Bounded by Chestnut Street, 15th Street, The Residences at the Ritz and the Ritz Hotel.
|What a pisser.|
This stretch of Chestnut Street was first covered in large rowhomes and then became a commercial strip by the beginning of the 20th Century.
|The north side of Chestnut in 1917.|
|Corner of 15th and Chestnut. That's the Arcade Building on the left.|
|Seen here in it's final decade.|
It lingered for years and years while proposals for the spot came and went. A proposal for a supertall skyscraper called the Center City Tower was nearly dead on arrival.
|It probably would have been called the Comcast Center if built.|
|This one never got past being called 1441 Chestnut. Meh.|
|I could fux with it.|
The only thing we have left is a 22,400 square foot Sea of Assquility. Brook Lenfest, son of the guy that a shitload of crap in this city is named after, now owns the lot. He was an 85% shareholder for the previous developer of this project, so maaaaaaybe the Waldorf could still happen. Other developments from before the recession that I thought were dead are starting to return, so maaaaaaybe there's something here. Don't get your fucking hopes up.