the eighth-largest combined statistical area in the United States.[5] William Penn, an English Quaker, founded the city in 1682 to serve as capital of the Pennsylvania Colony. [8] Philadelphia played an instrumental role in the American Revolution as a meeting place for the Founding Fathers of the United States, who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 at the Second Continental Congress, and the Constitution at the Philadelphia Convention of 1787. Several other key events occurred in Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War including the First Continental Congress, the preservation of the Liberty Bell, the Battle of Germantown, and the Siege of Fort Mifflin. Philadelphia was one of the nation's capitals during the revolution, and served as temporary U.S. capital while Washington, D.C., was under construction. In the 19th century, Philadelphia became a major industrial center and a railroad hub. The city grew from an influx of European immigrants, most of whom came from Ireland, Italy and Germany—the three largest reported ancestry groups in the city as of 2015. [9] In the early 20th century, Philadelphia became a prime destination for African Americans during the Great Migration after the Civil War,[10] as well as Puerto Ricans.[11] The city's population doubled from one million to two million people between 1890 and 1950. The Philadelphia area's many universities and colleges make it a top study destination, as the city has evolved into an educational and economic hub.[12][13] According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Philadelphia area had a gross domestic product of US$445 billion in 2017, the eighth-largest metropolitan economy in the United States.[14] Philadelphia is the center of economic activity in Pennsylvania and is home to five Fortune 1000 companies. The Philadelphia skyline is expanding, with a market of almost 81,900 commercial properties in 2016,[15] including several nationally prominent skyscrapers.[16] Philadelphia has more outdoor sculptures and murals than any other American city.[17][18] Fairmount Park, when combined with the adjacent Wissahickon Valley Park in the same watershed, is one of the largest contiguous urban park areas in the United States.[19] The city is known for its arts, culture, cuisine, and colonial history, attracting 42 million domestic tourists in 2016 who spent US$6.8 billion, generating an estimated $11 billion in total economic impact in the city and surrounding four counties of Pennsylvania .[20] Philadelphia has also emerged as a biotechnology hub.[21] Philadelphia is the birthplace of the United States Marine Corps,[22][23] and is also the home of many U.S. firsts, including the first library (1731),[24] hospital (1751),[24] medical school (1765),[25] national capital (1774) ,[26] stock exchange (1790),[24] zoo (1874),[27] and business school (1881).[28] Philadelphia contains 67 National Historic Landmarks and the World Heritage Site of Independence Hall.[29] The city became a member of the Organization of World Heritage Cities in 2015,[30] as the first World Heritage City in the United States.[13] Although Philadelphia is rapidly undergoing gentrification, the city actively maintains mitigation strategies to minimize displacement of homeowners in gentrifying neighborhoods.

Proposed Future Megadevelopments In Philadelphia

Here’s your Philly megadevelopment cheat sheet
Developers are spending billions of dollars to build new residences, hotels, and parks in Philadelphia

Philadelphia | Future Skyscrapers | Proposed & Under Construction

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Philadelphia’s development boom includes numerous multi-billion dollar projects. Rendering by Shop Architects/West 8


Comcast Technology Center, $1.5 billion

Philadelphia’s development boom includes numerous multi-billion dollar projects. Rendering by Shop Architects/West 8

Schuylkill Yards, $3.5 billion

A rendering of the proposals

30th Street Station District. Rendering by Skidmore, Owings, & Merill

University Place, Wistar Institute Partner on Major Life Sciences Project

A rendering of 3.0 University Place at 4101 Market St. PHILADELPHIA—Locally-based University Place Associates and the Wistar Institute are looking to move forward on a new 240,000-square-foot life sciences building to be built at 4101 Market St. here UPA will build the 3.0 University Place project that will offer state-of-the-art laboratory/office space in the heart of Philadelphia’s University City District. The two firms state that the property, which is expected to be completed and ready for occupancy in the first quarter of 2021, will “deliver the critical infrastructure and support network needed to advance biomedical research.” The Philadelphia Business Journal reported the cost of the project at $100 million.

Schuylkill Yards. Rendering by Shop Architects/West 8

Rendering by Shop/West 8 Drexel University president John Fry described Schuylkill Yards as a "new neighborhood based on innovation" with "world-class, open space in the tradition of the public square of Philadelphia."

Eight new high-rise sites will also be part of Schuylkill Yards, a mix of a laboratories, hotels, retails, residential units, and offices. NY-based Gotham Organization, Inc. will lead the residential development, and Longfellow Real Estate Partners will take on the Life Sciences component.

New Schuylkill Yards renderings provide more insight into the $3.5 billion project. This is a view looking northeast through the Grove. Renderings by Shop Architects/West 8

uCity Square, $1 billion

uCity Square. Rendering by ZGF Architects LLP/Omega

Liberty on the River, $1.2 billion

Liberty on the River would bring 10 towers to this undeveloped site. Photo by Philly by Drone

Penn Medicine Pavilion, $1.5 billion

Penn Medicine Pavilion. Rendering by Foster+Partners

Navy Yard, $1 billion+

Rasmus Hjortshøj–COAST

East Market, $600 million+

Rendering by BLT Architects

Fashion Outlets of Philadelphia, $365 million

Rendering courtesy of PREIT

Penn’s Landing, $225 million

Rendering by Hargreaves Associates/redsquare

SLS Philadelphia Hotel & Residences, $240 million

The International SLS Philadelphia Hotel & Residences. Rendering by KPF Architects and Cope Linder

W Hotel and Element by Westin, $359 million

W Hotel and Element by Westin. Renderings by Cope Linder Architects

River Walk, $300 million

Rendering by Gensler

Aramark Headquart, $230 million

Rendering by Gensler/Varenhorst

1911 Walnut, $235 million

1911 Walnut. Rendering by Solomon Cordwell Buenz Architectur

1001 S. Broad Street

1001 S. Broad Street. Rendering by Cope Linder Architects

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