The Alexander

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The Alexander
The Alexander is located in Philadelphia
The Alexander
Location within Philadelphia
The Alexander is located in Pennsylvania
The Alexander
The Alexander (Pennsylvania)
The Alexander is located in the US
The Alexander
The Alexander (the US)
General information
Status opened
Type Residential
Location 300 Alexander Court, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Opening May24, 2018[1][2]
Height
Roof 375 ft (114 m)
Technical details
Floor count 32
Design and construction
Architect RAMSA
Developer Property Reserve Inc

The Alexander (originally 1601 Vine Street) is a mixed-use high-rise in the Pennsylvanian city of Philadelphia. The building is adjacent to the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple, which was designed by Perkins+Will.[3] This project consists of one tower, as well as a Mormon meetinghouse next to the building, which will be clad in red brick.

Usage[edit]

The tower is approximately 375 feet in height.[4] The tower contains roughly 264 apartments, as well as retail and townhouses around the base. The project includes a garden space and improved traffic flow on Wood Street.[1]

History[edit]

The site was originally to host a building unrelated to the temple complex, but that project was cancelled when funding could not be obtained.[5]

In July 2014 the project was approved by the Civic Design Review.[4] As of January 2016, the building is under construction, with completion estimated to occur in 2017.[6]

Criticism[edit]

Philadelphia Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron praised the development for its "urbanism" but condemned the mismatched styles of the temple, meetinghouse, and apartment tower.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "CPDC Development Newsletter". Center City District. Retrieved 2018-07-02. 
  2. ^ "Alexander Grand Opening". Philly Style Magazine. 2018-05-24. 
  3. ^ McCrystal, Laura (14 February 2014). "Mormons to build 32-story tower near Center City". Philly.com. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Jennings, James (8 August 2014). "Mormon Apartment Tower Cruises Through Civic Design Review". Curbed. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  5. ^ Patten, Zach (25 November 2013). "Looking Back at 15 Proposed Towers that Bit the Dust". Curbed. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Crane City 2016". Hidden City. 6 January 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  7. ^ Saffron, Inga (22 February 2014). "Changing Skyline: Mormon development combines civic-mindedness, awful architecture". Philly.com. Retrieved 11 January 2016. 

Coordinates: 39°57′31″N 75°09′55″W / 39.9587°N 75.1653°W / 39.9587; -75.1653