PHILADELPHIA GETTING 47-STORY LUXURY CONDO TOWER

Curbed Philadelphia reports that developer Carl Dranoff has announced plans for Arthaus a new, 47-story skyscraper filled 108 luxury condos and amenities. Previous plans for the empty site included a SLS Hotel but those have been scrapped. The $253 million tower will include units that range from 1,600 to nearly 5,500 square feet, along with 151 parking spaces, and amenities. There's also going to be a 75-foot pool, fitness and yoga studio, a “dining salon” and a sky garden with a greenhouse.

The Arthaus name is inspired by the Bauhaus—a school founded by Walter Gropius in 1919 that helped shape modern architecture and design for decades to come.

Of the Bauhaus movement and the Arthaus design, Dranoff’s team writes, “excess was replaced by beauty that could also meet the needs and desires of real people.” They point to the tiered facade of the primarily glass building, which they call aesthetically pleasing and which, “gives every unit its own corner, with two full exterior walls of breathtaking views.”

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